By Sunrise Group on December 1, 2016
Inclusive Voices: The Warm Glow of Holiday Lights
While the winter holidays invoke warm memories of a traditional "White Christmas" for millions of people across America, for individuals with mobility limitations getting around on icy sidewalks and trying to get over the snow banks "to grandmother's house" are more of a challenge. That does not mean that people with disabilities have not established their own warm holiday traditions. Self-advocate and blogger, Hector Leonardo, shares his South Florida traditions to help us kick off a month of inclusive celebrations.
By Sunrise Group on November 29, 2016
#GivingTuesday Starts NOW!!
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two days for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Sunrise, our donors, volunteers, families, businesses, and 700,000 donors from 70 countries around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Last year, $116,000,000 was raised during the 24-hour event. It’s a simple idea. Check out all of Sunrise's local initiatives and find the project closest to you, then make a donation today. Join Sunrise and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.
By Sunrise Group on November 28, 2016
And So It Begins.... Compliance Week 2016!
And aspiring rappers from large cities, small towns, villages and the like, with their hands gripped tight on the mic, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without auto-tune. It came without bass. It came without fly-girls, a crew or a mask on the face. They puzzled and puzzled 'till the rappers' puzzlers were sore. Then the Sunrise rappers thought of something they hadn't before. What if Compliance Week, they thought, doesn't come from a hook. What if Compliance Week, perhaps, is more than a cool look. So, they wrote and they wrote and they wrote lyric all day "To Provide, To Protect & To Prevent" is the Sunrise way.
By Sunrise Group on November 23, 2016
Sunrise Is Thankful
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate our nation's rich culture and diversity, which can only be found in a nation of immigrants As traditional, adopted, and blended families gather across the country, Sunrise would like to extend our appreciation to those we serve and their loved ones. We recognize that it is a privilege to care for and advocate for people of all abilities and backgrounds. Thank you for trusting us to create a caring community for a person you love.
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.