Eltons Tunnel Vision Fund

$19,430 of $10k goal

Raised by 344 people in 16 months
Elton McDonald   North York, ON
Hello Everyone,

My name is Elton Mcdonald. You may know me from the media as the "Digger". I am starting this fundraiser to help me  accomplish my goals of starting a business as well as give back to the community. I plan to start a construction business as well as begin a program where I can employ youth from my community. This program will involve youth along with myself dealing with lawn maintenence. This would include cutting and racking grass, installing and uninstalling interlock walk ways and planting trees and creating garden spaces. This youth program would take place in the summer and if enough money can be raised I will be beginning it this summer. Through this program I plan to teach youth the skills that I have learned doing this sort of work. The money raised will be going towards providing the youth with breakfast in the mornings, costs for equipment and tools, transportation, workshops, as well as fun outings. This fundraiser will help with bringing my vision to reality.
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Update 120
13 months ago
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Thank you so much Terry Taouss for supporting what I'm trying to do. Everyone please check out my Facebook group. That is where I will be posting updates primarily. Thank you everyone for all the support you've given me thus far. The link is...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/357363974471481/
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Update 119
14 months ago
thank you Victor Dwyer, Anonymous, Taressa Stefurak for your contribution and supporting my summer program.
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Update 118
14 months ago
Hey Penelope Wolosz thanks for supporting me and my dream.
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Update 117
14 months ago
thank you Anonymous so much for helping me out on this
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Donald Flumerfelt
11 months ago

Elton, Have you seen the documentary, "Digging the Great Escape" which was broadcast on television a few years ago? Perhaps this project is waiting for Elton McDonald. With your willingness, a smaller narrower tunnel, and your media coverage, you may have a chance to get authorization, and give this project a chance at completion.

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Tony DiGiovanni
15 months ago

Hi Elton - Congratulations on your vision. I am the Executive Director of Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association. Our vision is to grow a prosperous, professional, ethical and valued landscape industry. We would be pleased to help with technical and business information that will help make your business successful. Email me at tony@landscapeontario.com

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Pat Anweiler
15 months ago

Hi Elton My wife, Pat and I want to congratulate you on a brilliant tunnel. We both grew up in small towns in Ontario, where we could go out behind our back yards and explore and dig. I used to play army and dig fox holes and trenches. One time I dug a submarine and covered it over. My dad made me a periscope out of wood and two mirrors. It flooded immediately. I used to catch snakes every spring and try to keep them for pets. They always escaped from my terrarium. Catching frogs was an important and fun part of childhood. I wish you great success on your future endeavours. You will be a great teacher for the young people you help out. Robert Johnston

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Jerry Paskowitz
16 months ago

Elton, This was a very ambitious project. Too bad your private hide-away got filled in. I am a Partner in an accounting and consulting firm not far from you. If we can be of any help in getting your contracting business off the ground please call. Sloan Partners LLP 416-665-7735 We'd be pleased to waive our fees to give you some advice to help get you going.

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Tess de Marzo
16 months ago

Lots of love going on here. My heart is full. Blessed to be Canadian.

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Morgan Traci Andrews
16 months ago

Great job! Just the sort of thing we need! Anybody who has the spirit of giving please take the time to visit my page and consider helping me and if you cannot help please just share my page with your friends. /helpmepayforschool15

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Greg Weimer
16 months ago

I'm happy for you of course! I have been fundraising on here for about two weeks and have made $100.00 and that was from a cousin. We are teachers donating our time and effort to help underprivileged inner city children learn music and play instruments to build up their character and give them a skill to maybe continue to college for music or fine arts, humanities. Because they will give back and help others. Also in their environment, usually the two options they have here are: Prison or worse. We want to give them a chance to help themselves. We have close to 100 children waiting, wanting to learn music and play instruments. So in a way we are doing what you are. Looking out for the children. We have posted on Facebook, Twitter, emails and have written people in the music business, from stars to product manufacturers. We need 25-50 thousand dollars for the two year program. We have retired CPA and MBA and also a retired IRS lady doing the books, to ensure everything is strictly as promised, not a penny gets wasted and the books are open for anyone to see. Nobody gets paid a penny. I have asked the thousands of people who view the Facebook and Twitter pages to help us in donations and/or ideas, suggestions. I am new to this fundraising. I see you are doing fantastic and I am happy for you. Since I don't know really anything about this, is there any way, since you have soo many doners, could you please pass the word along your people about what we are doing or trying to do for the children to give them a chance in life and not Prison or death, and a skill to give back someday. Who knows? We might have another Michael Jackson or Louis Armstrong or Stevie Wonder in our group. The kids are starting to already show their pain because you can see it in their eyes knowing that just something just isn't right. No money to get underway. If there is anyway you could do this, I, we would be forever grateful. Thank you and my God Bless! Greg Weimer, Gemini Productions Ltd, Jacksonville Florida, gweimer1234@gmail.com 904-450-0465

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Dustin Picov
16 months ago

$15,000 it be great to see $150,000 keep sharing Toronto.

