Make a financial donation

Twice Upon a Time is a registered non-profit organization with charitable status from the Canada Revenue Agency. Our charitable tax number is 803095777RR0001. Twice Upon a Time is entirely run by volunteers. By making a financial donation to us, you can help put more books into the hands and homes of kids in Ottawa. We greatly appreciate funds donated to Twice Upon a Time, which are used to help us purchase books where there are gaps in the donations we receive and to cover program and operating costs.

How your donation makes a difference

$25 allows us to buy three brand new, un-chewed, board books for our very youngest readers
$50 allows us to buy four books for the ReconciliAction Project
$100 helps us to produce professional promotional material for our outreach efforts
$175 pays our storage costs for one month

Our current major project

ReconciliAction: Best Kids’ Indigenous Books: Our 2022 project to to offer Ottawa kids relevant materials by First Nations People, Métis and Inuit authors and featuring these communities’ stories, history, cultures, characters.

Ways to Give

Donate online:
An official charitable tax receipt will be issued immediately by email.

Donate securities:
A donation of securities or mutual funds is the most efficient way to give charitably. Since capital gains taxes do not apply, Twice Upon a Time receives the full fair market value when the security is sold.

With the help of our partners at Canada Helps, you can donate securities or mutual funds in three easy steps:

  1. Complete the online form, indicating what you would like to donate. Once you submit the form, you will receive an email confirming your pledge. Download the Letter of Direction form.
  2. Send the completed Letter of Direction to your broker authorizing the transfer of your shares to CanadaHelps. The transfer will settle within the CanadaHelps account within 1 to 2 working days.
  3. CanadaHelps will sell the shares. Once the proceeds have been received, CanadaHelps will provide you with a charitable tax receipt and transfer the proceeds from the sale to Twice Upon A Time.

Donate by mail:
Fill out the monetary donation form. Send a cheque or money order with the form. A charitable receipt is issued for donations of $15 or more. If making a donation on behalf of a group, the name, mailing address, and amount contributed (of $15 or more) of each contributor must be provided in order for a charitable receipt to be issued.

Donate by email money transfer:  
E-transfers should be sent to info@twiceuponatime.ca. Include name, address, instructions for any dedication of funds, plus any necessary transfer information. A charitable receipt is issued for donations of $15 or more. If making a donation on behalf of a group, the name, mailing address, email address, and amount contributed (of $15 or more) of each contributor must be provided in order for a charitable receipt to be issued.

Our Supporters

We are tremendously thankful for the support we have received from our supporters. Learn more about the generous individuals and organizations who have helped us make free books available to children in Ottawa here.