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Happy International Literacy Day!

$50K Matching Gift from Pinball Clemons Foundation Boosts The Reading Partnership’s ‘Literacy Liberates’ $100k Challenge


THE PINBALL CLEMONS FOUNDATION HAS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING THE READING PARTNERSHIP BY MATCHING ALL DONATIONS UP TO $50,000 UNTIL OCT. 15, 2021.

THIS NEW PARTNERSHIP WILL AMPLIFY THE READING PARTNERSHIP’S ‘LITERACY LIBERATES’ 100K CHALLENGE.


The Reading Partnership’s ‘Literacy Liberates’ 100K Challenge, a fundraising initiative to celebrate its 10th anniversary of disrupting trends of low literacy in the Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park community where an alarming number of kids struggle to meet provincial standards for reading.

The Reading Partnership (TRP) is a federally incorporated non-profit organization, trusteed by the Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough (BGCES). BGCES is a national Canadian charity dedicated to helping children and youth living in East Scarborough discover their dreams and grow into healthy, successful, active participants in society.


TRP offers a number of resources for families to support them in helping their children build literacy skills. https://readingpartnership.com/what-we-do/


Camesha Cox, founder and Executive Director of The Reading Partnership said, “Pinball Clemons Foundation’s incredible matching gift brings us that much closer to our goal of raising $100,000 by Thanksgiving to improve children’s literacy in communities that need it most. With disruptions in classroom-learning due to the pandemic, there is a growing need for free, accessible and culturally diverse early literacy supports for children and families. With a shared understanding that #Literacyliberates - the theme of our 10th anniversary celebration - and a shared goal to positively impact the future of kids, Pinball Clemons Foundation is an ideal partner in realizing our plans to help more children reach their full potential through strong literacy skills.


The success of The Reading Partnership can be directly attributed to the dedication and compassion of it’s Founder, Camesha Cox. It’s rare to come across people who are so dedicated and selfless. The Foundation is fortunate to have someone as committed to helping their community as Camesha spear heading this partnership.


“We wanted to honour The Reading Partnership’s 10th anniversary and their work in helping thousands of children through literacy enrichment activities and experiences. By matching all donations up to $50,000, we will support The Reading Partnership’s bold plan to address the growing inequities in learning resulting from socioeconomic factors, discrimination and the COVID-19 pandemic.” – Diane Clemons


The Reading Partnership is one of the pillars of the Education Fund. In this fund, We want to improve literacy in communities where families face multiple barriers. 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.


More information about the Pinball Clemons Foundation and the Education Fund can be found here.



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