Become a REAL Supporter

Become a REAL Supporter

The REAL Program is fully dependent upon community support. There are several ways to demonstrate support of this great program.

  1. The business community and individuals can support the REAL Program through financial and in-kind donations. Income tax receipts can be issued upon request for financial donations.
  2. Donation of new or used recreation equipment and/or organization of equipment drives.
  3. You can now donate to the REAL Program by dropping off your recycling with Evergreen Recycling, account # 5768684.

100 per cent of your donation will be spent on program spaces, equipment and/or transportation costs for children and youth. The sooner you support this program, the sooner children and youth can get active.

If you would like to become a partner, please fill out this Partnership Application.


Notice of Vacancies
REAL Program Fundraising and Promotion Committee

The REAL program is actively seeking members for its Fundraising and Promotions Committee. If you have experience in fundraising, promotion or marketing and would like to volunteer your time and talents, please contact us.

For more information please click here.


Give the Gift of Play

Murrins Family
The REAL Program would like to thank the Murrins family for their generous donation of $1000.

When Sherry Murrins son Justin was tragically killed in a car accident, the family searched for meaning. While nothing can take away the deep sadness, the family have found joy donating to REAL from "Justin's Birthday Bash".

"Our son loved children and we know he would be thrilled to help other kids. As an employee of the City of St. John's I know first-hand how this program works and I see the good work that my co-workers do. I also get to experience the smiles on the children's faces when they get to participate in a program which for some was only a dream."- Sherry Murrins

Lester's Farm Market (Pumpkinfest)
Pumpkinfest is a day-long, annual event organized by and held at Lester's Farm Market in October. Lester's Farm Market donated $14,837.16 to REAL from proceeds of the 18th Annual Pumpkinfest. REAL staff and participants send sincere gratitude to Lester's for their continued support. This year's donation provides 150 local children and youth with recreation and leisure opportunities.

Kiwanis Club of St. John's
The Kiwanis Club of St. John's made their seventeenth annual donation to REAL. The Kiwanis Club were among the first supporters of the REAL Program and have been supporters every year since. We are very appreciative for their continuing generosity. Here past President Sig Lenser presents a $1,500 cheque to REAL staff.

NL Craft Brewers Assocation (Royal St. John's Regatta)
During the 201st Royal St. John's Regatta the beer tent was operated, for the first time ever, by the Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Brewers Association. The REAL Program was delighted to be one of groups that received a donation from the NL Craft Brewers Association. The $2520.21 donation provided 25 placements for local children and youth.

Canada Post Community Foundation
For the first time, the REAL Program received a grant of $2000 from the Canada Post Community Foundation. We are truly grateful to have been selected as a grant recipient this year. Thank you on behalf of the children and youth who will benefit from these funds.

"Canada Post is proud to help organizations and projects that make a difference in the lives of Canadian children and youth. Through the generosity of our customers, the Canada Post Community Foundation is able to fund important programs in communities across the country every year."

United Way NL
United Way NL has been supporting the REAL Program for several years, 2019 was no exception. REAL received a $6000 grant from the United Way NL Community Fund. This money will be used to provide registration, transportation and equipment to approximately 60 children and youth. We would like to express our thankfulness for your ongoing support.


For more information on supporting the REAL Program, call 709-576-8684 or 709-576-4556 or 709-576-2574, email, fax 709-576-2308 or mail us at:

REAL Program
City of St. John’s
P.O. Box 908
St. John’s, NL
A1C 5M2

The REAL Program would like to thank funding partners and recreation organizations for their outstanding support and commitment to the children and youth of St. John’s. To view our 2017 year end report please Click Here.