Last week, Rotary Club of Etobicoke Community Service Committee member Mary Grogan presented Maria Barcelos, Executive Director of The Gatehouse, with a cheque donation on behalf of the club. Rotary Etobicoke has a long history of supporting the services and programs of The Gatehouse, which is the only centre that provides peer support programs and services for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
On December 4, Rotarian Gillian Dugas presented a $1,000 cheque to support St. Matthew's Church Out of the Cold Program. St. Matthew's volunteer team provides overnight accommodation for 27 homeless men along with dinner, movie, good company and an early breakfast and take away lunch every Sunday from late November to early April.
Lincoln, the grandson of Rotarian Andre and Gillian Dugas, and Officer Quinn are in picture. On Saturday Nov 26 2016, on behalf of Rotary Etobicoke, Rotarian Andre and Gillian Dugas along with their daughter Samantha and grandson Lindoln, were dropping off food to support Division 22's Cram A Cruiser Fundraiser for local food banks.
The Rotary club of Etobicoke and Palgrave Rotary Club is preparing to send Hockey equipment to First Nations in remote communities in Northern Ontario.
Got something to donate? Please bring your used hockey equipment to MasterCard Centre. 400 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3L1 on Sat Dec 3rd 2016
Rotarian Gill Dugas presented a cheque of $1,000 along with 6 boxes or 216 bags of rice, on behalf of Rotary Club of Etobicoke, to support St. James Food Basket. St. James Food Basket provides food and services to 205 families each week, that is 672 people per week or close to 29,000 in 2016.
Members of the HANDS-ON-ETOBICOKE committee came together on Saturday, the 20th of August at the clubhouse to "Get Ready for School". 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.