Charitable Initiatives

The Dream Factory’s 2017 Dream Maker Auction

The Dream Factory is a charitable organization dedicated to fulfilling dreams for kids who are battling a life-threatening illness in Manitoba, Canada. We are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Dream Maker Auction, held at the RBC Convention Centre where 100% of all the proceeds will go to help make dreams come true. To learn more about how you can help sick kids, or to purchase tickets, please click here to visit their website.

Fountains for Youth

An initiative we started in 2017 after learning that handwriting is no longer part of the school curriculum. Each year, one teacher in Canada will be chosen for their dedication and willingness to continue teaching handwriting in the school. Their class will receive a fountain pen for each child, a special fine writing instrument for them, and an assortment of ink, high-quality paper, and a selection of other accessories for the class to enjoy.

The 2017 award winner was Ms. Fraser’s grade 5/6 class at Mulvey School in Winnipeg.

Suit Up

Suit Up! is a program started by a teacher at Gordon Bell High School in Winnipeg, Canada. As an inner city public school, many of the boys in grade 12 couldn’t afford to purchase formalwear for their graduation. Since the Gowns for Grads program was already in place for the girls, this teacher took it upon herself to find gently used suits and tuxedos for the men. We were proud to drop off a van full of suits, shirts, ties and other accessories last year, and this summer we plan to do it again.