Backpack for Kids
backpacksBackpack for Kids, launched in 2004, is the 'Signature Project' for Sunrise Rotary. We supply a new backpack filled with school supplies to public school children in grades K-5, high school students enrolled in the STEP (Students in Transition Empowerment Program) program, as well as to partner agencies. Since the program's inception, we have donated over 14,000 backpacks. Learn more about the program and how you can help.
Born to Read
adult reading a book to a childBorn to Read spreads the word about the importance of reading, talking, singing with children right from the start through outreach to families before birth, immediately after birth, and during the first three years of life. Last year, through these outreach strategies, we reached nearly 4,000 parents and distributed over 2,600 children’s books in our community. Learn more about the Born to Read program.
Education for Malawi
Students with BikesAs Rotarians, we engage in international service to help make the world a better place. In that spirit, members from our Club traveled to the Mangochi District of Malawi in 2016, 2017, and 2019 to help construct new school facilities. Club members will continue to address the educational needs in Malawi through the 2021 "Secondary School Bicycle Share Project." This project will provide bikes for transportation to school, two micro-loan bicycle repair businesses for sustainability, and vocational repair training for interested students. Learn more about the Malawi project and how you can help.

Upcoming Events

Speakers

Mac Philips
Aug 04, 2021
Planting Seeds
Ginger Kadlec
Aug 11, 2021
Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center
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Launched in 2004, Backpacks For Kids is our 'Signature Project'. We supply a new backpack with school supplies to public school children in grades K - 5, high school students enrolled in the STEP (Students in Transition Empowerment Program) program, as well as to partner agencies. Since program's inception we have donated over 14,000 backpacks. Each year, we serve approximately 1,500 area school children. Learn more about the program and how you can help.