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Donate to help nearly 150 waitlisted children to receive monthly books

The SOURCES Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library currently serves close to 500 children in Surrey and White Rock – and we need your help! We need to increase our capacity by raising more money, so that we can enroll the nearly 150 children on our growing waitlist through the program.

Can you help by making a donation?

Your contribution will have an impact on children and families in Surrey and White Rock, whether you donate $5, $50 or $500.
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It costs just $3.55 per month per child. This covers the costs of the book (which they keep) and shipping expenses. Every child receives the same books to read so they can be ready at the same level when they enter kindergarten.

The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a free book gifting program for young children aged 0-4. It is part of an international movement to educate and inspire children to love reading, learning and dreaming. Enrolled children receive a carefully-selected, age-appropriate and brand-new book every month, addressed to them and mailed straight to their home, until they turn five years old!

Did you know?
The more books are in a child’s home, the more years of education they will achieve*.  Success in life is linked to reading and having books at home.

“These books mean so many things to our family. Not only do they foster my son’s love for reading but they give us a chance to spend time together, to talk about the topics the books bring up and to soak up these precious moments as a family. My youngest is now on the list to participate and we do hope the program can get more funding so he can also share in the excitement.” – Parent participant

Between November 23 and December 9, 2020, donate through our Facebook Fundraiser and 100% of your gift will support our local Imagination Library.

Facebook is not charging transaction fees to process donations through this campaign and is also issuing charitable tax receipts to donors. What’s more, your generous gift will be deposited directly into our Imagination Library account, saving our staff precious time on administrative work and allowing them to focus on enrolling the waitlisted children into the program.

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Did you know?
A donation of $42.60 will provide one local child with a free, home-delivered book every month for one year.

The Facebook Fundraising campaign is part of a global initiative by the Dollywood Foundation to raise awareness and funds for Imagination Libraries around the world. It is also part of a lead-up to the premiere of Dolly Parton’s documentary, “The Library That Dolly Built: Celebrating the People Who Made Dolly’s Dream Come True” (see trailer below).

The feature-length documentary covers the history, impact and future of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and premieres exclusively on Facebook on December 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST. Following the screening, Dolly Parton will be live for fan Q&A and a very special acoustic performance!

Did you know?
As of October 2020, Imagination Library programs around the world have gifted more than 147 million free books to children.

Please support our local Imagination Library by making a tax-deductible donation today. Click to Give.

*M.D.R. Evans et al.2010. Family scholarly culture and educational success: Books and schooling in 27 nations. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.

You’re invited! Tune in to our virtual fundraiser

The Sources Foundation’s virtual fundraiser, Run for the Roses, which will be streamed online tonight (November 7, 2020) and everyone is invited to tune in! To view our Live Event, go to: https://sourcesfoundation.ca/gala/virtual-gala/

The show begins at 7:00 p.m. and will run for approximately 1.5 hours. Get your TV, laptop or mobile device ready at 6:30 p.m., go to the above link and enjoy live music by local artist Ben Dunnill before the show! Read More…

Golf tournament fundraising goes virtual

For the past 31 years, the Semiahmoo Rotary Charity Golf Tournament has raised more than $1.4 million to fund many community projects. Normally held in June, this year’s golf tournament has been postponed until Tuesday, September 08 and modified for Covid-19 safety.

“Although this event was at risk of being cancelled earlier this year, the incredible news is that it’s now sold out with 144 golfers attending and, for the first time ever, there are two ways in which members of the public can participate and support their community at the same time,” explains David Young, CEO of SOURCES.

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Fighting COVID Together – Local Charities Join Forces in Online Live Auction

Six of British Columbia’s most well-respected philanthropic organizations have come together to raise funds as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are:

Sources Foundation
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Association
Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC
Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

Fighting Covid Together is an online charity auction event taking place on Saturday May 23 at 7:00 p.m. Read More…

Comfort and Care during COVID-19

SOURCES will continue to do our best to deliver our essential social services, ensuring that the most vulnerable members of community are taken care of while maintaining the health, safety and wellness of our dedicated staff and volunteer team.

To provide help and hope to the increasing number of people who need it during the COVID-19 pandemic, our intent is to apply funds raised strategically to areas of critical need. Read More…

“Team Semitrail” raises awareness and funds for Coldest Night of the Year

Rocco Forte can tell you all about the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY).

A student at Semiahmoo Trail Elementary, Rocco is the Captain of “Team Semitrail.” On February 22, 2020, he will be leading his team to walk in his fourth CNOY (White Rock) in support of SOURCES’ Homelessness Prevention Services and Rent Bank.

CNOY is a family-friendly walkathon that happens in 145 communities across Canada on the same day. Participants raise awareness and money to help local charities that support people who are homeless, hungry and hurting.

To raise awareness, Rocco spent time in January interviewing Jay Blaschuk, Manager of Housing Support Services at SOURCES. He asked Jay serious questions like who uses the Rent Bank, what SOURCES can do with the fundraised money, and if even a small donation can make a difference.
WATCH EPISODE 1 of ROCCO REPORTS

To raise money, Rocco organized a hot chocolate sale at his school on February 10. “We poured out 200 cups of hot chocolate – Tim Hortons donated 100 cups,” said Rocco’s mom, Sara. “We only used 50 disposable cups as most kids brought their own. We raised $374.15 towards our team’s CNOY fundraising.” Bravo!

As of 4:30 p.m. on February 11, Team Semitrail has raised over $1,100!

However, they still have a ways to go to reach their ambitious fundraising goal of $3,000. To support Team Semitrail, please click the button below: