PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
Arts and Culture
The Kootenai Trail
Families in Partnership
Performing Arts Series
Faith in Action
Holiday Giving Program
Shakespeare in the Park
Toys For Tots
Missoula Children’s Theater
The Parent Place
Wood Rocks! Festival
Donations can be made to any of these programs.
PO BOX 1863
Eureka, MT 59917
Physical Address is 100 Dewey Ave (in the back of the Old National Hotel Bldg)
Donations can be made payable to the Sunburst Foundation. The Sunburst Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation and contributions are tax-deductible.
The Sunburst community service foundation provides cultural support as well as human services to the tobacco Valley area of northwest Montana Sunburst foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1995 by local community members.
The Sunburst foundation is dedicated to the growth of individuals and families and community and organizes and promotes cultural and creative opportunities as well as provides resources to further educate and promote mutual respect, tolerance and healthy values in the community.
Sunburst foundation activities and projects fall into three broad areas of interest, arts and culture, education and human services programs and services available in North Lincoln County include.
Arts and culture.
Shakespeare in the Park.
Sunburst is the local sponsor for this cultural event which occurs every summer at the historical village. A professional theatrical troupe gives a free performance for tobacco Valley residents.
Performing arts series.
Throughout the year a variety of performing arts groups are brought to Eureka. During their stay performers give an evening show, and sometimes lead workshops or work cooperatively with the local talent. Season tickets are available.
The Kootenai Trail.
The town of Eureka, the forest service, the corps of engineers and the Sunburst foundation work together to convert long dormant rail beds into walking and biking trails that can be enjoyed by the community and tourists to the area.
Classes are cosponsored by Flathead Valley community college and Sunburst foundation and are open to anyone age 16 or older who desires to obtain a GED certificate.
The multicultural series.
This program presents topics about diversity through the utilization of guest speakers and or performances. Most of the events are held at the Eureka book Company.
Scholarships are available for youth to participate in arts or cultural activities such as dance classes are to camp or music lessons local activities held by Sunburst volunteers raise the funds for the scholarships.
Faith in action of the Sunburst.
Faith in action is a national program of volunteerism funded by the Robert Wood Johnson foundation. Faith in action provides referral services and utilizes volunteers to provide assistance to elderly, disabled terminally or chronically ill as well as caregivers. Call 297-7328 for more information.
The mentorship program trains and monitors adult volunteers who are then matched with area youth who have compatible interests.
Holiday giving program.
Coordination of area programs and adopt a child for the holidays project provides children with needed winter clothing as well as toys during the Christmas season.
The Parent Place.
This project is funded in part under a contract with the Montana children's trust fund board. (The statements here in do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the board)
Parent education classes.
Parent education classes and a parent support group cover topics including child development discipline methods nutrition and stress management, child care and transportation are available free of charge.
"A Warm Line" provides a means for parents to seek support from their homes one-on-one coaching and resource referral services are available at the office location area schools and through in-home visits. A lending library is located at the office for parents to borrow books and other resources. Family night out activities provide children and their caregivers with enrichment activities
Provide opportunities and support for families programs offered by these agencies include
Home visitor program.
Services are designed to preserve families and prevent child abuse and or neglect parent education, skill building referrals and advocacy are provided through this program.
Trained staff members supervised visits between birth parents and their children when children are in foster care. Goals are to provide family contact with continuity and safety in mind.
Family group decision making.
Facilitators coordinate conferences between family members, identified family support people, and professionals to plan for the permanency of children when issues of abuse or neglect are of concern.