Grange Donates 396 Dictionaries
Roger Williams-Rumford Grange recently distributed 396 dictionaries to all of the third graders in the city of East Providence as part of the national “Words for Thirds” Dictionary Project. The goal of this program is to assist all students in completing the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing students with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. This is the fifteenth year that the third graders of East Providence have received dictionaries from the local Grange. John A. Lawson, Jr., Master and Community Service Chairman of the Grange, visited all eight elementary schools to make the presentations.
Participation in the Dictionary Project is just one of the many community service projects undertaken by Roger Williams-Rumford Grange members. General Mills “Box Tops for Education” are donated to the R.I. School for the Deaf; aluminum tabs are collected for the Shriners Hospitals and Ronald MacDonald House; knitted and crocheted baby hats and lap robes are made for local hospitals and nursing homes; old magazines and specially designed knitted or crocheted hats and scarves are donated to the Seafarers’ Mission; items from the wish lists of both Ronald MacDonald House and Meeting Street School are collected; non-perishable food, clothing, personal care items and children’s Christmas gifts are given to Good Neighbors of Riverside.
If you would like to assist the Grange in any of their projects or would like more information about the organization, please contact John or Shirley Lawson at 434-1491.