Non-profit group Million Dollar Smiles supports local family
Recently, the Plus Group of Companies (RN Design, Salefish Software, Coolaid Studios and SRN Architects Inc.) pitched in to help to put a smile on the face of three-year-old Vikaas Suvendiran and his parents, in Scarborough.
OPINION AUG 28, 2018 TORONTO.COM (Original article)
An only child, Vikaas is diagnosed with severe global development delay.
Led by Plus Group principal Rob Nicolucci, 25 staff members (and some with their own children) spent five hours building the playground. Vikaas’s father, Thirunamarajah, and mother, Thayaananthi, were smiling, as well.
“We’ve supported this charity since 2015,” Nicolucci said.
“We’ve completed six backyard playgrounds, and over 100 of our employees have participated. At approximately $3,000 per build, this means we have donated $18,000 to this worthy cause.
“Our collective experience gives team-building real meaning,” Nicolucci added.
“It feels great for all of us to provide our physical presence, rather than simply writing a cheque. The smile on Vikaas’ face and that of his parents is our true reward.”
Million Dollar Smiles (milliondollarsmiles.ca) is a non-profit organization supporting families with children who have life-threatening illnesses.
“I’m truly honoured to have all the support from this amazing sponsor and all the volunteers that come out every year,” said MDS founder and director Ana Lopes.
MDS volunteer Vicki Arciero added, “I always look forward to participating in what is a magical day for families and their children.”