San Cap Rotary Donations

The Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva has partnered with their Rotary District 6960 and is proud to give a $5,000  Rotary District Designated Grant to the Children’s Education Center of the Island (CECI). Funds will be used to purchase outdoor play toys for the all the students at the center.

Why has The Rotary Club of Sanibel Captiva decided to support the CECI? First Education and Child Health are two of the pillars of focus for Rotary Grants. CECI is Sanibel Island’s nonprofit preschool for children ages 2-5, a target group for Rotary. Also, Rotary Club members will have the opportunity to contribute their time by helping with a playground cleanup and trimming the many trees on the school’s campus. Many Rotarians of the Sanibel Captiva Club have had family attend or currently attend the preschool.

This grant will be used for the purchase of versatile, sturdy, wooden block play equipment for their large playground. Some of the toys are pictured below. There are blocks which will help provide all the benefits of open-ended block play with a system of interlocking blocks and planks. In a world where outdoors play is becoming a thing of the past, the need for children to play in and on natural components in a place for structured and unstructured play will provide an important early connection for children with nature and create future environmental stewards. The equipment will provide an opportunity for both physical and creative play and support the children’s physical, intellectual, and emotional development. The benefits of natural play are lifelong.