The Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club obtained a Rotary District 6420 Foundation grant to help the Federated Church in Sycamore, IL open an additional pre-school daycare classroom to meet the growing demand in the area by both single parent and two wage-earner families for these services. The Federated Church has provided high quality care since 1968 and wanted to convert another classroom to these services so contacted KSR for assistance in raising funds.
Rotary District 6420 provided matching funds ($1,496) so that KSR could provide the Church with a total of  $ 2,996 to purchase sleep cots, a play kitchen, and other equipment for 30 preschoolers who will use the classroom daily. In turn, several KSR club members helped Bobbi Clough, preschool center director, assemble and place the equipment in the classroom. The church also received donations from other organizations in the community.
The KSR club works with various community agencies to finance local programs by hosting a variety of programs such as Taste of DeKalb, a Whiskey History and Tasting Event, among other events. The funds are then shared with local agencies on a competitive basis.  In addition, KSR ranks high among clubs in its annual contributions to the Polio Plus programs.  The club also helps VAC with its Meals on Wheels Program, participates in Feed My Starving Children, provides scholarships to students from DeKalb HS, Sycamore HS, and KEC, and works with other community sponsored programs.