Every year we put our fundraising efforts into the community.
In the past two years alone, (to fall, 2018) The Rotary Club of Harbourside and its Harbourside Foundation have handed out well over $260,000 to organizations such as the below. 
 
 
  • 1000 X5 Children's Literacy:  books for babies and toddlers to encourage literacy
  • Braefoot Community Association:  transport for youth from low-income families for summer camp field trips
  • Ecole Quadra School, Central Middle School, and Victoria High School:  support for their breakfast programs
  • Camosun Culinary Arts Program:  Scholarship and other support to the program
  • Centre for Outreach Education:  Accessible, individualized reading, writing and math support for risk children and youth
  • Cornerstone Youth Society:  Programming for at-risk youth and expanded one-on-one mentoring
  • Disaster Aid Canada:  Soap for Hope Program, repackaging toiletries from local hotels and providing hygiene products to people in need
  • Quadra Village Community Centre:  George Jay Summer Support Program for children from low-income families
  • Ecole Quadra School:  books for English language learners and technology to support at-risk learners
  • George J Elementary:  Empowerment Program facilitating the inclusion of low income families into the community
  • LifeCycles:  Growing Schools Program, hands-on food gardening experience in local schools
  • Men’s Trauma Centre:  subsidizing crime victim support and counselling services for men at risk
  • Mustard Seed Street Church:  supporting access to healthy food to youth at risk
  • Our Place:  support for their food program
  • Power to be Adventure Therapy Society:  Wilderness School for youth displaying high-risk indicators
  • South Island Centre for Counselling & Training:  Bridging a Gap Program, providing mental health counselling services and support to children, youth and their families
  • Threshold Housing Society:  Life Foundations Program for at-risk youth
  • Vancouver Island Kids Klub Centre Society:  Brown Bag Lunch Program , nutritious lunches for students in need
  • Vic West Community Centre:  support for their Christmas Breakfast with Santa
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music:  Music Therapy Program for youth transitioning to adulthood
  • Victoria Woman's Transition House Society:  Summer camp and counseling for children who witness abuse; furniture for the children’s play area at the emergency shelter
  • YMCA-YWCA Strong Kids Program:  Pandora Youth Apartments, for youth age 15 to 19 to support semi-independent living.
  • Hero Work – kitchen and market construction for Food Rescue
  • Quadra Village Community Centre – provide a continuum of services and support for George Jay families over the summer.
  • Vancouver Island Kids Klub Society – school lunches for kids who would otherwise go without.
  • World Fisheries Trust– Seaquaria Ocean Education
  • École Quadra School – Read and Write Program, transportation to events and library books.
  • Victoria Women’s Transition House Society – PEACE camps for children who have witnessed domestic violence.
  • Ecole George Jay School – calming spaces, books forkindergarten kids and parent education sessions.
  • Stigma Free Society – peer support groups.
  • Volunteer Victoria – Youth Advisory Committee to instill value of volunteering
  • Victoria High School – replace kitchen appliances.
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music
  • Family Services of Greater Victoria
  • Cornerstone Youth
  • Threshold Housing
  • YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
  • Central Middle School
  • Victoria Women’s Transition House.
  • Power to Be Adventure Therapy.
  • Life Cycles Project.
  • South Island Centre for Counselling and Training
  • Disaster Aid Canada
  • CARTS Outreach
  • Central Middle School - Central Circle
  • Cornerstone Youth Society
  • Disaster Aid Canada – Soap for hope
  • Ecole Quadra School 
  • Kidsport Victoria
  • Stigma-free society
  • Vancouver Island Kids Klub Centre Society
  • Victoria Brain Injury Society
  • Victoria Women's Transition House Society 
  • Volunteer Victoria
  • World Fisheries Trust
  • YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island.
 
Fall 2018 we received a grant from the Rotary Foundation and coupled with club proceeds created a fund of over $138,000.   These dollars are targeted to a project dear to the heart of our membership,  training and personal empowerment to 200 women and graduating high school students in greater Tegucigalpa and Comayagua, Honduras.  
 
Rotary is an international organization.  We make an impact in our local and world-wide community.   Other international projects we have funded in the past several years include:
  • Guatemala:  capital funding for micro credit loans and basic business training for women.
  • Malawi:  scholarships to a girls’ school
  • Afghanistan:  programs supporting education for girls
  • Central America:  physician travel packs
  • Zambia:  program for sustainable reforestation
We have also provided Scholarships:
  • To students graduating from School Districts 61 and 63
  • To students facing barriers to post-secondary education
  • Youth to RYLA (leadership training)
  • Rotary Youth Exchange (youth experiencing another culture for a school year).