Hi there! We are OutGROW OutPLAY Mississauga Franchise Owners Peter Sciavilla & Gabriela Berloni. Thank you for your interest in who we are! We are looking forward to meeting you too :) Both of us are fun, creative and business-minded with a philanthropic side. We love traveling the world and meeting people from all over as well as experiencing different cultures, food, music and sites. We have been married since 2009 and we are parents to Leila Vie who is four and little Solenne just born in March.
In our business life, Peter has been in the world of eCommerce for over 17 years, building and running several successful online stores that service customers around the world. Gabriela has 16 years of communications experience as a Public Relations consultant working within the financial services industry as well as the small business market. She also has been a Family Lifestyle Photographer for the past 9 years capturing the memories of families across the GTA.
Among the many things we enjoy doing together, finding bargains is one of our favourites. This made the most sense to us while preparing for Leila's arrival as we quickly realized how much new baby stuff we were going to need to comfortably care for our little one. Shopping retail seemed crazy especially with inflated prices and many items being needed for a short period of time.
Of course we wanted to buy everything Leila needed but we wanted to do so while saving as much money as possible so we could use it for other important things we wanted to do with Leila, like travel!
There were options that would require us to drive around the city and check out items from people's homes, but we found free time was hard to come by! We have known Casandra and Richard for several years now, with Gabriela being long time friends and business associates of Casandra. We heard about OutGROW OutPLAY for several years now, and in 2013 it finally made sense to get involved. The timing was perfect for us.
The simple idea of bringing together parents who want to buy or sell like-new children’s items at a fair price is brilliant, relevant and a necessity. The concept of the redistribution of items from those that no longer need an item to those that do, allows for us as parents to be frugal and environmentally responsible. Does it get better than that!?
Today OutGROW OutPLAY's mission is to provide an opportunity for families and organizations coast-to-coast to earn and save money by reselling their gently-used children’s items within a constantly evolving shopping environment that is fun, exciting and smart.