Become a one-time or monthly donor by clicking the donate button below and visiting us on Canada Helps.
Monthly donors help support our programs year round. Starting at just $5/month you can help a whole class to have seeds and tools for a growing season.
We often need non-financial items you might care to donate, from plant pots to laptops to lumber.
300 lbs of food donated in summer.
1,560 kids reached online in 116 programs, including school day and after-school.
214 Microgreens Kits grown by students.
60 trees reported grown from seed from 182 seed kits provided to 168 participants.
We run children’s, youth and family programs on school and park grounds, and we need your assistance to support our mission. Our volunteer program has positions open for Garden Program Volunteers, Culinary Program Volunteers, Documentation and Social Media Volunteers and Office/Event Volunteers.
We are currently seeking:
volunteer drivers to help get program kits out to teachers
volunteers for after-school gardening/composting.
***All volunteers must be willing to consent to a police reference check for Working with Vulnerable Persons.
While volunteering and working for the Green Thumbs, I developed leadership skills and enhanced my understanding of food security. I believe the experience I gained at Green Thumbs was a blessing in disguise because it motivated me to work harder and grow just like the plants in our school gardens.
Sailavasan V., 29, Engineering Technologist
Green Thumbs Growing Kids is happy to work with interns and practicum students to help them gain experience and achieve their objectives, while our programs benefit from their fresh new insights and hard work! To date, the following program partnerships have taken place:
Co-op placement secondary students from Toronto District School Board’s Environment Specialist High Skills Majors
Teacher candidate interns from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Practicum students through Ryerson University’s School of Nutrition Studies, Masters Program
Practicum students through Ryerson University’s Early Childhood Studies
Practicum students through the George Brown College Community Worker Program
Please contact the Executive Director for more information.