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Dustin Picov
16 months ago

Great job Elton

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Angel Torres
16 months ago

You are doing a great job. I myself am trying to raise money for my son on her so he can go on an outing with other students. If anyone could help share his campaign is Nathaniel Torres's White Mtn. Field Trip. They will get to be in The outdoors for four days and three nights. Good luck!

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Kenneth Tong
16 months ago

Hey Elton, really proud of you. Keep up the good work and the great idea for helping other youth! Here's some funding resources to subsidize wages for summer student employment (for next year, because the Jan 30 deadline to apply for funding support has already passed for summer 2015): http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml

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Christy Richardson
16 months ago

You are a very impressive young man, who no doubt will accomplish great things in the future...all the best.

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Harmony Anne
16 months ago

Wow, we live in a great city! All the best! I know you'll make us proud!

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ReddWellons'got A Boo Bychoice
16 months ago

Elton... Congratulations for reaching your goal. Me and my four children are homeless due to foreclosure. I was just seeing if you would be interested in sharing are link??? Can be search on go find me by. Reddwellons gotaboo bychoice... Please and ty

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Harold Chernofsky
16 months ago

mazel tov

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Victoria Allison
16 months ago

GOOD LUCK! I too work with youth everyday.. what you're doing is amazing! God will Bless you!

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Eilleen Madore
16 months ago

I can't edit my msg lol so I'll add another. When I look at that tunnel you built, you have already proven that you can whatever you set your mind to. You will do this too!

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Eilleen Madore
16 months ago

After seeing that tunnel you were digging, I know that you have the skills and the smarts to make your dream come true. I am so happy that you plan to involve youth in your businesses. That is SO important. I get paid tomorrow and I'm going to back you. I'm sharing this everywhere. Go for it 100%. Don't let anyone talk you out of your dreams. This is yours so you do it! I'm going to watch you as you move forward. One day if I'm lucky enough to have a house and a yard, I'll be calling you! Good Luck!

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$19,430 of $10k goal

Raised by 344 people in 16 months
Created March 9, 2015
AI
$50
Alex Ihnatowycz
7 months ago
$25
Anonymous
8 months ago
SM
$25
Sue Montgomery
9 months ago

I recently read about the great work you are doing in the Toronto Star. Good Luck, and I hope the kids you are helping know that many people care about them.

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$50
Anonymous
10 months ago
MM
$50
Max Moore
10 months ago
IR
$10
ivy rhee
10 months ago
FF
$10
F F
11 months ago
$15
Anonymous
11 months ago
$10
Anonymous
12 months ago (Monthly Donation)
TS
$50
Taressa Stefurak
12 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Donald Flumerfelt
11 months ago

Elton, Have you seen the documentary, "Digging the Great Escape" which was broadcast on television a few years ago? Perhaps this project is waiting for Elton McDonald. With your willingness, a smaller narrower tunnel, and your media coverage, you may have a chance to get authorization, and give this project a chance at completion.

+ Read More
Tony DiGiovanni
15 months ago

Hi Elton - Congratulations on your vision. I am the Executive Director of Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association. Our vision is to grow a prosperous, professional, ethical and valued landscape industry. We would be pleased to help with technical and business information that will help make your business successful. Email me at tony@landscapeontario.com

+ Read More
Pat Anweiler
15 months ago

Hi Elton My wife, Pat and I want to congratulate you on a brilliant tunnel. We both grew up in small towns in Ontario, where we could go out behind our back yards and explore and dig. I used to play army and dig fox holes and trenches. One time I dug a submarine and covered it over. My dad made me a periscope out of wood and two mirrors. It flooded immediately. I used to catch snakes every spring and try to keep them for pets. They always escaped from my terrarium. Catching frogs was an important and fun part of childhood. I wish you great success on your future endeavours. You will be a great teacher for the young people you help out. Robert Johnston

+ Read More
Jerry Paskowitz
16 months ago

Elton, This was a very ambitious project. Too bad your private hide-away got filled in. I am a Partner in an accounting and consulting firm not far from you. If we can be of any help in getting your contracting business off the ground please call. Sloan Partners LLP 416-665-7735 We'd be pleased to waive our fees to give you some advice to help get you going.

