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Longfellow elementry

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The Club has adopted Longfellow Elementary School on Riverside’s east side. This involvement has included the following projects:

  • Dental Screening – Dentists who are members of the Club provided a free exam on approximately 900 students and provided them with tooth brushes and miscellaneous dental supplies.

  • Food Drives – Each Christmas the club collects and distributes food baskets to 200 families. Last year that amounted to 8 tons of food. Plus we maintain a food cupboard at the school throughout the year to assure our students do not experience hunger during the year.

  • We collected and distributed over 1,000 Gifts to needy students at Christmas.

  • We have painted a map of the United States on the playground to help with geography lessons.

  • We provided musical instruments so a music class could be started and supplement the purchase of additional instruments. The School now has an active band capable of playing at special events.
    We helped start a Cub Scout and Brownie Troop at the school and make uniforms available to those children that can’t afford one.

  • Club members have read to the youngest students on a weekly basis.

  • We have installed new playground equipment.

  • We have provided and continue to provide sports equipment and playground aids.

  • We provided school uniforms for families who could not afford them.

  • We established and funded an innovative pre-school program which has become a State funded, district wide success

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