Projects At Home & Abroad

  • 2021 – Wine Selling project: Our Club, in supporting a local wine importer, is now able to sell wine by the case (online purchase) to the Clubs od District 7070. The funds raised are going to our Club account and to be used for projects in need.
  • 2020 – Supporting Zabaleen Community School (Zabaleen means garbage collectors in Egyptian slang) Project headed by Rtn Nevine Yassa od RC of Scarborough East. Our Club supported for the second time with $1000.
  • 2020 – Supported RC of Willowdale Youth Mental Health Project. Our Club supported with a donation of $1500
  • 2020 – Drive Thru Ribfest in support of Yellow Brick House. We raised $6000 and we purchased # 3 Laptops and Cell phones for the office of Yellow Brick house.
  • 2020 – Rtn. Monique Piersanti, local Endocrinologist, began supporting the project “ Insulin for Life Project.  The project head quarter is in Calgary and the project consist on collecting unused insulin from first world countries, transported to the neediest in developing countries, saving children, women, and men's lives. www.insulinforlife.org
  • 2019 – Zabaleen Project: The Zabaleen community, is comprised of around 30,000 inhabitants, who make a livelihood selling waste and repurposing trash. This occupation is perceived traditionally as a family business that is handed down from one generation to the next. The government school in the district cannot support those aspiring to leave this lifestyle. There is little money for books and school supplies and no funding for private lessons that students rely on to pass their exams and enter college. In most cases, the few who do manage to attend school and complete their education return to the Community to establish small businesses to help their community. Accordingly, we have seen girls earning a degree in Engineering, others opening accounting offices, and helping the family sifting through garbage wearing gloves. Education opens a wealth of knowledge and offers tremendous support to this community.
The Zabaleen Community is extremely vulnerable due to the nature of their   work and the                       conditions to which they are exposed. Specifically, they have limited economic opportunities,     educational prospects, and high rates of disease. The purpose of ROOTA’s work is to empower     community   members and provide them with the resources and support they need to          break this      intergenerational transmission of poverty.  Our Club supported with $1500.
  • 2019 – Rebuild Kerala Project – Our Club participate with $1500 donation to the International Project initiated by the RC of Willowdale to support 5 schools in Kerala, India that have been disrupted by the flood that claimed 500 lives. Along with the RC of Kalamassery, Cochin, India, the project was to be rebuilding of Computer labs in Schools from Chengannur, North Paravur and Ranni Constituencies.
  • 2019 – International Project GG 1985961 – with the RC of Accra East Project at Atiavi in the Volta Region. Our Club, represented by Rtn. Matthew Boah, which visited the project in Ghana, and was also part of the Project committee also in Ghana. Our Club donated $5,250 US for the purchase of 12-seater toilet facility complete with a borehole for the Atiavi Agbodekor Roman Catholic Basic Schools in the Volta Region.
  • 2019 – Rtn. Miguel Petrucci and Rtn. Christina Petrucci working on the project started in 2017 in Playa del Carmen.
  • 2019 – Rtn. Miguel Petrucci together with  RC of Oakville Trafalgar organized a collection of used soccer balls to be shipped in developing countries.
  • 2019 – Supporting Montage – Funds raised thru our annual Ribfest. Funds went for the restructure of the outdoor walk and for the patio extension into the backyard.  Club donated $10,000
  • 2019 – Concert in support of Villa Gambin – Our Club was able to donate $25,000 to purchase 5 new beds for the elderly in Villa Gambin. The funds were raised thru the Concert & Dinner before the Concert. The City of Vaughan participated with the donation of $12,000. 
  • 2019 – Frog race funds in support of Toronto Hockey Power Wheelchair Association. $3530
  • 2019 – Sponsored project of our Rtn. Matthew Boah, dinner dance in support of literacy programs in Ghana. 
