SCHOOLING & TUTORING Empower the young leaders of tomorrow Your donation provides students whose school closed due to COVID-19 with the educational support they need to succeed. Project objectives & needs The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) is providing free and accessible educational support twice a week to 7-12-year-old children via their after-school virtual tutoring program. Most participating families are new to Canada and face socioeconomic and language barriers. This poses a significant challenge for parents looking to support their children with educational goals. Our program helps students improve their reading, writing and math skills through virtual sessions so they can achieve academic success. DONATE TODAY TNO makes a difference 80% of children showed significant progress in schoolwork according to parents 57.1% of parents reported that English reading and writing greatly improved due to the program 42.9% of parents reported that Math greatly improved due to the program TNO makes a direct impact 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. Ways to contribute Financial contribution Volunteer Your contribution has the power to change their world—from helping a family provide their children with the educational support they need or helping a student improve their literacy skills so they can achieve academic success. Whether it be a one-time gift or a monthly donation, every contribution counts. Currently the program is running virtually and volunteer opportunities are not available. When the program returns to its regular on site service model, volunteer opportunities supporting the tutoring sessions will be available. 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. 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.