Toonie Tuesday – February 22nd, 2022
A small investment with big change.
$2 can be the difference between nothing and something.
Education Foundation of Ottawa’s 2022 Toonie Tuesday Fundraiser raises more than $68,600
Thursday, April 28th, 2022 – The Education Foundation of Ottawa’s (EFO) “Toonie Tuesday” one-day fundraiser took place in Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) schools on February 22nd, 2022. This year, it was a true “two’s day” since this special day fell on 02.22.2022!
Students, staff, and community members were asked to bring in or donate online a gift of $2 (or more) to help support OCDSB students in need. All funds raised from this annual, one-day event go directly to supporting the requests for support submitted to the Foundation by school Administrators and Social Workers. These requests may include access to basic necessities like food security and acquiring appropriate clothing. Additional requests may provide access to learning, enrichment and recreational activities, as well as a number of creative avenues geared to supporting the overall health and well-being of OCDSB students.
A total of 130 OCDSB schools participated (including students, staff, parents and parent’s councils) this year. The over $68,600 raised to support students in crisis ranged in donations amounts from $2 to $1815!
For the first time ever, Secondary students had an opportunity to participate in a mentorship program where they came together in teams to help spread the message of the Education Foundation of Ottawa as well as encourage their school communities to give back. Next year, we will be looking to those students to mentor the next generation of Junior Fundraisers!
EFO Executive Director, Clarissa Arthur says, “If we have learned anything in the past two years, we know that the message of “stronger together” reigns true! Our main priority at the EFO is to ensure all students have access to support that aims to keep them happy, healthy, and engaged. I continue to be humbled by the enthusiasm and support of the many families and individuals committed to supporting the needs of vulnerable students. Toonie Tuesday is a way to demonstrate civic engagement among our schools and the greater community. Participating in Toonie Tuesday also reminds students that we all have something to give whether it be our time, talent, or treasure. Our goal is always to raise more each year than we did the year before as the reality of need continues to be amplified. A special thank you to the school councils, families, community members, and dedicated OCDSB staff who put in the extra work to make this special day a success.”
A very sincere thank you!
The Education Foundation of Ottawa (EFO) – Registered Charitable #823738349RR0001, is an independent registered charity, that works with the OCDSB to help provide these students with the tools they need so they won’t be left behind.