Help us Help More Kids!

$4,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 29 months
Last week a father came into Story Planet. He needed someone to help his daughter with her homework, as he didn't have the tools to help her himself. Because the program was full, we had to turn him away. His daughter is one of many on our waitlist.

We now have enough children on our waitlist to offer another full day of programming...but we need your help!

Story Planet  is a charity that brings together artists, writers and volunteers to help children nurture their voice and build communication and literacy skills.
 Our workshops integrate art, digital media and writing to inspire and spark creativity. Every child gets to experience the thrill of creating something original, whether it's a book, a film, or a digital story!

Story Planet is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and our students come from diverse ethnic backgrounds and often speak English as a second or third language. A great deal of our students lack the financial resources to access creative arts outside of a classroom.

Our programs are offered free of charge in order to minimize the barriers to participation.

Our Impact:
- 87% of students reported that Story Planet helped them get better at writing.
- 93% of students said Story Planet helped them get better at reading.
- On average, students who attend our after school program saw their language arts grades increase by a half letter grade.

Please get involved:
Your donation will help kids like Nareen go from barely speaking to creating his first published book at Story Planet!

                                              Thank YOU!
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"This is the best field trip ever!"
"This was the best day of my life!!"
"I learned that there are a lot of steps to writing a book."
"I learned that stories have a lot of important things like settings, characters and problems!
"I did not know how to make a very good story. Now I do!"
All of these from our wonderful Storymaker workshop that just wrapped up! Your support helps more schools come on these amazing field trips!
Writing fun!
Team work!
Our story!
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We're still going! We'd love to hit at least $5000 so we've decided to keep the campaign open til March 21st!
To motivate all you lovely people to support our wonderful kids, here's a story starter from Imtihal who requests, "Horror please!"
"I was eating dinner when I got hit by a barrel..."
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Happy Monday! One week to go til the end of our fundraiser! If you've been thinking about giving but haven't yet, well, its not too late!
Now for some story-starter inspiration to start off your week, courtesy of one of our Lift Off participants!
"Once there was a girl named Mithula who wanted to get an instrument named Veena but here mother said, "No!" The next morning..."
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Friday is here! What will your weekend bring? Possibly sneezing mushrooms? A ghost searching for a lost scroll? Or a half pig, half elephant named Bing? Wait, that was our Storymaker story from yesterday! To help us bring even more schools on a field trip to Story Planet - you know what to do!
Storymaker in action!
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$4,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 29 months
Created February 4, 2016
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Dorothy Engelman
28 months ago

Liz- You do such important work. I'd like to make my contribution in the name of my father Robin Engelman who was a monster storyteller. His story inspired so many of his students to live a passionate life full of laughter and music.

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