Join the Movement

We’re committed to changing the world. Simple. But we can’t do it without you – are you in?

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Your time and talent make our mission possible.
Join a committee, apply to sit on our board, teach empathy in schools, or even work at one of our events!
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Volunteer

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There are lots of ways for your organization to get involved.
Host a lunch and learn, start a payroll deduction, match funds raised by your team, and more!
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Fundraise

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Why sponsor, you ask?
Sponsoring one of the Empathy Factory events or campaigns gives you the opportunity to support the emotional development of hundreds of children.
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100% of your donations goes back to our programs!
Our organization is volunteer-led and volunteer-run, and because we’re a charity, you’ll get a charitable tax receipt!
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Greetings,

Are you prepared to witness the true impact of passion and determination as we empower our younger generation to create lasting change? I am!

The Empathy Factory is teaming up with students in your community. Together with the staff at Elementary and Junior High Schools, we will challenge students to open their hearts and minds to change the world.

The term ‘world’ means different things to different people. To me, the world is all 7 billion people, the earth and her many other forms of life. To a nine year old, the world may not expand beyond her town. To a 14 year old the world may be limited to the few vacations he’s had and what he watches on YouTube and reads about on Twitter. One of our primary goals is to open the eyes of our youth; to help them see the ‘world’ through a different lens, and help them experience the pain and reward of living in a diverse and expansive world.

We are fortunate to work directly with students, and through workshops, we teach them the values of empathy, charity, volunteering, and why they need to do it right now. The Empathy Factory staff and volunteers are thrilled to be able to work hands on with the children, offering our support and mentorship. Students supply the ideas and their enthusiasm, and we supply the rest.

As with all not-for-profits, we rely heavily on the time and talent of our many volunteers. I urge you to take a trip through the following pages and consider becoming one.

The Empathy Factory was founded in 2010 with a goal to instill a sense of empathy and a philanthropic spirit in Nova Scotia’s youth; our vision is to create a generation of generous, conscientious humanitarians. Together with your support, we will make it happen.

Thank you from all of us.

Yours in empathy,

Stefanie


Fundraise

LUNCH & LEARN

Invite a speaker, or host a workshop. Cover a meal and power your staff with some food for thought about empathy and philanthropy.



DONATE A DAY OF PAY

Set a corporate fundraising goal and encourage employees to contribute with a day of pay. Offer a vacation day as a reward for donating to the Empathy Factory and provide tax receipts.



PAYROLL DEDUCTION

Big change in small portions – provide employees with the opportunity to take a little off each pay cheque and make giving a part of your company’s tradition.


MATCHING FUNDS

Encourage your employees to fundraise for the Empathy Factory and our projects through incentive programs. Motivate employees by matching their efforts. Encourage them to work towards an office fundraising goal as a team.


Sponsor

WHY BE A SPONSOR?

Sponsoring one of the Empathy Factory events or campaigns gives you the opportunity to support the emotional development of hundreds of children. You’ll reach thousands of students, parents, stakeholders, and thought-leaders in your community. Associate your brand with what is quickly becoming one of Nova Scotia’s most beloved not-for-profits. Sponsor the Empathy Factory and ride the wave of positive social change!

WHAT'S YOUR NEXT STEP?

Want to be a part of the movement? Is there something about your business or industry or community you’re passionate about, too? Whether you’d like to make a non-monetary services or prize donation, sponsor one event, sponsor a full year of Empathy Factory events, or become our major corporate partner, we’d love to hear from you!

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Every dollar you give means:

EDUCATION AND INSPIRATION

Our work introduces children to the feelings and rewards associated with giving. We help them find words and ways to express their feelings of empathy. We show them how to stop sympathizing and start empathizing.

YOUNG PHILANTHROPIC LEADERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Our work is not only intended to get children excited about giving in the present; it is also to start a lifelong journey of philanthropy where they’ll constantly feel the needs of others and lead the movement of change.

YOU’RE A PART OF THE CHANGE

Your generosity means children will be allowed to thrive; with your donation, we can mobilize youth to become agents of change.

EMPATHY FACTORY WISH LIST

Having modern, efficient equipment helps us to do our work more efficiently. In-kind and cash donations help us to achieve this, as project funding often excludes these core expenses.

Please consider making a cash donation to the Empathy Factory and/or review our Wish List to make an in-kind donation of a high-quality item listed below:

  • Graphic Design work (logos, newsletters)
  • Professional Services (Audit, PR)
  • HD Video camera
  • Color printer/photocopier
  • Laminator
  • Paper shredder
  • Flip chart markers
  • Paper (8.5 x 11)
  • Sticky notes
  • Pens
  • Sharpies
  • Gas cards for volunteers
  • Coffee gift certificates for volunteers
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