Glendale-Feilbach Zoo Day
Annually, the Toledo Rotarians partners with the staff at Glendale-Feilbach and the students of St. Francis DeSales High School to host Glendale-Feilbach students for a day at the Toledo Zoo. These students get to experience the wonderful animals of the Toledo Zoo, share fellowship over lunch and spend a day filled with the sights and sounds of the Zoo! Funding to support the day is provided by member contributions through the Toledo Rotary Club Foundation and the dedication of the Disability Services Committee.
Kids Against Hunger
Planning is now underway for the 4th annual Kids Against Hunger food-pack. The New Member Committee works with Kids Against Hunger which is run locally by ISOH/Impact. During a two hour session, more than 100 Rotarians, friends, and family members pack 25,000 meals to distributed to the needy locally and globally. It is a great project, involves people of all ages, and is a great way to spend a short period of time to make a major impact while having fun and enjoying great fellowship.
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army
Each year, dozens of Toledo Rotarians take time from the busy holiday season to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at the Andersons stores. Coordinated by the Club’s Community Service Committee, needed money is raised to assist the Salvation Army in providing adult rehabilitation, hunger relief, housing and homeless services, Veteran’s Affairs services, elderly services, combating human trafficking, youth camps and recreation, and many more.
Water Testing in the Lake Erie Watershed
Toledo Rotarians are sampling streams, creeks, and rivers testing the waters for phosphorus, ammonia, pH, and nitrate to affect positive change to the water quality in the Lake Erie Basin and its watershed.
Partners in Education and Dragon Boat Races
Partners In Education of Toledo was founded in 1994 by the Rotary Club of Toledo, with support from the Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce, area banks and corporations. Our purpose is to promote student success through community involvement. Toledo Rotarians form a team and race in the annual PIE Dragon Boat Summer Learning Festival. This year’s festival will take place on June 18, 2016.
Little Sisters of the Poor
Constructed in 2004, the home run by The Little Sisters of the Poor in Oregon, Ohio does not resemble your typical nursing home. It is truly a “Home,” a place where residents live out their final days in a warm loving community that is not institutional in nature. They also have a vibrant Senior Center. Participants in the Senior Center are offered breakfast, lunch, and the daily activities of their choice. The $10,000 Toledo Rotary Club Foundation grant will allow the Little Sisters of the Poor to be compliant with federal laws mandating electronic medical records with the purchase of mobile kiosks and assessment charts.