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Rotarians Making a Difference...

Members of the HANDS-ON-ETOBICOKE  committee came together on Saturday,  the 20th of August at the clubhouse to "Get Ready for School".

250 backpacks where packed with school supplies for children in need.

The bags will be delivered to:   LAMP CHC;  Ernestine's Women's Shelter; Salvation Army Kipling Temple; St. James's (Burnhamthorpe) Food Basket for their outreach program; Anduhyaun and Nekenaan First Nations Women's Shelters; Police Division 22;  Haven on the Queensway; Rexdale Alliance Church for their outreach program; Youth Without Shelter; Police Division 23; Syrian and Iraqi Refugee families recently arrived in Etobicoke.

It was a fun filled afternoon with laughter,  crafts, counting, fellowship, imagining the smiles on the children's faces on the first day of school as they carry their new backpacks filled with supplies ready to embark on  the new school year.

   
 

 
 

On Wednesday, August 17, Rotary Club of Etobicoke was pleased to provide at the Big Idea Forum held at Franklin Horner Community Center, Division 22 with the following items for their LAMPCHC/Division 22 school supplies fundraiser "Back to School" taking place on September 1 for the community. Constable Jamie Juhasz was on hand to receive the supplies.

15 backpacks - each with 5 exercise books, spiral note book, binder, ruler, eraser, scissors, glue stick, sharpener, pencils, pens, pencil case, markers, colour pencils, lined paper and crayons.

Also provided two bins filled with the following items:

20 PACKETS OF LINED PAPER; 120 PENS; 120 PENCILS  #2;  10 BOOKS OF CONSTRUCTION PAPER; 40 ERASERS; 30 RULERS; 10 PENCIL POUCHES;

40 PENCIL SHARPENERS;  60 SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS;  75 EXERCISE NOTEBOOKS;  20 PACKETS OF COLOURED PENCILS WITH SHARPENERS

 
 

 
On Wednesday, the Toronto Ribfest and Rotary Etobicoke won a ‘GOLD’ award from the Recycling Council of Ontario for its waste diversion efforts (recycling and composting) at Ribfest!  Congratulations to Barry Friesen for all the planning and coordination that went into this; and, to the many young and old volunteers who sorted and sifted to keep the festival clean and the waste properly disposed. 
(Lots more pictures below.  Click "Read more...")
 
 
In partnership with Toronto West, Rotary Etobicoke funded a three year $300K project to build and furnish the new MicroSkills Rotary Youth Centre at Islington and Dixon which held its open house last week.  Club members were treated to a blast of colour and the realization that we are going to be making a lasting impact on thousands in the community.  
 
More pictures within!...
 
 
Last Thursday, Rotarians Jack Fleming (Club President); Yvan Baker (MPP); and, Bryan Pett (Toronto West club) met with the Premier and other community leaders to discuss issues such as seniors support, youth violence, mental health and more.  And, to get this great picture taken....!
 

 
 
 
Who is Rotary Etobicoke?
We are professional men and women who believe in "Service Above Self" and, through Rotary, have a way to live that passion.  Our committees work with community, school, and international organizations to help fund their initiatives.  We plan, organize and run the Toronto Ribfest Food and Music Festival - providing tens of thousands of people a fun, memorable experience and raising money.  Toronto Ribfest has won the Top 100 FEO Award for three years in a row, and our 16th annual next Canada Day weekend will be even better than ever!

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. 

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org - Thank You!

If Rotary interests you, please feel free to contact us or come to a meeting or event!

Charity BN: 890383946RR0001

 
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Sep 07, 2016
Lee MacIsaac
MicroSkills experience and about connecting with kids in general.
 
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