Give Joy this Holiday Season

Wrap up your gift-shopping early this season! 

You can celebrate the season and honour the special people in your life by making a donation to the Toronto Public Library Foundation in their name.

Your gift will help Toronto’s Library provide the joy of reading, learning and discovery to many in our community.

For every donation of $10 or more, the Library Foundation will send a seasonal card acknowledging your gift to the person of your choice and you will receive the full tax receipt.

There are multiple ways to make your donation:

 • ONLINE:  You can make an online gift now through CanadaHelps by clicking below.  At the site, click "Donate Now" and once there, chose "Give Joy" as the Fund/Designation.  Be sure to click on the "Designations and Gift Options" at the bottom of the screen, include the occasion and the recipient's name and select "Request that the charity send a card by postal mail" if you would like us to send a seasonal holiday card.

 • By TELEPHONE:   Call the Foundation at 416-393-7123 to make a gift by credit card over the phone.

By MAIL:   You download a donation formhere, or pick one up at your local branch and you can mail it with your donation to 789 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M4W 2G8

IN-PERSON:  Visit your local branch and let them know you’d like to make a donation in someone’s name for the holidays


Starting December 1st,  we will send seasonal holiday cards out within 2- 5 business days of receipt of donation.  If you need it to arrive at a particular date, please let us know and we will endeavour to do so.  Due to staffing holidays and mail delivery, we cannot guarantee that any requests received after December 16th will arrive before Christmas.   Click here to view a sample of the card.

You can also add a donation to the Toronto Public Library Foundation in your name to your own holiday gift wish list! 

Have another occasion for which you'd like to honour a book lover in your life?  Click here for more information on our Honour wtih Books program.

Commemorate Your Own Special Occasion
For any other special occasion - your birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, baby shower, retirement - invite your friends and family to donate to the Library in lieu of gifts. You can create a personalized Giving Page through CanadaHelps and direct guests there to make their donation to the Foundation.

Please note:  If requested by honouree, and unless instructed otherwise by donor, we will pass a donor's contact information (without donation amount) on for the purpose of personal thank yous.

For more information or to ask about our other donation programs, please call the Foundation at 416-393-7123.


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