Fabulous Firsts - HEF





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Helena, MT

Total Budget: $10,100

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: The Rotary Club of Helena - Sunrise will team with the Helena Education Foundation to provide every first grade student in the Helena School District a hardcover book.

Fabulous First is the Helena Education Foundations' way of emphasizing the importance of reading as key to student success, as well as a lifetime pleasure. The event ensures that each first grader in Helena's 11 elementary public schools receives a hardcover book as a gift. The Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise will work through a partnership with the Foundation and a local book store to purchase and distribute the books prior to the start of the 2022 school year. The number of students is estimated to be 675. The title will be selected from the best new fiction for children by the elementary school librarians.

The books will be presented at reading celebrations at each of the elementary schools in late August or September of the 2022 school year. Bookplates will be affixed to each book recognizing the sponsors who made this possible, including Rotary International. Rotary club members will join in the celebration in late August or September and read with the students.

In addition to the student books, a full set of the titles for each elementary library as well as the County Public Library will be provided as well.

Project Contact Person

District: 5390

Rotary Club of: Helena Sunrise

Primary Contact: Kristina Warren

Email: kristina.kkw@gmail.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 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Helena Sunrise (5390)









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History Log Entries


by Kristina Warren

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Michael Mayott

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Michael Mayott

System Entry: Project signed by Michael Mayott.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Kristina Warren.


by Dick King

System Entry: Project signed by Dick King.


by Michael Mayott

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Kristina Warren

Attached proof of matching funds.


by Dick King

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

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