Soap for Hope

Share

In Canada, vulnerable communities are more at risk of getting an infection and developing severe complications due to their health, social and economic circumstances. With your support, the Soap for Hope program will provide Hygiene Kits to local shelters, transitional homes, food banks & low income seniors in Canada.

Every year a typical 400-room hotel in Canada generates 3.5 tons of solid soap waste. That waste either goes to landfill, or is shipped to a global recycling facility, costing hotels hefty fees. Gently used or unused soap and hygiene products are collected from the hotel and accommodation industry that would otherwise be discarded. Volunteers reprocess these items to redistribute to those in need. In doing so, the program is not only diverting hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles from landfills but also helping control the spread of viruses such as COVID-19.

Haiti Covid-19 Hygiene Support

Share

In Haiti, a lack of handwashing resources (clean water, handwashing stations, sanitizer) and misinformation make an already impoverished nation most vulnerable to a coronavirus outbreak.

The Haitian population suffers high levels of diabetes and other health conditions, making residents more vulnerable to the virus, and a major coronavirus outbreak would place an unbearable strain on a collapsing healthcare system. As workers return home from neighbouring Dominican Republic which has been hard hit by COVID-19, they are bringing the virus with them.

The Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) is the only 24/7 full-service hospital serving more than 350,000 people in Haiti’s Lower Artibonite Valley. With our support, HAS will install 300 new community hand washing stations and 139 “Tippy Tap” hands-free hand washing stations to support families in our service area. HAS also has the ability to manufacture surface disinfectant that is critically needed for COVID-19 related cleaning. HAS staff can produce 200 gallons per day of surface disinfectant, which is 2.5 times more effective at sanitizing/inactivating pathogens than chlorine/bleach. There is a shortage of bleach and all other surface sanitizers on the local market and internationally. Hospitals and health centers all over Haiti are in dire need. In addition to the hospital’s own needs, with your support HAS can immediately supply hospitals and health centers in our area and all over Haiti with high quality cleaning solution for their facilities.

Planned Giving & Legacy

Share

What is “Planned Giving”?

According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), gifts are a voluntary transfer of property without valuable consideration. Allowable gifts include cash, gifts in kind like stocks and real estate, and a right to future payment, such as life insurance proceeds.

“Planned Gifts” are so called because they take some thought and preparation, and because you should consult with a lawyer and your financial planner about them.
Your gift can be a one-time donation, a series of payments over a set period, or ongoing support. Your planned gift may be a “present gift” that can be used now, or a “deferred gift’, that is only available in the future, such as in a will.

Planned giving helps you create a legacy of support for the causes you care about most, and can maximizes your tax and estate planning benefits.
When speaking to your financial advisor, make sure that they are aware of your philanthropic goals, and consider a gift to the CMF today.
For more information, please contact the Canadian Medical Foundation at info@cmf.ca or 613.518.6010.

There are the many ways you can make a lasting impact as part of your legacy.

  • Securities - Donating Appreciated Shares – Public and Private Shares and Securities (including mutual funds) A common misconception about planned or legacy giving is that you benefit only in the future.  In fact, you can often benefit immediately. 50 per cent of a capital gain from the sale of stock is taxable. When a stock is donated to […]
  • Life Insurance - A gift of insurance can allow a Donor to make a much larger gift to the Canadian Medical Foundation than they might otherwise be able to consider. Tax savings today are real. There are a number of very common methods to utilize life insurance in your charitable giving and tax saving plans.  Proceeds of life […]
  • Gift Annuities - The charitable gift annuity is a popular planned giving instrument for elder Canadians, as it allows a person to make a significant contribution, while maintaining financial security. There are many benefits of a gift annuity: A gift annuity allows you to make a significant gift, yet still enjoy the income from that gift; A gift […]
  • Wills and Bequests: The Most Popular Planned Giving Vehicle - The most common form of planned gift is the bequest – making a gift through one’s Will. (i.e. Through your estate planning.)  Indeed, some 80% to 90% of planned gifts are bequests. For these Donors, the bequest is one of the smartest options.  Leaving a gift by Will permits a Donor to leave a significant […]
  • Donor Advised Funds - CMF offers a DAF program that enables donors to create long-term charitable gifting plans in order to realize their charitable goals and further their philanthropic priorities.

Peer to peer

Share

There are many ways you can fundraise and make a meaningful impact. Create a fundraiser to honour someone special, celebrate a birthday, wedding, or any special occasion.

To start an online fundraiser please visit Fundraise for CMF. If you would like to hold a face to face fundraiser, please contact us and we will provide you with the resources to help you get started and to help make your event a great success!

Please contact Dee Ucci, Development & Communications Officer at deeu@cmf.ca to discuss your fundraising idea or for help to get started.

Monthly Giving

Share

Improve the health of communities each and every day by becoming a monthly donor.

For the CMF, regular monthly donations provide a steady source of income to support our initiatives so we can plan ahead.

For our donors, monthly donations may be more manageable for your budgeting and can up to a significant contribution every year.

For example:
$20 a month is only 66 cents a day, but adds up to $240 a year!
$50 a month is only $1.65 a day, but adds up to $600 a year!

Other benefits of monthly giving:

  • Monthly giving is easy and convenient!
  • Monthly donations save CMF staff time, thereby lowering administrative costs.
  • Monthly donations are flexible – Donors can easily increase, decrease, pause or stop their gift at any time
  • A cumulative tax receipt is issued annually, simplifying your donation records

Become a monthly donor