The Peel District School Board has set May 17, 2016, as Toonie Tuesday to send urgent support to respond to the needs of children and families affected in Fort McMurray, Alberta and the surrounding area.
On Sunday, May 1, 2016, a devastating wildfire started spreading in Alberta, affecting the city of Fort McMurray. The fire has caused substantial structural damage and resulted in the province's largest wildfire evacuation. Families from more than 12 communities have been displaced from their homes, and more than 70,000 people need immediate assistance. Those affected by the wildfire require basic necessities and emergency supplies. Your donation will help provide them with food and emergency supplies.
A donation of:
- $75 will provide hot meals for a week
- $150 provides a family with groceries for five days
- $200 can purchase two Infant Care Kits containing diapers, formula, bottles and clothes
We can make a difference in the lives of children and their families.
This is a completely voluntary campaign and any contributions are welcome. All donations will be matched in full by the Government of Canada.
On Toonie Tuesday on May 17, you can choose to send a loonie, toonie or a cheque made out to your child's school. Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt from The Canadian Red Cross. To receive a tax receipt, complete all of the required information on the pledge form copied on the back of this flyer and submit it to the school with your donation. The Canadian Red Cross will send a tax receipt to you directly.
You can also make a secure donation online at www.redcross.ca/PeelBoardHelpsAlberta
Tax receipts for online donations are handled through The Canadian Red Cross website.
Thank you for lending a helping hand to those who need it most.