Parkdale Project Read

In celebration of Parkdale Project Read’s 35th anniversary
please support our adult literacy program on #GivingTuesday

Parkdale Project Read (PPR) is a community-based literacy program in Toronto. We provide free literacy programs for English-speaking adults who want to learn to read and write, use basic math and/or computer skills.

Your #GivingTuesday donations will help us create more opportunities for learners to learn, connect, and express themselves. 

For example, your donations to the David Michael Eminess Memorial Scholarship fund directly support Academic Upgrading students to pursue their post-secondary education. 

Your donations to the Wendy Tanner Memorial Fund for Arts and Literacy directly support our creative expression programs.

In 2021, PPR learner Nancy Dixon published her autobiographical story, Standing in My Rightful Place about her experiences growing up in Africville, a small community of predominantly Black Canadians that was located in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and we programmed a monthly series of Healing Song Circles and Teachings with Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone (drummer, singer and storyteller).

And your donations to the Parkdale Project Read - Learners First fund will directly support our adult literacy programs and services including:

- Emergency food cards to assist learners experiencing food insecurity with groceries and other necessities;

- Digital Literacy training to improve our remote learning programs;

- Resources for our adult literacy book clubs with such partners as Supporting Our Youth, Sherbourne Health Centre and Another Story Bookshop;

- And other innovate new programming that responds to the needs of the community.

Ways to donate:

1. Make a donation on #GivingTuesday - Tuesday November 30, 2021
(click on the DONATE NOW button below)

2. Make a secure online donation on CanadaHelps (available year-round)

3. Mail your donation to: 
Parkdale Project Read
1209 King Street West
Unit #2
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1G2

Note: We provide tax receipts for donations of $20.00 or more. Please make your donation before December 31st to receive a tax receipt.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of adult literacy learners!
- from all of us at Parkdale Project Read

Image: PPR Community Mural (2021) created in collaboration with janet romero-leiva, Mural Artist and Community Arts Facilitator with the support of the Toronto Arts Council.

Video: "We Are Trying To Change The World" (2015) written by PPR Creative Writing Group in collaboration with Alex Margison and Nate Kreiswirth.

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