Their Opportunity

at 50 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa, L1G 4S1 Canada

www.theiropportunity.com Impacting our communities; one child and one family at a time.


Their Opportunity
50 Simcoe St. N
Oshawa , ON L1G 4S1
Canada
Contact Phone
P: 905-444-9992
Website

Description

Their Opportunity was founded by Randy Gill. At a professional development retreat over four years ago Randy was challenged by a presenter to do “more”. After self-reflection and consultation with individuals who are part of Randy’s core influencers, he identified just what that “more” is. Tapping into his roots of strong community and an avid sports (hockey…one time Junior player and now OMHA Referee and High School hockey coach) enthusiast, Randy realized that there are significant barriers for children to enter into sporting activities. He also realized that he needed to do more than just provide access to resources for kids – he wanted to build stronger communities. As a result, recipients of Their Opportunity funds are required to “pay-it-forward” through community service and engagement. The pay-it-forward model builds on the team-work skills that the children gain in their sporting activities. During 2007 to 2010, Randy along with his brother Rob (co-founder) and Alvin Watkins (Treasurer) and Toni Cranmer (Secretary) has organized a national board of family and friends to see his vision to fruition. Their Opportunity funded its first family on Father’s Day 2010. Four young girls, being raised by a single father on disability, were sponsored so that they could participate in an aquatics program. Since then they have also sponsored other families.

General Info

The Give-Back There are two major things that make us unique as a children's charity. Firstly, is the way we handle our donations and disbursements. What ever money we raise in a particular region stays in that region unless otherwise ear-marked. Secondly, and most importantly, is our mandatory give-back program in which each child sponsored by our charity is required to “pay-it-forward” in some charitable way within their community within 3 months of receiving funding. For example if we sponsor your son or daughter they must within a year, volunteer at something like a soup kitchen or retirement home as their way of giving back to their community as a way of saying thanks and understanding the power of giving.

Company Rating

35 Facebook users were in Their Opportunity. It's a 4 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Non-profit organization category in Oshawa, Ontario

637 FB users likes Their Opportunity, set it to 5 position in Likes Rating for Oshawa, Ontario in Non-profit organization category

@their_opp thanks again to @durhamlords123 @uoitridgebacks for hosting the Charity Cup this year for our children, check out @_courtneypope on @the_RiotRadio http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/60555237

Published on 2015-03-31 16:11:07 GMT

@their_opp would like to Thank Chartwell Wynfield Retirement for hosting a great open house, we meet some new friends Deegan Hearing Clinic @DeeganHearing

Published on 2015-03-29 20:55:24 GMT

Tomorrow @their_opp is thrilled to be the Charity Of Choice for @DCshowdown15 #rescuingkids together!

Published on 2015-03-25 17:29:43 GMT

Welcome our newest partner to League of Extraordinary Donors; Dynasty of Opportunity CIBC #CIBCChildrensFoundation #rescuingkids together!