Piper Project Chosen As Social Enterprise Superhero For StartUP Sault


The campaign supports and recognizes local nonprofits, charities and social enterprises

The Piper Project is this year’s winner of the Social Enterprise Superheroes campaign, StartUp Sault Ste. Marie announced in a press release released today.

This campaign supports and recognizes local nonprofits, charities and social enterprises.

Project Piper, started by Erica and Spencer Hogan after the loss of their newborn daughter in 2020, is donating books to the Sault area hospital.

To date, over 2,100 books have been donated.

The Piper Project was one of thirteen different organizations nominated for this award.

For more information, read the full press release below.

Startup Sault Ste. Marie is thrilled to announce the winner of the recent Social Enterprise Superheroes campaign to support and recognize local nonprofits, charities and social enterprises.

StartUP Sault, in partnership with Startup Canada, asked the community to nominate a deserving local organization to receive a $ 150 gift basket of local goodies. Cavera Inc. is also generously offering a two hour digital marketing strategy consultation to the winner.

Thirteen different organizations were nominated and The Piper Project came out on top with the most votes. The next five nominations included the Klub Community Wellness Center, Grocer 4 Good, Habitat for Humanity, Pauline’s Place and Sault Ste. Marie Coup de Main.

Describing why the Piper Project deserved this gift, one of the proponents commented, “This project started in the darkest times and shed so much light on our community. He supports every newborn born at the Sault Area Hospital, where everyone will come home with a new children’s book to spark a love of reading and promote a healthy love for literacy.

Project Piper was started by Erica and Spencer Hogan after the loss of their newborn daughter in 2020. To date, more than 2,100 pounds have been donated to the Sault area hospital.

“We have received heartwarming appointments that truly reflect the impact that these local nonprofits, charities and social enterprises have in our community. Congratulations to The Piper Project, Erica and Spencer Hogan and all of the nominees. Thank you for the great job you do, ”said StartUP Sault President Nevin Buconjic.


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