We Need Your Help!
There are several ways to donate to Family Services of Central Alberta! Family Services of Central Alberta is a registered charity known as Red Deer Family Services Bureau, registration number 13353-1681-RR0001.
Our target is to raise $300,000 through our annual fundraising activities. Our fundraising costs are an estimated 1% of the total raised.
As we approach the end of 2011, we want to remind you about the benefits of the charitable tax credit.
Alberta has one of the highest charitable tax credits in Canada. The provincial tax credit was enhanced a few years ago to help increase private charitable donations to Alberta’s nonprofit and charitable sector.
When an individual Albertan files their personal income tax, they total up all their charitable donations during a calendar year. They may be eligible to receive a combined 50% non-refundable tax credit on the total of donations made above the $200 threshold. Donations below the $200 threshold continue to receive a combined tax credit of 25%.
Visit the website at www.communityspiritprogram.ca and click on the “Charitable Tax Credit” link for more information.
Give By Phone
Call us at 403-343-6400 to make a donation by credit card.
Give By Mail, Fax, or in Person
If you would like to make a donation by mail or by fax, please print out and complete this HERE. To make a donation by mail, please send the completed form with your payment to the address on the form. To make a donation by fax, send the completed form with your credit card information to 403-343-6407. To give in person, visit the FSCA office at 5409 – 50th Avenue, Red Deer. We accept cash, cheques, direct debit and credit cards.
CanadaHelps.org is a fast and secure online system to process your donation. (Please note that FSCA is also the host of the Central Alberta Children’s Festival. If you wish to donate to the Family Services General Fund, please select the Family Services General Fund option in the Fund / Designation option list within the CanadaHelps.org site.)
Monthly Giving – Friends of FSCA
Friends of Family Services of Central Alberta, is a convenient arrangement for monthly contributors. By signing up, you enable FSCA to withdraw a pre-authorized donation from your credit card each month. Your gift of as little as $10 a month will add up over the year to be a substantial contribution. This safe and secure method of supporting us on an ongoing basis means that we can count on a steady flow of funds to provide programs and services supporting Central Alberta families.
Donate In Memory
Make a donation in memory of a family member, friend or colleague and Family Services of Central Alberta will send a card on your behalf acknowledging your thoughtful donation. You will also receive an official tax receipt by mail confirming the details of your donation.
Donate in celebration
Make a donation in honour of someone special in recognition of a special occasion, such as a birthday, a holiday, an anniversary, a wedding, or a professional achievement. Family Services of Central Alberta will send a card on your behalf acknowledging your thoughtful donation. You will also receive an official tax receipt by mail confirming the details of your donation.
Donor Bill of Rights
Family Services of Central Alberta knows that donors are key to achieving our vision. We believe that when donors interact with us they have the following rights:
Family Services of Central Alberta respects the privacy and protection of our donors. We recognize the importance of privacy and are committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal information. We do not sell or trade any personal information.
*The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
A bequest to a charitable organization becomes a final token of a life well lived in a supportive community. There are several significant unique attractions to providing a bequest to Family Services of Central Alberta:
- It lasts forever. The bequest is pooled with other capital funds for investment and its value will be preserved.
- The annual earnings go back to the community. Each year, these benefits enhance the quality of life forever.
- It is flexible to the benefactor’s wishes.
The Will may leave the earnings unrestricted so that the Board of Directors may direct them to the most pressing needs of the time. The fund bears the donor’s name forever. If the donor wishes, a permanent fund emanating from the bequest will be set up within Family Services of Central Alberta in the benefactor’s name (or that of the family) as an enduring tribute to his or her generosity.
Recognition During Lifetime
To allow Family Services of Central Alberta to honour the benefactor during his or her lifetime, simply provide us with a “Letter of Intent” to indicate that provision has been made for a bequest in a Will. Although not legally binding, we appreciate the opportunity to thank a donor personally.
Consult Your Lawyer
The drawing up of a Will or adding a codicil should be entrusted to an experienced lawyer. Various clauses which might be inserted to provided a bequest to Family Services of Central Alberta are set out below as examples:
The following sentences may be added to each of the above clauses in accordance with the benefactor’s wishes:
The Fund emanating from this bequest is to:
Help With Decision-Making
To explore a possible bequest appropriate to your circumstances and to suit your charitable interests, you can phone or visit Family Services of Central Alberta. This involves no obligation on your part.
For more information, please call FSCA at 403-343-6400.