SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS Brighten a child’s summer Give the children in your community access to a playground of opportunities where they can grow and thrive. TNO Children and Youth Camp Program For the past 10 years, TNO has been providing children in grades 1-8 with a positive opportunity to engage in activities (sports, games, art, workshops, and field trips) that would otherwise be inaccessible to low-income families living in the Thorncliffe & Flemingdon Park areas. Your donation helps parents send their kids to camp where they can develop and learn critically important social, language and leadership skills, interact with positive role models, build independence, and gain confidence. TNO makes a difference 400 youth participated in TNO summer camp from July to August TNO makes a direct impact I have a lot of fun at camp and that's why I keep coming. It has a great vibe! 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. Ways to contribute Your support goes a long way Financial contribution Volunteer Your contribution means we can fund the camp program supplies, trips, and activities, as well as pay for camp counselors, who many are youth from the community we hire through our Workforce Development Centre to support the camp program. Whether it be a one-time gift or a monthly donation, every contribution counts. We’re always searching for volunteers to support our camp program. Whether you’re looking to contribute your time as a camp counselor or chaperon one of our field trips, our volunteer opportunities are a fun way to pass the time and support the youth in your community. OUR STORY The Neighbourhood Organization The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) is a community-based, non-profit charity that supports and uplifts 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. How much does it cost to register for camp? Our families pay only $10/camper to register their child for three weeks of summer camp.