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By Sunrise Group on November 22, 2016

COUNTDOWN To #GIvingTuesday: Global Day of Giving Takes Place this Year on November 29

Less than a week until #GivingTuesday kicks off on November 29th! ​Sunrise is planning a series of local initiatives. No matter where you are, there will be a project in your local community to touch the lives of those we serve. Local goals include everything from the latest in assistive technology to an Early Education library for our preschool in Tampa. As we head into the holiday season remember the words of Charles Dickens, "“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” On behalf of those we serve and our staff, Sunrise thanks you in advance for your generosity and support!

By Sunrise Group on November 18, 2016

THANK YOU to the Miami Foundation & Our Donors

Thank you Miami! The Miami Foundation's Fifth Annual #GIveMiamiDay was another record-breaker!! Thank to the generosity of donors across South Florida the 24-hour online giving event successfully closed with more than 29,000 donors raising more than $9.1 million for local nonprofits like Sunrise. In addition, Sunrise reached our own milestone during #GiveMiamiDay with our #Reach25 campaign! With the help of #GiveMiamiDay, Sunrise will now be able to retrofit our 25th group home with hurricane shutters and weather resistance safety upgrades. We extend our deepest gratitude to all those who gave. This holiday season we are profoundly grateful to live and work in such a philanthropic community.

By Sunrise Group on November 14, 2016

Inclusive Voices: Volunteer, Self-Advocate & Soccer Fan Celebrates #InclusionWorks

2016 marked 70 years of celebrating Disability Inclusion in the workplace. This year's theme was #InclusionWorks. Inclusion works because accommodations help employers realize the contributions of workers of all abilities.. Sunrise's newest volunteer, Hector Leonardo shares his story about his first week working at National Corporate Headquarters. Welcome aboard Hector!

By Sunrise Group on November 14, 2016

TWO DAYS AWAY!! Help Us Reach 25 Homes

#GIveMiamiDay kicks off at MIDNIGHT on Thursday, November 17th. As on of the inaugural participating charities, Sunrise is very proud to join in the fifth annual event. Please support us early! South Florida donors have an opportunity to make a direct impact on those we serve. Our goal is to reach 25 homes, making them hurricane resistant during storm season. For Sunrise, these unrestricted dollars represent the ability to protect people with developmental and acquired disabilities. Help us #KeepThemCovered..

By Sunrise Group on November 12, 2016

Save-The-Date: Are you Ready for Some Dodgeball?

April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading laughter. Whether you are the prankster or the pranked, the good news is that science has repeatedly shown that laughter does a body good. Laughing is a great form of stress relief. That makes April Fools' Day the perfect time for Sunrise of Central Florida's First Annual Dodgeball Tournament. Expect the light-weight, but deadly accurate power balls to be flying on the 1st! Now this is not the dodgeball of your elementary school nightmares… or maybe it is. Sunrise’s unique fundraiser will feature the twenty-one dodgeball teams from Polk County (and the surrounding areas.) They will be competing in the fun, fast and furious instant Lakeland at the Kelly Recreational Complex from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

By Sunrise Group on November 10, 2016

#GiveMiamiDay 2016: One Week Away!

You know the saying, you get what you give? Well, if you want to get the most from Miami, the best way to do it is to give the most you have. And here's one way. Give Miami Day, the biggest annual giving event in South Florida, is coming to Miami for 24 hours on November 17th. Please help Sunrise reach our goal of protecting 25 group homes through our Adopt-A-Group-Home Program. Giving starts at midnight one week from today!