The Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club recently completed its sixth year of award selections for its annual Community Grant for Children, Youth and Families of DeKalb County. The club raises money each year through the “Taste of DeKalb” event held in September, in conjunction with the Corn Classic Run, to fund an annual $10,000 grant to local non-profit organizations with a project that will directly benefit children, youth, and/or families in the county. 
Through sponsorships and donations from the Taste of DeKalb event, the club awarded $10,000 this year to three recipients: Opportunity House, Inc., Hinckley Area Food Pantry and 4C: Community Coordinated Child Care.
Grant dollars will be used by Opportunity House, Inc. for materials to make accessibility improvements at two of their properties. The Hinckley Area Food Pantry will use the money to fund the Food4Kids snack program, providing healthy snacks for elementary school students for an entire calendar year, and 4C will be organizing two parenting workshops with a focus on child growth and development, communication and fostering self-esteem. These are great examples of the type of projects directly addressing the needs of our community. Our club is proud to be a part of that effort!