Rotary donates new books to every student at local elementary school

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The members of Sioux Falls Rotary Club South decided they wanted students at Cleveland Elementary to be able to buy books from their Scholastic Book Order form.

So they raised enough money for every student in the school to get at least one book, and some were able to get two or three.

On Wednesday, the books got delivered.

"Instilling in kids at a young age here....like an elementary school...the importance of reading and how it will help them as they get older is really important for us," Sara Nelson, president of Sioux Falls Rotary Club South, said. "So helping kids along the path to great opportunities hopefully as they get older."

And the Sioux Falls Rotary members said they hope to be able to do this for these kids again at the end of the school year.