Our Mission

Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Causes

The Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise is 100% driven by volunteers and proud to return the raffle proceeds to charitable causes. We support programs that  make our world a better place, both locally and internationally. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible to continue to support those in need.

Funds from this Raffle have been used to support many local worthwhile projects including Hope for the Nation/Food for Thought, Child Advocacy Centre, Meals on Wheels, Community Recreational Initiatives Society, Kelowna Family Services Centre Society, Ozanam Recovery House, Pathways Abilities and student bursaries.

This year our goal is to raise money to support Hope Outreach, Freedom’s Door and The Bridge.

Hope Outreach provides nighttime outreach 7 days a week for the identified women of Kelowna & Vernon who are experiencing different types of homelessness, living in addiction, exploited or at risk of being exploited by others, and working in sex work. Our first priority is supporting their immediate and basic needs while being on the street. From there our services are developed to complement and fulfil gaps within the service provider community to support an individual’s journey no matter where they are within that continuum of care.

This ranges from a Narcan team to support the overdose crisis, our monthly community nights which provides identified women and girls with educational opportunities, and further supporting and connecting them to housing, recovery, and health service providers we know and trust within our network.

Our mission at Freedom’s Door is to provide a Christ-centered nurturing, supportive living environment in which men recovering from addiction are offered the tools to transform their lives pursuing personal, academic and professional goals for the purpose of improving their quality of life and becoming productive members of society.

The Bridge Youth & Family Services has been a touchstone for some of the most vulnerable families in the Okanagan for more than 50 years. As an accredited agency, we achieve and maintain the highest international standards of professional practice.

We are the largest provider of substance use services for the Interior Health Authority, we provide Supported Recovery Housing, Intensive Live-In Adult & Youth Treatment, community-based naloxone training, Outreach Overdose Prevention, and Withdrawal Management – detox – for both young people and adults.

With your help we plan to build a new Youth Recovery House that is an Okanagan solution to help our children and youth overcome an increasingly dangerous dependence on illicit drugs.

Above Self

Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise members volunteer their year planning our charitable raffle so that we can raise money for important community organizations. Money raised is given away as grants!