Community Service Committee Projects
Our work in our community
Helping in our community
Rotary Toronto Eglinton actively assists our community through a number of different Initiatives. Some our recent Community Service Committee projects include:
 

Fred Victor Mission – 12 Home Starter kits

Fred Victor Mission – 200 Hygiene Kits

Sandwich Sisters – delivered sandwiches, cookies, baked goods, fruit, juice  every Monday to the Toronto Council Fire Native Community Centre

Sent School Supplies to Indigenous Students in Thunder Bay

Supported Daily  Bread Food Bank

Supported Churches on the Hill Food Bank

Supported Project Give Back

Support Robin Hood Army


School supplies for indigenous students 

In September 2020 The Community Service Committee assembled School supply Kits for indigenous students in Thunder /bay.
 
 

Fred Victor Home Starter Kits

Home Starter Kits have been a Community Service Committee funding priority, and we are committed to a monthly donation of these kits to Fred Victor for 12 months. Home Starter Kits enable participants who have evolved through the Fred Victor recovery programs for drug addiction and alcoholism to move into a residence on their own and start to rebuild their lives. We supply them with the basic kitchen needs, bedding, small appliances etc to help them get started on a new productive life.
 
 

Fred Victor - Hygiene Kits

In addition to Home Starter Kits, we also assembled and donated approximately 200 Hygiene Kits to Fred Victor Shelters. These kits contain health & Hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair care products, deodorant, soap, wash cloth etc. We also assembled winter kits that included a warm scarf, socks etc.
 
 

Rotary Toronto Eglinton - Sandwich Sisters

Rotary Toronto Eglinton - Sandwich Sisters deliver every Monday to the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre.
We started in November 2020 and since then we have delivered well over 3,800 Sandwiches, 2,150 Juice Boxes, 850 Bags of Apples & Oranges, 2,500 Baked Goods & packages of Cookies, 1,200 granola bars, snack bars and 50 Gallons of Soup.
 
 

A thank you note from Toronto Council Fire


Good morning and many thanks from all of us at Council Fire. Your group is truly amazing and your donations always put to good use. Since the pandemic began the demand for food has increased significantly.
 
Although our centre is closed to the public, our staff continue to serve 3 meals Monday to Friday and 2 meals Saturday and Sunday, 365 days a year. For each meal we average between 100-150 people; so having the extra help ensures everyone gets fed.
 
Once again, many thanks!
Jackie Szkoda
Information Coordinator
 
 

Food Bank Support in 2020/21

We have supported several food banks through financial donations. This includes:
A donation of $2,500. was made to The Churches on the Hill Food Bank
A donation of $4,285 was made to the Daily Bread Food Bank
A donation of an additional $2,500 was made this spring.
 
 

Project Give Back

Project Giveback is a program that provides leadership education for elementary students. The program is designed to develop empathy, character building and ignite community and global minded citizens.
Rotary Toronto Eglinton supported Project Give Back with a donation of  $2,000 this year
 
 

Robin Hood Army

This year Rotary Toronto Eglinton collaborated with Robin Hood Army and in support of their COVID-19 related work with Fred Victor shelters.
Rotary Toronto Eglinton supported Robin Hood Army with a donation of  $2,000 this year as well as a large donation of new socks, underwear and hygiene supplies