Past Projects

Boys & Girls Club Bike Drive

On December 17th, 2011, our Club gave 65 bikes and helmets to 65 ten year old children who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs in Vero Beach, Sebastian, and Fellsmere. The children were told that they needed to show up on Saturday morning to help with a gardening project. When they walked through the doors and saw 65 assembled bikes, they were ecstatic!


Children's Art Festival

On April 24th, 2010, our Club partnered with Youth Guidance of Indian River County for a morning at the Vero Beach Museum for the Children's Art Festival. Rotarians from our Club were paired with a child to mentor for the event. We spent time at the museum participating in various art activities, then proceeded to the festival under the oaks visiting booths filled with all sorts of goodies. However, the inflatable bounce house and blown up slide were the hit of the day! We ended the morning with lunch at the picnic pavilion area on the river.


Backpack Buddies Program/Highlands Elementary School

In March 2010, our Club provided $4,000 to the Treasure Coast Food Bank to help implement this program at the Highlands Elementary School. The program will provide needy children with a backpack filled with food to take home over the weekends. The child friendly food is given to children who otherwise may not eat during the weekend. The school administrators recognized the need for this program when several children were observed to be unusually hungry at the school’s Monday morning breakfast.


Haiti Clinic

In February 2010, our foundation donated $2,500 to the Haiti Clinic team which is comprised of local doctors from Indian River County and Brevard County. These practitioners set up makeshift clinics in Cite Soleil, treat over 1,000 patients per visit which usually consists of a long weekend, and train Haitian community members in healthcare practices and other professions, so that the Clinic will someday function on its' own.


Christmas Tie Fund Raiser

On December 16, 2009, our Club along with the Vero Beach High School Interact Club raised nearly $700 at a lunch auction which was run by one of our highly energized members. The proceeds went to purchasing gifts for the kindergarten students at Vero Beach Elementary School.


Dedication of 40 Children's Books to Pelican Island Elementary School

On September 25th, 2009, our Club dedicated 40 children's books to Pelican Island Elementary School. Our Club was honored by the school with a book dedication ceremony which displayed the face of each of the books on a lovely book case surrounded with fall leaves and pumpkins. Each of these donated books have been signed by a guest speaker who attends our weekly meetings. One of the books which is about baseball was signed by Fay Vincent, the former Commissioner of Baseball. Mr. Vincent was a guest speaker at our Club meeting this past spring.


Rotaplast International Project

In July of 2009, a Rotarian from the Vero Beach Sunrise Club together with other Rotarians traveled to Lima, Peru to perform numerous reconstructive surgeries to children who are born with cleft lip or palate anomalies. Our Club sponsored the cost of several surgeries that were performed.


Christmas Tie Fund Raiser

On December 17, 2008, our Club along with the Vero Beach High School Rotaract Club raised well over $500 in 10 minutes of a bidding event that was held before lunch. The proceeds went to purchasing gifts for Vero Beach Elementary School’s pre-K and Kindergarten students.


Boys & Girls Club

On September 20, 2008, our Club provided food and beverages for a Boys & Girls Club Fun Day which served approximately 100 people.


Habitat for Humanity

In 2007, our Club and the Vero Beach Rotary Club helped build a home for a single mother and her two young children.


Pelican Island Elementary School Santa Day

On December 19, 2007 and December 10th, 2008, our Club donated a book to every child who attends Pelican Island Elementary School. Nearly 500 books, cookies and candy canes were distributed by Santa.


Beautify America

On August 18, 2007, our Club participated by providing food and beverages for individuals who cleaned up the Sebastian Inlet.


Homeless Family Center

On April 21, 2007, several members of our Club helped build a safe playground area for the children who reside at the Homeless Family Center. Approximately 35 children were residing at the Center at that time.

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