Ways to Give
There are many reasons why Canadians choose to give and many types of gifts.
You may decide to make an outright gift of cash. Or, you may donate listed securities of public companies or gift shares of privately held companies. You may give real estate. You may decide to gift a life insurance policy. Or an annuity. Finally, you may use a bequest in your will to donate to Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation.
Let’s start with cash gifts. Obviously, cash gifts are the simplest form of gifting and may be executed through one-time online transactions. Donate Now →
Also, cheques can be mailed to or dropped off at Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation, 240 Erie Street, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 0X8.
Your donation is deployed by the Foundation to meet our funding requirements. And you will immediately receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation.
Individuals can use the tax receipt to claim a tax credit for charitable donations, reducing their tax burden.
Gifting listed securities
By gifting listed securities you may realize even more tax savings than you would gifting cash.
Not only will you receive a tax receipt for the market value of the listed securities, you won't have to pay tax on any capital gains realized.
Donations in lieu of gifts
Many people will honour a special event such as a holiday, birthday, anniversary or wedding by suggesting their friends or family make a donation to the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation, instead of gifts.
We can prepare a card to include with your invitation to your family and friends and will issue a tax receipt and acknowledgement card of the donor’s gift. You will also receive a letter outlining all of the donations we receive.
When a loved one dies, you may choose to make the Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation your charity of choice. The Foundation will notify the family of a donor’s gift and will also send the donor a tax receipt.
Planned gifts, or bequests, are legacy gifts left in a will are popular forms of giving. There are many different tax advantages to these types of gifts. Donors considering this type of gift are encouraged to speak to their personal financial advisor and lawyer. See examples of bequest wording →
One-time gifts, recurring (weekly, monthly, annually) gifts or multi-year pledges are most welcome.
Creating your own fundraising event
Hospice volunteer and avid cyclist Tom Bell cycled across South America and Africa, raising more than $40,000 for Hospice.
The annual Tim Horton’s Charity Golf Tournament is an example of partnership between Hospice and a prominent local business, raising over $80,000 in the last 4 years.
These events, commonly referred to as third-party events, are an important source of funds. Everything from yard sale proceeds to a golf tournament are welcome and appreciated.
Have an idea for an event? Share your idea with us →.