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Ways to Give

Help Kids Shine

There are so many ways to support Niagara Children’s Centre. Make a donation online today or choose any of the gift options below and help kids shine right here in Niagara.

Tribute Gift

A tribute gift is a meaningful way to honour someone special. Tribute gifts are typically made to celebrate and/or thank someone.

Some ideas for tribute gifts include:

  • Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, promotion, wedding, graduation, birth, mother’s or father’s day, Canada Day, retirement or any other special occasion
  • Thank you to a teacher/mentor
  • Thank a staff member
  • Honour a relative, loved one or colleague
  • Say thank you or send get well wishes
  • Support Niagara Children’s Centre by requesting that your wedding or birthday celebrants make gifts in your honour!

However you decide to contribute, Niagara Children’s Centre will send acknowledgement of your gift with a personal message from you to the person you are honouring.

Make a tribute donation today.

Memorial Gift

A memorial donation is a meaningful way to remember a loved one and to continue their legacy of support to Niagara Children’s Centre. By making a memorial donation to Niagara Children’s Centre in lieu of flowers, friends and family can pay their respects and honour their loved one by supporting people in need in the community.

Niagara Children’s Centre will send a personal letter of thanks for all donations received and, when contact information is provided, we will send acknowledgement of all gifts to the next of kin. Please be assured that we will not disclose the amount of any individual donation.

Make a memorial donation today.

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is the best way to support Niagara Children’s Centre as it provides a consistent and predictable source of funds that allows the Centre to plan strategically and provide support where it is needed most.

If you sign up to become a monthly donor, you are making an incredible commitment that will benefit children and youth now and in the future. Monthly donations are processed on the 1st or 15th of each month and tax receipts are issued annually.

Become a monthly donor today!

Legacy Giving

You can leave a legacy of care for future generations through a gift in your will or estate plans. Your Legacy Gift will ensure that Niagara Children’s Centre continues to be on the leading edge of therapy and support for children with special needs.

To find out more about our Legacy Giving program, please contact Marla Smith, director of development at 905-688-1890 ext. 106 or at marla.smith@niagarachildrenscentre.com

Gift of Securities

Your gift of securities entitles you to a donation receipt for the full market value (resale) of your contribution. Your gift will result in a non-refundable tax credit that will reduce your income taxes. You can use it in the year of your gift or carry it forward for up to five additional years. You pay no capital gains tax on the appreciated value (increased price) of your securities. Donating securities directly to Niagara Children’s Centre avoids the tax on capital gains, maximizes the return on your investment and protects the tax credits for use against other taxable income.

The chart below shows the tax advantage when you donate shares to Niagara Children’s Centre instead of selling them and donating the proceeds. This calculation assumes a tax rate of 50%.

Gift of Securities
Sell shares & donate cashDonate shares directly
Fair market valu - $10,000$10,000
Cost basis - $2,000$2,000
Captial gain - $8,000$8,000
Taxable gain - $4,000 (50%)$0
Tax credit (assuming 25% of donation value) - $2,500$2,500
Tax on capital gain (at 50%) - $2,000$0
Tax savings - $500$2,500

To initiate your gift of securities, download the form and email the filled-out form to marla.smith@niagarachildrenscentre.com.

Gifts That Give Back

Donate to a specific program or service that makes an impact in areas that mean the most to you. Options include:

  • Parent-child interactions made easier
  • Supporting parents
  • Virtual care innovation
  • Eye opener events
  • Empowering parents
  • Behavioural therapy consultations
  • Serial casting
  • Most urgently needed area

All of these giving options enable children and youth in Niagara to achieve their optimal potential. By choosing to give a gift that gives back, you are helping children and youth to be their best.

Visit our Gifts That Give Back page to learn more and to donate.

Donate

Please choose one of the below methods for how you would like to make a donation to Niagara Children’s Centre:

  • Online Donation
  • Download our pledge form and mail it or drop it off at the Centre. Please make cheques payable to Niagara Children’s Centre.

If you are mailing a cheque, please send it to:

Attn: Marla Smith
Niagara Children’s Centre, Development Office
567 Glenridge Avenue,
St Catharines, Ontario L2T 4C2

Charitable Registration Number: 12342 8799 RR0001

Contact Information

If you are visiting the Centre, please note our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The phone number for our main receptions line is (905) 688-3550 or 1-800-896-5496.

Privacy and Refund Policies

Niagara Children’s Centre collects personal information when you make a donation or when you request information about making a gift to the Centre. This information is only used internally for fundraising and communication purposes, as we do not share our information with other organizations. Please note that if and when a gift is made and requires a refund, it must be requested in writing within 30 days of making the gift. In such cases, if a tax receipt has been issued, the donor will be required to return the official tax receipt as it will be deemed void. Should you wish to opt out of receiving fundraising or communication updates from the Centre’s development department, please notify marla.smith@niagarachildrenscentre.com to opt out of future mailings.