Thorncliffe Scout Group is donating blankets, toiletries, new clothing and work attire to meet the basic survival needs of patrons using The Mustard Seed, a local homeless shelter.The Scouts will also be assisting the organization in categorizing and sorting donations from the public.
Through RBC Foundation's generous support, Scouts will be able to deliver a greater impact in communities all across during Good Turn Week." Participating in Good Turn Week is easy: perform a good turn for someone else and encourage the recipient to pay it forward, creating a cycle of goodwill.
A good turn can be as simple as giving up a seat on public transit or buying a meal for a homeless person, or as ambitious as organizing a fundraiser to support a family that is down on their luck.
To remind all Canadians of the power of a good turn, Scouts Canada is once again calling on Canadians of all ages to brighten someone's day through a gesture of kindness during the 8.
To help bring the initiative to local communities, Scouts Canada is launching more than 30 major Good Turn Week projects from coast to coast, made possible with the generous support of RBC Foundation.
"Each and every one of us has the capacity to spark meaningful and positive change in our communities and it is as simple as performing good turns," said Caitlyn Piton, National Youth Commissioner and Chair of the National Youth Network for Scouts Canada.
"Good turns have the ability to foster a sense of inclusivity, promote friendship, inspire compassion and unite a community.
: The Southern Trails East Cub Scouts are planting trees in Fish Creek Park to help mitigate the damage caused by the 2013 floods and bolster the ecosystem by reintroducing native species to replace damaged and dying trees.
The Cubs will plant 100 trees to commemorate 100 years of Cub Scouts. Albert Scout Group is building 300 bee houses to help combat the alarming decline in local bee populations by providing a safe place for bees to live and flourish.
The hospital is contributing funds to the group's 2017 project to expand the hospital's gardens and create a tranquil space for patients and their families.
West Heights Scout Group is creating 100 care packages for the area's homeless and at-risk youth seeking treatment and assistance at Mission Youth House.
The Scouts are installing a rain barrel and planting new flowers and handing out seeds to the public to promote conservation of bees and butterflies.