Rotary Club of Indio paid for books for four DSUSD elementary schools

The Rotary Club of Indio, working with Desert Sands Unified School District, spent the pandemic year providing books to children.

Paid for by Indio Rotary, four DUSD elementary schools ordered books based on a particular subject or program.

Rotary Club of Indio Provides Books to PupilsDr. Reynaldo Carreon Academy selected books to be chosen by those students who won the monthly “FIRE” award. Amelia Earhart Elementary School selected books for the school library focused on diversity. Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary school supplied their playground respite area near their garden with books for students to both read and keep. Carrillo Ranch Elementary School used the funds as seed money to purchase a book for every student returning to campus this spring. In all, more than 1000 books were purchased and shared with children this spring.

Indio Rotary applauds the four teachers, Kari Sutherland at Carreon, Jacy Alexander at Earhart, Diane Burke at Johnson, and Kerry Kemp at Carrillo Ranch for their extra work in making our project successful. Credit also goes to Indio Rotary’s project leaders Jennifer Schultz and Sue Steding and to all the Rotarians who helped with the distribution of the books.

The Rotary Club of Indio, in a separate project, distributed Webster’s dictionaries to seven Indio elementary schools this year. Each third grader now owns his or her own dictionary.

Lead photo caption: Jennifer Schults of Indio Rotary, Kari Sutherland from Dr. Carreon Academy, Mary Kusy and Sue Steding of Indio Rotary.

Image Sources

  • Assortment of books donated: DSUSD
  • Jennifer Schults: DSUSD