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Rio Rico Rotary, SCVUSD35 and Garrett’s IGA Deliver Gift Certificates to Families

In response to Rio Rico Rotary’s holiday challenge, students in SCVUSD35 schools raised $6,636 for holiday grocery gift certificates for local families, almost doubling the district’s goal of raising $1 per student.

Today, Tony Vartola, Rio Rico Rotary Foundation Treasurer, and John Fanning, Calabasas Principal, delivered this check to Ray Garrett, from Garrett’s IGA, who turned this donation into 132 fifty-dollar gift certificates. Fanning, then divided certificates equally among the five SCVUSD schools for delivery to families next week.

“The Rio Rico Rotary does so much for our community,” said Fanning.  “It’s fantastic to see our students working with them in their community giving efforts. I’m proud of what we accomplished together.”

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(L-R), Tony Vartola, Ray Garrett, John Fanning

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