+ Read More
Tess de Marzo
16 months ago

Lots of love going on here. My heart is full. Blessed to be Canadian.

+ Read More
Morgan Traci Andrews
16 months ago

Great job! Just the sort of thing we need! Anybody who has the spirit of giving please take the time to visit my page and consider helping me and if you cannot help please just share my page with your friends. /helpmepayforschool15

+ Read More
Greg Weimer
16 months ago

I'm happy for you of course! I have been fundraising on here for about two weeks and have made $100.00 and that was from a cousin. We are teachers donating our time and effort to help underprivileged inner city children learn music and play instruments to build up their character and give them a skill to maybe continue to college for music or fine arts, humanities. Because they will give back and help others. Also in their environment, usually the two options they have here are: Prison or worse. We want to give them a chance to help themselves. We have close to 100 children waiting, wanting to learn music and play instruments. So in a way we are doing what you are. Looking out for the children. We have posted on Facebook, Twitter, emails and have written people in the music business, from stars to product manufacturers. We need 25-50 thousand dollars for the two year program. We have retired CPA and MBA and also a retired IRS lady doing the books, to ensure everything is strictly as promised, not a penny gets wasted and the books are open for anyone to see. Nobody gets paid a penny. I have asked the thousands of people who view the Facebook and Twitter pages to help us in donations and/or ideas, suggestions. I am new to this fundraising. I see you are doing fantastic and I am happy for you. Since I don't know really anything about this, is there any way, since you have soo many doners, could you please pass the word along your people about what we are doing or trying to do for the children to give them a chance in life and not Prison or death, and a skill to give back someday. Who knows? We might have another Michael Jackson or Louis Armstrong or Stevie Wonder in our group. The kids are starting to already show their pain because you can see it in their eyes knowing that just something just isn't right. No money to get underway. If there is anyway you could do this, I, we would be forever grateful. Thank you and my God Bless! Greg Weimer, Gemini Productions Ltd, Jacksonville Florida, gweimer1234@gmail.com 904-450-0465

+ Read More
Dustin Picov
16 months ago

$15,000 it be great to see $150,000 keep sharing Toronto.

+ Read More
Dustin Picov
16 months ago

Great job Elton

+ Read More
Angel Torres
16 months ago

You are doing a great job. I myself am trying to raise money for my son on her so he can go on an outing with other students. If anyone could help share his campaign is Nathaniel Torres's White Mtn. Field Trip. They will get to be in The outdoors for four days and three nights. Good luck!

+ Read More
Kenneth Tong
16 months ago

Hey Elton, really proud of you. Keep up the good work and the great idea for helping other youth! Here's some funding resources to subsidize wages for summer student employment (for next year, because the Jan 30 deadline to apply for funding support has already passed for summer 2015): http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml

+ Read More
Christy Richardson
16 months ago

You are a very impressive young man, who no doubt will accomplish great things in the future...all the best.

+ Read More
Harmony Anne
16 months ago

Wow, we live in a great city! All the best! I know you'll make us proud!

+ Read More
ReddWellons'got A Boo Bychoice
16 months ago

Elton... Congratulations for reaching your goal. Me and my four children are homeless due to foreclosure. I was just seeing if you would be interested in sharing are link??? Can be search on go find me by. Reddwellons gotaboo bychoice... Please and ty

+ Read More
Harold Chernofsky
16 months ago

mazel tov

+ Read More
Victoria Allison
16 months ago

GOOD LUCK! I too work with youth everyday.. what you're doing is amazing! God will Bless you!

+ Read More
Eilleen Madore
16 months ago

I can't edit my msg lol so I'll add another. When I look at that tunnel you built, you have already proven that you can whatever you set your mind to. You will do this too!

+ Read More
Eilleen Madore
16 months ago

After seeing that tunnel you were digging, I know that you have the skills and the smarts to make your dream come true. I am so happy that you plan to involve youth in your businesses. That is SO important. I get paid tomorrow and I'm going to back you. I'm sharing this everywhere. Go for it 100%. Don't let anyone talk you out of your dreams. This is yours so you do it! I'm going to watch you as you move forward. One day if I'm lucky enough to have a house and a yard, I'll be calling you! Good Luck!

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