One of the biggest reasons I chose this line of work is because I love interacting with people in my community. I can't think of a better way of doing that than to give back through the many wonderful causes that are out there.
Whether it was through my own charity during our five year operation, or volunteering for the events in and around the Lower Mainland, the act of giving truly brings fulfillment to my life.
Presenting a cheque to the Canadian Red Cross -2011
I had the pleasure of presenting a cheque for $5,000 to help with relief efforts in the aftermath of the Fukushima Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.
Being greeted by the children in Jacmel, Haiti - 2007.
I spent a month living with a host family in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and financed the build of a local elementary school in Jacmel, Haiti for 100 children. This was by far one of the biggest highlights of my life.
Celebrating the completion of our school building project in Jacmel, Haiti - 2007
The completion of the elementary school in Jacmal, Haiti took several months. In total, we donated over $10,000 to make this project happen.
Getting the community together to make care packages for the homeless population of the Downtown East Side.
Every year, we gathered to make sandwiches for the most vulnerable members of the Downtown East side of Vancouver. We have fed over 10,000 people since the inception of this program!
I had a great day participating and fundraising in the World Partnership Walk in Vancouver.
I loved participating and fundraising for the World Partnership Walk in Vancouver, raising more than $1,300!
What a day that was! - Receiving the $5,000 Youth Philanthropic Initiative Award (YPI) by the Toskan Casale Foundation for our efforts in Haiti.
During our 5 year operation, we received the 2009 YPI Award for the best grass-roots charity organization. This money helped us support many local families in subsequent campaigns