Monthly Archives: February 2013

Containers are Loaded and On Their Way!

We received word today that our inventories have been approved by our partners in Belarus and the containers are now at the Port of Montreal waiting to board a ship for their cruise to Europe!  Everything is on schedule for them to arrive in Mogilev by March 25th.  Last week, on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday we loaded the three containers.

One of our exciting initiatives is to expand the outdoors club at the Chausy Orphanage.  In the past few years we have delivered bicycles and camping gear, which they use in the summer to take the children on outings.   This year we will be delivering 6 canoes along with paddles and life jackets.


This will allow them to take canoeing excursions as well.  In order to carry the canoes we purchased a Continue reading

Local Chernobyl Quilters Deliver the Goods! (Again … for the eighth year in a row!)

My wife is a quilter so I have a second hand understanding of how much work goes into making a quilt, not to mention the heart and soul!  Well our local group of “Chernobyl Quilters” came by the warehouse today and delivered this years batch of beautiful craftsmanship.  Here are our awesome quilters, lead by Mary Bernard (in red).


These amazing women delivered an incredible 202 quilts!  Not to mention all of the extras … little dolls, finger puppets, vests etc.  This brings the 8 year total to Continue reading

Brockville is a Great Community!

It is days like today that really bring home the kind of spirit that exists in our community.  In just a couple of hours we packed 600 boxes of food destined for impoverished families and seniors living in an area of Belarus still impacted by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.  A large portion of the group was made up of Rotary Club members from both Brockville groups as well as some from the Prescott club.  Here are some of those Rotarians at the start of the assembly line putting in the flour:


Here Rotarian Chris Izatt and his son Chad are Continue reading