Posted on Aug 15, 2017
The Rotary Club of Ventura East happily participated in a “Backpack” project for needy youngsters in the Ventura Unified School District.  The project has been done by the Ventura Rotary Club for 17 years.  This year it was a combined effort involving the three clubs from Ventura:  Ventura, Ventura East and Ventura South as well as the Downtown Lions Club and other volunteers.
The middle schools and high schools throughout the Ventura Unified School District make requests for the backpacks according to their projected needs.  The backpacks are filled with school supplies of notebooks, paper, spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, calculators, rulers and much more from the list of requirements provided by the district.  They are then personally delivered to the schools just before the beginning of the term.
Our Ventura Rotary Clubs are working to do more cooperative efforts on projects, as well as giving support to the fund-raising efforts of each club during the year.  All four clubs involved this year, Rotary Ventura, Rotary Ventura-East, Rotary Ventura South and Lions are all dedicated to helping young people succeed in life.  And providing the tools required for a good education is an important first step!