Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary Club holds first annual ‘Christmas with Dignity’ service project

January 3, 2019

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary Club held its first annual Christmas with Dignity Service Project at St. Ann Center-Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave.

The program was designed as a social enterprise and community development project that gives deeply discounted prices on brand-name toys, clothing and books, making purchases affordable for lower income families. For $20 a family could select, purchase and wrap more than $150 in toys and gifts to take home and put under the tree.

“We raised $3,000 to make this giving event possible with the intent to bring dignity to the families by offering a hand up instead of a hand out, a process that allows everyone involved to keep giving,” said Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary Club President Diane Beckley.

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