Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 12:15 PM

Give the Gift of Play

Image of four children participating in sports and recreation, with a white background and text that reads 'Give the Gift of Play'

This holiday season consider giving the gift of play to a child in need by donating to the REAL Program.

The REAL Program is a nonprofit program that provides recreation and leisure opportunities to children and youth in financial need by matching them with an organized recreational activity of their choice. It costs approximately $150 to provide a program or class space for one young person.

It’s easy to donate: online, by telephone or in-person. Donations of $20 or above will receive a tax receipt upon request. Holiday-themed cards are available for purchase, 5 for $20.

The City of St. John’s supports the REAL Program by providing office space and staff support so that 100% of all funds raised or donated go to the cost of programs, equipment, and transportation.

Donate to REAL
Online using your RECconnect account: www.stjohns.ca/real

In person or phone:

  • H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, 40 Mundy Pond Road, 576 8191
  • Paul Reynolds Community Centre, 35 Carrick Drive, 576-8631
  • Access St. John’s, City Hall, 10 New Gower Street, 311 or 754-CITY 

For alternative ways to donate please email real@stjohns.ca or call 576-8684 or 576-4556.
Thank you to all the generous donors – you’ve made a difference in the life of a child.