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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Kearney

Total Budget: $1,250

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: To provide school materials to low income K 12 students in Buffalo County, to provide school materials to low income K 12 students in Buffalo County,

Buffalo County Nebraska has a poverty rate of 13.1% which is above the state average of 12.6%. The household incomes among these folks is at or below 138% of federal poverty level. Many of these families do not have the income to buy the necessary school materials for their children.

The aim of this project is to help the Children from such families to succeed in their education, Improve their odds of going on to college, and better their lives & their family's. Literacy reduces dependence on federal and state social services.

Additionally the project aims to collaborate with other nonprofits in the area such as Kiwanis and Carly literacy Council. The project will require Rotarians to provide more than just financial help. It will require the club Rotarians to put in their sweat equity by filling bags and delivering them to Identified children from low income families.

Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

"Carly literacy Council." should read "Kearney Literacy Council."

Project Contact Person

District: 5630

Rotary Club of: Kearney Dawn

Primary Contact: Sri Seshadri

Email: seshadris@unk.edu

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Kearney Dawn (5630)









Project Supporting Documents

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History Log Entries


by Sri Seshadri

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Vickie Klein

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Sri Seshadri.


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Randy Kratochvil

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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