On 03 October; a bright Saturday morning, about 30 masked Rotarians gathered outside in the Salvation Army parking lot to complete their third annual Rotary Day of Action. 
The Rotary Day of Action is an annual community event where our three local Rotary Clubs (Norfolk Sunrise, Simcoe and Delhi) come together in support of a pre-selected, local community need. This year, a year full of pandemic considerations, we chose to conduct a community donation drive to collect a variety  of personal hygiene products for women in need.
After a two week collection period, we were more than pleasantly surprised with the amount of products that we were able to repack and send out for local community distribution.  From 11 collection points in 5 communities, we gathered up no less than an estimated $7,000 - $8,000 worth of product for passage onto 7 different distribution points. Click on the "Read More" button to learn more about what we gathered and who our partners were.
What a great day we had! Mindful of the pandemic limitations, we felt safe in our work and very satisfied with the success of our outcome. We even had our District Governor, Frank Adamson, drive down from Fonthill to be with us and to help with our aim to 'Act' in the community.
Kudos to the many who helped out but a particular shout-out might go to Mary Mercato of the Norfolk Sunrise Club who performed the lion's share of the needed coordination. Well done to all.
 
 
 
Our Day of Action involved considerable community support as we gathered up a much-larger-than-expected trove of women's hygiene products.  
 
From our 11 difference collection points we took in tampons, sanitary napkins, panty liners, tooth paste, tooth brushes, diapers, baby wipes and a variety of other personal care products.
 
A listing of these community groups who helped to make our 'Day of Action' such a success included;
 
Agencies who helped with the Collection of products.
  • Simcoe
    • Roulstons (Downtown)
    • Roulstons (Donly Dr)
    • Sobeys
    • General Hospital Staff
  • Port Dover
    • Roulstons (Main St)
    • Willaerts Pharmacy
    • Dover Apothacary
    • No Frills
  • Delhi
    • Roulston's
  • Waterford
    • Magic Mart
  • Port Rowan
    • Pharmasave
Agencies who provided for a RePacking site and facilities;
  • Simcoe
    • Salvation Army - 184 Colborne St
Agencies who accepted the repacked products for Distribution within our communities.
  • Simcoe
    • Caring Cupboard Food Bank
    • Women's Shelter
    • St Vincent de Paul
  • Port Dover
    • Food Bank
  • Delhi
    • Food Bank
  • Waterford
    • Food Bank
  • Port Rowan
    • Mission Food Bank