Sunday, November 17, 2013

Columbus House Christmas

Hi All,

As many of you know, Rotary Club Of GB Sunrise runs a Big Brother Big Sister Youth Mentoring Program for Columbus House.  The program which has been running for over 15 years and focuses on the boys and girls ages 14 -1 7 who have been placed in Columbus house by Social Services to protect them from abusive and unacceptable living environments. The main goal of the Rotary Program is to provide positive adult role models and opportunities for healthy interaction outside their immediate environment. We have seen very positive results from this very valuable program.

The activities include:

Weekly Martial Arts Instruction and life skills
Weekly Conflict Management sessions with Rev Carey
Weekly Tutoring Programs
Individual Mentor Program with Rotarians
Monthly Group Activities
Transportation for all activities
Job Program for residents when they age out of the system
Christmas Gift Program

As Christmas is around the corner we are working on raising funds for
Christmas Trees, Christmas Dinner  and Christmas gifts
for 17 children aged 12 - 17  (6 boys and 11 girls).
I know there are many people asking for donations this time of year
but  we can't make it a Merry Christmas without your help.

Please drop off donation checks to James Sarles Realty offices (#9 Regent Centre), give checks to any Rotary Club Of GB Sunrise Rotarian or send us a PayPal donation to

Please forward this post to all your friends who may be interested in helping.

Thanks for your help,

James Sarles