Help us raise enough to help others in need. The Rotary Club of Hampton Roads serves many causes and people in the Hampton Roads area and across the world. Every year we provide hands on assistance where possible and provide money that will be used charitably and wisely.
We need help with this local community service project. The Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Dictionary Project provides 3rd grade students in local classrooms a personal dictionary of their very own that will serve them at least through elementary and middle school. Educators and researchers see this as a key to better reading, speech, and writing. These skills will improve student performance in other subjects as well. Receiving the dictionaries from Rotary members is beneficial to students as well. The young people meet compassionate adults in their community who care enough about them to purchase these dictionaries and come to their school to present them personally. The Rotary Club of Hampton Roads also gives each 3rd grade student the book "Keep your Chin Up". "Keep Your Chin Up" was authored by club member and current Rotary District 7600 Governor Clenise Platt.
350 dictionaries and “Keep Your Chin Up” books are provided to the following schools annually. Fairlawn Elementary, Southside STEM Academy at Campostella, Ingleside Elementary and Sherwood Forest Elementary.