Sunrise Scoop – January 2022

Sunrise Highlights

We are so grateful to all of our donors who make our mission possible.

Camper with the LEGO structures made at The Laura Rosenberg Makerspace at Sunrise Day Camp-Pearl River

A Generous Grant from Old Oaks Foundation  

Sunrise Day Camp-Pearl River recently received a grant of $26,000 from the Old Oaks Foundation for a new mini golf course and sponsorship for the 2022 Walkathon.  Members of Old Oaks Country Club generously voted to support Sunrise, as a local not-for-profit that serves the community.

Sunrise Day Camp-Pearl River has received more than $86,000 in donations from the Foundation over the last three years. These generous donations helped Sunrise produce our virtual Sunrise on Screens programming at the start of the pandemic and – along with the Laura Rosenberg Foundation, the Sterling National Bank Foundation and Barri & Joseph Savasta – created two outdoor S.T.E.A.M. classrooms at the Pearl River camp. 

Holiday Magic in a Box for Everyone! 

With COVID making it challenging to gather in person for our campers, Sunrise once again had a virtual holiday celebration. Staff from all eight of our camps packed and shipped close to 1,000 Holiday in a Boxes to our children. Inside the boxes were small gifts and interactive games which coincided with a virtual program for a New Year’s Eve celebration – Sunrise style!  

Special thanks to the donors who made this year’s Holiday in a Box possible – The Faber Future Foundation, AvalonBay Communities, The Harris Family, MSC Industrial Supply, and Share4Kids. 

Run With Sunrise  

Put your endurance, strength, and agility to the test, while raising money for an amazing cause! Introducing SunriseRUNS— Sunrise Association’s newest fundraising campaign! SunriseRUNS will begin supporting full, half, and obstacle runners in cities and races around the United States in 2022.  

We want to kick off our first year with runners just like you! Fill out the interest form below to help us give summer back to children with cancer!  

Interested in learning more, click here

The Gift of Sunrise on Ice   

Some of our Long Island camper families recently got the opportunity for some post-holiday fun at Disney on Ice! A big thank you to Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions, Fusion Family Wealth, Grassi, and Rivkin Radler for generously donating their boxes at the new UBS Arena for the afternoon and evening shows of Disney on Ice. We love creating memorable opportunities for our campers to share with their families. Sunrise is the gift that keeps on giving. 

Holidays With Horizon Day Camp-Baltimore 

Horizon Day Camp closed out the 2021 calendar year in style with a special holiday-themed “Sunday Funday” program hosted at The Park School in Baltimore. The program featured a holiday brunch and crafts carnival. The carnival included an array of activities with slime, snow globes, 3D printed snowflakes, and more! It was an incredible reunion with campers and counselors coming together for a special holiday celebration —a day filled with magic and fun. 

Sunrise on the Rocks – Sunrise Association 
Saturday, March 5, 2022    

The 14th Annual Sunrise on the Rocks event is taking place on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar in Manhattan. Join the Young Professionals Committee for a fun evening filled with entertainment, drinks, and a silent auction.  

General admission, VIP tickets, and corporate sponsorships are available at Proof of full vaccination is required to attend. 

Save the Date for Friends of Sunrise – Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island  

Make sure to save the date for Friends of Sunrise on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 6 p.m. at Glen Head Country Club. Join us for a special night as we honor Denise and Kenneth Faltischek with the Sunrise Champion Award and Melanie Cogan, Scout Residential Team at COMPASS, with the Community Partner Award.  

For more information on tickets and sponsorships, please click here. Proof of full vaccination is required to attend. 

Sunrise partners with Solstice Sunglasses again to make
a difference for children with cancer and their siblings!

Please note: Sunrise Association policy requires that all event attendees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.  Please bring proof of your Covid-19 vaccination to the event. In-person events will be held in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including local, state, and CDC guidelines, to protect the health and welfare of our staff and guests.