Our fundraising party, Dress Up for ReadUP, was a resounding success. A good time was had by all, and we raised almost nine thousand dollars for ReadUP!

There were so many people involved in making this event memorable. First off, we’d like to thank the many organizations and corporate sponsors who donated items and other services:

Anne Francis Piano Tuning

Aon Benfield Canada

Arbonne Cosmetics

Athena Bakery


Body Blitz Spa

brani/bo studio

Cameron Craft Beer

Canadian Tire

Danforth Jewellery

Daniel Rikely Photography

Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre

Home Depot

Hudson’s Bay Company

Il Fornello

Integrated Woodlot Management

Joanne Murphy Design

Katsu Sushi


Mad Mexican



No Frills

Pampered Chef

Pape Market – Foodland

R.E.A.L. Partners Ltd.

Ratas Optical

Riverdale Hub

Riverdale Readers Inc.

Rooster Coffeehouse

Shoppers Drug Mart

Sleep Country

Soulpepper Theatre Company

The Keg

Toronto Operetta Theatre

Treasure Island Toys

Vango Photo Booth

Wine Rack

Next, we’d like to send out a big THANK YOU to the following individuals who donated food/items or their valuable time to make our fundraiser a success:

Aditi Shaily

Alexandra Yee

Anna Camara

Anne Francis

Ben Wiggins

Boriana Karan

Carol Wiggins

Catherine Currie

Cathy Henry

Christine Yee

Cindy Robinson

Daniel Rikely

Derek Currie

Gale Beeby

Gary Mansbridge

Geraldine Murphy

Helen Toliver

Jean Paul Palmentier

Jesse McDonald

Jill Bever

Jim McDonald

Joanne Murphy

Jose Hadad

Kathleen Yee

Kevin Whibbs

Laura Allen

Lou Biasin

Louise Smith

Lyudmila & Darrell Brown

Maureen Kenny

Mike Gardner

Nicole Gardner

Paul Yee

Peter Holland

Philip Holland

Rob Tran

Steve McConnell

Tom Allen

Yuki Azuma

To Councillor Paula Fletcher and MP Craig Scott, and all of the others who attended the party or sent donations in lieu of, thank you for your support! We really appreciate it—and so will all of the children whose lives you’ve touched.