Support Us

  • 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!

    Registered Charity #882722317 RR0001

    How to Donate


    Click the button below to visit Canada Helps and donate online.

    By Mail

    500 - 610 Main Street
    Vancouver BC V6A 2V3

    Host a Fundraiser

    Hosting a fundraising event will not only raise crucial funds for ONE TO ONE, but will raise awareness of our program within the community!

    It can be easy as organizing a book exchange party with your book club or Scrabble night with a group of friends. As long as it’s fun for you, almost anything works!

    We can help by providing our logo, letters of support for prize donations, promotional materials, promoting your event through our network and providing thank-you letters for your donors and supporters.

    Please contact our team at 604-255-5559 or to get started!

  • Leave a Legacy

    By leaving a legacy gift, you won’t only receive tax and estate-planning benefits—you’ll 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 here.

    To find out more about planned giving or how to make a legacy gift, please contact our team at 604-255-5559 or

    You can learn more about making a planned gift in Canada at Leave a Legacy™.


  • Become a Corporate Partner

    By providing volunteer time, in-kind gifts or direct donations, your organization will develop a motivating purpose for your company and employees, among other things!

    Let’s work together to help children develop literacy skills for life and achieve our ultimate goal to break the multi-generational pattern of low levels of literacy in our community.

    Please contact our team at 604-255-5559 or to discuss how your company can get involved.

  • Bookend Supporters ( $10,000+ )

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

    • CKNW Orphan's Fund Logo
    • Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Logo
    • 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

    Corporate Spelling Bee Supporters

    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.