Ways to Give
Memorial gifts honor the memory of someone who has passed away and provide a way to express sympathy to the family. You will receive a receipt for your donation and we will notify their family of the gift.
Celebration of a Special Occasion and Tribute Gifts
Celebration and tribute gifts honor our friends, families and co-workers. It is a perfect way to send birthday greetings, congratulate weddings, anniversaries and births or acknowledge other special occasions. You will receive a receipt and we will notify the person that a gift has been made in their honor.
Gift of Securities
When you donate publicly traded securities directly to the Valley Hospice Foundation you eliminate the potential tax on capital gains. This applies to publicly traded shares, bonds or mutual funds.
- No capital gains tax
- Tax receipt for the full fair market value at the time the charity receives the securities
- You can make this type of gift now, or in your will
By leaving a gift in your will or making other arrangements to remember the Valley Hospice Foundation in your estate, you can create a legacy that will have a lasting impact for future generations.
A bequest can also take the form of a “residual legacy” whereby a charity receives all or a portion of whatever remains of your estate after you have provided for family and loved ones, and all debts, taxes, expenses have been dispensed.
- You have the use of your assets during your lifetime
- There are many options to ensure that your bequest is personally meaningful
- Your estate receives a tax receipt
- A bequest is a revocable gift and can be altered at any time should your circumstances change
Your financial advisor can assist you with other creative ways to make a lasting impact on the future of the Valley Hospice.
- Life Insurance
- RRSP’s and RRIF’s
What is the Circle of Care?
It is comprised of donors to the Valley Hospice Foundation who have made a commitment to a monthly donation of any size.
Why is it named the Circle of Care?
The circle represents the passage of time and the seasons of life – we start life requiring care and we often end life requiring care.
Why might I consider monthly donations?
Monthly giving is easy. The donation is taken from your VISA or bank account on a specified day and you do not have to think about it again. A monthly donation can make a big impact over the year and you will get a tax receipt acknowledging all your donations. Monthly giving also ensures that the Foundation has available funds to allocate towards current priorities.
Cheryl Smith, a retired nurse of 40 years, expresses that her monthly donations to the Valley Hospice Foundation remind her of the importance hospice care will have in our community.
“Upon retirement, I wanted to give back to our community by supporting the Valley Hospice Foundation. Having spent 40 years as a nurse providing care to people at the beginning of their lives, it seems very fitting to now support end-of-life care. To me, the two are closely intertwined.”