Partnering with more than 40 neighbouring agencies, Feed the Need distributes between 135,000 and 150,000 pounds of food each month, providing nutritious meals to more than 50,000 people. Transport trucks make the program possible by picking up and dropping off large shipments of donated items. With $140 in funding aid, Feed the Need can refuel one of these delivery trucks. That tank of gas will go toward providing nearly 21,000 meals to nearly 15,000 people in the Durham area.
Carriage Trade Cleaning Centre treats wilted wearables with a unique wet-cleaning system that can remove water-soluble stains from dry-clean-only garments. This 100% solvent-free treatment can be very successful at removing stubborn spots without generating any hazardous waste. Price points for this wet and wild wonder include pants for $8.45, men's dress shirts for $3.95, dresses for $17.95, and two-piece suits for $18.95. Garments can also take a turn with an on-site seamstress, who will repair fabric snags, missing buttons, or loose hubcaps for free. Carriage Trade also offers a drive-thru in-car drop-off and pick-up service to avoid harsh winter weather or bounty hunters in hot pursuit, and it provides an after-hours drop-box for last-minute laundry runs. The skilled staff also specializes in gown preservation and restoration for clothes damaged by smoke, fire, flood, or an angry mob of nudists.
Canadian Flight Academy's seven master instructors train students of all skill levels on the complexities of fixed-wing flight inside one of four types of aircraft such as a Cessna or Piper Cherokee. Pilots are born from the 52-hour ground school, which covers everything from meteorology to air law. In addition to teaching basic flight lessons, the instructors impart their knowledge in more advance topics such as instrument ratings, multi-engine ratings, airline transport, and what to do when an eagle falls in love with your plane. Six licensed mechanics combine their 65 combined years of experience when tending to aircraft with their maintenance services, and online planning references help captains prepare for take offs.
A Whitby institution for more than a decade, Live Act Theatre serves a generous helping of humour in its productions of farcical comedies paired with scrumptious dining. Past seasons have seen contemporary works such as The Amorous Ambassador by Michael Parker, and classic comedies such as Neil Simon?s Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Live Act Theatre is proud to have tickled the funnybones and assuaged the hunger pangs of more than half a million guests, and to have raised an excess of $1,000,000 for charitable causes.