• The Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2018

    The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is back this June! During the month, donate to any registered Canadian charity through Canada Helps, and your donation will automatically enter the charity to win $10,000 from Canada Helps. The larger your donation you give, the more chances the charity has to win! We hope Twice Upon A TimeFree Books for Ottawa Kids will be your charity of choice for this exciting fundraising campaign.

    Here’s how it works: from from June 1-30, every $1 you donate to Twice Upon a Time through Canada Helps qualifies us to win $10,000.  So if you donate $20 to Twice Upon A Time, we would have 20 chances to win $10,000. Just imagine how many Ottawa children could benefit from this additional funding: it’s enough to buy 800 books that reflect the experiences and backgrounds of our clients: French materials, books by and about Canada’s Indigenous peoples and Canada as a country of diversion and inclusion.  It would also help produce three years’ worth of promotional material to share with the community, or pay our storage for six months.

    Our mission is to support early literacy skills and foster a love of reading through book ownership and making books readily available in the home. Children who visit any of our four locations can choose a book for themselves to keep for free, each time they visit! These books are received through both donations and purchases, and are carefully sorted to ensure that the books we give to children are in new or nearly-new condition.

    During the month of June, please consider donating to Twice Upon A TimeFree Books for Ottawa Kids via the CanadaHelps.org website.

    We sincerely appreciate your continued support, whether it is via the Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2018, raising awareness about our organisation, book donations, volunteering, or other forms of support.

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