Other Ways to Give
From high-fives and smiles to used cars and planned giving, donating money isn’t the only way to help us and our mission. If you want to help, we’d love to help. Scroll down to learn more about other ways to give and please feel free to get in touch with us.
Donate Your Car
With the help of Donate a Car Canada, we can now accept vehicle donations! We provide free towing in many areas across Canada – but if you want to maximize your donation its best to drop it off. Depending on the condition of your vehicle, it will either be recycled or sold at auction. Fortunately, Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details – which is good news for you and us alike!
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Planned giving is a set of ways that you can leave money or assets to a non-profit after your death, or a way to invest that money so you receive benefits during your life, and then donate the rest after you pass.
Planned giving, sometimes referred to as gift planning, may be defined as a method of supporting non-profits and charities that enables philanthropic individuals or donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income. While some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor, others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate.
Thus, by definition, a planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. What are the three types of planned gifts?
- First, outright gifts that use appreciated assets as a substitute for cash;
- Second, gifts that return income or other financial benefits to the donor in return for the contribution;
- Third, gifts payable upon the donor’s death. Assets to give:
If you’re ready to give or want more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re happy to help, chat or maybe even tell you a good joke. Give us a ring at (403) 230-2764 or click the link below to contact us.
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