Raising Money To Help Children In Need
The Rotary Club of Kitchener Grand River is focussed on supporting children, youth and future leaders both locally and internationally by way of living, promoting and supporting Rotary core values, beliefs and programs.
Since its inception in 1990, over $2.5 million has been raised by SKATE 48 in support of children's charities. Registered players and teams are automatically set up to raise funds. Make a donation by sponsoring an individual player, sponsoring a team or donating directly to the SKATE 48 event.
We provide funding of classes for kids who couldn’t afford art activities.
KidsAbility aims to help children and young adults with developmental, physical and communication disabilities. The Centre provides services to children from birth to eighteen years of age. Services may be provided in homes, childcare agencies, schools and community settings. KidsAbility is committed to playing a significant role within the children's services system. As we influence, and are influenced by, this children's services system, we vigorously pursue the our mission to empower children and youth with special needs to realize their full potential.
They believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
Support to programs at high-needs schools with no funding from the ministry of Education and limited fundraising opportunities from the school community, such as:
National Service Dogs is dedicated to enriching the quality of life and enhancing the independence of individuals living with special needs by providing them with specially trained Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers. Our contribution provided for the training of one service dog for a needy child.
Rotary programs focused on youth from our community, including Camp Enterprise; an extensive three-day camp offering students the opportunity to participate in leadership activities focusing on the Free Enterprise System.
Pride Stable is run by the Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons to people with disabilities. We sponsor the cost of one pony for the year.
Their mission is to set children in need on a more hopeful path, by outfitting them with clothing and school supplies, intended to send’em off smiling on that first day of school each September.
A downtown soup kitchen operated by The Working Centre that provides outreach services and over 300 meals per day to homeless or impoverished patrons many of whom struggle with physical and mental health issues.
We provide scholarships to high school students who embody the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self". Plus, we provide financial support to worthy individuals travelling overseas to work in various humanitarian roles in third world countries.
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians.
WAYVE stands for Working Against Youth Violence Everywhere, and is a peer-led violence prevention program created for youth, by youth, in the Waterloo Region. WAYVE's purpose is to address youth-identified issues such as bullying and cyber-bullying, harassment, racism and discrimination, youth suicide, self-harm and gang violence. Trained to be aware of sensitive youth issues, WAYVE team members provide support to peers and community groups through education and awareness of local resources.
The Council promotes a community wide strategy to reduce the incidence of suicidal behavior through public awareness, education, skill development, and public health advocacy. The Council strives to reduce the impact of suicidal behavior through the improvement of services, collection of local statistical data and through community consultation, co-ordination, and collaboration.
Waterloo Region Track 3 Ski School provides children and young with disabilities the opportunity to safely experience the pleasure of downhill skiing as a leisure activity.
Our support goes to both international Rotary programs, as well as other worthwhile projects.
FullSoul equips hospitals in Uganda with medical supplies, to protect the health and safety of mothers, babies, and medical practitioners during childbirth.