PETALUMA SUNRISE FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT:
To raise and manage funds that will enhance the Rotary Club of Petaluma Sunrise’s capabilities to participate in local community and international projects and to provide individual Rotarians and other community members a vehicle to make planned gifts for the long term benefit of the Rotary club and the community at large.
WHY WE SUPPORT ROTARY:
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who voluntarily come together to make positive, long lasting change in communities at home and abroad. While supporting our local community provides obvious benefits, we also believe that by contributing
to projects internationally, we can enhance inter-cultural understanding and promote peace. Every donated dollar goes towards improving the world, both locally & globally.
Projects funded by this event:
- Fifth Tuesday Project: Provided meals to 1,426 people in 451 Petaluma households in our first year of service.
- Lend-a-Hand Project: To date over $15,000 has been provided to fund grant requests for school projects and field trips in Petaluma.
- Dictionary Project: Every third grader in Petaluma receives a childrens’ dictionary. To date, over 10,000 3rd-graders have been recipients.
- Dominican Republic Schools: $50,000 built 4 classrooms and a library at La Jagua School in the Alta Mira Area of the Dominican Republic.
- Dominican Republic:
- Water Sanitation- $3,000 provided clean water, hand washing stations and toilets to a community school.
- Keep Girls In School: Another $5,000 helped to restore sanitary water supply facilities to the community of La Colorada.