Old Mill Restaurant
Toronto, ON M8X 1G5
Every year St. Matthew's Church and St. Margaret's Church provide overnight accommodation, dinners, showers, winter clothing, breakfasts, lunches, friendship, comfort and compassion to 30 homeless men during the winter months. And every year churches in Etobicoke reach out to Rotary Etobicoke to request our assistance in support of their Out of the Cold Program to provide the above services. Along with financial support, Rotary Etobicoke's Hands-On group has been responding with the provision of lunches through November, December and January to both Etobicoke churches.
Today, January 29, lunches were provided to St. Matthew's for their OOTC Program. 30 sandwiches of bologna, cheese and lettuce, along with bags of cookies and chocolates, oranges and apples and tins of orange juice were prepared and delivered by Gillian and Andre.
On Thursday, January 5, Rotarian Gillian presented Rotary Etobicoke's cheque for $1,500 to Haven on the Queensway's Director Bev Hynek and Director of Development Susan Carbone. The funds were provided to support Haven's First Care Program which meets the material and nutritional needs of pregnant women and parents of newborns and infants up to age one by providing food aid, clothing, diapers, formula and moral support.
Volunteers are needed to help us sort through the equipment before being shipped out to the remote northern Ontario communities.
6503 Northam Drive
Mississauga, ON L4V1J2
If you need further info you can reach us at: 416 251 2226 Thank you for your help!
- 18 tonnes of miscellaneous gear
- 5,000 jerseys
- 1,000 pairs of skates
On Monday, December 19, Rotarians Gillian and Andre Dugas, along with daughter Samantha and grandson Lincoln did a volunteer shift at the Salvation Army Kipling Temple to assist in the distribution of Christmas toys. Every year Rotarians join with Salvation Army and community volunteers in sorting and displaying the thousands of donated toys, games and other items. Volunteers also greeted and assisted each parent in selecting gifts from the many tables of new toys, games, sport equipment along with stocking stuffers, toiletries, clothing, books, gift cards and food. A really great way to spend a morning as part of a team of wonderful volunteers and to meet many happy parents who left with Christmas gifts for their children. In the photo is Major Kester Trim, Rotarian Gillian and grandson Lincoln.
On Monday, December 5, Reverend Mark Gladding and Cara Wigle, Co-Ordinator of Lakeshore Out of the Cold Program, an outreach ministry of St. Margaret's Anglican Church presented The Rotary Club of Etobicoke with a plaque for their continued generosity in support of St. Margaret's Out of the Cold Program. For many years The Rotary Club of Etobicoke has provided financial support, dinners and lunches and winter clothing to St. Margaret's OOTC program. St. Margaret's OOTC program provides up to 35 homeless men with overnight accommodation, friendship and compassion, snacks, dinner, shower facilities, laundry, medical advice, winter clothing, breakfast and take away lunch from late November to early April.
On December 8, Rotarians Gillian and Andre Dugas presented a $1,000 cheque to St. Vincent de Paul's President Mike McGinnis. Along with the cheque Gillian presented toys, children's clothes, household items and seniors gifts to support St. Vincent de Paul's many programs, one of which being the home visits that St. Vincent de Paul's volunteers make to shut-ins offering a compassionate ear and assistance to those challenged in our Etobicoke community. Gillian and Andre also toured the store and warehouse located in Lakeshore and visited with St. Vincent de Paul's Women's Shelter. Also in the photo are John Menary, Vice President and Jolanta Galazka, Secretary.
On December 7, Rotarian Gillian Dugas delivered toys and beautifully knitted vests to Theresa Stewart, Volunteer Services Administrator for LAMP Community Health Center's Toy Room. The toys will be distributed on December 14 to LAMP families in need for 400 children aged newborn to 16 years. In the photo is Keddove Dias, Director, Community Programs and Shannon Ashman, Manager, Youth Programs. LAMP CHC is a multi-service, community based...