In the spring of 2002 a decision was made by the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise to seek a partnership with other service clubs within Durham Region to satisfy the many requests for funds to assist various people with the Region.

The Community Care Access Centre in Whitby was approached to research a method of how to assist people in Durham that were in need of financial help to obtain Wheel Chairs, Hospital Beds, Ceiling Track and Stair Lifts to mention a few.

It was suggested that we work through an agency in Durham who are aware of the various people needs. These agencies for example are Community Advantage Rehab, Integrated Rehab Professionals to name two very active agencies with occupational therapists on their staff.

The Sunrise Whitby Rotary Club is the prime Service Club in Durham that co-ordinates the other Service Club & Organizations in providing assistance to people in need.  Over the years we have had involvement from, Lions, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Rotary Clubs in district , Kinsmen, Whitby & Oshawa Fire Departments, Canadian Progress Club Pickering and Durham Regional Police

The Partnership completes an average of 42 transactions per year with the Clubs & Organizations donating an approximately $31,000 to fund equipment for those in need.

The Partnership In Service is a very productive organization serving the people of Durham

Mission Statement
To provide people with special needs within the Region of Durham with financial assistance through the support of various Social Agencies, Service Clubs, Public/Private sector organizations through “Partnership In Service”.