How You Can Help
All donations over $20 are tax deductible and will receive a tax receipt. Your contribution is greatly appreciated and is vital for the services we provide.
To Donate Online
Click on the ‘Donate Now’ button below (Credit Cards only).
To Donate by Cheque
PAL happily accepts donations by personal or business cheque.
Please make cheques payable to: PAL-Reading Services Inc.
To Donate by Cash
You may leave a cash donation at PAL’s office – please do not mail cash.
Other Funding Sources
Other funding for our services comes from fee-for-service work for a variety of agencies and businesses (click here for more information) and from a contract with the Ontario Ministry of Education to produce academic recordings for print-challenged students in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions.
Additionally, since the mid-1990’s we have received a grant from the City of Toronto that funds much of our free recording service.
We are grateful for the financial support received throughout the years from generous donors.
Some of these donors include:
- AtlasCare Care-to-Share Program
- Gannett Foundation, Rochester, New York
- The Atkinson Charitable Foundation
- CIBC Charitable Foundation
- The George Lunan Foundation
- The Georgina Foundation
- Sir Joseph Flavelle Foundation
- The Laidlaw Foundation
- Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation
- The RBC Foundation
- The Tippet Foundation
Upon successfully completing the audition process, our volunteers graciously donate at least 2 hours per week recording at our office. Our team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers range from post-secondary students to retirees, and they bring their special skills and talents to each of their weekly sessions. Many of our volunteers have been with us for a long time; they have dedicated ten years or more, and a few have been with us for over 30 years!
To learn more about volunteering at PAL, please fill out the form on our Contact page, or call us at (416) 340-7828.
Our Mission is to provide, upon request, free audio recorded versions of print material, which give persons with vision impairments or other disabilities access to lifelong learning choices.