Each disaster is different, and so is every community. We don’t believe that one size fits…
Rotary has supported ShelterBox from the start, when a local club championed the simple idea to package up essential shelter items in our now-iconic ShelterBoxes. As ShelterBox grew, so did Rotary support, and we are now international project partners in disaster relief. This partnership has helped us to become who we are today. Our global network of ShelterBox affiliates, which provides all round assistance, evolved from Rotary relationships.
Rotarians and Rotary groups all over the world help ShelterBox in a variety of ways. In addition to tireless fundraising, they provide invaluable assistance during our responses. With more than 33,000 clubs worldwide, Rotarians are able to give us first-hand knowledge of many of the countries in which we respond, logistical and operational assistance and vital links into communities.
Each disaster is different, and so is every community. We don’t believe that one size fits all, so we make considered assessments to provide the exact support that gives people the hope and the power to transform their own lives.
The aid we supply comes in the form of ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits. Our sturdy green ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home.
To learn more about ShelterBox visit our ShelterBox page: https://rotarylionsgate.com/shelterbox/
Hollyburn Family Services is a multi-service agency that has been providing support to children, youth, adults…
Hollyburn Family Services is a multi-service agency that has been providing support to children, youth, adults and families in the Greater Vancouver region since 1990.
Hollyburn provides a range of professional counselling services to individuals, couples and families, supports families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders, provides residential care for children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, and offers training and support to foster parents and extended families.
The Services they offer:
Hollyburn Family Services Society plays a key role in assisting with supporting, children, youth and Families on the North Shore. Rotary understands how necessary services like these are and know that with support we can make lives better in the community.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
In the video below you can see Rotary Club President Stan Van Woerkens presenting a cheque to the Hollyburn Family Services Society on behalf of the club.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a 74% increase in food insecurity for…
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a 74% increase in food insecurity for families across the country. While food insecurity has long been prevalent in BC, the circumstances created by COVID-19 have only exacerbated the crisis.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Join with Rotary Club Lions Gate you can help turn hunger into hope for a child in your community, year-round.
The ever increasing cost of rent, household expenses and childcare, has created an affordability crisis for families in our community. Basic needs like food, shelter and warmth are now in direct competition with one another. Families living in poverty are often forced to make brutal trade-offs like foregoing dinners for a week to pay the rent.
Over 163,000 children experience food insecurity. Food banks help, but many families still depend on school breakfast, lunch and snack programs to meet their children’s baseline nutritional needs. But, these programs only exist during the week.
Families in our community are struggling to keep food on the table over the weekend.
Here’s a video on the last cheque presentation made to the local Backpack Buddies of North Vancouver.
Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children…
Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we’ve reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
Thanks to the tremendous support from Rotary Club Lions Gate, the program in the North Vancouver…
Thanks to the tremendous support from Rotary Club Lions Gate, the program in the North Vancouver School District is now set up. Schools will receive the training equipment and teachers will be trained as CPR and AED Instructors for their students. Schools then own the program and teachers empower all students to help save lives.
These students are empowered to save lives whether it’s a parent, grandparent, or stranger suffering a heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest, or stroke; or a friend or child involved in a choking, asthmatic, diabetic, or drowning emergency.
Early CPR combined with early defibrillation can increase survival rates for cardiac arrest victims by up to 75%, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. However, current survival rates are low because most people don’t know CPR or how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)—a small, easy-to-use device with voice prompts that can tell when a heart stops beating effectively and can deliver an electric shock to help restart the heart.
The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation along with our community and national health partners are working together with schools and communities across British Columbia to establish the lifesaving CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training program for youth.
Rotary believes in helping and developing the next generation of leaders. Our local youth project are…
Rotary believes in helping and developing the next generation of leaders. Our local youth project are designed to help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service. Our focus is Youth at Risk and many of our projects, present and past, are a reflection of that dedication to the youth of the North Shore as well as internationally.
Donating as an individual can result in a very satisfying feeling and can offer tax advantages. Along with personal donations, many companies also choose to donate to non-profit organizations, which, not only makes a difference, it can also be good for your company’s public relations and engagement of employees.
How do we normally donate our youth project funds? Some examples of past and current charities are:
Over the past 5 years Rotary Club Lionsgate has donated $64,935 to the charities above and we are hoping to increase this amount in the coming years.
*Businesses and individuals that choose to donate to our youth projects will receive a taxable donation receipt.