Charitable & Fundraising Activities
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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 Pillows” 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 & school supplies. Tim Hortons Gift cards are donated to the Canadian Military who are deployed to performs Peace Keeping duties.
Moorelands - We contribute to the Moorelands Baby Bundles Program which is an outreach program delivered in partnership with Toronto Social Services and 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 - Christmas Toy Drive for babies or teens.
Help the Children - Christmas shoe boxes.
50/50 Draw - At each monthly meeting, attendees purchase tickets for the draw, the fund is splitted into 3 ways: 1st prize, 2nd prize and contribution to 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.
We collect Campbell Soup labels to help schools earn points to purchase badly needed school supplies.
Pop and Beer Can Tabs are collected and taken to a centre for scrap metals for which we are paid.
We collect Used Greeting Cards from any occasion to be repurposed and sold as a fund raiser.
Used Postage Stamps are collected and given to the Leprosy Mission to help with their fund raising.
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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