Paying It Forward


This page is dedicated to the things that inspire us to pay it forward. We are so motivated by our daily work with children and we realize more every day that we can have an astounding impact on the communities we work in, and children around the world. From small acts of kindness to large gestures, plans and donations, Explore It! Inc. wants to make difference – and we’re excited to show you how.

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2016 – 2017

We are pleased to be able to provide support in a variety of ways to our public schools and their fundraising efforts. Explore It! regularly donates to the School Parent Councils that we partner with. Many of our give-back programs are ongoing to assist each Council’s efforts to fund worthy causes in the school. In addition we continue to be proud of our discrete fully subsidized bursary program for deserving students whose families are facing financial pressure. Should you wish to assist a deserving student at your school please contact us for information about our 50/50 bursary program where the parent or Council pays a portion of the program fee and Explore It! covers the remainder.

dailybreadfoodDecember 2015

We’re so happy this year to send some much needed support to the Daily Bread Food Bank. As a company with deep passions for Whole Food and Sustainability through education, feeding our community seems like an obvious cause to support. The Daily Bread Food Bank is a registered charity that is fighting hunger in our communities. Every year thousands of people across Toronto rely on food banks. A distribution hub, Daily Bread provides food and support to almost 200 food programs across Toronto and is the largest provider of food relief in the GTA. You can donate too by clicking on their logo above!

 

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Another year, another 5k. We’re so happy to be able to make this a yearly event for our team. On a chilly, wet morning, we got out and walked and ran in support of SickKids Foundation – a truly worthy cause. We can’t think of a better way to [literally] kick off the school year than with a team event followed by a yummy brunch. Looking forward to next year already!

 

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Smiles make the sun rise and the world turn. Maybe not exactly scientific, but it’s thoughts like this that warm our hearts and make us here at Explore It! want to work harder and to do more. To celebrate the launch of our Spring Term, we’ve made a donation to our children’s charity of choice – SickKids Foundation and encourage others to do the same. We WILL be the change we want to see in the world. Happy Spring everyone!

 

 

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We did it again! On September 13th 2014, Directors Liz and Randy plunged into the Toronto 5k in support of the SickKids Foundation with a team of instructors at their sides. We ran, we walked, we ate cupcakes and we raised $1200 for an amazing cause dear to our hearts. MANY thanks and high-fives to our inspiring team – Thea, Valentina, Nick, Gina and Kymberley – we would never be able to do what we do without you.

 

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June 2014:

While we routinely “give back” to our schools in little ways, we  love when we get the chance to do something truly meaningful for them. When we heard that Ledbury Park P.S. wanted to redevelop their playscape with equipment that is safe, secure and stimulating for their children – we knew we wanted to support the cause! They have some fantastic fundraising efforts happening – and they’re so close to realizing their dream! We contributed to this wonderful cause through their Brick by Brick campaign – where people can purchase bricks to be engraved and then permanently installed in the walkway surrounding the playscape. What a fantastic idea… we think this will be a showstopper installation for many years to come – always reminding us that it is when we come together as a community that we truly affect change. Way to go Ledbury Park – we can’t wait to visit (and enjoy!) the new playscape!

You can also donate to this worthy cause by clicking on the Ledbury Park Logo above!

 

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In honor of our incredible instructors who trudged through SNOWMAGEDDON on February 5th to provide great programming, we’ve made a donation to the very worthy SickKids Foundation. Thanks so much Thea, Maggie, Leilani, Tiffany, Kymberley, Georgia, Nick, Patrick, Suki and Michelle for inspiring us to pay it forward!

 

 

sickkids_foundation_logoSeptember 2013

On September 14th 2013, our Director Liz and 4 of our incredible instructors – Thea, Kelly, Jill and Laura – ran a 5k for charity, raising over $900 for a VERY worthy cause. We chose the Toronto 5k in support of the SickKids Foundation as our first foray into the world of fundraising and we’re sure there will be many more… The cool t-shirts and celebratory breakfast were great and supporting SickKids was more than just icing on our cake (mmmm…. cake!) – this whole “run for a cause” thing was a huge hit!

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