Tools for School





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Orange County

Total Budget: $4,698

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: We provide backpacks and other schools supplies for low social economic area kids. Will provide Tools For School, backpacks, calculators, pencils, paper, shoes and other necessary items to attend school

1. Briefly describe the project. What was done, when and where did project activities take place, and who were the beneficiaries?

Many students in the Tustin Unified School District live in low social economic area. Many of the kids come from one parent homes or only one spouse is a wage earner. The tools for schools allows us to purchase new backpacks, school supplies and some bare minimum clothing (shoes) for students that are unable to purchase these required supplies on their own.

2. How many Rotarians participated in the project?

Approximately 75% of Rotarians are involved throughout the process.

3. What did they do? Please give at least two examples.

Rotarians are able to talk with school administrators as to who may need these backpacks and supplies. They are also able to distribute backpacks to the various elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in the Tustin Unified School District. We will also be coordinating with an organization know as Families Forward and the Tustin Family and Youth Center. Rotarians are able to meet families and we are in the process of arranging a shopping date for the kids.

4. How many non-Rotarians benefited from this project?

Approximately 200 to 500 kids and their families are impacted by this project.

5. What are the expected long-term community impacts of the project?

The Club started this program approximately 5 years ago and it was well received by the Tustin Unified School District and Families Forward and will continue to do this into the future. The match allows the Club to increase the number of backpacks, school supplies and clothing articles provided.

6. If a cooperating organization was involved, what was its role?

Families Forward, Tustin Family and Youth Center and Tustin Unified School District are all helpful in providing information for the families in need.

Project Contact Person

District: 5320

Rotary Club of: Tustin/Santa Ana

Primary Contact: Roger W Carlson

Email: rwccpa@aol.com

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

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Tustin/Santa Ana (5320)









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History Log Entries


by Roger W Carlson

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Roger W Carlson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Roger W Carlson

System Entry: Project signed by Roger W Carlson.


by Roger W Carlson

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Helen Maxwell added to the list of signatories.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Ken LaTourette.


by Stacey Giannoulis

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Helen Maxwell

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

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