DEARBORN, Michigan – The Rotary Club of Dearborn will host its 2nd annual “Shares & Cares” breakfast fundraiser on Friday, March 30, 2012, at The Fairlane Club in Dearborn. Proceeds from the event will once again benefit the programs of Pro-Literacy Detroit, Michigan’s largest literacy agency which provides services to adult learners at no cost. Last year’s event raised nearly $4,500.
“Our members agree that supporting the efforts of Pro-Literacy Detroit, which helps adults learn how to read, benefits everyone in our community,” said John Artis, 2011-12 president of the Rotary Club of Dearborn.
It is estimated that 47 percent of metro Detroiters are unable to read and that 44 percent of Michigan adults are unable to read above the fourth grade level. During the past 25 years, Pro-Literacy Detroit has tutored more than 12,000 adult learners and trained over 8,000 tutors to help metro Detroiters over the age of 16 to read.
The Club is currently seeking table sponsors for the event. Each table provides seating for 10 guests to attend a free breakfast program and hear from Pro-Literacy Detroit CEO Margaret Williamson, volunteers and adult learners.
To date, table sponsors include John Artis, Andrea Awada, Margaret Blohm, Rick Goward, Dr, Omar Guevara, Jim Ives, Kerrie Peterson, Darlene Schoolmaster, The Sadr Foundation, Ray Trudeau, Brian Whiston and Margaret Williamson.
Rachel Fawaz of Trolley Books, a provider of books and story events for children, will provide decorative table centerpieces including book donations.
The cost to become a table sponsor is only $100 which covers the cost of breakfast for the sponsor and nine guests. Breakfast fellowship will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the event will conclude by 9 a.m. on Friday, March 30.
“If you’re unable to be a table sponsor but would like to attend the event, please let us know,” added Artis. “We’ll make sure you have an opportunity to participate.”
For more details about becoming a sponsor or attending the event, please email event chair Amy Bazzy at [email protected] or call 313-433-0013.
Rotary is the world’s first service organization, which was founded by Paul P. Harris in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois. The name Rotary is derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices. Today, Rotary has evolved into an international service organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders in 33,000 clubs worldwide. The Rotary Club of Dearborn is one of 50 clubs in Rotary District 6400 which includes Wayne, Monroe and Lenawee counties in Michigan and Essex County in Ontario. Dearborn Rotary meets weekly at The Fairlane Club in Dearborn. For additional information, visit www.dearbornrotary.org or call 313-278-7233.