“Push for Literacy”is the second fundraising
event hosted by Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club in partnership with the Toronto
Police Service. The event is a fundraiser for the refurbishment of the club's
book collection and literacy program.
first event, in 2016, “Push for Hope,” focused on the club’s Music Makers
we teach a child to play a musical instrument, we teach them to invest in
themselves, to practice discipline and clarity of mind,” said Davenport Boys
and Girls Club executive director Dr. Sheldon Taylor, who thanked Kuck for his
outstanding contribution to the club. “When we teach a child to play a song, we
teach them to express themselves and affirm to them that they are heard. When
we give a child the opportunity to perform in front of others, we show them
that their message matters and that others will listen. In doing so, we teach
them the basics of leadership.”
this year’s event, Kuck will start pushing the sled with 100 lbs., starting
from 11 Division (2054 Davenport Rd), and end with 400 lbs in front of the
Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club at 180 Westmoreland Ave.
every 0.5 kilometre increment, I will stop and youth from the club will then
speak on hardships in life, struggles they face, the dangers of crime and,
symbolically from those experiences, I will add weight to the sled,” he said.
“I want to show how this sheer weight and pressure relates to our society where
conditions shape the life of a child.
what I am doing is physically demanding, I wanted to make it clear that it does
not even compare to the issues of peer pressure, substance abuse, crime,
bullying, and poverty that our youth are subjected to daily…”Push for Literacy”
aims to show community and club members the vital importance of reading and
writing. Books broaden and strengthen the mind of a child, like nothing
Make a donation.
All proceeds go directly to the literacy program and
donors will receive a charitable donation tax receipt.