Big or small, every single donation makes a difference. Every single dollar raised, or donated to Hospice Simcoe stays in our community and allows us to continue to build a stronger community for all. We are thankful for those who make Hospice Simcoe their charity of choice and for giving locally.
The death of a family member or friend can be a difficult time emotionally, and we want to ensure your gift in memory of them is supporting the work we do at Hospice Simcoe. Your gift helps us to continuously provide meaningful support to those touched by a life limiting illness, thereby enhancing quality end of life. It also creates a meaningful legacy of that individual within the walls of Hospice Simcoe. By donating in memory of someone, their name is then placed on our In Memorium plaque for a calendar year.
We are pleased to provide you with donation cards for your Celebration of Life, in honour of a loved one. They can be mailed back to Hospice Simcoe or dropped off at your convenience. If you wish to have some donation cards available at the celebration or service, please call our Fund Development team, Lynda Murtha at 705-722-5995.
By becoming a monthly donor, you will turn your monthly donations into a large one by year end and you will provide us with a steady, predictable source of income making it easier for us to plan. Monthly giving is convenient. Once set up, your monthly credit card payment or automatic bank account withdrawal will continue on until you decide to change it. Monthly giving reduces our administrative and postage costs as we will only send you one tax receipt each year.
Planning a gift now that will support us in the future is an incredible way to leave a legacy and impact the work done by Hospice Simcoe.
A will is the easiest and most effective means to ensure that your assets are distributed as you wish. Gifts by will, or bequests, have become an increasingly important source of revenue for Hospice Simcoe, enabling us to continue to provide exemplary, compassionate palliative care. Many friends have remembered Hospice Simcoe in their will after providing for their family. Such bequests provide continuing support of the ongoing work of Hospice Simcoe.
Although your lawyer will review all the terms of your will, we suggest the follow wording for gifts to Hospice Simcoe:
Standard Will Clauses:
Once your donation has been received, you can expect your tax receipt within 2 weeks. Receipts are automatically generated for gifts of $20 or more. Receipts for monthly donors are issued annually. Should you have any questions about your gift, please contact us.
All our online donations come to us through Canada Helps. Once your donation has been processed, you will receive a tax receipt via email directly from Canada Helps. If you have not received your receipt, check your junk mail, or contact Canada Helps directly (Toll-free 1-877-755-1595) to ensure you receive your receipt.
Yes. All of your information is kept confidential and protected by Hospice Simcoe policies and procedures.
Yes, an acknowledgement will be sent that includes the name and address of the donor, but not the amount of the donation. If they have not been a resident of Hospice Simcoe, the donor will need to provide the appropriate information.
Unless donors notify us to the contrary, Hospice Simcoe displays the names of donors for donations of $50 or more on a plaque in our residence. The plaque is updated every six months.