14393977_10154557972409740_484027284_o-2Experiencing the value and necessity of volunteers is something that as a teacher, Susan can attest to first-hand . Giving back to the community took on new relevance as she embarked on her journey as an entrepreneur. Her business has introduced Susan to another world of people, wonderful people, both clients and acquaintances who hve enriched her life in numerous ways.

The decision to give back was largely in response to these people. “So many people offered me assistance since the very start of my new career that a feeling of gratitude overwhelms me. Giving,” she says, “just feels good. It’s an investment in me. I like how it feels.”Giving Back

And it reflects what she really believes: It takes a village to raise a child. “I love the idea of working together towards a common goal; none of us has achieved anything totally on our own. For me, it’s important to remember that every day.

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has made monetary donations, supplied gift certificates for financial campaigns and donated time in service to the following organizations:

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Sue in the City: Live from the Runway October 2012
Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish SWOntario

Goodwill Industries Ontario Great Lakes
Bust A Move supporting St. Joseph’s Breast Health
St. Joseph’s Hospice
WAYS – Western Area Youth Services

United Way – Ministry of Transportation
Little Black Dress Event – Cancer Research
London Distress Centre
Alzheimer Society
Grand Theatre of London
My Sister’s Place
Canadian Aid for Southern Sudan London Chapter
Hope’s Garden
Clothing Works

Braz for the Cause – B Cup Sponsor
Community Living London
Women Together
Big Sisters and Big Brothers
Lexus Charity – Prostate Cancer
Sud Academy – Canadian Sudanese Volunteers for Development
Barry Paterson Junior Golf Scholarship Fund
Channer’s Ovarian Cancer Gala

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Gabriella Catolino Director, Community Engagement & Development St. Joseph’s Hospice

Camp Trillium – Childhood Cancer Support Centre
Clothing Works
Eco LIVING London
Look Good Feel Better
Cancer Survivor Park London, Ontario
London Home Builders Association
Canadian Liver Foundation
Make A Wish SouthWestern Ontario Chapter
Canadian Liver Foundation