Jack and Rylan

Investing in our future leaders

To say that 11 year old Rylan Johnson and 10 year old Jack Fazzari are unique for their age is an understatement. They appear to be average grade five students at first glance, but this dynamic duo are also the founders of Good Ideas Inc., a fundraising business they started to help support the Welland Hospital Foundation. Rylan and Jack publish and sell newspapers as well as organize various fundraising events in their Welland neighbourhood, donating 100% of the proceeds back to their local hospital. Jack says they both want to be business owners in the future. “But no matter what we do in the future, even if it doesn't involve being in business, we still hope to raise money for the hospital,” says Rylan. PenFinancial believed that these two well-spoken, community minded young men were off to a great start so they recognized them through the Random Acts of Kindness Program. PenFinancial was happy to support Jack and Rylan’s fundraising efforts by providing them with a donation to cover their newsprint expenses and creating a basket filled with family games to use as a raffle prize. “PenFinancial has been so nice and generous to us,” says Jack. But for PenFinancial, supporting Good Ideas Inc. was simply cultivating the enthusiasm of young entrepreneurs today in an effort to harvest a healthy social and economic future.

 

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