Rotarians Making a Difference...
- Microskills Youth Center
- Anduhyaun and Nekenaan First Nations Women's Shelters
- Jean Tweed Center for Women and their Families
- Haven on the Queensway for their Children's Outreach Program
- YWCA's Native CAS
- Albion Neighbourhood's Boys and Girls Club
- Salvation Army Kipling Temple.
- St. James Food Basket for their Families Outreach Program
Rotarian Alice Otupiri is passionate about helping children and spends half the year in Ghana running the Comfort Stars Athletic Club for inner city at-risk boys and girls ages three and older. Comfort Stars is situated at La-koo, a suburb of Accra in Ghana. Comfort Star's objective is to instill in the children a sense of self-worth and to encourage them to realize the potential they have to become responsible citizens and future leaders of their community. This is done by helping the children to stay in school. Since good quality education in developing countries is difficult to come by, funds are being raised by Rotary Etobicoke to support Alice's work and the children.
Please Donate Now online through CanadaHelps and select the "Comfort Stars" project to support these children who are determined to make something of their lives.
A great team effort once again produced a fun, successful Toronto Ribfest.
Some members, like Liz Read (Volunteers) and Michael Lu (Stores), took on leadership roles in existing jobs for the first time and did a great job; while others, like Theresa Sherwood (merchandise) and Stephen Mbonye (parking) had new jobs that had never been tried.
Thanks to Peter Dusek, we again have a compelling and entertaining view of the festival through his creative lens. Be sure to take look online at: http://www.peterdusek.com/#!/portfolio/C0000NOHw4jmv6Ww/G0000bk9_D6KT37g.
Thank you to everyone for giving your time, energy and passion to make a big difference to 8 of the homeless youth staying in YWS. Keith and Drew are not in the photo, however, they contributed a big part to the project. Lots of photos on our Facebook.
Rotary Club of Etobicoke provided and cooked dinner for patrons of the Out of the Cold Program on Monday, 10 February at St. Margaret's New Toronto Church in Lakeshore.
Our Hands On Etobicoke program had a remarkable day on Saturday as club members were supported by Rotaractors from York U, Air Cadets, and the Salvation Army church (which hosted the event and provided some carolers for moral support!) as the team packages thousands of food packs for distribution in the community and around the world.
Thanks to the initiative of Maati Lahroussi, Rotary Etobicoke helped plant a new garden at the Rexdale Hub - in an event that included local police, hub organizations, and volunteers. A great community event!
See the full page article that was in the Etobicoke Guardian!
Rotary Etobicoke put together the Humber Arboretum and the young people from Youth Without Shelter for a very memorable afternoon.
Etobicoke Guardian was there too! Here's their article
Thanks especially to Maati Lahroussi for organizing it and participating.
The Sweet Sounds of SummerThe Toronto Sounds of Summer Child Hunger Relief Concert was the perfect way to build some excitement leading up to the famous annual Toronto Ribfest. On Thursday, June 27th, people of all ages enjoyed ribs, corn, cold beer and pop while sharing good...Read More... <http://snapd.at/eexz6v>
Hands-On Etobicoke is back at it - this time providing an awesome meal for the youth at Light Patrol.
According to Gillian Dugas, the kitchen there is so small (almost like a cupboard) that it was fortunate the team pre-prepared the food (sandwiches, cookies, and pasta!)
Here is what two huge trays of pasta, 70 sandwiches and 250 cookies looks like:
The Toronto Sounds of Summer (SOS) Child Hunger Relief Concert happened on June 27! A few hundred tickets were sold and the band was really great.
Visit TorontoSOS.ca for more information.
The partners included: Rotary; Toronto District School Board; Toronto Foundation for Student Success; Angel Foundation for Learning; Second Harvest; PACT; North York Harvest Food Bank; Salvation Army (Etobicoke); LAMP Community Health Centre (CHC); Rexdale CHC; Stonegate CHC; St. James Food Basket.
We are professional men and women who believe in "Service Above Self" and, through Rotary, have a way to live that passion.
Rotary Etobicoke is a registered Canadian charity. If you would like to support us, please donate to our charitable trust and receive a tax receipt by clicking the icon below. Funds can be directed to a few special projects we have underway or to the charitable fund in general.
If Rotary interests you, please feel free to contact us or come to a meeting or event!