Every December, our team comes together to make the holiday season a little brighter for local children in need and to raise funds for cancer research and awareness. And this year every dollar raised by our employees for our two “charities of choice”, Trails Youth Initiatives and The American Cancer Society, was generously quadruple matched by Angus Systems. We are thrilled to have surpassed our very ambitious goal of raising $25,000 – a total of $28,425 was raised for two amazing causes.
From our family to yours, we wish you a happy holiday season!
About Our “Charities of Choice”
Trails Youth Initiatives takes vulnerable, at risk youth from the inner city of Toronto who may be struggling with issues related to adolescence and their environment and gives them a place and opportunity to develop their confidence and self-esteem so as to make good life decisions. Trails offers permanence to youth who experience little, if any constants in their lives.
Children enter the program at age 12 and make a 4 year commitment to attend the Trails camp facility located in the Newmarket area for 2 weeks every summer and for one weekend every month from September to June. The program’s curriculum is tailored to improve resiliency, interpersonal skills, coping strategies and self-confidence. 90% of those who enter the program complete it. Moreover, 90% of the youth who have completed the program go on to post-secondary education as compared to only 10% of their peer group.
We are a proud partner of Tails Youth Initiatives and delighted to be helping Trails in its mission to challenge and equip vulnerable youth from the inner city of Toronto to become contributing members of society.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem and dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. All of us at Angus Systems are proud to support the ACS in its efforts of research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.American Cancer Society