Chair: Laura Deavers
Good Fellows/Good Samaritans, Sunrise Rotary’s primary volunteer project, brings Christmas gifts to children in Baton Rouge whose families are not able to provide Christmas presents for them. Each year, Good Fellows/Good Samaritans purchases clothing, books and toys for chil-dren in the East Baton Rouge school system identified by school counselors to be need. Sunrise Rotarians assist with the purchase of the clothing, toys and books, set up a temporary warehouse/distribution center for the gifts, then after filling Christmas bags with presents for each child, members deliver the bags to the school counselors who deliver them to the children’s parents or guardians for distribution. Additionally, Sunrise Rotary provides financial support for Good Fellows/Good Samaritans
Chair: Tony Nicolich
The Plane Pull and Festival is an annual fundraiser of the ARC of Baton Rouge so that it can provide programs and services to persons in the local area who have disabilities. Sunrise Rotary assists The ARC of Baton Rouge at the Plane Pull and Festival through event planing, raising funds by sponsoring a team to pull the FedEx Boeing 737 that is parked on the tarmac at the Baton Rouge airport and by volunteering to direct traffic and parking the day of the event.