Introducing, Leadership Marshfield, Class of 2018! The project name is PRESENTS 4 PARENTS which includes the following team members; Mary Sue Kauer (a fellow Rotarian), Tammy Beil, Kristen Dean and Barb Kuhn.


They launched their project last Christmas, serving the Marshfield Area Community Center for Outreach’s Youth Net program. Prior to their event, the leadership group collected merchandise donations and gift wrapping supplies from the community.  They also received monetary donations from local businesses.


On December 18th, 2017 they set up what’s called a “pop-up shop” at the Youth Net site. As the children came into the “shop” they were given a ticket to trade for a present for Mom and/or Dad. The gifts were set up on tables according to which parent they were “shopping” for. In addition, there was also a table where the Leadership Group could help the children wrap the gifts and put on a gift tag.


Many of the children said this was the first time they had been able to give a gift to their parent and many had never even wrapped a present before!

Presents 4 Parents drew inspiration from the Mission of the Rotary Foundation: “to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty”.


The leadership group has found a unique way to uphold these Rotary values. As a team, they feel that providing low-income children an opportunity to give is essential to promoting a spirit of generosity and goodwill within families, and ultimately the world.

Recently, the Board of Marshfield Sunrise Rotary has added Presents 4 Parents to our list of community projects to further assist this project in becoming a successful community service.


When you see Mary Sue, please let her know how happy we are for her Leadership Marshfield project and share your excitement for Rotary’s involvement!