Sunrise Rotary partners with PetSmart to donate stuffed animals in the community


Chris Steinkrauss, Tina Nicholson and Barbara DuPont
Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach has been partnering with PetSmart customers for over 4 years to donated stuffed animals during the holiday season.
Customers can add $5 to their bill and a stuffed animal goes in a box to be collected by Rotarians Barbara DuPont and her sister Rotarian Christine Steinkrauss who then take them by the large bag full to Rotarian Tina Nicholson at Marine Bank on US 1.
Tina is in charge of finding local agencies that need them, like the sheriffs department, Hibiscus Children Center and so many others. Tina guesses that about 50 bags with about 75, or 3750 stuffed animals, will be given away this year.  For this and other Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach projects visit a meeting any Wednesday at Riverhouse at 6:45am or check out the website at

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