Other Ways to Give
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Epilepsy Association Calgary (EAC). Often people think donating money is the only way to help us and our mission – it’s not! There are many ways to help us make a positive impact from: third party fundraisers, social engagement, donating your car, ect. One in 100 Canadians are affected by epilepsy and one in ten will have a seizure in their lifetime. Your support will help to ensure we can provide services and support to individuals and families throughout Calgary and Southern Alberta.
Scroll down to learn more about other ways to give and please feel free to get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you.
Third Party Fundraisers
Third party fundraisers are events that are planned, hosted and financed by a third-party who is leveraging their unique idea to promote awareness within their own communities.
These events executed by volunteer individuals, businesses, or community groups who are passionate about supporting EAC have done wonders in helping build our charity into what it is today.
By organizing and hosting a fundraiser, not only will your efforts help to sustain EAC, you’ll make a difference in the lives of people affected by epilepsy in your community by raising awareness. It is through education and awareness that we are able to help dispel the myths that many living with epilepsy face.
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook; by liking, sharing, and commenting on our posts you are helping us to grow our audience and community which allow us to share our mission with more people. Helping to increase our presence on social media creates more opportunities for others who need our services to connect with us. It’s easy but it has a big impact!
Donate Your Car
With the help of Donate a Car Canada, we can accept vehicle donations! We provide free towing in many areas across Canada – but if you want to maximize your donation it’s 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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