First Time Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity (140 Pinery Trail)

140 Pinery Trail Habitat for Humanity group photo

Habitat for Humanity at 140 Pinery Trail

This past Saturday, I participated with the Toronto Trillium Lions Club in our first volunteering event with the Habitat for Humanity to work on one of their current build sites.  “Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a Continue reading

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Cheese Soirée at Whole Foods Market Unionville!

Whole Foods Market Unionville Cheese

Whole Foods Market Unionville located at 3997 Hwy 7 in Markham

Last night, there was a Cheese Soirée held at the Whole Foods Market in Unionville.  Thanks to a Facebook sponsored ad, I saw this event float up in my newsfeed and I was highly intrigued.  For only $5 donation, there was going to be a cheese soirée!  This Whole Foods Market was close to me and thus, I thought why not and RSVPed to go.   Continue reading

Toronto Trillium Lions Club Toy and Care Package Drive 2016

Toronto Trillium Lions Club Toy and Care Package Drive

Toronto Trillium Lions Club Toy and Care Package Drive 2016

Every December, the Toronto Trillium Lions Club gets together to raise awareness and collect toys to support a local toy drive as well as deliver care packages to those in need.  I was really glad that I was available this year to join them! 🙂   Continue reading

Toronto Trillium Lions Club: 6th Annual Shoreline Cleanup at Cherry Beach

 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Cherry Beach in Toronto

August 2016 cleanup at Cherry Beach located at 1 Cherry Street in Toronto

It’s that time of the year again!  Another chance to clean up the Canadian shoreline! 🙂  Cleanups should be done regularly throughout the year so that there is less litter buildup and so that we can ensure that the wildlife doesn’t ingest any when mistaking it for garbage as well as preventing as much of it as we can from entering our waterways… but I digress. 😛   Continue reading

Toronto Trillium Lions Sandwich Package to the Homeless

Sandwich Distribution with the Toronto Trillium Lions in Toronto on March 13, 2016

Volunteering!  I haven’t done it in a while and it sure feels good to be able to help another being out again! 🙂

This past weekend on a rather chilly Sunday in mid-March, I gathered together with the Toronto Trillium Lions Club to package together sandwiches to give out to the homeless (needy) in downtown Toronto.   Continue reading

August Shoreline Cleanup at Cherry Park

Cleaning up the shoreline at Cherry Park, Ontario

This is not the first time I’ve done a shoreline cleanup event, nor is it the first one that I’ve done with the Toronto Trillium Lions.  In fact, the first time that I participated in a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup was back in October in 2013 when I was invited with the group to tidy up the shoreline of Bluffer’s Park.   Continue reading

Board Games for Nepal!

Playing board games for Nepal

By now, most people have heard of the devastating earthquake that occurred in Nepal this past April.  According to Wikipedia, it ‘killed more than 8,800 people, injured more than 23,000 and had a magnitude of 7.8M.  It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.’   Continue reading

Orbis Plane Pull for Sight 2015

ORBIS Plane Pull for Sight 2015

My friends and I pulled a 757 Boeing plane last year for the first time as part of the Orbis Plane Pull for Sight charity event.  It was my very first time doing it last year and I was so impressed that we were able to gather 25 participants as team GenYTO Warriors to make it over the 15 feet mark in just 8.71 seconds!

This year, I didn’t have the time to organize a team and even though I love the Orbis organization, I just didn’t plan of organizing a team.   Continue reading

Tree Planting as part of Trees Across Toronto 2015

I helped plant 4 trees this year as part of Trees Across Toronto! 🙂

I helped plant trees for the first time in spring 2013 when it was part of the DiSCOVER 2013 program events.  I love participating in new experiences and planting a tree two years ago was definitely something new that I wanted to do.  This year, as part of the Trillium Lions event, I participated again!  Yay!

This is actually a yearly event that anyone can participate in as part of the Trees Across Toronto event as part of Toronto’s initiative to plant more trees around the Toronto area.  There were many sponsors and partnerships that made this tree event possible.  Most importantly, they needed a lot of volunteers to help do the work!   Continue reading

Volunteering at the Good Shepherd!

Volunteering at Good Shepherd with the Trillium Lions!

Philanthropy is very important to me.  On Sunday, February 1, I attended the Trillium Lions‘ volunteering event at Good Shepherd.  Good Shepherd is a non-profit organization that provides services for the homeless like a soup kitchen, worship centre, and clothing bank.   Continue reading