The Wallace F. Toronto Foundation’s Fourth Annual In-Country Service Project in Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic 2010
On the first weekend in September 2010, Toronto Foundation supporters and more than 170 volunteers gathered for two days in Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic to provide physical and financial assistance to three facilities providing care to the physically and mentally disabled. The three facilities are endorsed and supported by Caritas Czech Republic. Toronto volunteers provided physical labor and assistance at each of the care facilities and enjoyed time spent on Saturday afternoon one on one with many of the facility’s patients. The Toronto Foundation’s Czech based partner in this year’s annual service project, Caritas Czech Republic, is one of the most important charitable providers of social and health care in the Czech Republic, focusing principally on mothers with children, the homeless, the physically or mentally disabled, socially deprived families, elderly people, migrants, refugees and prisoners. Toronto supporters and volunteers donated financial assistance, supplies, and hundreds of hours of volunteer work to each of Carita’s three endorsed facilities.
For more information about Caritas Czech Republic, visit their website www.charita.cz/