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Community Services Committee (CSC) – Monthly Blog – Reflections on December Events

Children's Christmas Party

By Olena Repekha (edited April 2019)

Rotary Club of Toronto Children’s Christmas Party took place at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, one of the most beautiful hotels in the city.

I was really impressed with the amount of work volunteers put towards organization this event. I was very happy and proud to be part of 89th annual Rotary Christmas Children’s Party.

In front of the hotel I met international exchange students who were greeting family with kids and creating a nice Christmas atmosphere with their laughs and funny costumes. I met so many wonderful kids and I had so much fun with them. We danced, played with police officers and their dogs, had face painting stations, met and took pictures with Santa and picked Christmas presents. All the kids were overjoyed and exited as they laughed, met new friends and just had a great time with their families.

I would like to thank every single person who took part in organizing this event, including those who helped to put smiles on kids’ faces before Christmas and who helped them feel a part of this big family.

We can not change the world by merely helping one person but through our actions we can change the whole word for one person.

Blood Drive

By Rodayna Abuelwafa

On December the 1st, the Rotaract Club of Toronto decided to join the Rotaract Club of Stabroek and the Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial on a joint Blood Drive Event. On this day, December the 1st, all 3 clubs decided to share awareness on how 1 pint of blood can help 3 lives. As a result, the Rotaract Club of Toronto coordinated with the Canadian Blood Services.

After people signing up for the event, I sent the eligibility test to make sure that people will be able to donate and made it on the December 1st to donate. Our appointment was at 10 am, so we were there on time donated, took a group photo and left to have a breakfast together to celebrate what we did.

Thanks to the Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial for reaching us and suggesting such great event. Thanks to them, we were able to spread awareness and participating in saving people’s lives. Thanks again to everyone who participated and looking forward for making more impact in the society. As Donald Reagan said “If not us, who and if not now, when?”.

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