We want to share some of the testimonials that we receive from our sponsors all the time. Please feel free to send us yours at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"This is a pilot program for our alternative school, and hopefully the first success with spawn more. It is a fabulous program that thrills the kids each year. With the internet, dictionary use is a dieing skill that needs to be re-enforced. "
Barbara Kline Oasus, Oasis Alternative School, Eastsound, WA
"The R.E.A.D. program started at Scott Johnson in 2004. I personally just started participating this school year. The teachers are so excited to have the opportunity to have dictionaries provided to their students. "
Dolores Kay Carlson, Huntsville Pets Helping People, Huntsville, TX
"I believe we have been doing this project for 10 years and given out more than 1000 dictionaries. Kids see me at the store and recognize me as the Dictionary Lady!. I love the way the ordering process went! It has improved for sure. "
Deborah Ploof, Bridport Grange # 303, Bridport, VT
"Both the teachers and students look forward to this event every year. This is one of the best projects to serve the needs of many children. So often, students living in low socio-economic do not have access to any tools of this kind, so providing them with their own dictionary is a wonderful opportunity for our Kiwanians. "
Linda Placzek, Kiwanis Club of Omaha NE Golden, Papillion, NE
"We always receive Thank you notes from the 3rd graders saying how much they use their dictionaries. "
Jonathan Knight, Rotary Club of Canastota, Oneida, NY
Geoffrey Naab, Individual, Manchester, CT
"This will be my eighth consecutive year of giving a dictionary to every third grade student in the school district. I tell the students, my Rotary club and others that of all of the things that I do in Rotary every year, spending time with the students and giving them a dictionary is my favorite day of the year. "
Steve Solbrack, Rotary Club of St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, MN
"The Longview Rotary Club has participated in the dictionary project for over 5 years. The Dictionary Project is a great way to give Rotary Clubs the opportunity to purchase dictionaries at an affordable price."
Terri Deike, Rotary Club of Longview, Tyler, TX
"We have given these dictionaries to the 3rd grade students at the Bedford School for several years. This year one of the teachers called on the second day of school to see when we were coming as they use them so much in their classroom. The teachers and students really appreciate them. Thank you for making them available."
Janet J Tribolet, American Legion Aux. No. 0164, Bedford, IA
"Our club loves this program. I believe this is our 6th year. We started with two schools and now this year we are working with 15 schools. Now we will be giving over 1200 books to 3rd graders. To see the face on these kids when they receive their book is unbelievable and the appreciation from the teachers and principals is terrific. We feel we are helping in a small way to make these students a better student and person.. "
George Weber, Rotary Club of South Louisville Okolona, Louisville, KY
"These dictionaries have such good information and they help children learn to "GOOGLE" a book."
Karen Strahowski, Port St. Lucie Lions Club, Port St Lucie, FL
"The Apple Valley Rotary Club has been providing dictionaries to all 3rd graders in the Apple Valley Unified School District for at least 15 years. The Dictionary Project is a lifesaver! Without your support, out club could not afford to provide these dictionaries to all our students."
Ben Shelby, Rotary Club of Apple Valley, Apple Valley, CA
"My second year participating in the program! I think it is a great program and very necessary."
Ellen Alligood, Stephens Education Literacy Foundation, Toccoa, GA
"We have been doing this project every year since 2001. We believe it's a valuable project and the teachers have been asked if it's still worth while, which they all agree it is."
Bryon Harrington, Rotary Club of Springerville, Springerville, AZ
"The program works well. It is inexpensive and the web site is easy to use. The children benefit greatly because of this. "
Marilyn Scott, Rotary Club of Ventura-South, Ventura, CA