Distress Centres is incredibly grateful for our donors. Each donation helps to create a safety net for those who are at risk, and at their most vulnerable in our community by providing life-sustaining support.
There are a variety of ways to support Distress Centres. You can donate online, by phone, or by mail. You can also donate in memory of a loved one or leave Distress Centres funding through planned giving. It's always great to check if the organization you work for has a gift matching program as well - This is a very simple way to significantly increase the impact of your support without additional investment on your part.
Please connect with us via the methods below to start the process or receive additional information. Tax receipts are issued for all eligible donations.
Each donation enables Distress Centres to provide life-sustaining support to individuals at risk and their most vulnerable in our community. Your generous contribution will make an incredible impact on not only our callers and program participants but also their friends, families and colleagues.
You can donate now through our secure online giving form by clicking below.
Why become a monthly donor?
It’s easy. It’s flexible. It’s convenient. Most of all, it’s rewarding & impactful. Setting up a monthly gift provides significant and long-term impact on the work that we do at Distress Centres.
Your consistent contributions create an invaluable resource of sustained funding for our organization which allows for us to ensure continued support services for individuals in our community who are at-risk and their most vulnerable. They also allow us to plan ahead for long-term projects that truly change the lives of hundreds of people who are desperately in need.
YOU CAN SELECT THE MONTHLY AMOUNT convenient FOR YOU
You can give monthly in any amount of your choosing.
YOU CAN PAUSE OR CANCEL AT ANY TIME
You can conveniently adjust your amount, pause or cancel your donations at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU WILL RECEIVE TAX RECEIPTS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
As a monthly donor, you will receive a tax receipt each month, and one consolidated tax receipt following the end of each calendar year for your total year’s contribution.
FOUR (4) crisis line volunteer responders TRaINED each year.
FOur (4) suicide loss/HOmicide loss survivor support grief facilitators trained each year.
provides six (6) hours of crisis line service = 100+ crisis line calls from people who desperately need us each year.
TWELVE (12) crisis line volunteer responders TRaINED each year.
TWELVE (12) suicide loss/HOmicide loss survivor support grief facilitators trained each year.
SERVICE FOR 300+ crisis line calls from people who desperately need us each year.
Leave a Will Bequest
Did you know that including charitable giving within your will comes with significant tax advantages? A charitable will bequest can reduce taxes owing upon death. This results in an increase of theinheritances to loved ones. Leaving a charitable will bequest is one of the most valuable and thoughtful gifts that you can choose to make.
There are many other ways to support Distress Centres through planned giving including donating registered assets (RRSPs, RESPs, RRIFs), donating life insurance, annuities or using charitable remainder trusts.
Connect with the Distress Centres Resource Development office at 416-598-0292 to further understand how you can tailor your charitable gift to meet your personal and financial circumstances while maximizing tax and other financial benefits. We highly suggest consulting your personal qualified financial advisor or support team and we are happy to work with them to find the best solution for you.
Donate Securities & Mutual Funds
You can give a gift of publicly traded securities and avoid incurring the capital gains tax. By donating directly to Distress Centres, you can reduce your tax bill and at the same time, change the lives of those most at risk or at their most vulnerable in our community.
In addition to tax advantages, many brokerages will forego fees for charitable transactions. Your gift can also be honoured during your lifetime!
Securities are easy to transfer. Your broker simply transfers the shares from your account to our Distress Centres brokerage account. The date of your donation will be the date the securities are deposited into our brokerage account. The securities will be valued using the price at the close of trading the previous day. This will be the amount used for the tax receipt.
Connect with the Distress Centres Resource Development office at 416-598-0292 to further understand how you can tailor your charitable gift to meet your personal and financial circumstances while maximizing tax and other financial benefits. We highly suggest consulting your broker or a qualified financial advisor and we are happy to work with them to find the best solution for you.
Please note - The gift will not qualify for the capital gains tax elimination if the securities are sold and the cash is then gifted to a charity.
Gift matching is an easy way to significantly increase the impact that your support is able to give Distress Centres!
Many organizations match charitable contributions made by their employees either directly or via their corporate/employee foundations. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy that will double your support to Distress Centres, please contact your Human Resources or Charitable Giving department.
PARTNERSHIP INQUIRY FORM
To connect regarding a partnership opportunity please submit the partnership inquiry form to Talia by filling out the form below and including:
- Specifics of your partnership (short summary, location, date and audience details)
- The topic(s) you're interested in exploring together
- Your contact information