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What We Do

What is the Pinball Clemons Foundation?

The Pinball Clemons Foundation provides marginalized youth with educational resources and options to integrate into the mainstream of society.

 

Why should I donate to the Pinball Clemons Foundation?

100% of your donation will go towards the youth we support. Much like a pinball in a pinball machine, marginalized youth can feel like they’re bounced around with no real sense of order or structure. PCF helps provide that stability to every aspect of their life, to help give marginalized youth the direction they so desperately need.

 

What is the Education, Mentorship and Youth Development Fund?

Education Fund - Literacy is the cornerstone of academic success and an important social indicator for future employability, health, safety, and community connectedness. We want to improve literacy in communities where families face multiple barriers in effective early education and break down the barriers that prevent marginalized and racialized youth from succeeding in a post-secondary environment. 

 

Mentorship Fund - The Pinball Clemons Foundation works with Community Partners to identify the most marginalized and racialized youth in our communities to provide mentorship and exclusive opportunities as they pursue their post-secondary education. Mentorship is our key differentiator as the development of a healthy network allows youth to thrive into adulthood. 

 

Youth Development - Supporting youth at an early age is important for their development, and youth are less likely to need interventional support as they grow. We have partnered with several organizations with deep ties to community to help grow strong future leaders as they transition from high school to career. 


Who Founded the Pinball Clemons Foundation?

The foundation was co-founded by Michael “Pinball” and Diane Clemons

 

How Can I get involved?

To get involved you can:

  • Sponsor an event

  • Donate

  • Volunteer

  • Start A Third-Party Fundraiser


How will my donation make a difference?

By donating to one of three funds in 2022, You will help the Foundation:

  • Mentor 10,000 students

  • Impact 50,000 students and teachers

  • Provide 130 scholarships, 300 bursaries and bookers and 175 students with careers

 

How has COVID-19 changed what you do?

Our students are now able to log into mentorship sessions virtually. We offer support for covid emergencies, such as food security, homeless and work-from-home needs (laptops, wifi etc.)

 

What local organizations does the Foundation support?

Our local community partners include homeless shelters, schools, community-based services, summer camps and more!

 

Does Michael and Diane Clemons personally profit from the Foundation’s work?

No. Michael and Diane do not receive a salary from the Foundation.

 

What is a career mentor?

They are career accelerators with an integrated social impact strategy. Their primary aim is to remove barriers from marginalized groups and drive outcomes leading to sustainable employment across Canada.

 

Who We Support

Do you support BIPOC youth?

Yes. The Pinball Clemons Foundation provides marginalized and racialized youth with educational resources and options to integrate into the mainstream of society.

 

How does my donation support the youth?

The Foundation is working to change the narrative of marginalized and racialized youth by allowing them to focus on their academics and successfully transition into their careers without the burden of student debt. This investment directly correlates to their future success as independent adults.

 

How old are the youth you support?

The Mainstream Bursary Program supports youth between the ages 18 - 29.

 

How do you select the youth you support?

The Pinball Clemons Foundation works with Community Partners to identify the most marginalized youth in our communities and provide mentorship and exclusive opportunities as they pursue their post-secondary education.

 

Can I apply for the Mainstream Bursary Program?

The program is not open to the public. All youth come from the community partners we support.

 

Donations and Tax Receipts

What types of gifts can I give?

  • Online

  • Cash/Cheque

  • Legacy Gift

  • Endowments

  • Gift of Securities

  • Gifts in Kind (non-receiptable)

  • Corporate Partnerships

  • Cryptocurrency through CanadaHelps

Is my banking and credit info shared with anyone?

No, as per PCI compliance, your banking and information is not shared with anyone and is encrypted.


Who should I contact to make a donation?

Jane Hilder, Manager of Finance and Administration at jane@pinballfoundation.ca or call 416-735-4040

 

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

If you make a gift online of $20 or more, you will receive an electronic tax receipt by email. If you give a gift of cash or cheque, you will receive a tax receipt by mail within 30 days of your gift

 

What is your monthly donor-giving program?

Recurring gifts are directed to the greatest need programs on a month by month basis and are vital to supporting our youth.


How can I request a donation tax receipt?

Please contact Jane Hilder at jane@pinballfoundation for all tax receipt related questions


Who should I contact to make a donation?

Jane Hilder, Manager of Finance and Administration at jane@pinballfoundation.ca or call 416-735-4040


What is the gift acknowledge receipt and how does it differ from a regular tax receipt?

What is the gift A gift acknowledgement receipt is processed as a confirmation of funds received that are not tax receiptable or there is a particular benefit that is received with the donation.

 

How much of my donation goes towards the youth and programs you support.

For larger events, we are able to offer an online fundraising tool as an option. We can decide the best option once all event logistics have been decided and a concreate plan is in place.


Do you accept cryptocurrency?

Yes, through our friends at CanadaHelps - ​​https://www.canadahelps.org/en/cryptocurrency/donate


How do I leave a gift to the Pinball Clemons Foundation in my will?

For all legacy gift inquiries, please contact Jennifer Branco, Executive Director at jennifer@pinballfoundation.ca

 
 
 

Volunteer

How can I volunteer?

If you are interested to volunteer for one of the positions below, contact us at info@pinballfoundation.ca or call (416) 735-4040

 

What volunteer opportunities are associated with the Foundation?

Below are some of the important programs that need your help.

 

  • PCF Events

  • Third-Party Fundraisers

  • Food and In-Kind Deliveries 

 

Are volunteers paid?

No. Volunteering is unpaid work.

Events

Is PCF able to support any third party event expenses?

It is the responsibility of the event organizers to create a budget and manage it accordingly for all expenses. PCF will not pay any event expenses

Can PCF provide volunteers for a third party event?

It is the responsibility of the event organizers to recruit, train and manage all volunteers however PCF will make best efforts to support and provide help where needed.

 

Will PCF help promote third party events?

Yes, depending on the size of the event, PCF can help promote via our social media channels, e-blasts, or a feature on our website. Any additional promotion is up to the event organizers. All publicity for the proposed event must be approved by PCF prior to being printed and/or released, including: web content, press releases, and printed materials. Please forward all content for approval at minimum 10 days in advance of release to TBD

Can I fundraise online?

For larger events, we are able to offer an online fundraising tool as an option. We can decide the best option once all event logistics have been decided and a concreate plan is in place.