Preston Elementary Backpacks





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Preston

Total Budget: $1,800

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Preston

With almost 17% of children living below the poverty line in Franklin County, Idaho our Rotary Club is looking for proactive measures to help kids and families with an economic need. With improving education situations as an important step to improving long-term economic development, our project is focusing on a small but needed area of providing school supplies. We are initially working to provide backpacks and supplies for incoming 5th-grade students of Oakwood Elementary school. Working with the Preston Education Foundation who helped us identify this need, we expect to provide for every in-need child.

In the past, the Preston Education Foundation had an annual project to provide supplies and clothes for school children in need. However, they are no longer able to continue with this project. We believe this brings a more urgent need for our project to succeed.

The Rotary Club members will be raising funds, purchasing the supplies, preparing, and delivering the backpacks to the teachers for distribution to children. Distribution is expected in August 2023. We plan to distribute at least 45-55 backpack depending on need.

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Preston

Primary Contact: Kelly Mickelsen

Email: kellym@prestonid.us

Project Status

This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Preston (5400)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Marianne Barker

If there's nothing you want to add to your grant proposal, click "start club signature" process on the administration side of the description tab. Your application must be signed by both the incoming club president and the primary contact person no later than June 1st, 2023. Do not include district administrators in your request for signatures. Thanks for your participation in Rotary Foundation district grants.


by Kelly Mickelsen

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Kelly Mickelsen

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Kelly Mickelsen

System Entry: Project signed by Kelly Mickelsen.


by Chad Hansen

System Entry: Project signed by Chad Hansen.

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