Other Sunrise Rotary Supported Projects
Each year, the Club determines which worthwhile activities it wishes to support either through inkind support or through financial contributions. Below are some recently supported projects and activities:
Kenya Connect - Kenya Connect started in 2002 as a penpal program that has now expanded into programs that include exchanging of artwork, social studies and science projects as well as the installation of water tanks at all of Kenya Connect’s enrolled schools. Other projects have included school renovations and the installation of solar projects.
Clothes for Careers - Women's clothing, appropriate for the workplace, are gathered up each year and distributed through organizations dedicated to assisting women return to the work place.
Playground equipment at Grassroots, Howard County’s multi-service crisis intervention center that provides 24-hour crisis intervention services, emergency and transitional shelter, and community education.
DisasterAid USA - DisasterAid USA is a Rotarian Operated Project that provides shelter, clean water systems, tools, mosquito nets and other items to survivors of disasters. DAUSA also partners with others to provide water filtration projects wherever needed. DA USA is partnered with Disaster Aid Australia, and Disaster Aid UK and Ireland.
Sandy Relief - The Sunrise Rotary Club joined many other area Clubs in providing relief supplies, primarily cleaning and sanitation equipment, to the hardest hit areas of New Jersey and New York.
Rotary Boat Float - A fun-raising program, The seven Howard County Rotary clubs have hosted a cardboard boat event each June at the Columbia lakefront. Starting in 2003, more than 1,000 visitors watch as cardboard boats, built by individuals, families and organizations, race around Lake Kittamaqundi. It is a self-funding program that was started as a fun program and a way to introduce Rotary to the community.