Meals for months
Due to COVID-19, we knew that this was the time to support our foodbank now more than ever. Our Meals for Months campaign started with an online foodbank that we set up so people could "purchase" meals. The money from our online foodbank along with donations from local businesses came to a grand total of $16,450.00! We made several trips to the grocery stores purchasing necessary items to fill the foodbank shelves.
PICK UP THe peace
With the snow melting in the springtime, the garbage littered across town begins to surface. Our mission as Rotaractors is to make Peace River a home to be proud of, and what better way than to clean it up? So, we challenged the community via social media to pick garbage around town and tag their family and friends encouraging them to do the same. We have big goals for 2021 with this project and can't wait to clean up our small town!
A New look for the SPCA
We wanted to give back to the Peace Regional SPCA for them doing amazing work with the shelter animals in our community. Their building needed a facelift, so that's what we did! With the help of our many volunteers, we brought our paint brushes, ladders and rollers and gave the SPCA a fresh new look. To top it off, all of the paint was graciously donated by Modern Paint & Decor in Peace River!
At the start of the school season, approximately 100 local students from elementary school to High school, were to start school without essential school supplies. This leaves a sad burden for the schools or the teachers to personally provide the basics for learning. We wanted to help! We reached out to community members calling for used backpacks so we could fill them with supplies. With the help of local businesses, we filled 130 backpacks full of supplies as well as donated extra supplies to help out.
Holiday Cheer campaign
Winter, isolation, restrictions and limited access to the outside world brings lonely times for our local seniors. We asked community members with big hearts to send personal cards, letters, or videos to 65 residents of the Heritage Towers and Points West. This project received great feedback and many happy hearts for all those who participated!
SASSY SQUASH URBAN GARDEN
Located in downtown Peace River on 94th street, sits a vacant lot that has been overlooked for many years. The lot is located along a busy street, walking trail and picturesque riverbank, with the potential to become a space that can be utilized and admired by locals and visitors alike.
Our vision is to develop the Sassy Squash Urban Garden. The project will include landscaping the area and constructing an enclosed Urban Garden with above-ground planters.