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“The real heroes of our story are the local organizations who have embraced my dream and made it their own.”

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St. Marys Imagination Library Fund

This program was started locally by Chantal Lynch of Hyggeligt Fabrics and community member, Dennis DesRosiers, to encourage early literacy in all families in St. Marys.


Most of the Imagination Libraries across Canada need to raise money every year to purchase the books for local families to enjoy, but Chantal and Dennis had a bigger vision. They wanted to make this program self-sustaining and created the St. Marys Imagination Library Fund. 

The St. Marys Imagination Library Fund is an endowment fund held within the Stratford Perth Community Foundation, a charitable public foundation serving our region. Donations made to the Fund are invested and a portion of the investment income earned will provide a grant to the St. Marys Imagination Library Program every single year, ensuring there will always be books for the children of St. Marys. 

$250 for 250 Kids Campaign

It costs nearly $250 per child, to provide them with a free, monthly book for five years. Which means, to support 250 kids each year, the St. Marys Imagination Library Fund has a goal to reach $300,000 to make this program self-sustaining. We need your help! 

The team at St. Marys Imagination Library is challenging the community members to donate $250 to support this reading program for 250 kids. All donations will be generously matched by Dennis DesRosiers.

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How can you support this campaign?
Donate online

Click here to complete a secure online donation through CanadaHelps and you will receive a charitable tax receipt from CanadaHelps. 

Send a cheque

Write a cheque to Stratford Perth Community Foundation and in the memo line write St. Marys Imagination Library Fund. You will receive a charitable tax receipt from the Community Foundation.

Cheques can be mailed to:

Stratford Perth Community Foundation

P.O. Box 224, 473 Douro Street

Stratford, ON N5A 6S9

Buy a Quilting Kit 

Hyggeligt Fabrics will donate $50 from every sale of select quilting kits to the St. Marys Imagination Library Fund. Visit the store for more details!

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Other ways to help: 


Share this program on social media 


Challenge your friends/co-workers by starting your own fundraiser to support this program.

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