Free The Children and The Investors Group



One of the most important lessons I have learned as I have grown up, is that you need support to get far in life. This is where sponsors and support can really come in handy. Free The Children has been lucky enough to have over 60 different corporate sponsors. One of their major sponcers has been The Investors Group.They have made their motto “People Who Care”. And there is no better phrase to describe them. Ever since August 2007 they have supported Free The Children, and leadership and academics of the youth in Canada. In total they have supported over 2000 causes all over the world. They are truly a passionate and dedicated individuals. Investors Group is also a founding member of Imagine Canada. Imagine Canada said that they were one of their “Caring Company’s”.

 About the Investors Group

 Investors Group has been established for over 80 years, they opened their doors of business in 1926. And since then their extreme amount of growth and advancements are unbelievable. Their goal is to assist Canadians and their family’s to achieve their financial goals. They can assist in many different areas of financial help including, Registered Retirement, Saving Plans, Registered Income Funds, Deferred Profit Sharing Plans, life and disability insurance, Guaranteed Investment Certificates, and mortgages. Currently Investors Group serves over 1 million clients across Canada. As the needs of their clients increase so does the advancements in technology and their new ideas solve the financial problems of their clients. Investors group has proven to many people that they are reliable and have gained respect by many citizens.

How did they get involved? 

The thing that really caught the attention of the Investors Group is the amazing, and inspiring stories that they had heard about Free The Children. Many of the things they have accomplished are absolutely amazing. They help so many children throughout other parts of the world, but they also help the youth here in Canada. They send students over sees to help assist in building schools, with the Adopt A Village program and so many other things. By doing this they give the youth of Canada an amazing and potentially life changing experience. Free the Children caught The Investors Groups eye through their passion and dedication for their cause. Through the dedication and the volunteering of the employees of The Investors Group they have created a bond that goes further then just a donation here and there. They have done so many other things like putting off shows together and the bursaries. It’s so easy to get involved with Free The Children. Their website has a never-ending amount of information, and it is all laid out so it’s easy to find. You can get involved in many different ways, from making a donation, trips, We Days, Me to We style, or book a motivational speaker.
Even as a teen you can get involved, just like me and all of the other contestants competing at Miss Teen Canada-World. We have all been given the opportunity to work with Free The Children. Over the last month we have been fundraising. And truthfully I have had so much fun with it. I have spent the last two days getting ready for a bake sale. And sure that doesn’t sound like the most exciting thing to be doing the few days after exams. But it truly was. Hilarie, and Marcus two of my best friends have spent two days at my house baking, decorating and making posters. It turned into one of those days you will always remember. Neither of us can cook….. And were not the most artistic people in the world. But some how we pulled off making cookies, fudge, muffins, and 240 cupcakes. I’m pretty sure my hands will never be skin colour again, instead they are blue purple and orange from trying to change the fondant different colours. I now have a new thing I dislike doing too, cracking eggs. Out of the 40 eggs I cracked, I never got shells in 2. We spent hours trying to pick the little tiny egg shells out of the bowl of eggs. How Ironic is that? A girl who lives on a farm with tens of thousands of chickens……and she can’t crack an egg. But really nothing else could have made me laugh as hard as trying to bake with Hilarie and Marcus. Luckily they were both also willing to sit in the mall all Friday and Saturday with me to sell them. Which wasn’t that fun at first, but turned into a hilarious weekend. All of the little girls and boys would run over and beg their mom and dads for a cup cake. And when their parents finally allowed them too their faces lit up. It’s amazing how something as small as a cup cake can make a difference. That cup cake make me smile, Hilarie smile, Marcus smile, the child who received it, the parents of the child who received it, and the children who receives the benefits from that donation. Who says one person can’t change the world? If one cup cake can make that much of a difference, anything is possible of any individual.

Along with the bake sale I have done a few other fundraisers too. Including money/donation tins at the two pageants I created, Little Miss Grand Falls-Windsor and Little Mister Grand Falls-Windsor. Also I have been selling homemade jewellery through Déjà Vu. Déjà Vu is jewellery made by Lisa Oldford-Guy. She makes necklaces, earrings, and hair clips out of pop bottles. That may not sound that amazing but trust me they are gorgeous.

Free The Children has proven to many people the miracles they can achieve. And none of this would be possible without corporate sponsors like Investors Group, and the help of everyday volunteers. I encourage everyone to take part and support Free The Children.


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