The driving force behind Tuff Sprout lies in empowering children and families facing extraordinary challenges. We empower children and families in the following ways:
According to the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders, 1/12 or approximately three million Canadians are diagnosed with a rare disease. Of those 3 million Canadians, ½ of them are children.
As parents to a child with a rare disease, we understand how difficult this journey can be. That’s why one of our mandates is to help drive awareness for the issues plaguing children & families, and highlight organizations in the community who’re looking to help.
We intend to drive this awareness through engaging local businesses and community organizations, highlighting the stories of real families, and selling purposeful products.
We want our products to be conceived, created, and developed in a way that aligns with our mission. As such, we are very intentional in creating purpose-driven products. Products that help empower and encourage children and families throughout their respective journeys.
Selling products also allows us to generate funds to give back to community organizations that support families. Every year, we intend on donating a percentage of our profits to support organizations that align with our mission.
To learn more about the products we sell, please click here.
Connecting Families to Supports – “The Sprout Network”
When we think about families who are dealing with extraordinary medical challenges, our focus is usually on the recovery and well-being of the person hospitalized. However, for millions of families across Canada, there are often a plethora of other challenges outside of what goes on inside the hospital. These challenges could revolve around paying the bills, finding a place to stay, receiving counseling services, or finding food to eat.
To help these families with their respective journeys, our team is working on a project called the “Sprout Network”. Our mission for the Sprout Network is to ‘connect children and families with the supports they need to thrive’. Our vision is for this to be “a network that consolidates all available social supports onto a single access point; dramatically improving accessibility for families in need.
To learn more about our plans for the Sprout Network, please click here.