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Guelph business celebrates 30 years with 30 donations to local charities

Giving Tuesday offers opportunity for businesses to pay it forward, says Terra View founder and CEO

Turning 30 is a major milestone that often sparks some deep self-reflection.

For Terra View Homes, achieving that milestone has inspired the company and its employees to pay it forward in the community, and that’s good news for the local charitable organizations who will benefit from the company’s generosity as recipients.

In celebration of its 30th anniversary in 2021, Terra View Homes has announced it will be making 30 donations to local non-profit and charitable organizations that align with the company’s corporate social responsibility agenda.

“Giving back and contributing to the development of our communities is the cornerstone of what Terra View was founded on,” said Andrew Lambden, Founder and CEO of Terra View Homes. “As a company, supporting the sustainability and resiliency of our communities is ingrained in our values and culture.”

Ranging from The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital and Guelph and Wellington Women in Crisis to the Grand River Conservation Authority, Terra View is funneling donations to address needs that exist within the community through this special giving campaign. As part of the initiative, each Terra View employee was invited to direct funds to a registered charity of their choice, and Terra View donated to each selected charity on their behalf.

“The deserving charities we have chosen to support have not only made a direct impact on our team at Terra View but have also been long-standing partners who are endlessly committed to making a difference in the community,” said Lisa Schuett, Vice President, Terra View Homes.

The Terra View donations provide some much-needed local support during the most charitable time of the year. Whether it’s the spirit of the holiday season or the spectre of the upcoming tax season, both individuals and corporations are often in their most generous moods in November and December, which is usually uplifting news for many of the more than 86,000 charities that currently operate in Canada.

That spirit of giving is the motivation behind the annual Giving Tuesday initiative, which arrives the first Tuesday after the American Thanksgiving each year and acts as a great counter to the self-indulgent spending that defines Black Friday.

Lambden suggests Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity for other businesses in Guelph and surrounding areas to make an impact through giving.

"Giving Tuesday is often described as the world's largest generosity movement and it should serve as a reminder to everyone the importance of supporting the many causes and organizations in their community,” he said. “These organizations are vital to the health of our communities. As businesses, we must give back to those who make our world go round and inspire those around us to do the same."  

To find out more about the Terra View initiative, visit

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