Why Donate Make a difference in your community Help us create vibrant neighbourhoods in which all residents are engaged and thriving. Our Story The Neighbourhood Organization The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) is a community-based, non-profit charity that strives to support and empower low-income, marginalized and newcomer communities across Toronto. Your generous donations help us provide programs, services and activities that empower the vibrant and diverse individuals of your neighbouring communities. Support TNO Now! The TNO hockey program is an amazing opportunity for kids who otherwise would not be able to afford to play hockey to get on the ice. From equipment, to instructors, this program helped my kids build confidence and friendships they would never have been able to get otherwise. Thank you TNO for all you do! The TNO Foodbank is filling a great need for the community. The staff and volunteers are very supportive and considerate. Thank you TNO for your continued support and service. It is greatly appreciated! "TNO bridges a gap that new immigrants have, makes one feel at home and gives a sense of community and support." TNO in 2019-2020 TNO makes a direct impact 3,121 households received support services from our Housing program 376 women with 343 children accessed our Violence Against Women program 6,431 visits by children to our EarlyON programs 4,446 visits to our Seniors programs 2,726 clients accessed our employment services 35,063 Total Clients Served Proud Members Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants Social Planning Toronto Toronto Neighbourhood Centres Our Awards 2019 Settlement Agency Award Winner 2013 & 2017 United Way Spirit Award Winner Ways to contribute Your support goes a long way Financial contribution Volunteer Your contribution has the power to change their world—from helping a family put food on the table to providing a woman with the support she needs to leave an abusive household. Whether it be a one-time gift or a monthly donation, every contribution counts. TNO – THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ORGANIZATION offers many volunteer opportunities, whether you have one hour or more of time to donate. If you are interested in working with children and youth, community economic development, or helping the residents, this is the right place for you. Even during the pandemic TNO was able to offer virtual volunteer opportunities that continue to support the community during this difficult time. Reducing Child Poverty Give a child a brighter future Hockey Program Keep them active, learning & social Schooling & Tutoring Empower the young leaders of tomorrow Summer Camp for Kids Brighten a child’s summer Ready to make a difference in your community? Domestic Violence Prevention Every woman deserves to feel safe Support for Refugees Help them begin a new life TNO Food Collaborative Make sure no one goes to bed hungry Workforce Development Transform their future Frequently Asked Questions How will my donation help TNO? Your gift will assist individuals with integrating into Canadian society and labour markets. It will help a newcomer adjust to Canadian culture and lifestyle, give a teenager self-confidence and leadership skills, and may even help a young woman and her children escape domestic violence. How long it will take to get a tax receipt and thank you letter? The tax receipt and the thank-you letter are issued within 24-48 hours of your donation. Can I donate to TNO by cheque? You can donate by sending a cheque to our mailing address: TNO – THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ORGANIZATION18 Thorncliffe Park DriveToronto, Ontario M4H 1N7 Will you accept non cash gifts (can I drop off household items/clothes)? No. This is difficult as CRA expects the charities to follow strict guidelines in issuing Tax Receipts for Non-Cash gifts. Do you have drop-off boxes? No, TNO does not have drop-off boxes. How much are TNO’s administrative costs? TNO's administrative costs are 4%-5%. Do you have a reserve fund for your programs? No, we do not have a reserve fund for the programs. We have a reserve fund for TNO to be used for any eventualities. Who oversees TNO? TNO is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. How do you decide who qualifies for your programs? We strive to ensure our programs reach those most in need and we have different criteria to assess eligibility for each program. Are the programs you offer also government funded? TNO has a variety of funders, and most of our programs are funded by the government or specific foundations.There are, however, many initiatives and activities for which such funding is not readily available. These initiatives and programs are supported through fundraising and donations. If programs are government funded, why do you need additional funds? There are many initiatives and activities for which government funding is not readily available. These initiatives and programs are supported through fundraising and donations. We also need additional funds to support our core infrastructure and to enhance its capacity to cater to the growing needs of our community. Can I limit my donation to a specific program? Yes, you can direct your donation to a specific program.