Lions in Minnesota Support Literacy

The Coon Rapids Lions Club in Minnesota is providing every child in nine local schools with at least one book to keep as his or her own. As a part of the Reading Action Program’s challenge to increase literacy, the Lions have partnered with a number of schools in the Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 during the district’s “I Love to Read Month” this February. Together, schools and Lions are getting students excited about reading and improving literacy overall.

Each year, the Coon Rapids Lions donate thousands of books to the local schools, as well as provide funds to each of the nine schools for the purchase of books. Members visit the schools to play games with the students and award books as prizes.

The Coon Rapids Lions have distributed an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 books to Coon Rapids elementary students over the years. How have your club’s community projects helped increase literacy in your local schools?

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