Get ready for Toonie Tuesday!
On the second Tuesday of February each year, schools in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will participate in a one-day philanthropic event to raise important funds for our students in need.
We ask students to save up their pennies and donate a Toonie! (or whatever they can!)
All funds raised on Toonie Tuesday will go directly to our Students in Crisis Fund that provides emergency funding for our students. Last year over 50 schools participated and we raised over $15,000!
The Students in Crisis Fund was set up by the Education Foundation of Ottawa to support the emergency needs of individual students brought about by financial hardship.
Over the past year, the EFO provided over $140,000 to pay for winter coats, boots, running shoes, hats and mitts, food vouchers, emergency medication such as Epi-pens and other urgent medications where the family cannot afford it, emergency transportation, and field trip transportation for thousands of low-income students.