From a very young age, my parents spoke to me and my siblings about community and the responsibility of doing your part in making it better.  I remember the first time I was in a position to be able to give back in a more significant way.  It was Christmas Eve, back in the early days of Mattamy Homes and I was on my way home to my family.  For some reason…I felt the need to make a slight detour and stopped by our local community hospital and gave them a donation.  It was a pretty significant amount to me at that time, and it felt right.  It was something I could do, so therefore I needed to do.

That is still what drives me today. I can do it, so I should.

I believe, we all need to give back in any way we can. Every hour helps, every cent counts. Whether you sponsor a family member in a fundraising event, get involved yourself, write a cheque or give your time, everyone can do something to give back.

I would like to thank all of the wonderful community partners that have shown me what it really means to be part of creating something special and making this world a little bit better.

Sincerely,

Peter Gilgan