2012 Designated Charitable Recipients. Which child and youth focused organizations are being supported?
The first 12 Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary annual bike ride events raised over $500,000 to build a new track and field at Santa Cruz High.
An Integrated Approach to Fighting Hunger with three main objectives:
Unlike other food programs, the Food For Children program goes beyond just supplying food. It strives to improve the overall health of its participants. Since 2008, participation in the program has more than doubled. In fact, it is the fastest growing need at Second Harvest. Today Food for Children:
After a two-year study, Santa Cruz was selected from 23 sites for the new Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. The Center is part of an ongoing development effort to make Santa Cruz, CA a major eco-learning destination, known for its support of ocean conservation. The Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise along with the Rotary Club of Santa Cruz are raising funds to outfit the center’s classroom with state of the art teaching tools, AV equipment, and other supplies.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) screens, trains and professionally supervises caring adult volunteers - more than 1,000 since 1992 - to serve as mentors and powerful advocates for more than 1,500 of Santa Cruz County’s most vulnerable children - those who have been severely abused, neglected or abandoned.
Children with a CASA Advocate are:
Children with a CASA Advocate are more likely to grow into healthy adults who can break the cycle of abuse and neglect.
The remaining funds are used to help fund the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary’s Charities and Grants program. Last year the program donated over $15,000 to local youth athletics and sports programs. Do you coach a youth sports team that needs help with equipment or other items? You can send your written request to PO Box 7026 Santa Cruz, CA 95061 Attn: Charities and Grants Committee.