TOHU needs your help to bounce... towards its youngest audience!
We must face the facts. The COVID-19 situation has put a stop to many of our beloved activities. Youths from the Saint-Michel district who used to come and meet us at TOHU to learn about circus arts will no longer be able to visit with their schools until further notice. But, there is no question of sitting idly by. COVID-19 might stop our young Saint-Michel neighbors from coming to us, but that doesn't mean we can't go to them! Each $50 donation allows us to reach out to 1 more child.
The creation of an educational and interactive program developed for the youth, which will be rolled out as of next January. TOHU will develop mobile animations, specially designed to introduce children to the circus arts, in the school environment, while respecting health measures. Cultural mediation is part of TOHU’s DNA since its creation, thanks to the support of many partners. But given the crisis we are currently experiencing now, we want to enhance our offer to reach even more children, and it is your generosity that will allow us to succeed.
400 children from 5 primary and secondary schools in the Saint-Michel district. We could reach even more children, if the solidarity of TOHU donors enables us to do so. It is simple math. Each $50 donation collected will allow us to reach 1 more child. Each $4,000 in donations collected will allow us to reach 1 more school
Because this is where TOHU is rooted. When TOHU opened its doors in 2004, Saint-Michel’s residents warmly welcomed us. In return, we integrated to our mission, continuous support to the revitalization or the neighborhood. Each action we take aims to support our neighbors. With the current crisis, we want to improve our relationships with the community and nurture the precious ties we have forged with them.
The net is TOHU's donor community that mobilizes to support the organization's social mission, in order to face the unpredictable, with resilience and flexibility. It is a safety net intertwined with solidarity and support, there to respond to new needs, one donation at a time. After all, TOHU is a non-profit organization that is very involved in its community!
It is a series of actions that encourages conversations and encounters between citizens and culture. For over 15 years, with our partners’ financial support, TOHU has been implementing support, creation, education and intervention resources for the population of the Saint-Michel district, especially its children, as well as for all Montrealers. Normally, 8,200 people take part in guided tours organized by TOHU’s educational services and more than 3,100 students from primary and secondary schools who come to attend of our shows.
A special thank you to our media partners who are supporting this first FUNDRAISING TOHU’s NET campaign: La Presse, Le Devoir and Radio-Canada.