Together we can save lives
In order to manage our capacity and resources over the holidays, we will no longer be providing specific lists of families. Instead, we are asking for donations of items that we know every woman and child could use.
From these donations, we will be able to put together gifts for women, and moms can participate by picking out items and gifts for their children.
Gift cards are a wonderful option, and are strongly encouraged as they provide an opportunity to empower women to purchase gifts for their children.
Through the generosity of our donors, women will be able to provide a more enjoyable holiday season for their children.
Other ways to Give
Charitable giving can combine a sense of personal satisfaction with significant financial benefits through tax credits or, for businesses, tax deductions. Through planned giving you can support the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie. Your gift will leave an enduring legacy that will improve the lives of women and children in the community.
The following information provides an overview of some charitable giving options available to Canadian donors. This is a general guide and does not address the many issues that can apply to individual situations. We suggest you consult with your legal and tax advisors to clarify the tax implications of planned giving and to structure the gift to ensure it meets your goals before finalizing a significant charitable gift.
Your tax deductible donation can be made on a monthly or annual basis and will help us continue to provide quality service to women and children in our community. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Women and Children’s Shelter by cash, credit card or cheque, you may either
Monetary Donations/Gift Cards
A gift of cash is one of the most common ways to make a charitable gift. We always welcome donations of cash, whether big or small. Some employers may match charitable gifts made by current and retired employees, an effective way to increase the impact of your donation.
Become a Monthly Donor – Support our Shelter Me Campaign
Your tax-deductible donation can be made on a monthly basis and will help us continue to provide quality service to women and children in our community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Women and Children’s Shelter you may donate online Here
A charitable bequest is a gift in your Will that the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie receives after your death. Remembering someone in your will is a very personal and meaningful gift. Consult with Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie before establishing your bequest to ensure your wishes can be carried out as directed in your Will.
RRSP or RRIF
You can donate a new or existing policy by transferring ownership to the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie. Upon transfer, the agency will issue a charitable tax receipt for the cash surrender value. In addition, you will receive a charitable tax receipt for any premium payments you make following the transfer if the policy is not yet fully paid for. This gift is irrevocable and creates tax benefits for you during your lifetime. Therefore, your estate will not receive a charitable tax receipt when the policy proceeds are paid to the Women & Children’s Shelter after your death.
Alternatively, you can designate the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie as the beneficiary of a policy without transferring ownership of the policy. On your death, the agency will receive the policy proceeds and your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt. In this situation, your premium payments are not eligible for a charitable tax receipt. The policy proceeds will go directly to the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie and will not be subject to probate and other estate fees. The beneficiary designation is revocable and can be changed at any time.
Stocks or Securities
Tribute or Memorial
Gifts of Tangible Personal Property
Other Special Gifts
Through the Support a Family Program, your gift provides food, shelter, counselling, social activities, and many other supports to meet the needs of a woman and her children while they are in the shelter. Or you can sponsor a child or youth who has witnessed or experienced violence in their home.