How You Can Benefit by Giving at Year-End

Posted on 28th December 2015, by
Salvation Army mobile street van serves food and drinks to vulnerable people
According to Imagine Canada, a national charitable organization which supports Canada’s charities, more than 60% of Canadians intend to donate to charity over the holidays. A large portion of The Salvation Army’s fundraising occurs during its Christmas campaign and at the close of the calendar year. These donations set the precedent for the upcoming year  […]

A Legacy Gift that Exceeded all Expectations

Posted on 6th July 2015, by
This is the story of a generous woman, bright lights and her legacy.  Betty Bonnington (née Rogers) was born in rural Saskatchewan in 1927.  She moved to Toronto in 1952 to live near her future husband, Ken Bonnington.  Soon afterward, Betty and Ken married and in 1957 moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia.  Ken’s job  […]

How You Can Benefit by Giving at Year-End

Posted on 26th December 2014, by
benefits of year end giving
As 2014 quickly comes to an end, we reflect on the past and start planning for the new year. Now is a good time to consider making a year-end donation to charity. Maximum tax benefits depend on timing. When you make a gift to The Salvation Army by December 31, you not only improve the  […]

Why One Donor Gives to The Salvation Army

Posted on 29th September 2014, by
Canadian author and sociologist, Anne-Marie Ambert, supports Salvation Army programs and services
Donating to charity is one of the most meaningful acts a person can take. Every year, more than 24 million Canadians donate to those in need because they care about their fellow citizens. But with 160,000 charities and non-profit organizations, how does one decide where to direct their money? Canadian author and sociologist, Anne-Marie Ambert,  […]

What Canadian Donors Want

Posted on 18th September 2014, by
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A recent Ipsos Reid survey says a strong interest in giving reflects Canadians’ faith in the work of the charitable sector. The most popular reason why Canadians donate to a charity is the desire to “help those in need.” Donors look for a variety of information when researching a charity to determine whether they will  […]

Charitable Giving Trends: Some are troubling

Posted on 7th August 2014, by
Canadians can be agents of change and help reverse troubling donation trends
Mobile giving and crowdfunding—will this be the next generation of Canadian giving? Every year, millions of Canadians donate to charitable and non-profit organizations. There are many reasons why people give, such as awareness that a need exists, the desire to make a difference and tax benefits. According to Michael Johnston, president and founder of Hewitt  […]

How One Donor is Empowering High-Risk Parents and Their Children

Posted on 7th July 2014, by
High-risk parents overcome barriers at The Salvation Army
At an early age, E. Neville Ward learned the importance of helping children caught in the grip of poverty to reach their full potential. “My mother, Kathleen, was a Home Economics teacher who believed in the importance of nurturing children and youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds,” says Neville. “She witnessed first-hand how poverty affects a  […]

Giving Trends: What donors have to say about giving

Posted on 7th March 2014, by
A recent report by Hewitt and Johnston Consultants (hjc) says most Canadians donate to charities each year. The data collected in the report reveals trends in giving that include the following: Peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding (events, campaigns) have promising futures as fundraising strategies for younger generations. Generation Y (born 1981-1995) and Generation X (born 1965-1980)  […]
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