RC Guelph Trillium Helps to Close The Weekend Hunger Gap

The Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium truly got into the spirit of the season, with different activities to help others, from collecting food for the food bank at its Christmas party; adopting a family through the Children’s Foundation; collecting coats for refugees to making up gift bags for 70 seniors at a local nursing home
It is the bags for the nursing home that speaks to the power of recycling and paying it forward. The bags were handmade by Maureen Smith, a Rotary member and her sister Christine.  They use recycled furniture fabric and sew their love and caring into every bag.
Every year, they hold a bag sale with proceeds going to Food 4 Kids, a local charity that provides food for children at the weekends so they don’t go hungry.  Sadly there are 400 children receiving this service.  This organization was actually started by the Rotary Clubs in Guelph and continues to be supported by them.
The sale was held at the Original Home Furniture which is owned by another Rotary member – Jon Macklin.   This year he and his wife Emily, generously made a donation of $3,500 for Food 4 Kids and purchased 70 bags for the seniors project.  
A wonderful Rotary example of giving back on all levels.