The Sturbridge Rotary Club has donated $5,000 to Literacy Volunteers of South Central MA located in Southbridge. This agency covers the six-town area of Southbridge, Sturbridge, Charlton, Webster, Dudley and Oxford. For more than 40 years, LVSCM has helped residents to open new doors of opportunity by teaching them to read, write and speak English. “In 2017, we provided instruction to over 150 adults with plans to grow that number in 2018. We rely on grant monies and support of community organizations, such as Sturbridge Rotary, to enable us to carry on our mission,” says Holly Christo, Executive Director. As an all-volunteer organization, LVSCM aims to reach people who may not have been able to attend classroom programs due to common issues such as scheduling, childcare, transportation, or lack of funds. “We’re happy to support Literacy Volunteers with funds from our educational trust account. Providing education fits into one of our focus areas as Rotarians,” stated Past District Governor, Klaus Hachfeld.
The Sturbridge Rotary Club has been providing humanitarian service to the local and international community for over 45 years. Club members develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues including hunger, as well as support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students and other professionals. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.” Find more of what Sturbridge Rotary does by visiting our website at www.sturbridgerotary.org. Also check out the Club’s Facebook page and “Like” us at www.facebook.com/sturbridgerotary.