Charities

When Louis first started getting involved in Ferreira Fest in the Fall 0f 2011 it was our big goal to work towards charitable causes that we – his friends, supporters and fans – could promote. As we’ve learned, setting up such an endeavor is quite involved, and finding just the right causes took time. But we have arrived, and now you, honored guests, are able to give back something for every photo Louis has shared, every question of yours he’s answered, every tweet of yours he’s responded to, every story of his that has touched us.

Giving to those in need, serving society for the greater good and sharing our good fortunes with those who have fallen upon hard times are essential expressions of the human spirit, and to many of us, including Louis, it comes naturally. Doing good makes you feel good. Giving makes you richer. Sharing creates communities.

Louis sums it up perfectly in this little clip:

LF: Make a small difference by supporting charities. It’s something that I think we all should do.
And I think ultimately it’s in the giving back that we serve ourselves.

To that end he has selected specific charities for us to support, but really, it does not matter who you give to, as long as you do it with goodwill and friendship in your heart.

Here are our four charities (in order of addition)

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is Canada’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the child welfare system.
Charity SiteDonation Site – Charity Page at louisferreira.org (under construction)

Haven Toronto
Haven Toronto is a drop-in centre where elder homeless, marginally housed and socially isolated men can feel safe, where they can form and cultivate friendships, and become part of a community.
Charity SiteDonation Site – Charity Page at louisferreira.org (under construction)

Project Limelight
An after-school program providing youth with a safe place to build an artistic community alongside professional actors, directors, dancers, singers, costume designers, filmmakers and musicians.
Charity SiteDonation Site – Charity Page at louisferreira.org (under construction)

Ability Online
An online community connecting youth with disabilities to each other and the world around them.
Charity SiteDonation Site – Charity Page at louisferreira.org (under construction)