It has been difficult to hear the reports and see the images emerging out of Nepal following the powerful earthquake. Sadly, the death toll continues to rise each day, and an estimated 8.1 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance: food, shelter, primary medical care and clean water.
The Toronto District School Board is asking all of its 250,000 students, more than 36,000 staff and greater school communities to help support the tdsbCARES: Nepal Region Earthquake Relief fundraising appeal. We will be supporting the Canadian Red Cross in their relief efforts. To contribute online, visit the TDSB website at www.tdsb.on.ca. In addition, a collection process will be set up in each of our schools and regional offices (5050 Yonge Street, 1 Civic Centre Court and 140 Borough Drive) for donations in cash or by cheque. For all donations in excess of $20, made either online or by cheque, tax receipts will be issued by the Canadian Red Cross. The TDSB fundraising appeal will run until May 25th. The federal government has announced that they will match all eligible donations made by that date.
Thank you for your support.