Why Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline Service Committee Rocks!
The Service Committee works hard to create opportunities for Toronto Skyline
Rotarians to be actively involved in their local community and also in service
projects around the globe! We have established ongoing and rewarding
partnerships with local establishments and community organizations including
Streets to Homes, the Bickle Centre, St. Alban’s Girls and Boys Club, St.
Andrew’s Out of the Cold Program and the Fort York Food Bank, where on the 3rd
Saturday of each month we send 7-9 volunteers to we cook and serve a meal to
approximately 130 hungry clients. We are currently working on developing a
partnership with Scadding Court Community Centre through which Skyliners will
be able to participate in a monthly ‘Reading Buddies’ type project with
children at Scadding Court. Internationally, RCTS is working with STEP Cambodia
and the Canadian World Education Foundation (CWEF) Tanzania Chapter on water
and sanitation projects in Cambodia and Tanzania respectively. The Service Committee
puts the ‘fun’ in fundraisers by organizing superb events such as Bocce Ball
Competitions, Games Nights and Drinks Nights at some of Toronto’s trendy bars
and lounges. If you like trying new things, cooking, gift wrapping, park
clean-ups, reading books to children or attending amazing fundraisers – the
Service Committee makes sure the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline is the place to
Yearly Initiative Projects:
- Hosting The Toronto Chicken Wing Festival fundraiser in benefit of Streets-To-Homes (Toronto) and STEP Cambodia.
- Participating in Rotary District 7070’s Trump-AIDS Poker-Walk fundraiser in benefit of local and international AIDS initiatives.
- Participating in the Investors Group Inside Ride stationary cycling fundraising event dedicated to raising monies in support of families and children with cancer.
Monthly Initiative Projects:
- Volunteering meal-preparation and service for 100+ people at the Fort York Food Bank on the 3rd Saturday of every month.
- Supporting the non-profit Canadian World Education Foundation‘s Tanzania Chapter (with close ties to The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918)) and volunteering for CWEF in Tanzania (Julie and Aaron’s Tanzania Blog).
- Africa Famine Cocktail Fundraiser.
- Hosting an inter-club Board Games Night fundraisers.
- Canadiana Dinner Party Fundraiser in benefit of landmine eradication.
- Presenting a Networking Evening in partnership with the Rotman School of Management.
- Participating in Bata Shoe Museum’s “Warm the Sole” Sock Drive.