Rotary’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy initiatives for children and adults. 
Rotary’s continued mission is “service above self,” and the Club feels this Children’s Book Drive initiative is an impactful and positive way to provide homeless families, economically disadvantaged and all children a meaningful and educational gift. Our partnership with Feed The Children's Education Project (provider of the books for donation) has been a valuable way to serve our local communities' children. 
To date since Fall 2016, the Overland Park Rotary Club has donated a total of 189,000 new children’s books to 100+ charities and 55+ school districts in the Kansas City Metro. These book donations have a monetary equivalent of over $1.95M in value
If you would like to be involved as a volunteer or be a recipient of a book donation for our bi-annual (Spring/ Fall) Children’s book drive, connect with us at our Contact Page