• Become a Donor

    ONE TO ONE needs your support!

    Since 1989, ONE TO ONE Literacy has supported children from diverse and underserved communities to help develop to their full potential. Our approach is to initiate early, critical intervention into the lives of at-risk children. Children who do not have an adult to read with them at home, or for whom English is not their first language, fall behind in reading and literacy skills and never catch up. It is these children, who might otherwise fall through the cracks in the system, who most benefit from ONE TO ONE’s program.

    The program is available at no cost to schools or students. The ONE TO ONE Literacy Society is a registered charity and our program is completely funded by grants and private donations.

    Your gift will be used to purchase new books and literacy resources for the student, train new volunteer tutors and provide program support to the students, volunteer tutors and schools.

    Be a Page Turner

    We’re pleased to introduce ONE TO ONE’s new monthly donor program: Page Turners!  For as a little as $10 per month, joining Page Turners will help keep our impactful program free for schools and families and expand it to reach children who need it.

    Here’s how your monthly donation will add up for ONE TO ONE:

    • $10/month covers the cost of one student to participate in ONE TO ONE
    • $25/month provides ongoing training and support to a volunteer tutor
    • $50/month keeps a participating school in our program
    • $75/month provides start-up resources to a new participating school
    • $100/month recruits and trains volunteers for one school year

    Becoming a Page Turner is easy and Earth-friendly. You’ll also receive special updates on how your gift is keeping our students’ pages turning throughout the year!


    Double Your Impact

    Great news! The Francis Family Foundation has generously offered to match every gift made between now and December 31, 2017 up to $15,000. Thanks to the Francis Family Foundation, your gift of $25/month for one year, for example, will result in an investment of $50/month. Making a one-time gift of $250 will result in ONE TO ONE receiving $500.

    Registered Charity #882722317 RR0001

    How to Donate


    Click button below to visit Canada Helps and donate online.

    By Mail

    500 - 610 Main Street
    Vancouver BC V6A 2V3

    Host a Fundraiser

    If you want to help ONE TO ONE Literacy Society beyond making a straight donation, consider hosting a fundraising event. Not only will your event raise crucial funds for our ONE TO ONE, but it will raise awareness of our program within the community.

    Maybe you want to organize a book exchange party with your book club, or you want to hold a pub night and silent auction with your buddies. What about a scrabble night with a group of friends, or an author or other guest speaker at a wine and cheese evening? The possibilities are endless. What’s important is you find something that’s fun for you and you will be amazed at the results!

    We can help by providing you the tools, such as our logo, letters of support for seeking prize donations, literature and promotional materials, promoting your event through our network and providing thank you letters for your donors and supporters.

    Please contact Mary McGivern, Executive Director, to help you get started. Tel 604-255-5559

  • Leave a Legacy

    Leaving a legacy gift can provide you tax and estate planning benefits and allow you to be a core supporter of ONE TO ONE.

    Leaving a planned gift is like sowing a seed. By leaving a charitable bequest, you provide a permanent source of funding for our work in supporting children’s literacy.

    ONE TO ONE has held an endowment fund with the Vancouver Foundation, since 2004. These funds provide significant core funding, ensuring that our program will continue to operate for future generations. Donate directly to the ONE TO ONE Endowment Fund.

    To find out more about planned giving and how legacy gifts can be made, please contact Mary McGivern, Executive Director, 604-255-5559. Additional information on legacy giving in Canada can also be found via Leave a Legacy™.


  • Become a Corporate Partner

    There are many benefits to becoming a ONE TO ONE Corporate Partner. By providing volunteer time and/or in-kind or direct donations, your organization will:

    • develop a motivating purpose for your company and employees
    • enjoy a more cooperative company culture
    • find an outlet for donations of goods and equipment that you are replacing
    • enhance awareness of important societal issues
    • enact your company’s corporate social responsibility policies
    • increase customer and brand loyalty
    • increase your community goodwill
    • increase employee engagement and morale
    • increase employee teambuilding and leadership

    Let’s work together to help children develop literacy skills for life and achieve our ultimate goal to break the multigenerational pattern of low levels of literacy in our community. Contact Mary McGivern, Executive Director, to discuss how your company can get involved.

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    Boxed Set Supporters ( $1,000 - $9999 )

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    • Francis Family Foundation
    • Dr. Ann Worth Charitable Foundation
    • Stewart Fund
    • BPS Wealth Management Group at CIBC Wood Gundy Logo
    • Van Tel / Safeway Credit Union Fund
    • Elm Foundation
    • Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Logo
    • Rotary Club of Lions Gate North Vancouver Logo
    • North Shore Community Foundation Logo

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    Friends of ONE TO ONE

    Thank you to our many supporters, including individuals, businesses, foundations and the community, who help support the operation of the ONE TO ONE program.