May 10, 2022
Written by Tagan Mani, Marketing and Fund Development Coordinator
You may have noticed that in our promotional material for our “A Gift to Remember program” we have a title sponsor, Peerage Capital. Despite the holiday program having a new name and look, Peerage Capital is no stranger to backing the holiday program and being a key supporter of various SCHC initiatives to help the many residents of Scarborough. Therefore, it is only right you know more about Peerage Capital.
Peerage Capital does more than just donate a monetary amount; they have donated time and resources including physically helping our community services staff. The highly successful real estate services company is dedicated to more than just their business and clients, and we know first hand how incredible their commitment to philanthropy is. Just recently, Engin Ogut and Lisa Conrad came to the food bank to help with various tasks related to the food bank such as stocking up the shelves and separating egg cartons.
They also assisted with putting together our holiday meal packages that our program recipients can enjoy with their loved ones. The two also sorted through the donations of toys that parents pick up for their children to enjoy during the holiday season! In addition, they presented a cheque from their CEO, Miles Nadal who, through his incredible generosity is donating a whopping $36,000!
We asked them about how they felt about giving back and their experience helping at the food bank. They shared the following quote:
All of us at Peerage share a deep commitment to community. Working with SCHC is a practical way for us to make those corporate values a reality. Whether it’s the food bank, a vaccination clinic, or the youth entrepreneurship program, SCHC understands Scarborough and how to make it an even better place to live and work. We’re proud to support the organization and its terrific team.Engin Ogut and Lisa Conrad
It’s without a doubt they mean what they say as they have been a loyal advocate for SCHC’s programs and yet continue to think of different ways they can continue to assist the Scarborough community. Over the past few years, Peerage had a team doing weekly Meals on Wheels deliveries plus volunteered at the Food Bank regularly and, most recently, at our vaccine clinic. They have provided judges for our Youth Entrepreneurship Venture Competition, plus award money and seed funding for promising youth and their business ideas. Their annual employee campaign sponsors MANY families in the Gift to Remember program and their leadership is always available for help and feedback on new partner initiatives.
The reality is that a non-profit organization such as SCHC does require support, especially during the holiday season. That’s why although time is running out to donate to the A Gift to Remember program, we kindly ask you to support families in need NOW. You can donate easily by going to our donation page and selecting A Gift to Remember from the drop down!
Of course, you can always decide to make a gift to any of our other program areas and/or become a monthly donor to support Scarborough year round. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.