Show your support to frontline workers by giving them the joy of art
Dear Friend of TOAF,
Like you, we wish we could experience the immense joy of discovering art by strolling through Nathan Phillips Square and revelling in the visual feast that TOAF artists create for Toronto every summer. We have found a way for our many devoted Fair-goers and arts lovers to join us in doing something truly special for our artists while honouring those frontline essential workers to whom we owe so much.
Through Gifts of Heart
Our community understands and deeply appreciates the personal and family sacrifices that are being made by our frontline healthcare workers every day on our behalf. Many of us are yearning for meaningful ways to express our appreciation for their commitment during this novel time.
We also know that many of our cherished artists have been seriously affected by cancellations and financial hardships.
We and the 300+ artists chosen to participate in Toronto Online Art Fair 2020 invite you to join us in bringing the joy of art to those courageous individuals who have been keeping us all safe.
We made the process of gifting very simple:
- Give a tax-deductible charitable gift (of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more) towards gift certificates (valued at $250 each) for art purchases.
- We distribute these Gifts of love and appreciation to frontline workers.
- Recipients will use their gift certificates to buy a beautiful artwork directly from artists on TOAF’s website between July 2–12, 2020.
- Our delighted artists will send out the artwork along with their heartfelt thanks and receive the full value of the Gift ($250) when redeemed.
With the help of only 400 generous donors who give $250 each (or 1,000 who give $100 each!) we can provide Gifts of Heart to 400 frontline workers, while also providing $100,000 in much-needed support to the participating artists.
Clap your hands, shout your thanks, and be a Gifts of Heart champion by making a gift from your heart.
Artist Kima Lenaghan in 2019 with TOAF Director anahita azrahimi, board member Jini Stolk, and other Fair guests