WHAT YOU CAN GIVE
Pacifica Treatment Centre
1755 E. 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5N 1Y9
Registered Charity#: 10808 2496 RR0001
GIFTS OF MONEY If you are able to make a gift of money to Pacifica at any time, please complete our DONATION FORM. We accept cash, certified cheques, money orders or Visa and Mastercard and you can mail or email your information to us, or come meet us in person.
GIFTS OF AUCTION OR PRIZE ITEMS At most of our major events throughout the year, we include an auction or raffle as a source of fundraising. If you are able to donate items or services to serve as raffle prizes or as auction items please let us know. Some recent auction items have included: three nights at a hotel, framed photography, meals for two, massage therapy, tickets to a soccer game, etc. Along with supporting Pacifica, it can be a great way to get your business noticed. Contact Alison Silgardo at 604.872.5517 ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
DONATING GIFTS OF STOCK AND SECURITIES Elimination of Capital Gains Tax on Gifts — Making a donation of securities is a thoughtful way for you to make a gift and, at the same time, benefit by increasing your tax savings.
Thanks to a tax break introduced in the 2006 Federal Budget that eliminated capital gains taxes on gifts of publicly listed securities donated to charities, all appreciated stock donated is exempt from capital gains taxes. In this way, the gift creates both a tax credit towards your annual income taxes plus a reduction in capital gains taxes.
Donors will receive a tax receipt for income tax purposes for the full market value of the securities at the date of the transfer. This can be applied to your income taxes over the next five years, as any charitable contribution would, but in addition any capital gains taxes you would have paid on the shares are eliminated. Gifts of appreciated publicly listed securities makes stock the least expensive way to give a donation.
Making a gift of stock is easy. Simply ask your broker to contact Pacifica’s Chief Executive Officer, Alison Silgardo. From that point, we will work with your broker and its financial institution to complete the donation. The whole process can take up to three days from the point of informing your broker of your wish to make a gift. Contact Alison Silgardo at 604.872.5517 ext. 224 or email@example.com
IN MEMORIUM DONATIONS A powerful way to remember a lost loved one is to request that “in lieu of flowers” donations be made to Pacifica Treatment Centre. Families can list the name and address of Pacifica on the funeral program and in the obituary.
IN CELEBRATION DONATIONS – GIFT REGISTRY Those who suffer from addiction or have felt its effects are beginning to search for more meaningful ways to celebrate significant events in their lives. For example, one creative alternative is to celebrate a wedding or graduation by adding Pacifica to your gift registry.
WILLS – PLANNED GIVING You may wish to include a donation to Pacifica as part of your will. Contact Alison Silgardo at 604.872.5517 ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL EVENTS / PROGRAMS Some examples are a triathalon, a trek, a tournament, a concert or dance, monthly donations from your employment cheque, scholarships in Pacifica’s name or something brand new. The only limit is your imagination!
DONATION WEBSITES There are several charitable websites that allow you to donate online to Pacifica Treatment Centre. No amount is too small and over 98 per cent of what you give is passed on to Pacifica (a 1.8 per cent processing fee benefits the charitable website itself). These sites also allow payment via credit cards. All donations over $10 receive a tax receipt from the organization you make your donation through and several run special campaigns and contests throughout the year. CanadaHelps is a registered charity and non-profit social enterprise. Pacifica Treatment Centre has its own CanadaHelps page where you can donate to us.
Whichever way you choose to donate to Pacifica, please know how much we appreciate your gift.