Charitable and Fundraising Activities
Sewing Club meets the third Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. Members quilt, sew, crochet or knit. Products such as hand-sewn Flannel Receiving Blankets, Lined Baby Blankets and Knitted Hats and Mittens are donated to Moorelands or sold to members for Fundraising. The money they bring in from their beautiful quiltings and sewings goes to buy supplies for Heart Pillows and Moorelands.
Heart Pillow meets on the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. This activity involves purchasing material, cutting out pieces, sewing, and stuffing them. We send 40 pillows each month to the Toronto General Hospital. The "Heart Pillow" plays a very critical role in the successful recovery of open-heart surgery patients. By hugging the pillows, the chest cavity is kept intact and there is less likely hood of stitches tearing. Heart surgery patients are also encouraged to cough to release congestion in their lungs. When patients cough, the pain is excruciating, by hugging the Heart Pillow against their sternum, it provides support to their chest which relieves the pain when they cough. The pillows are preferred over rolled up blankets, as they are convenient, attractive and easy to handle.
ROSE (Rays Of Sunshine Everywhere) is a charitable organization that supports the Bethesda House and the Canadian Military. Bethesda House is an agency that provides women's shelters and support for women, youth and children. We donate to Bethesda House nap sacks and school supplies. Tim Hortons Gift cards are donated to the Canadian Military who are deployed for peace keeping duties.
Moorelands Baby Bundles is an outreach program delivered in partnership with Toronto Social Services to support families in need with new baby clothing, toilet articles, blankets and toys. The bundles are used by Public Health Nurses and social workers as teaching and outreach tools and help connect young mothers living in poverty with their communities.
Salvation Army holds an annual Christmas Toy Drive for babies or teens. New, unwrapped toys are collected and donated to the Toy Drive.
Help the Children Christmas shoe box campaign.
TCV 50/50 Draw - At each monthly meeting, attendees can purchase tickets for the 50/50 draw. The money collected is split three ways: 30% to the 1st prize winner, 20% to the 2nd prize winner, and 50% to the TCV Toronto Club.
Approved members' charity initiatives such as MS Society, Gently Used Bears Collection are supported.
4 litre plastic milk bags are collected for volunteers who will make Milk Bag Mats and Crafts for people in need, including people in disaster zones. The plastic tags are also collected for recycling.
Eco Pens is an initiaive started by two students in Durham working with Staples. Pens, markers, and mechanical pencils that no longer work are collected, disassembled, and the parts recycled into pastic for making new items such as benches and watering cans.
Pop and Beer Can Tabs are collected and taken to a centre for scrap metals for which we are paid. The money raised is divided between the TCV and ROSE.
Old Eyeglasses are saved for RayJon Share, who take them to third world countries. The volunteer group goes to Haiti for one week twice a year to provide glasses for the inhabitants. Volunteers pay all of their own expenses. They go to other third world countries as well.
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Please note that we no longer collect soup labels, greeting cards, or postage stamps.