Find 52 Thousand

March 2020

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children today and tomorrow…Go, go, go! So grateful for go-getters like you!.…Bonne chance dans la chaleur et l’humidité de Ste-Lucie! J’espère que les enfants de Ste-Lucie deviendront des lecteurs et lectrices passionné(e)s!

What donors are saying this year

Thanks to everyone in Canada – and St. Lucia – for your support. We’ve tracked fundraising totals from all 2017 and 2018 campaigns on this page. To see 2020’s fundraising progress, scroll down to the donation wheel” below. A special thanks to all the students, schools, teachers, parents, runners and coaches and the generous donors who push their chosen campaigns ever upward!

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Fundraising Results 2019-2020
CCVI Author DayTo date$1083.00
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ FederationTo date$3000.00
Blind Date With A Book PartiesTo date$32.00
Pass the BatonTo date$6719.25
Run Away For date$1200.00
Fundraising Results 2018
Find 52: Friends of Albert KleinTo date$5380.00
Find 52: Pass the Baton Ontario SchoolsTo date$2452.00
Find 52: Robin’s RunnersTo date$3594.00
Individual donationsTo date$550.00
Royal Bank of CanadaTo date$1000.00
Find 52: Sonya’s Extra MileTo date$1594.00
Find 52: Luc RenaudTo date$4525.00
Find 52: Running ClubsTo date$780.00
St. Lucia: Derniere Riviere Combined SchoolTo date$175.00
Fundraising Results 2017
Centennial CVI Proud ParentsTo date$100.00
Find 52: Friends of Albert KleinTo date$4039.00
Find 52: Pass the Baton Ontario SchoolsTo date$9160.00
Find 52: Robin’s RunnersTo date$2246.00
Guelph Victors Challenge Trail RunTo date$605.00
Individual donationsTo date$4450.00
Royal Bank of CanadaTo date$1000.00
St Lucia: Aux Lyons SchoolTo date$189.00
St Lucia: Derniere Riviere Combined SchoolTo date$100.00
St Lucia: La Ressource Combined SchoolTo date$300.00
St Lucia: Micoud Primary SchoolTo date$141.00
St Lucia: Other schoolsTo date$323.00
The Slaight Family Foundation, OntarioTo date$25000.00
AWIN Group of DealershipsTo date$5000.00


Find 52 Thousand


raised of $52,000 goal

Campaign concluded on Tue, March 31 2020


% raised
Finding the way for Fundraising
Olympian Jake Holden and Richard Clewes survey the route for Find 52 in January 2016. The duo were joined by St. Lucian Olympic athletes and members of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force.

A road is a song, a poem, a movie, an adventure. It's hope and optimism, and inquisitiveness.

The Angry Isle
Fundraising is an Uphill Battle
In January 2015, I ran 52 miles in Grenada. Let me dismiss athletic motives; it so happens 52 miles gets you all the way around the island. I did it for money – $40,000 – all of which went to OneWorld Schoolhouse. CTV National news ran the story on May 25, 2015 and so began Find 52.

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber
Find 52 started in Grenada
52 miles gets you right around this small, beautiful island. Companions on the second day included: Philip Clift from Petite Anse Hotel, an enthusiastic young boy and one very fit dog named "Dodgy".

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.

International Literacy Day 2016
Soufrière Primary ran a relay on September 8, 2016 to celebrate reading. The event was filmed as part of the "run-up" to our first Find 52 Thousand campaign in 2017. Over 1,000 students from grade 3-12 ran 1 mile segments right around St. Lucia.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein