Posted by Kenneth Boyd on Mar 10, 2018
This year, the Club had approximately $32,000 to allocate to community organizations, proceeds from Ribfest, Tour de Guelph and Scotch Nosing.  21 recipient organizations attended club meetings in February and March to receive their funds.  Pictured below are this year's recipients.
L-R: Dan O'Donnell, Allocations Chair, Peter Gill, Chalmers Community Service Centre, Laura Muirhead, Child Witness Centre, Mira Clarke, Action Read, Mike Treadgold, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Guelph, Brittany Webb, Diabetes Canada, Cherylynn Lumsasag, Beginning Family Services, Anita Macfarlane, Children's Foundation, Norm Greensmith, Club President.
L-R: Dan O'Donnell, Allocations Chair, Simon Bell Focus on Nature, Leslie Fisher, Guelph Contemporary Dance, Justine Morgan, G-W Women in Crisis, Susan Carey, St James the Apostle Anglican Church, Pat Stuart, Wellington Hospice, Kristin Tilley, Lakeside Hope House, Beth Harris, Michael House, Norm Greensmith, Club President.
Front L-R: Penny Jamieson, Power of Hope, Kim Rodrigues, Hopewell Homes, Karen Semma, St. Joes Health Care, Sharon Stewart, The Julien Project, Eric Charlesworth, YM-YWCA,
Back  L-R:  Dan O'Donnell, Allocations Chair, Colin McVicker, Sanguin Health Centre, Jackson Mathieu, Guelph Enabling Garden, orm Greensmith, Club President.
Community Funding  - Guelph Rotary Trillium 2017-8 Disbursement
Request Details
Action Read Community Literacy Ctre.
Membership for credentialing clients basic digital literacy skills
Beginnings Family Services
Support for prenatal classes for those in need (Note split in funding request)
Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Guelph
Continuing support of the Play On program for pre-teen girls
Chalmers Community Service Centre
Provision of coffee/snacks for patrons utilizing the food pantry
Child Witness Centre
Support of the Guelph Youth Symposium for 1,500 grade 8 students
Children's Foundation
Support of the Food & Friends program providing breakfast for students
Diabetes Canada
Funding to send a child with Diabetes to summer camp
Focus on Nature
Funding of 3 full day workshops at low income neighbourhood schools
Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival
Funding for 6 underserved youth to attend March Break camp
Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis
Funds to purchase a new washing machine for Marianne's Place shelter
Hopewell Homes
Funds to repair siding on home and replace 2 windows
Hospice Wellington
Funds to deliver their 8-week Adult Grief Group
Lakeside Hope House
Help to develop a social enterprise café operated by members
Michael House
Funding to complete maintenance & repairs at housing & office locations
Power of Hope
Support the "Basket of Hope" hygiene project for 75 homeless people
Sanguen Health Centre
Fund the purchase of supplies for "the van" in support of homeless people
St. James the Apostle Anglican Church
Support the "Living Better on Less" 8 week program
St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation
Funding of 5 "comfort carts" in support of palliative patients for 1 year
The Guelph Enabling Garden
Funds to support the ongoing replacement of wooden garden bed structures
The Julien Project
Funds to be used to support local marginalized adult & youth cooking skills
YMCA-YWCA of Guelph
Support of the SHARKS swim program for 3200+ grade 3&5 students