SYNNEX Share the Magic is an ongoing fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation to provide much-needed funding for charities supporting our youth.
In support of FIRST Canada and Kids Help Phone.
In 2011 Peter Larocque of SYNNEX Corporation launched Share the Magic to support youth and families in need across South Carolina. Since launch, Share the Magic has raised more than $12 million dollars. Peter’s leadership and success inspired the launch of Share the Magic Canada in 2019 to formalize our Canadian efforts which have been ongoing for many years. Over the last 5 years, and with the success of last year’s gala and auction, we have raised close to $2M for youth across Canada.
Share the Magic Canada partners with two fantastic organizations – FIRST® Canada and Kids Help Phone. These organizations provide resources to support both the educational, career and mental health needs of youth across Canada. In addition to supporting these inspiring organizations, Share the Magic Canada also support food banks and family-support organizations in every province and territory across Canada.
— Beneficiaries —
FIRST Robotics Canada
FIRST Robotics Canada is a charity encouraging kids and youth in science, technology, engineering and math. In Canada, we reach over 30,000 students and growing. With an anticipated shortage of 80,000 skilled employees for the tech industry in the future, FIRST programs are more important than ever.
Kids Help Phone
Since 1989 Kids Help Phone has been a safe and trusted place for young people providing bilingual support 24/7. Busier than ever, with 1.6 million touchpoints with youth across the country last year. We know that with 8.2 million young people residing in Canada – almost one-quarter of our population – there is more work to be done. The stakes for their future and for our country could not be higher.