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 1, 2016
#GiveMiamiDay 2016: Help Us Reach 25 Homes
For those who may have missed the buzzed, Give Miami’s main objective remains helping local individuals, families and corporations connect with like-minded donors who share commitments to specific causes and organizations. Give Miami provides the transparency donors need to make the kind of decisions that turn a simple act of giving into a wise investment. As one of the inaugural participating charities, Sunrise is very proud to join in the fifth annual event. Please support us early… donations will be accepted at the strike of midnight on November 17, 2016 and will only be accepted for 24 hours. What’s more…donations will be matched between $25 and $10,000 by The Miami Foundation and its partners. Help Sunrise "Keep Them Covered."
By Sunrise Group on October 31, 2016
Happy Halloweening! — Inclusive Celebrations
Whether your inclusive holiday activities are horror-filled or just good ole’ spooky-fun, tonight on October 31st, please remember that trick-or-treaters of all abilities may knock on your door. Whether you celebrate Halloween, El Dia de los Muertos or a more traditional fall festival, Sunrise administrative staff, direct care professionals and those we serve are all getting into the spirit of the holiday! So.. who 'ya gonna call?.... Sunrise, of course!!