Community Involvement
The Fogolar Furlan is involved in many different community projects in the Windsor area. We frequently hold pasta fundraiser dinners at our facility for nearby churches and organizations. We are also part of Windsor's Adopt-A-Road programme. Every month during the spring & summer a few of our members volunteer to clean the garbage off of the south shoulder of North Service Road. In 2005 the Fogolar joined with all Windsorites and Canadians and donated to the tsunami relief in Asia. Most recently, the Fogolar partnered with the Hearts for Haiti organization and donated to the Haiti Earthquake Relief. In regard to Italian and cultural activities, the Fogolar is part of the Italian Heritage Fund which supports the Italian programme at the University of Windsor each year through fundraising activities with the other Italian clubs in Windsor/Essex. Lastly, the Fogolar has a scholarship fund that is awarded annually to students of Furlan ancestry who are entering post secondary education.
The Fogolar Women's Association has been involved in a huge fundraiser during 2005 & 2006 raising money for the Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital Foundation. As of October 4, 2006 they successfully reached their monumental goal of $20 000 that will go towards the purchase of wheelchairs for the physically challenged.
Youth Group at the Mission
The Fogolar Youth Group has volunteered at the Downtown Mission, cooking and serving pasta donated by the Club. They've held can drives and volunteered for fundraisers for Windsor's Children's Safety Village as well. In September 2006, the Youth Group hosted a Fashion Show which raised $3000 for the Ontario Paramedic Association's site at Windsor's Children's Safety Village.
In addition to all these community projects, the Fogolar sponsors youth sports teams and many school luncheons every year.