It is that time of year again for the "SHAKOPEE CELEBRATES READING" event when the Shakopee Rotary Club prepares to hand out a brand new book and backpacks to every first grade child in Shakopee Public and Private schools. This is a wonderful event and is always a much loved and well received program by all involved from our community. 
This year we are looking to accumulate enough items to fill 600 backpacks. Items with your organization name, logo and/or contact information are welcome and can include things like pencils, erasers, bookmarks, stickers, bracelets, notepads, etc.  Food and candy are not accepted.   We need these items no later than April 30.  Please plan your orders to allow enough time to get them to us.  We are happy to arrange for someone to come and pick up the items from your business or they can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce offices c/o Tim Zunker as well.
This is really a great way for companies and organizations to reach 600 households and to give back to their community at the same time. A "win win" for all!
Any questions please feel free to email Shakopee Rotary Club organizer, Sheila McNeill at  Thank you for your consideration and help in this worthwhile endeavor.