Reducing Child Poverty Give a child a brighter future Your contribution has the power to lessen the impact of poverty on families caring for newborn babies, young children, and youth. Join our mission TNO provides access to a variety of programs to support children and their families experiencing poverty—from early learning activities and tutoring services to physical activities and food security initiatives. Be part of the solution and help us address child poverty in your community today. Save a child in need 31.4% of children in Thorncliffe are at risk or vulnerable in their communication skills and general knowledge 17.4% of children are vulnerable in their physical health and well being 27.7% of children in Thorncliffe are at risk or vulnerable in their language and cognitive development 18.6% of families in the Thorncliffe area have at least one unemployed parent/caregiver 15% of families have parents with no knowledge of either official language (English or French) 52.3% of families in the Flemingdon Park area are in need of adequate or affordable housing Our Programs EarlyON Supports parents with the early development of their child(ren) and includes links to specialized services including breastfeeding and parenting support groups. Tutor Me Please A tutoring program that supports elementary age children with after-school support in the community. Summer Camp Provides fun activities for children grades 1-8 that are designed to improve their social, language and leadership skills. Youth Programming Includes various programs and activities to support youth in their development with a special focus on supporting academic achievement and finding a career pathway. Trades Connect & The WAY x Work Access for Youth A collaborative initiative to provide wraparound supports, coaching, and access to training and meaningful employment experience for youth by helping them define and make progress in career goals. Food Security Support in developing community gardens, urban farms, and a food bank for emergency food services to help families through particularly difficult times. 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 for their kids to providing struggling parents with the support they need to care for their newborn baby. Whether it be a one-time gift or a monthly donation, every contribution counts. TNO offers many volunteer opportunities, whether you have one hour or more of time to donate. Help us in our mission to uplift a community in need by working with children and youth, community economic development, or helping the residents. Your contribution has the power to change their world—from helping a family put food on the table for their kids to providing struggling parents with the support they need to care for their newborn baby. Whether it be a one-time gift or a monthly donation, every contribution counts. TNO makes a direct impact In Thorncliffe, there isn’t much space in apartments. Camp keeps kids busy and brings them outside. It provides them an opportunity to learn from each other. 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! With Covid-19 situation, the tutor provided on-going learning opportunities with excellent essential resources; indeed has been beneficial in every complex manner. While maintaining discipline, to discuss each academic topic with concerned relevant matter; it is fascinating to hold each student on par based on their individual learning and progress ahead with fairness. Excitement of children to continue attend Zoom sessions show their enthusiasm and keenness in learning. The Neighbourhood Organizaton 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. Ready to make a difference in your community? 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.