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Jul
23

The Not So Random Acts of Kindness

  • Rally for Kids with Cancer in support of SickKids (Pictured from left to right: Alex Hyssen, Kim Coates from Sons of Anarchy, James Hyssen, Ron Armstrong and Dan Cooper)

  • The Dan Cooper Group presents a cheque of $10,000 cheque for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. The amount was raised during our 25th anniversary celebration.

  • The Dan Cooper Group attending Comic Vision in Oakville

  • Big Brother and Big Sisters of Halton - Bowl for Kids Sake event (Pictured: The Dan Cooper Group alongside Kevin Flynn (MPP, Minister of Labour), Steve Tanner (Chief of Police), and Pam Damoff (Ward 2 Councillor) )

Having a good life has to mean that it includes a sense of peace, well-being and the ability to make a difference beyond just our own lives. It means that we have to care and we have to consider what our personal impact is on others’ lives.

Real Estate is a people business and people encounter different issues in their lives at different times. My relationships with thousands of people over the span of 25 years have widened my vision to see beyond the obvious and I have had the opportunity to join forces with many charitable organizations to make a difference.

Causes like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, Comic Vision, The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and Sick Kids Foundation are close to my heart and come to mind immediately when I think about our involvement the community. I strongly believe that being a part of something bigger than yourself and your business is why we are all here. It’s impossible to build a great business or a great brand without rooting it in the communities it exists in, it’s even harder to connect with the people in your community without having an organic interest and compassion for what it stands for.

As I look back at the last 25 years and what we have built here at the Dan Cooper Group, what makes me most proud is that every year along with going our business we have also grown our reach and our desire to make a difference. We have added more causes to our partner list and we have helped others overcome adversity.

Most recently, on July 17, I participated in the Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer in support of SickKids. I’m happy to announce that we were able to raise over $700,000, bringing our 3 year total for the Boat Rally to over $2.1 million. This is a testament of what can be done when we as individuals come together and make a difference.

I invite you to find this opportunity in your life and work and plan to design a legacy that is greater than revenue and sales. I know we are a better company as a result of it.

 – Dan Cooper