Recent Campaigns

$9,160 raised of $10,000 goal
Ontario Schools ON
Start: Jan 1 2017 → End: Dec 31 2017
Elementary and secondary schools in Ontario

What Pass the Baton schools receive: Once you confirm participation by e-mail, we’ll deliver a Really Big Running Shoe to your school… so you can catch all those Toonies! Pass The Baton pledge sheets, a B&W poster and morning announcements can be downloaded from this page.

How to run a Pass the Baton event
A school can do its Pass the Baton” during a scheduled Track & Field Day. Or, pick another day that’s more convenient. If you are a high school why not organize grade competitions during a designated period to see which grade can accumulate the most laps on their track. No track? No problem; get creative and maximize student participation in other ways. Ultimately, it’s about Tossing a Toonie – and getting as many people as possible to pledge their support for literacy!

What to do with your Toonies
We suggest schools write a cheque equivalent to the amount raised. The payee is: OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation.” Our address is: OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation, 77 Suffolk Street West, Guelph, ON N1H 2J3.

What to do with your pledge sheets
Please mail them to us. Our address is: OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation, 77 Suffolk Street West, Guelph, ON N1H 2J3.

Download Pass the Baton forms
Pledge Sheet
B&W Poster
Morning announcements
Here’s what the Really Big Running Shoe looks like
Contact us to sign up!

Campaigns in Summary

When Where Campaign Name Total
Dec 2017 Ontario Schools Find 52: Pass the Baton $9,160
Dec 2017 Saint Lucia Find 52 Thousand $52,605
Jul 2017 Find 52: Friends of Albert Klein $4,039
Jul 2017 Find 52: Robin's Runners $2,246
Jul 2017 Find 52: Running Clubs $605
Jan 2017 Find 52: Athletes $154
Jan 2017 Find 52: Authors $608
Jan 2017 Find 52: Entertainers $0
Jan 2017 Find 52: Finance $152
Jan 2017 Find 52: Illustrators $624
Jan 2017 Find 52: Journalists $160
Jan 2017 Find 52: Lawyers $500
Jan 2017 Find 52: Librarians $10
Jan 2017 Find 52: Mad Men and Women $508
Jan 2017 Ottawa & Provincial and Territorial Capitals Find 52: Parliamentarians $0
Jan 2017 Find 52: Tea or Coffee? $312
Jan 2017 Find 52: Educators $4,604
Nov 2016 St. Kitts & Nevis Charlestown Saint Kitts and Nevis Find 52: St. Kitts & Nevis $2,000
Sep 2016 Mono Centre Canada Find 52: Coyotes $4,000
Sep 2016 Onyx Building Toronto Find 52: Jeff Sprangs $5,300
Jan 2016 Saint Lucia Find 52X2 $11,000
Feb 2015 Grenada Find 52: Grenada $39,055

Numbers to Date

Total Campaigns Total Funds Raised
22 $137,642
Finding the way for Fundraising
Olympian Jake Holden and Richard Clewes survey the route for Find 52x2 St. Lucia 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
Soirée en Blanc
A few years ago we ran a fun picnic that had 50-100 "flash mob" diners assemble in a secret Caledon location. The "Soiree en Blanc" fundraiser is being revived in St. Lucia, July 2017.

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.

Fundraising is an Uphill Battle
In 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 has gone to our charity. CTV National news ran the story on May 25, 2015.

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

James Thurber
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 Find 52 Thousand campaign. From July 3-7, 2017, students from grade 3-12 will run 1 mile segments right around St. Lucia.

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

Albert Einstein
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.