The Pomerantz Foundation and Sun Youth

“Shortly after the creation of the Pomerantz Foundation by my father Saül, Alice, my mother, insisted that the foundation support Sun Youth. As a young woman, my mother had worked at the Imperial Tobacco manufacture in Saint-Henri. She had been in close contact with the poverty there and knew very well the tremendous difficulties these families were confronted with each day to feed their children and send them to school. Today, it’s my turn to ensure that the Pomerantz Foundation continues to pledge its unwavering support to Sun Youth”, says Terry Pomerantz, the primary administrator of the Foundation.

“Supporting Sun Youth, it’s also a commitment to my mother’s memory”, he continues, with a look of determination on his face.

The Sun Youth Mission

Essentially, Sun Youth’s mission is to alleviate poverty and prevent exclusion. For over 60 years, the organization takes care of families in need by providing an impressive range of emergency services.

Sun Youth Services

Sun Youth’s services fulfill the specific needs of the clients it serves. They are aimed at vulnerable and disadvantaged clienteles. Among these services, let’s mention:

  • Food assistance, including home delivery service for people with reduced mobility;
  • Financial assistance for medication;
  • Heating assistance;
  • Distribution of school supplies and new clothes;
  • Assistance for crime and disaster victims.

Sport and School Curriculum

Sun Youth also organizes a wide range of activities that contribute to the physical, social and intellectual development of young people. Sun Youth teaches and trains young athletes in competitive teams of football, basketball and hockey while providing them with help and guidance with their school curriculum.

The Sun Youth volunteers get involved

Year after year, there are always many Sun Youth volunteers to lend a hand with the organization of the Pomerantz Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament. Their longstanding commitment was once again confirmed this year. Their magnificent smiles and unfaltering personal dedication helped to inject outstanding energy in the running of the 2019 Tournament.

The Pomerantz Foundation: over $5,000,000 for children

Since its creation, the Pomerantz Foundation has donated more than 5 million dollars to over 30 non-profit organizations that help in multiple ways disadvantaged children and their families. Of course, Sun Youth is part of it!

The Pomerantz Foundation does not offer any remuneration to the volunteers that manage it. The selfless commitment and dedication of the latter ensures that the Foundation is free of management or operational costs.

Therefore, all donations received by the Pomerantz Foundation are donated in full to the non-profit organizations it supports.

Entrepreneur and prominent figure in Montreal's real estate and manufacturing sectors, Terry Pomerantz approaches every aspect of life with heart and character. At the helm of Domfoam and T.R.A.M.S Property Management, he carries on his late father's legacy while dedicating his philanthropic commitment to the Pomerantz Foundation, which has been actively supporting children's causes since 1991.