The Fundraising Page of Dale Roy

Dale Roy

A Message From Dale Roy

Hi friends,

Before I ask you to donate $20 to celebrate SKETCH's 20 years of real local impact, I'd like to let you know how I de-stress at work without the use of meds or silly apps.

Sometimes in the thick of my work at SKETCH, I'll get swamped, writer's block, mental numbness, under the gunness...and I need to de-stress.

My rejuvenation secret? I leave the SKETCH office and head to our studio spaces. I stroll around and take in the sight of young artists working their paintbrushes, sewing machines, lumber and tools, guitars, spray-paint cans, whisks, and yoga matts. Each artist propelled by inner creativity, good work, and getting projects off the ground. That bustle is thrilling.

After two minutes, I return to my desk–refreshed and inspired–ready to do my own creating to support that bustle.

SKETCH is turning 20 on December 1st. I want to honour those two decades of art transforming lives with my own fundraising campaign. Donate $20 (or more, if you can) to help me raise $899 by December 7th.

And if you got an extra second after, watch this one-minute video a SKETCH artist shot to capture all that bustle!

Feel free share this campaign or video to anyone you know who's been transformed by the arts. -D

Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • Nov 10, 2016 12:00 am to
  • Dec 10, 2016 12:00 am
  • SKETCH

  • 180 Shaw Street
  • Toronto, ON
  • M6J2W5, Canada
  • Registration #859128332RR0001
SKETCH's $20for20

About This Campaign

Support $20for20 and transform a young person's life through the arts.

For 20 years, SKETCH has been a platform for over 10,000 youth experiencing homelessness and poverty to transform their lives though the arts. SKETCH's 7,500 square-foot art studio spaces host workshops in visual arts, music and recording, culinary arts, performance, ceramics, digital literacy–all at no cost to youth.

This $20for20 campaign invites you to help raise $20,000, so that a young person facing real adversity or homelessness today can join our Community Artist Program in 2017. 

SKETCH's year-long Community Artist Program is a paid position that resonates with young people who want to learn crucial organizational skills, lead community arts, and develop into our city's cultural leaders. Donate and help them trail blaze an artful future for themselves.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT (Nov. 23): All donors' names will be entered in a draw for a chance to win a free pair of Glerups from the Australian Boot Company! Check them out here: australianboot.com/collections/glerups. (Please note: SKETCH will NOT share your contact info with A.B.C.)

All $20for20 photography by Sandy Nicholson.
  1. CParr
    CParr gave a $40 donation to support Dale Roy
    about 1 year ago · Like
  2. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made to support Dale Roy
    about 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • SKETCH
      SKETCH

      Whoa!!! Thank you!

      about 1 year ago · Like
  3. Ian Pady
    Ian Pady gave a $20 donation to support Dale Roy
    Nice Dale!
    about 1 year ago · Like
    • SKETCH
      SKETCH

      Thanks Ian!!!

      about 1 year ago · Like
  4. Jen Ball
    Jen Ball gave a $20 donation to support Dale Roy
    Yay Sketch! Continue to do your amazing work empowering young artists.
    about 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  5. Leilani Rigby
    Leilani Rigby gave a $20 donation to support Dale Roy
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  6. Leilani Rigby
    Leilani Rigby gave a $50 donation to support Dale Roy
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  7. An anonymous donation of $20 has been made to support Dale Roy
    about 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • SKETCH
      SKETCH

      Thank you, Anonymous!

      about 1 year ago · Like
  8. Fiona Rigby
    Fiona Rigby gave a $40 donation to support Dale Roy
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  9. Gillian Hards
    Gillian Hards gave a $40 donation to support Dale Roy
    about 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • SKETCH
      SKETCH

      Thank you Gillian!!

      about 1 year ago · Like
  10. Jane Ball
    Jane Ball gave a $200 donation to support Dale Roy
    What amazing work you are doing!
    about 1 year ago · Like
    • SKETCH
      SKETCH

      It's only possible with our supporters! Thank you Jane!!

      about 1 year ago · Like
  11. Sarah O'Connor
    Sarah O'Connor gave a $50 donation to support Dale Roy
    about 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • SKETCH
      SKETCH

      Wow! Thank you so much Sarah O!!

      about 1 year ago · Like
  12. Cadence & Shay Roy-Williams
    Cadence & Shay Roy-Williams gave a $40 donation to support Dale Roy
    Congratulations Sketch!
    about 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • SKETCH
      SKETCH

      Of all my two nieces, you two are my favourite!

      about 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  13. Jeramie Jenkins
    Jeramie Jenkins gave a $20 donation to support Dale Roy
    Go Dale Go!!!
    about 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • SKETCH
      SKETCH

      Wow, thank you Jer! See you tomorrow night, yes?

      about 1 year ago · Like
  14. KEVIN BALL
    KEVIN BALL gave a $20 donation to support Dale Roy
    about 1 year ago · Like
    • SKETCH
      SKETCH

      So cool, thank you!!!

      about 1 year ago · Like
  15. Crispin Smith
    Crispin Smith gave a $20 donation to support Dale Roy
    about 1 year ago · Like
    • SKETCH
      SKETCH

      My man! You rock, thank you !!

      about 1 year ago · Like
  16. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made to support Dale Roy
    over 1 year ago · Like
    • Dale
      Dale

      Wow! Hi Anonymous!! I really appreciate this absolutely astounding support! Thank you!!

      over 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  17. Jane Hudson
    Jane Hudson gave a $20 donation to support Dale Roy
    Hi Dale--it's been a while! I hope this note finds you well. I miss you! -Jane
    over 1 year ago · Like
    • Dale
      Dale

      Hi Jane! Thank you so much for this donation! It means a lot. I miss you too. When are you coming back?

      over 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  18. Colin O'Connor
    Colin O'Connor gave a $20 donation to support Dale Roy
    over 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dale
      Dale

      Hooray!

      over 1 year ago · Like
  19. Patrick Murtaugh
    Patrick Murtaugh gave a $40 donation to support Dale Roy
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    • Dale
      Dale

      Whoa!

      over 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  20. John Hassell
    John Hassell gave a $20 donation to support Dale Roy
    over 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dale
      Dale

      Thank you so much!!!!

      over 1 year ago · Like
  21. Chris Ferguson
    Chris Ferguson gave a $20 donation to support Dale Roy
    You rock Dale and team Sketch!
    over 1 year ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
    • Dale
      Dale

      Wow, you're first! Thanks Chris! Way to trailblaze!

      over 1 year ago · Like