Posted by Peter Szoke on Jun 17, 2021
On Saturday, July 10th, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill will be holding their 2nd “Bottle and Food Drive” to collect alcoholic bottles/cans for deposit refund, and packaged food.  After a Covid-caused false start, this time is for real!
According to Noeline Paul, Club President, “The Covid-19 pandemic has really put a strain on agencies serving people in need. This fundraiser helps us to continue to help others.”
Please help by dropping off your beer cans and liquor bottles, or making a packaged food donation, on Saturday, July 10th, 11am-4pm at one of four drop off locations:
  1. Dr. CP Giri Dental Office - 9791 Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill, L4C 9X7
  2. Upper Yonge Place (Loblaws mall) – 10909 Yonge St. (at Bernard Ave), Richmond Hill
  3. Richmond Hill Board of Trade – 376 Church St South, Richmond Hill
  4. 29 Bedford Park Ave – off of Yonge Str, Richmond Hill
The packaged food will go to the Richmond Hill Food Bank.
So where does the money go?  Here is a list of some of the projects that Richmond Hill Rotary has supported since the start of Covid:
  1. Our most recent donation was $1000 to The Sandgate Women’s Shelter of York Region
  2. $1000 donation to Richmond Hill's Home on the Hill, a support organization for local families where a member is struggling with severe mental illness
  3. $1000 donation to the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank
  4. Donation of Personal Protective Equipment to Richmond Hill's Yellow Brick House, women's shelter
  5. Rotarians picked up shovels and work gloves to plant trees in the Oak Ridges Moraine Corridor Park near Old Colony Road
  6. Launch of the 1st annual Richmond Hill's Women of Inspiration and Leadership Award, or WILA, the first winner announced this past spring
  7. $1000 donation for water filters for a village in Laos
  8. $1000 donation for the Beirut Hospital Restoration Project (damaged by the August 2020 explosion)
  9. Scholarship to a graduating student in each of Richmond Hill’s high schools
  10. 750 lbs of food to the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank courtesy of the September Bottle & Food Drive
If you would like more information about any of the above projects, please stop and ask a Rotarian at the Bottle & Food Drive.
To receive email updates about the Bottle and Food Drive, please let me know at
Thank you for your support!