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Ways to Support BGCC

Boys and Girls Clubs’ proud heritage of service to young Canadians began in 1900. Today, Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada are playing an important role in the lives of children and youth providing physical activities, academic support, mentorship, healthy meals and snacks and a chance to build positive, lasting relationships, all in a safe, supportive environment.

There are many ways by which supporters can give to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and contribute to improving the lives of Canadian children and youth. The information below will help you select the giving method that's right for you.

Monthly Giving

A recurring monthly gift is a convenient, cost-effective way to make a significant difference in the lives of young people who most need support. To join our monthly giving program, Champions of Dreams, simply authorize BGCC to make secure automatic withdrawals, of a set amount each month, from your bank account or credit card.

In doing so, you can take comfort in knowing that your regularly occurring donations will continually be helping young people to achieve their potential. Consolidated annual tax receipts, representing donations made from the previous year, will be distributed in February via mail according to donor preference. For more information please see our Champions of Dreams Brochure.

Immediate Donation

Your immediate or one-time gift, made online, by fax, mail, or in person will help us meet the immediate needs of kids today. All donations of $20 or more (or if requested) will be promptly acknowledged with a charitable tax receipt which may produce a positive tax benefit for you or your family.

Designating via the United Way

As a Canadian Registered Charity, BGCC can receive gifts designated via your United Way pledge. In acknowledgement of the United Way’s role in administering and acknowledging such gifts, an administration fee will be applied to gifts made through the United Way and designated to another charity, with the costs ranging between $12 per donation to a percentage of the gift. (Please contact your local United Way for further details.)

Information you will need to provide to United Way:
  • Charity Name: Boys and Girls Club of Canada
  • Charitable Business Number: 130361710RR0001
  • Address: 400-2005 Sheppard Ave E., Toronto, ON M2J 5B4
Note: Your local Boys and Girls Club will have a different address and Charitable Business Number.

Gift of Stocks or Securities

A gift of stock or securities is another way to make a significant impact in the lives of kids served by Boys and Girls Clubs, while potentially also producing important tax benefits for the donor(s). By giving via this means, you will pay no tax on capital gain on gifts of stocks, options, bonds, shares in mutual funds or futures that are donated.

You will also receive a charitable tax receipt for the price of sale of the stocks, which can produce a tax benefit for you / your spouse. For more information please see our Letter of Direction for a Gift of Publicly Traded Securities.

First Time Donor Super Credit

The First-time Donor’s Super Credit (FDSC) supplements the value of the charitable donations tax credit (CDTC) by 25% on donations made after March 20, 2013, by a first-time donor. As defined by the FDSC program, a first time donor is someone who has not claimed or been allowed charitable donations tax credit(s) after 2007. The FDSC applies gifts made after March 20, 2013, up to a maximum of $1,000, in respect to only one taxation year from 2013 to 2017.

Claims for FDSC can be shared between partners and spouses, with the total combined donation not exceeding $1,000.
Please visit: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fdsc/ for more information about this initiative.

Employer Matching

Many companies offer matching gift programs. Employees of matching gift companies can donate to BGCC and have their donation impact doubled. Please check with your company’s Human Resources or charitable giving department for clarification on any policies. Canadian corporations that participate in matching gifts can be accessed here.

Tribute Giving

Honour those you wish to appreciate or remember with a special tribute gift. Doing so can be a gratifying means to recognize someone who has touched your life while also improving the lives of Canadian children and youth locally or across the country. There are several ways to honour someone special:
  • In Celebration . . . mark special events or milestones with a donation to BGCC and share your kind wishes with the celebrant;
  • In Honour . . . express gratitude and appreciation by making a gift to honour of someone special;
  • In Memory . . . remember / pay tribute to those passed on, as a thoughtful way to express your sympathy to their family;
  • In Love . . . make your wedding day all the more special with a gift to BGCC that invests in the health, wellbeing and potential of kids and youth, or ask your guests to support BGCC in your honour.

Gifts in Kind

Gifts in kind are defined as non-cash gifts. These include such items as gift cards, art, books, and property. In-kind gifts can be donated to BGCC and, depending on the quantity of goods being donated, organizational need(s) and donor’s intent, may be distributed to various or specific clubs across the country.

In-kind donations are used to help improve programming, fulfill community needs, decrease Clubs’ expenses and enhance the lives of thousands of children and youth across Canada who are served by Boys and Girls Clubs. Please review our Gifts in Kind Policy and Gifts in Kind 'Wish List' for more information about this program. If you are interested in donating, please fill out and forward by email or mail the Gifts in Kind Donation Form.

Third Party Events

A Third Party Event is a promotion, sale or other event organized and executed by an individual or group operating at arms’ length from BGCC, its employees and/or volunteers, including the Board of Directors, in order to raise funds for, or on behalf of, BGCC.
For those interested in supporting BGCC this way, please review our Third Party Events Policy and Third Party Events Guidelines for more information. If you wish to organize an event to support BGCC, please fill out the Third Party Event Proposal Form and return it to us by email or mail.

For more information on supporting BGCC, please feel free to contact us.

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