November 02, 2007
Long Beach Rotary raised approximately $36,000 in donations and matching funds for local school libraries during the club’s regular meeting last week.
Poly High School alumnus Frank Newell, past president of Long Beach Rotary, solicited more than $21,000 in donations from the audience in about ten minutes. Private foundations will provide $15,000 in matching funds, bringing the total to more than $36,000.
These funds will buy about 20,000 books for local school libraries this year. Rotary already has donated more than 109,000 books to local school libraries in recent years