The Wallace Toronto Foundation’s Fifth Annual In-Country Service Project in Jihlava, Czech Republic 2011

On the first weekend in September 2011, Toronto Foundation supporters and more than 170 volunteers gathered for two days in Jihlava, Czech Republic to provide physical and financial assistance to three different community improvement projects, including work at a local Jihlava elementary school.  Toronto volunteers helped revitalize a community drug treatment center; sand, paint and refurbish hundreds of city park benches; and reclaim a local elementary school playground.  The Toronto Foundation’s partners in this year’s annual service project were the local government of Jihlava, Czech Republic and the Jihlava branch of Charita Ceska Republika.  Toronto supporters and volunteers donated financial assistance, supplies, and hundreds of hours of volunteer work to each of this year’s in-country partners.