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Stories (2014)


John Fisher Junior Public School – December 2014

John Fisher Junior Public School students truly understand the meaning of local giving. Beginning in September, they kick-started their fundraising efforts by participating in our Virtual Apple Drive and haven’t looked back since! Throughout the school year, these passionate students have held recess yoga classes where a small fee was charged for participating. Before the winter holidays, the grade 6 students decided that they wanted to do even more to raise money for TFSS.

They gathered craft materials which they had at home and created their own masterpieces. Pencil cases, bracelets, “bath bombs” and other goodies were available to the public at their winter concert. In one evening they raised $450.00 - amazing! To top it all off, in lieu of giving a holiday gift to teachers, the John Fisher community also decided to make donations in honour of their teachers.

Thank you John Fisher for making the Toronto Foundation for Student Success your charity of choice.  We love seeing students helping students in their own communities. 


York Memorial Collegiate Institute – November 2014

Staff and students at York Memorial Collegiate Institute have been supporting TFSS since 2010. Thanks to the leadership of Ms. Barone, students started supporting TFSS by helping to ‘takeover’ the TTC, by asking commuters for donations. Since then, this school has been one of our largest supporters. Not only do they continue to come out for the TTC Take Over during feed tomorrow week, often bringing together over 100 students, they have participated in every signature campaign TFSS has launched.

New this year, they’re participating in the Virtual Apple Drive Campaign. Rather than raising money for one week, they’ve decided to raise money for the ENTIRE year! They’ve run with the apple theme, creating engaging initiatives to help fill their apple tree poster, from selling homemade candy apples, to raffling apple iPods, they’re determined to help support TFSS’ nutrition programs! We can’t thank this school enough for their continuing and unwavering support.

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Winona Drive Public School – October 2014

When Principal Liebovitch from Winona Drive Public School found out about TFSS’ new campaign, the Virtual Apple Drive, he couldn’t have been more thrilled and signed up immediately. The campaign happened to fall on the week that Winona hosts their annual canned food drive. Wanting to do even more in the local community, staff and students hosted an afternoon outdoor event, bringing TFSS in as the key note speaker, taking an aerial picture of the collected canned food that was placed specifically to spell 'Winona Gives', and raise money for nutrition programs in Toronto schools. We can’t think of a school more passionate about obtaining food security in the city. Way to go!

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Beverley Heights Middle School – October 2014

Brand new this year, TFSS piloted the first annual Virtual Apple Drive Campaign. Once Ms. Queiroga from Beverley Heights MS caught wind of the campaign she was the first to sign up her school to take on the challenge. Throughout the first week of October, staff and students came together to raise funds for TFSS nutrition programs, while filling their apple tree with apple stickers to track their success. Their tree was packed with apples as they raised well over $400 in ONE WEEK! The cherry on top; almost immediately after completing the Virtual Apple Drive Campaign, they dove right into their next TFSS fundraiser: The Red Nose campaign. What fundraising superstars! Thank you! 

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Central Commerce CI Multicultural Club – September 2014

The Central Commerce Multicultural Club has had a busy start to the year! Under the supervision of Ms. Smith, this student-led club meets on a weekly basis to plan socio-cultural and educational activities for the entire school to get involved in. The group believes in coming together, discussing key issues, problem solving and getting the school excited and involved! This year they worked hard to spread the word about student poverty through. The club invited a TFSS speaker to present to the group. Together, they discussed some of the issues that children living in Toronto face and some of the steps to solve these problems. With the new knowledge they gained, the club hopes to raise a lot of funds for TFSS programs throughout the year. Inspiring work, Central Commerce!

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