Valentine’s Day Gifts Available to Benefit Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp

“Sunshine Valentine” packages on sale through Feb. 12

This Valentine’s Day, area residents can express their love for that special someone – and help children with disabilities attend summer camp.

Rochester Rotary is offering four “Sunshine Valentine” gift packages for sale, with the proceeds benefiting Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp, which serves children with disabilities. Packages include:
- The Sunshine Bouquet ($45) - red and pink roses and assorted flowers
- The Kiss ($70) - red roses and assorted flowers, truffles and a coupon to Lisa's Liquor Barn
- The Hug ($90) - assorted red, white and pink roses; assorted pastries; and a coupon to Lisa's Liquor Barn
- The Squeeze ($125) - 12 long-stem roses, assorted mini cheesecakes, creme brulee and Prosecco

A plush teddy bear can also be added to each package. Flowers and truffles are from Kittelberger Florist, the Prosecco is from Lisa’s Liquor Barn, and pastries were prepared by Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center staff.

“This year, we are encouraging area residents not to send a Valentine’s Day gift or card, but to send a ‘Sunshine Valentine’ instead,” said Tracey Dreisbach, executive director, Rochester Rotary. “Because of COVID-19, we are unable to hold our annual gala that raises much-needed funds for Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp. In place of the gala, we are offering flowers and treats for sale that will brighten people’s Valentine’s Day and brighten the faces of campers who attend Sunshine Camp each summer.”

Packages can be ordered online at through Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Sunshine Valentines are available for pick-up or delivery.

About Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp

Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp (, a fully accessible residential summer camp in Rush, N.Y., has met the needs of children with paralysis and other physical challenges and their families since 1922. Each summer, children and young-adult campers (ages 7 to 21 years old) with disabilities take advantage of this 157-acre campground. It is the only camping facility of its kind in Greater Rochester that gives children with special needs unique overnight camping experiences. The camp is owned by Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts Inc. and operated by the Rochester Rotary Club.