The Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise is pleased to introduce Sunflowers for Ukraine, a fundraiser to directly assist the humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.
The project will focus of the distribution of 2000 packets of Sunflower Seeds and a donation of $5.00 each for a goal of $10,000 raised for humanitarian projects in Ukraine.
Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Ukraine district 2232 have created a special fund to receive direct help for Ukraine.
Sunrise Rotarians are now distributing the packets to various retail outlets throughout C-K. They will be offered during the next eight weeks and hopefully planted by residents as soon as the soil warms up.
The variety Ukrainian Sunrise is a medium tall plant and should not require staking. The Club hopes to see sunflowers blooming all over this summer, as foundation plantings in front yards, by rural mailboxes or on farm properties and local parks.
Sunflowers have always played an important role in Ukrainian culture. So much so, they’ve named the sunflower the national flower of Ukraine. The love for flowers in Ukraine started back when blooming plants were an integral part of many aspects of people’s lives, fortune and illness. Embedded in national folklore, you can find sunflowers in traditional Ukrainian songs, poetry and art.
You can contact any Sunrise Rotarian for your seeds or pick some up at a retail location near you.
Seeds are currently being offered by the following outstanding Chatham organizations:
Mckellars Flowers, Dresden
Maizex Seeds, Tilbury
Home Hardware, Keil Dr., Chatham
Nissan of Chatham, Chatham
Pedro’s Barber Shop, Chatham 
Schinkels' Gourmet Meats, Chatham 
Boston Pizza, Chatham 
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, Chatham 
Turns and Tales Book Store, Chatham 
YMCA, Chatham 
Pizazz Florals and Balloons, Chatham 
Reflections Hair Studio, Chatham
C-K Municipal Building, Administration with proof of vaccination
Sun Life Financial, Chatham
Pain Court Market
Dave’s Fix It Shop, Chatham
Syd Kemsley Florists, Chatham
Subway in Blenheim
Canada Business Services, Chatham
Fringe Hair Salon, Chatham
Loads of Love, Chatham
Bluewater Pools, Chatham
We'll keep this list updated as locations are added. Thank you!