On October 30th the Chelsea and Belle Isle Rotary Clubs invited guests to Discover Rotary and join in a Literacy Service Project for Reach Out and Read! 
Club members and their guests got to relax, enjoy good food and great company, watch a  presentation about Rotary and participate in a service project to benefit families in our communities. We partnered with Reach Out and Read Connecticut and Massachusetts which is a non-profit organization that advocates for child literacy and encourages families to read aloud together. Marika Michelangelo spoke about the program which gives age appropriate books to local pediatric offices to be given to children at their health visit to introduce books and encourage the love of reading at a very early age.  Attendees brought children's books and made donations to purchase new books, providing more than 100 new and used books to be given out at MGH Chelsea and MGH Revere as well as several other local pediatric offices in Chelsea, Winthrop and East Boston through the Reach Out and Read Program.