The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill will be holding their 2nd “Bottle and Food Drive” to collect alcoholic bottles/cans for deposit refund, and packaged food.
After a Covid-caused false start, this time is for real! They wanted to do this back in April!!
Noeline Paul, Club President, stated “The Covid-19 pandemic has really put a strain on agencies serving people in need. This fundraiser helps us to continue to help others.”
Please help by dropping off your beer cans and liquor bottles, or making a packaged food donation at one of four drop off locations:
- Dr. CP Giri Dental Office - 9791 Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill, L4C 9X7
- Upper Yonge Place (Loblaws mall) – 10909 Yonge St. (at Bernard Ave), Richmond Hill
- Richmond Hill Board of Trade – 376 Church St South, Richmond Hill
- 29 Bedford Park Ave – off of Yonge Str, Richmond Hill
The packaged food will go to the Richmond Hill Food Bank.
So where does the money go? Here is a list of some of the projects that Richmond Hill Rotary has supported since the start of Covid:
Their most recent donation was $1000 to Richmond Hill's Home on the Hill, a support organization for local families where a member is struggling with severe mental illness
- $1000 donation to the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank
- Donation of Personal Protective Equipment to Richmond Hill's Yellow Brick House, women's shelter
- Rotarians picked up shovels and work gloves to plant trees in the Oak Ridges Moraine Corridor Park near Old Colony Road
- Launch of the 1st annual Richmond Hill's Women of Inspiration and Leadership Award, or WILA, the first winner to be announced this spring
- $1000 donation for water filters for a village in Laos
- $1000 donation for the Beirut Hospital Restoration Project (damaged by the August 2020 explosion)
- Scholarship to a graduating student in each of Richmond Hill’s high schools
- 750 lbs of food to the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank courtesy of the September Bottle & Food Drive
If you would like more information about any of the above projects, please stop and ask a Rotarian at the Bottle & Food Drive.
More details can be found at www.RichmondHillRotary.com
If you would like to receive email updates about the Bottle and Food Drive, please let me know at [email protected]