Community Care Durham (CCD) appreciates your generosity in donating to the services that support our clients.
You can choose any of the following ways to make your gift, in a way that meets your financial and philanthropic goals.
Thank you for your kindness!
Bequests – A Gift For The Future
The most common way to donate in the future is in the form of a Bequest, which is a gift from your estate, made through your will. There can be estate and tax planning benefits such as tax deductions, capital gains/estate tax reductions when you do a bequest to charitable organizations such as Community Care Durham.
When making provisions for your family in your will, please consider designating Community Care Durham as one of your beneficiaries. You can instruct that your estate give a specific amount or a percentage to CCD, either as an unrestricted or designated gift.
Unrestricted gifts allow Community Care Durham to use your donation where we feel it is needed most. A designated gift earmarks a specific local community as the recipient of your generosity.
Other planned giving gifts could include estate planning annuities and insurance policies which also offer tax advantages. We suggest you discuss these options with your lawyer or accountant to determine the best approach for you.
If you would like more information on estate giving plans before talking with your lawyer or accountant, please feel free to contact Lis Pedersen, Finance Department at (905) 985-5785. Lis would be happy to discuss the options available to you.
Consider making a one-time gift of any size. We appreciate any amount and all donations assist us in providing help to our clients – your neighbours.
In Memory/ Tribute
A donation in memory of someone is a special way to show your sympathy for the loss of a loved one or a departed member of another family or friend. It is also a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone special or acknowledge a special occasion such as a milestone birthday or an anniversary.
We can work with you to set up automatic monthly donations of any size. Just tell us how much you wish to donate each month, and for how long, and we will make it happen. Just think, for the cost of a cup of coffee each day, you could provide seven delicious Meals on Wheels frozen entrees for a senior every month.
Corporate Donations or Sponsorships
Donations and sponsorships from local businesses and corporations provide an opportunity for support of our services, special events and other initiatives. Sponsorships provide for increased public visibility and offer a great opportunity to be associated with Community Care Durham – a recognized and essential agency supporting more than 12,000 clients throughout Durham Region.
Please contact Jan Lovelock, Community Resources Coordinator, at (905) 985-6781 to make arrangements for your corporate donation or sponsorship.