The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek is focusing on partnerships with Avondale, Litchfield and Agua Fria school districts, with emphasis on Title I schools where children from low-income families compose at least 40% of enrollment.
Most recently, GYPC Rotary donated 27 Chromebooks to students at Corte Sierra Elementary School in the Litchfield Elementary School District. The gift was made possible by grant support from the United Parcel Service.
Principal Tanya Rotteger noted the technology was needed, adding, “Especially in light of the pandemic, many families simply cannot afford adequate devices for all of their children.”
The GYPC Rotary Club has also raised money this year for emergency supplies for Title I school nurses, white boards for student use, STEM education funding, teacher appreciation gifts, student uniforms, and holiday boxes with food and books for families in need.
“Schools are working against all odds to meet the diverse needs of their students. We are committed to supporting quality education in our community,” GYPC Rotary President Joan Smith said.
Superintendent Jodi Gunning added community support is key to Litchfield Elementary School District’s success. “Community partnerships strengthen over time and provide a base of trust and consistency for our schools. The generosity of our Rotary members is astounding and impacts local children who really need an extra boost in life,” Gunning said.
According to Smith, “Our club is dedicated to ‘Service Above Self’ and we partner with 1.2 million other Rotarians around the world who are committed to truth, fairness, goodwill, friendship and enriching communities.”
The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek currently meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday on Zoom.
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