Scarborough Ice Raiders
I believe that youth sports play a vital role it teaching children fundamental values like a strong work ethic, an active lifestyle, teamwork, sportsmanship and a goal-oriented outlook. I believe that supporting the organizations that make youth sports possible is one of the best way to promote those values. It is my intent to share this enthusiasm for and commitment to youth sports in our communities, where we live and work. To that end I am proud to sponsor the Scarborough Ice Raiders.
I am excited to announce a new sponsorship and support partnership with the Scarborough Stingers Baseball Club. The Scarborough Stingers offer a program of elite AAA Rep baseball and instruction for young players in Scarborough, East Toronto and the surrounding communities. Sports is an extremely important tool in the development and fitness of today’s youth and I'm glad that I can play an active role within our community. I am really looking forward to being able to actively support the local area, sponsoring local youth and watching some pretty darn good baseball too!
Big Brothers Big Sisters Toronto
To this day I retain some of the best coaches and mentors in my life which has made a distinct positive difference in my success, accomplishments, and sense of fulfillment with my life. Being a supporter and mentor with Big Brothers allows me to help someone else along on their path. The military taught me to lead by example, I feel that it is my social responsibility to continue doing so within my community.
Francisco is 19 years old, he is an entrepreneurial young man from Suchitepéquez, Guatemala, and he decided that in order to succeed in life, he can't let himself be defeated by the obstacles that life gives him, but instead reach for all his goals and dreams. He has two children, the first is 2 years old and the second is 3 months old.
He makes his living through producing bananas in the community where he lives. His parents taught him how to do this activity from since he was four years old. He sells his products in the market and elsewhere around his community and thus earns income with which to improve the living conditions of his family.
The respective use that he has for this loan is to buy fertilizer and pay laborers for the maintenance of bananas, since for him it's of the utmost importance that his bananas plants produce fruits of the highest quality so he doesn't lose the clients he relies on.
One of Francisco's biggest aspirations is to sow more banana plants and to see the growth of his children in school and to become a professional in life.
Douglas is 19 years old, he is married, has no children, and he has a ninth grade education and lives in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador. His wife is a housewife, she is the only one who lives with him, and his only dependant. Edwin has been a farmer since he was very young, he learned the trade from his father, but for the past three years he has had a store in his home where he involves his wife.
He is requesting the loan to buy products such as bread, sugar, soap, detergent, oil, condiments, staple grains and more to stock the store inventory. His dream is to increase sales at his store to provide an education for his future children.