What a great day Fred Victor community and the 12 person team from GE Capital Canada had on Tuesday, July 17th. 180 people from Fred Victor Housing and programs, and folks from Moss Park and local shelters surged into Friends Restaurant for an up-beat community-boosting GE Capital Canada hosted brunch.
It was a record-breaking 38 degrees that day but everyone who responded to the invitation to the free brunch was in a positive mood. Friends Restaurant was decorated with balloons and flowers and there was a flurry of activity: breakfast specialities (chicken wings, fresh fruit and omelets) prepared and served, people welcomed and brunch eaten, tours and talks given and finally thank yous and a parting gift of spicy Friends Catering samosas.
Fred Victor’s community members were given a treat of not only a fabulous brunch, but hours to enjoy conversation in an air conditioned restaurant on one of the most uncomfortably steamy days this summer.
The brunch idea came from Tanya Taggart who is the Sales Leader for Corporate Finance at GE Capital Canada along with Jennifer Guerard who is both the new Fred Victor Chair of the Board and Senior Counsel at GE Capital Canada, a financial services firm. Tanya Taggart said: “It was a great experience hosting brunch at Fred Victor with our GE Capital Team. We learned so much about working in a kitchen, met some wonderful people and learned first-hand about the work Fred Victor does with homeless and low income people. I would recommend volunteering in the Restaurant to other groups wanting to make a difference!”
We look forward to welcoming the gang from GE Capital again at Fred Victor as they tell us they are committed to giving back to people who need their help in downtown Toronto.