Through the Rotary Waterloo Grant Program 
Rotary Waterloo was pleased to support the following organizations with a financial donation in 2022.
National Service Dogs Training Centre
The funds Donated will specifically be used to support Monet, a member of the Child Witness Centre and the first accredited Facility Dog to work in the Criminal Justice System in Waterloo Region. For more information on National Service Dogs Visit their web site at
Toasty Toes 
a local organization established in October 2013 by Sharon Gilroy-Dreher who wanted to honor her mom and mark what would have been her 80th birthday.  She collected 492 pairs of socks in that first year which she donated to Out of the Cold shelters.  By 2019, 130,000+ pairs of new socks had been shared to benefit people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.  The Toasty Toes fund was established in 2020 when the annual sock collection pivoted to become a fundraiser.  Since inception, they have raised over $117,000 and support many organizations in our community.
 Our $2,500 donation will help them reach their 2022 goal.
For more information on Toasty Toes visit
Children’s Needs Distribution Centre
Babies born in hospital must leave the hospital in a new car seat.  Needy families cannot afford car seats, and if referred to CNDC, will be provided with one free of charge.  The need for car seats continues to rise, as more and more families arrive in the region.  Each car seat costs $70 plus taxes and shipping- approximately 100 are given out each year.  CNDC requested $1500 to help support this program. 
For more information on Children's Needs Distribution Center visit
Keep your Head Up
Rotary Waterloo proudly supported the efforts of Felicia and Allie in their work with Concussions. You can find out all about them at
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KidSport KW
Rotary Waterloo proudly donated $2,800 to KidSport KW to help them cover the cost of registration and equipment fees so that all kids aged 18 and under in Kitchener Waterloo can participate in the eligible dance or sport programs of their Choice. To learn more about KidSport KW visit their web site
The Noteworthy Singers
In 2012 the Merry Melodies became The Noteworthy Singers. Under the direction of Terry English and accompanied by Trudy Dey, they continue the tradition of performing for seniors throughout the Waterloo Region. Now, the NoteWorthy Singers boasts membership of 80 very young sounding senior singers who enjoy themselves every Monday afternoon, learning varied styles of music.
To find out more about the Noteworthy Singers visit their web site
SPECTRUM is an organization that serves, affirms, and supports the well-being of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals in Waterloo Region and the broader community through peer support, community partnerships, education and training, resources, and events.
For more information on spectrum visit their website