  • 2018 – Amatrice Project: International Project Grant # GG1751394 in support of the Culinary Hotellier School of Amatrice disrupted by the Earthquake of August 2017. Our Club in collaboration with the RC of Roma Tevere, Rc Terracina Fondi, RC of Rieti, Rc of Roma Parioli, RC of Latina, and the International Clubs from District 7070: RC of Woodbridge, Rc of Etobicoke, RC of Scarborough and Rc of Richmond Hill, funded the purchase of a Culinary Van, Tables and Chairs for the new School location; Tablecloths, covers, dishes and glasses, and tools for seminars.  Our Canadian Clubs donated $ 23,242.97 US inclusive of District 7070 donation. Our Club raised funds thru a dinner dance.
  • 2018 – Second Year of Rotary Summer Camp in support of local Vaughan families that cannot afford a regular Summer Camp.  Our program is run at the local Public School. Our Club rents the rooms and our President Angelina Faraone, also Principal of the School, set up the program with the help of other teachers. The Summer Camp is a not for Profit corporation operating under our Club. The mission to support families in needs is fulfilled with the  support of camp hours for free to families in need. All raised funds are reinvested in support of these families.
  • 2018 – Rtn. Miguel Petrucci and Rtn. Christina Petrucci working on Playa del Carmen school project.
  • 2018 - Annual Frog Race: funds raised in support of the Toronto Hockey Power Wheelchair Association. Donated $4000
  • 2017 – First Year of Rotary Summer Camp. The Camp is held at the local Lorna Jackson Public School, under the direction of our incoming
President Angelina Faraone, also Principal of the school.
  • 2017 – Rtn. Miguel Petrucci and his wife Rtn.Christina Petrucci initiated a great project in Mexico, at Playa del Carmen. They provided Water and electricity to the School Cristo Rey. Funds for the school were raised thru a dinner event at the Woodbridge Mexican restaurant in Pine Valley. Funds raised $6000. 
  • 2017 – Supporting Montage – Local association in support of people with different needs (housing, jobs and general support). Funds came from our annual Ribfest. Donated $ 6000
  • 2017 – Annual Ribfest in support of Montage. 
  • 2016 – Breakfast and Lunch Program for the students in need of the Woodbridge Public School and Blue Willow Public School. Our Club supported the breakfast and lunch program donating food to the school. Funds raised thru our activities. 
  • 2014 – Rtn. Nick Marinelli and Rtn. Fiorella Marinelli working on a project in El Salvador - Hogar del Nino- orphanage with people affected by down syndrome or having other diverse needs. Our Club contributed $ 5000 for three years in support of the building of the outside play area, the kitchen and lunchroom. Funds raised thru our annual Ribfest
  • 2013- Caritas School of Life, local residential program for people with addiction. Our Club supported the association with funds raised during the annual Ribferst. Donated $10,000
  • 2013 - “Women” still a Challenge for Rotary. Memorial presented to Rotary International and endorsed by the RC of Woodbridge.  The Memorial was written to request RI to give equality opportunity to women in Rotary and to propose a change to achieve the position of RI President. As we know, the first women to become RI President will have to wait until 2023.
The Memorial has been written by our Rtn. Renata Pancini in participation with 13 others Rotarians from other countries: John Borst from RC of Dryden, Canada; Eva Corredorfrom RC of New York, USA; Alan Dubner from RC de Itu, Brazil; Bindu Jacob from RC Harbour City, New Zeland; Joan Kallum from RC of Wisborg, Swiden; Rajeev Mujumdar from RC of Broda Jawaharnagar, India; Chooks Oko from RC of Abakaliki South, Nigeria; Alen Owen from RC of Worsley, England; Orhan Ozer from RC of EClub Turkey; Leticia Parra Toledo from RC of Bellavista Atizapan, Mexico; Lara Quentrall- Thomas from RC of Central Port of Spain, Trinitad; Rinhard Stille from RC of Maidstone, Kent England; Gil Texeira from RC of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2011 – Opening of the Interact Club of the RC of Woodbridge at Father Bressani Catholic High School .