Charities and Community Projects

At Cobourg Tae Kwon Do, we feel that it is important to give back to our local, national, and international community.

Some of the charities and community projects that we have been involved with:

  • April 2012 EASTER CARDS FOR RESIDENCES AT LOCAL NURSING HOME – April 2012 The second community based project finished for the 2012 Black belt Grading here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do was completed by Sarena Thompson. Sarena who is going for her first degree black belt in June is a nurse who works for one of the local nursing homes here in Cobourg. She asked our lil’ dragons to make up Easter cards for her residents. Sarena handed the cards out to the residents at her work this past Saturday and Sunday. The residents were so thankful and full of joy!
  • April 2012 BIRD HOUSES FOR EASTERN BLUE BIRDS – April 2012 Each year our black belts that are grading must come up and do a community based project that will benefit our local, or global community in which we live in. The first one I want to write about is the project Liam Andrews is doing. Liam is grading for his 2nd Degree Black Belt in June. Liam’s project involved joining the Eastern Ontario Bluebird association to aid in the building, placing, monitoring, providing proper food for the young and most importantly counting and reporting fledgling losses and successes during the season. Liam had to build his own boxes according to the societies plan and mount them in the proper habitat. He also wrote a small paper on the eastern Bluebird and donated it to his schools outdoor classroom seeing that the school is located as well in a Bluebird friendly habitat.
  • March 2011 GARBAGE COLLECTION – March 2011 Mikaela Lavoy picked up 15 pounds of garbage off her street in Baltimore on earth day.
  • November 2010 PENNIES FOR PEACE – November 2010 The instructors and students here at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do collected pennies for the Pennies For Peace campaign. We ended up collecting $777 worth of pennies I believe. Project organized by Richard Bernier. Here is the official website if anyone is interested. http://www.penniesforpeace.org/
  • October 2010 KICKS FOR CANDY The students of Cobourg Tae Kwon Do brought in 77 pounds of Candy they collected during Halloween and donated to the local Salvation Army. We also donated 4 four boxes of food to the Salvation Army. The candy was exchanged by our students for free private lessons by me, Master Jonathan.
  • September 2010 SALVATION ARMY CLASS Sir Richard Bernier, Ma’am Mikaela Lavoy, and myself(Jonathan Field) taught a 2 hour class at the Salvation Army for their Boy’s night in.
  • September 2010 KOREAN CULTURE I, Jonathan Field taught at the Camborne Public School about Korean Culture and Taekwondo during their charity walk. The walk was based on The Amazing race theme in which each stop during their walk they had to learn about a different country.
  • June 2010 Mikaela Lavoy made and decorated banners for her school’s charity car wash held on June 5th.
  • June 4, 2010 Jeff Morrow, Ryan Donnelly, and Reilly Huffman headed the Cobourg Tae Kwon Do Team with 7 other Black Belt Instructors and students at the 2010 Relay for Life and raised over $3000 to help cancer research.
  • May 22, 2010 Ginie Shin collected 2 big garbage bags full of clothes and donated them to Beyond the Blue Box.
  • May 2010 Dakota Howell held a car wash and raised $537 for Cystic Fibrosis and participated in the Great Strides CF Walk at the Toronto Zoo and his Team raised $3000.
  • April 22, 2010 Liam Andrews planted a tree at his school for earth day. He raised the money through his egg sales and cleaning his dad’s equipment for his company. Liam also donated some saplings to various people at his school as well as his Taekwondo instructor as a thank you for allowing him to do his community based project.
  • April 2010 Jordan Stewart volunteered his time selling refreshments at the Float your Fanny down the Ganny. He helped raised over $1000 for the Port Hope Christmas lights display.
  • January 2010 to June 2010 Brodie Majdell volunteered his time helping out as Alter serving at St. Michael’s church and setting up race gates for his ski racing team. Brodie does this year round.
  • March 2010 Ismael Ndiaye volunteered over 12 hours at the Cobourg Public Library during his March Break Vacation. He helped out with various activities for the children.
  • February 2010 Ethan Hoekstra helped raised over $50 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation on February 28, 2010 while canvassing door to door on Huyke Street in Cobourg.
  • February 2010 Donated 2 memberships to Durham Christian Academy Fundraising Banquet.
  • October 2009 Donated 2 Boxes of food and 2 bags of Halloween Candy to the Salvation Army.
  • December 2008 Donated a box of non-perishable goods to the local Salvation Army.
  • October 2008 Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated 2 boxes of can goods to the Salvation Army which was collected at Cobourg Tae Kwon Do’s annual Halloween party.
  • December 2007 Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated half of the admission fees they collected at the door to Merwin Greer Public School, which came to $75.00. The school council was able to further raise an additional $200.00 selling drinks and food to the competitors and spectators.
  • May 2007 We raised a total of $2,457 for the Kids Help Phone on May 26th.
  • June 2006 We held our 3rd Annual Kids Help Phone Charity Demo at the Cobourg Memorial Temple. We collected $2282.26. Click here to view our local business sponsors who helped make this event happen.
  • April 2006 Hosted a charity self defense seminar for women and helped raised over $470 for breast cancer research.
  • February 2006 Donated memberships certificates worth over $270.00 to the Cobourg Baseball association.
  • November 2005 Donated memberships certificates worth over $270.00 to the St. Mary’s High School Silent Auction for AIDS/HIV for children in Africa.
  • May/June 2005 Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated 3 memberships certificates of over $400.00 in value to the Relay for Race silent auction in order to raise money for cancer research.
  • April 2005 at the Cobourg Memorial Temple (Odd Fellows Hall), many of the members of Cobourg Tae Kwon Do held a charity demonstration to raise donations for the Kids Help Phone. There was lots of martial arts action including forms, sparring, weapons, board breaking, concrete breaking, self defense, lil’ dragons, and lots of fun and excitement. We raised $1,923 in donations for the Kids Help Phone.
  • January 2005 Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated a 3 month membership for Taekwondo to the Kiwanis Club for their annual radio auction to raise money for the many charities that they help out. Our school was the only martial arts school to get bids on their items. The winning bidder paid $80.00 and all the proceeds go directly to the Kiwanis Club.
  • October 2004 some of our members went out on Halloween and collected some small donations for UNICEF.
  • June 2004 Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated two membership certificates for the Relay For Life silent auction in order to raise money for Cancer Research.
  • May 2004 Cobourg Tae Kwon Do put on its’ first ever charity demo for the Kids Help Phone at our dojang located at 271 Spring St, Cobourg. It was full of exciting martial arts moves and excitement. We raised $1,095 for the Kids Help Phone.
  • January 2004 Cobourg Tae Kwon Do donated a 3 month membership for Taekwondo to the Kiwanis Club for their annual radio auction to raise money for the many charities that they help out

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