Co-Operative Sertoma Donates $10,000 to Reading Roundup

 Co-Operative Sertoma Donates $10,000 to Reading Roundup! On Monday, May 19, 2003, at the Pipkin Middle School library, the Co-Operative Sertoma Club presented a $1,500.00 donation to David Harrison for Reading Roundup bringing Co-Op's total support to $10,000.00. Morey Mechlin of the Springfield Public Schools Foundation was also there to present the Gold Level Donor Book to Co-Operative members. The Foundation lobby has a bookcase displaying three levels of sponsorship with the top level, Gold, for $10,000 and greater. Co-Op is now a proud member of that top level. Starting three years ago with an initial $1,000 donation, Co-Operative Sertoma has been a strong supporter of the Reading Roundup Program and its quest to fill Springfield's public school libraries with books. Followed by a successful Matching Grant pursuit from the Sertoma Foundation, Co-Operative Sertoma was then able to donate an additional $7,500.00 to support Springfield's three inner city middle schools, Pipkin, Reed and Study, in their quest to replenish and restore their bookshelves. With their donations, Co-Operative has been able to fund approximately 625 books for the three libraries. Through the fundraising efforts of their weekly Bingo games, Co-Operative has been one of the city's largest contributors to the Reading Roundup Program with the latest donation making their total amount donated equal $10,000.00 to help Springfield's kids have a great opportunity to learn and