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It is our belief that as a business actively employing, residing and servicing GTA communities, it is our opportunity and privilege to extend our service beyond just delivering products and providing good customer service.
As a group or through each of our individual companies, we have chosen to support the following charities in a variety of ways. The G&L Group encourages everyone to visit and support these or any organization that you believe in:
- ALS Society of Canada
- Alzheimer Society of Toronto
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters Canada
- C.A.R.D. (Community Association Riding for the Disabled)
- Camp Ooch for Children with Cancer
- Country Day School
- Dance for The Cure in Support of Lupus Ontario
- Epiphany of our Lord Catholic Church
- EOH-Meta Foundation Annual Family Walk/Run
- Evergreen Brick Works
- Hats Off 2 Kidz
- Heart & Stroke Foundation
- Humber Regional Hospital Foundation
- June Callwood Park and The Garden Club of Toronto
- Jewish National Fund of Canada
- Kenaidan Contracting’s Care Enough to Act (CETA) Program
- Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital
- Most Wanted Fashion Show
- Ner Israel Yeshiva
- Princess Margaret Hospital
- Richview Baptist Church
- Ride to Conquer Cancer
- Runnymede Healthcare Centre
- Sick Kids Foundation
- The Brazilian Carnival Ball in support of St. Michael’s Hospital
- The City of Vaughan Mayor’s Gala
- The Moonlight Ball in support of The William Osler Health Centre Foundation
- Villa Charities
- Whitby Ringette Association
- Whitby Mayor Pat Perkins' Performing Arts Gala in support of Performing Arts Centre
- Youth Bocce Canada
The G&L Group also proudly supports a number of minor hockey, soccer and baseball teams throughout our surrounding communities as well as local Charity Golf Tournaments in support of various municipal events and local charities.
Evergreen has been working with school communities to green school grounds and give children the opportunity to learn from and connect with nature for more than 20 years. To date, they have supported greening projects at over 2,500 schools, affecting the lives of more than 900,000 Canadian school children.
Evergreen is also striving to build the infrastructure and programs to create these opportunities at Evergreen Brick Works, the charity’s dynamic new home in the heart of Toronto’s Don Valley. The Children’s Garden will act as a home base for children’s programs at the site. It will be a natural oasis for children with a goal of nurturing a deeper relationship with nature.
Ultimately, the aim is to connect children to their environment and set the stage for them to become better stewards of our planet. The site is characterized by gently undulating terrain, a landscape of trees, shrubs and gardens with small gathering areas and nooks, a greenhouse and tree house, and a water tower with manual water play features—all punctuated by an historic 200-foot chimney. It offers a natural workshop, where children can work with the Earth’s materials: sand, rock, wood, plants, water, clay and mud. The site will change and evolve with the seasons, the growth of the plantings and the activities of its visitors. The priority is on first-hand experience and multi-sensory exploration, which will be brought to life with year-round programs, including school visits, camps, workshops, events and activities.
This past summer the Children’s Garden underwent a magnificent transformation with the help of the G&L Group. Truck loads of soil, sand, mulch and stone were provided by the G&L Group to Evergreen Brick Works for use in a variety of gardening and construction projects all built by children, their families and community groups during school, camp and public programs. For example, the beautiful stone-seating circle provides seating for 40 campers, the mulch provides a soft surface for play but also a great material for making hills to roll on, and the sand pit provides opportunities for endless experimentation and creating small worlds. The Children’s Garden also received a large amount of nutrient-rich soil to help the veggies and fruit trees thrive and produce a bounty of food for the children’s cooking program.
The materials provided by the G&L Group will continue to provide a key ingredient in the “you build it” experience for all who participate in helping this magical space grow and change for years to come.
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