Toonies for Change is Dwelling a Pause!

As COVID-19 increasingly dominates every aspect of our lives we have decided to temporarily suspend all operations of our Toonies for Change fundraiser following today’s (March 17) draw. This has become necessary because of important safety concerns related to the handling of possibly contaminated cash, as well as those associated with asking our valuable volunteers to assemble in relatively close proximity to each other in order to conduct the sorting and draw procedures each Tuesday. In order to implement this suspension, all our vendor boxes have, as of this afternoon, been taped, and no more registrations or payments will be accepted until further notice. We recognize that this community fundraiser is hugely important to our many participants, as well as to the numerous deserving beneficiaries that we have been able to support through this initiative. We are therefore very sorry to have to trigger this interruption and are firmly committed to re-launching the project just as soon as conditions return to a relative normal. As you will see in this message, today’s (March 17) draw result was a Rollover. The current jackpot now stands at around $7,000 and we will hold it over until we’re through this challenging time and can arrange the ‘Grand Re-launch’! We plan to restart with a bang! We would also like to advise all those of our participants who have a prepayment credit with us that we ensure that your current balance after today’s draw, will be ‘frozen’ at its remaining amount until the re-launch. Payments will then be reactivated at their full pre-frozen level. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at We hope to be in touch again soon. Your Toonies Team Rotary Club of Halifax Northwest

Toonies for Change supports your community!

Since launching Toonies for Change in 2014, members of the Rotary Club of Halifax Northwest along with community volunteers, have given back to the community, both in Halifax and around the world.

We appreciate and thank our vendor partners. Play at any one of these locations:


Boys & Girls Club of Spryfield

The Club is a non-profit, community-based charitable organization providing social, recreational and educational programming for children and youth.  The array of services and programs offered by the Club is formulated to respond to the needs identified from within the Spryfield community.  On April 1st 2016, the Boys and Girls Club of Spryfield and the Sackville Boys and Girls Club, merged with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax.

Chebucto Minor Hockey Association

The cost of playing hockey if often out of reach for the children of many low-income families in the Spryfield area   Special efforts are made by the organization to assist these children to play hockey by helping in the payment of fees and the provision of equipment that would otherwise not be affordable.

Chebucto Family Centre

The Chebucto Family Centre began its operations as the Home of the Guardian Angel (HGA) in 1887. The agency is strategically located in Spryfield near low-income housing developments and in a community where many families live below the poverty line, and face a multitude of challenges in areas of education, employment and safe living conditions. The agency delivers programs and services that address the current needs of the community.  The focus remains on supporting people who would not otherwise be able to access services and programs of this kind.

Edward Jost Children’s Centre

The Jost Mission Day Care Society has been providing services in support of families in need since 1910, and has been established in the Spryfield area since 1990.  The organization provides quality, inclusive child-care for at risk children aged five months to five years.  It particularly welcomes children with special needs and helps them to learn, grow and develop alongside their peers.

Family SOS

Family SOS is a local non-profit, child-centered organization directed toward building strong and healthy families. In Spryfield it manages the Healthy Kidz program located in the Greystone Community where it offers a fun and safe place for kids. The program provides unique afterschool and summer day camp opportunities that engage and educate children. Children, families and facilitators work together to host a variety of community events.

Shelter Nova Scotia

Shelter NS has, since September 2015, been managing the Herring Cove Apartments in Spryfield, where it provides support, food and accommodation to people who have experienced long-term chronic homelessness, as well as significant health issues.  Through this facility, several who have been without a place to live, frequently for up to 20 years, now have a place to call home.

Spryfield Urban Farm Museum Society

The Urban Farm Museum Society was founded in 1996 to facilitate food production and to teach children and adults how to grow healthy, safe food.  Its programs are accessible to low-income families, and an emphasis is placed on local children and youth as a way to strengthen the traditional social fabric of the community.

Chebucto Connections

Recognized as an organization with character and integrity, Chebucto Connections has been the catalyst in building the area’s community connections for 34 years. Serving more than 700 children and families in Spryfield and District, Chebucto Connections programs are always free of charge thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses, governments and organizations that want to make an impact on community.


By the Numbers

Funds from Toonies for Change are distributed to jackpot winners and beneficiaries from the Spryfield Community and charitable organizations around the world.

Prize money awarded
Lives touched
Organizations served
Financial assistance provided

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