The Rotary Club of Fort Myers - Sunrise

supports numerous organizations locally and around the world. 
Holidays without Hunger

Each Christmas Eve Day almost every member of our club gathers with hundreds of other service clubs, companies and families with their children to pack sustainable foods for the local food banks.

 

In 2014, Holidays Without Hunger's food-packaging event hosted by Meals of Hope packaged 500,000 meals in two hours!

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools

Sunrise Rotary raises funds for The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools through our signature event, the Gravity Benefits Sunrise Rotary Pro-Am Golf Classic.  In the past three years our club has donated over $66,000, which was doubled through a matching grant, resulting in over $132,000 for scholarships for Lee County public school students. The monies raised are administered by The Foundation, our Club's partner in our scholarship activities.  Click here to learn more about the tournament and our success.

Pine Manor Improvement Association

Our club continues a long partnership with Pine Manor.  In 2017 we partnered with several other clubs and District 6960 to secure a $23,000 grant for the development of an edible urban forest.  The project is an extension of the Pine Manor Community Garden. 

The Rotary Foundation

Our annual giving to the Foundation is over $400 per member.  We are a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club, and 25% of our members are part of the Paul Harris Society.  We give, every member, every year.  

 

Yes we measure contributions to the foundation in dollars, but the work of the Foundation …… is measured in lives.

Gift of Life - Florida

Sunrise Rotary supports the Gift of Life program through an annual $5,000 contribution, and representation on the Board of Directors for this District 6960 program.  Gift of Life provides pediatric cardiac surgery in developing nations. 

Project Dentist Care
Our club made our second $2,500 contribution to this essential program, providing expert dental care to area residents who otherwise would not have access to dental care.  Services are provided through a network of area dentists, oral surgeons and endodontists who provide their services at without remuneration.
Dictionary Day
Dictionaries for all 3rd Graders

Joining Rotary allows you to experience the absolute JOY a third grade child enjoys when they are handed their very own print dictionary.  In an age of smart phones, laptops, and the cloud, third grade children literally HUG their dictionaries and smile from ear to ear as they thumb through the pages and look forward to another opportunity to learn.

Dictionary Day is a program of Rotary District 6960.

Gladiolus Food Pantry
The Gladiolus Food Pantry, Inc is a "choice" pantry in the Harlem Heights community.  As a "choice" pantry, they empower families to choose the foods they want just like in a grocery store.  Our $2,500 contribution, made in March 2018 will help restock some shelves for Easter holiday.

 

Blessings in a Backpack

Our club has also had a long-standing commitment to this essential program.  We contribute $ 3,000 per year in support of students at Villas Elementary.  

This support provides weekend meals for children, and is proven to help make them ready and able to approach the school week ready to learn.

The Polio Plus Fund
Rotary is well know for a partnership with The World Health Organization and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio from this world.
Our club donates $25 per week in the name of our weekly speaker to the Polio Plus Fund of The Rotary Foundation
Rotary's Camp Florida
Our club provides financial support to Rotary's Camp Florida, a project of the Florida Rotary Districts.
Rotary's Camp Florida provides a barrier-free camping experience for special needs groups.
Learn more at www.rotaryscampflorida.org
Shelter Box
Our club has contributed thousands of dollars to this life saving program, most recently in response to Hurricane Irma.  
Dictionary Day
Dictionaries for all 3rd Graders

Joining Rotary allows you to experience the absolute JOY a third grade child enjoys when they are handed their very own print dictionary.  In an age of smart phones, laptops, and the cloud, third grade children literally HUG their dictionaries and smile from ear to ear as they thumb through the pages and look forward to another opportunity to learn.

Dictionary Day is a program of Rotary District 6960.