Old Mill Restaurant
Toronto, ON M8X 1G5
On Friday, March 17 Rotary Etobicoke's Hands-On Etobicoke provided a team to sponsor and volunteer at St. Margaret's Lakeshore Community Dinner. Gillian organized our sponsorship and participation along with Rotarians Andre and Theresa. Every month St. Margaret's provides a community dinner for 120 plus guests at 5 p.m. on the third Friday. Gillian arranged for 6 large trays of chicken penne to be made at a local restaurant and included her own 3 large cakes and three dozens muffins and bagels which Andre collected and delivered to St. Margaret's at 4 p.m. Theresa purchased mixed salads, carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers and salad dressing and brought her great cupcakes. The dessert table was extremely impressive with 10 or more choices. Many folks
Rotary Etobicoke has again helped sponsor CAFA (Canadian Friends of Aniquem) camp for 50 youth ages 10 to 18 all of whom have suffered significant burns in Lima, Peru. As CAFA has reported in addition to physical recovery, children who have suffered burns need support to address physiological trauma, social isolation and loss of self-esteem. The camps are integral to supporting this part of their recovery. We are proud to continue our support for the third year as we know these camps promote play and the building of friendships and to create opportunities to build self-confidence. We are also delighted to provide Rotary Etobicoke t-shirts every year for the youth and camp counsellors. Gillian sorted and delivered the Rotary t-shirts and CAFA Vice President Murray Jones took the t-shirts to Lima in time for the February camp. "Notice the sea of blue and white". One of the many wonderful projects around the world that Rotary Etobicoke supports.
Rotarian Liz Read and Ron Miller are working at the Government and Community Services Fair on Saturday Feb 11 at Cloverdale Mall. This fair is co-hosted by Yvan Baker MPP and Peter Milczyn MPP and features over 110 exhibitors from the provincial government, along with community agencies and organizations.
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