A donation to Heart-Links is a wonderful gift. Heart-Links works collaboratively with organizations and community leaders in Peru as they develop solutions to poverty and injustice in their communities. The success of this collaboration depends on the financial support of people like you, who share our commitment to creating a just world.
CHARITY REGISTRATION NUMBER – 86596 7517 RR0001
As a monthly donor, you commit to giving Heart-Links a monthly gift from your chequing account. This way of giving is easy and convenient for you, and for Heart-Links, it provides a reliable source of funding so we can plan ahead and promise long-term support to our Peruvian friends.
Your gift is automatically transferred to Heart-Links from your bank account on the 15th or the 30th day of the month. This means you can budget your contribution across twelve (12) equal installments. The Bank of Montreal (BMO) has generously agreed to waive all transaction and processing fees so that there is absolutely no cost to Heart-Links.
To become a monthly donor, download and fill out our Donor Form, and mail it, together with a VOID cheque, to Heart-Links.
Or you can donate online through Canada Helps. Just click here and choose Monthly.
As part of our obligations as a registered charity and of our commitment to our donors, Heart-Links sends regular delegations to monitor the community development projects we support in Peru.
Your donation of Aeroplan Miles to Heart-Links will help reduce the cost of our monitoring trips and free up more money for our Peru projects.
Make a one-time donation or update your Aeroplan profile so that 2% of all the new miles you earn go straight to Heart-Links! Donate here.
Changes announced in the 2006 Federal Budget made it much more attractive to donate gifts of publicly traded securities to registered charities. You can enjoy significant tax savings when you make a donation of appreciated securities in the form of an “in-kind” transfer. For tax purposes, Heart-Links will issue a charitable receipt for the fair market value of the securities. Fair market value is the closing price of the securities on the day the gift is received by Heart-Links.
Here is an example of the benefits of donating stock:
Sell Stock and Donate Proceeds
Donate Stock In Kind Stock Value $25,000 $25,000 Donation Receipt $25,000 $25,000 Less Adjusted Cost Base* $12,500 $12,500 Realized Capital Gain on Increase in Share Value $12,500 $12,500 Taxable Capital Gain $6,250 $0 Donation Tax Credit** $10,000 $10,000 Tax on Gain*** $3,125 $0 Net Tax Benefit $6,875 $10,000 Net Benefit from Donating Stock: $3,125 * Adjusted Cost Base is the amount for which the stock was originally purchased. ** Tax credit is 40% of charitable receipt value, including all Federal and Ontario Provincial Tax Credits *** Assumes donor is at 50% tax level To make a Gift of Securities contact Trina Emery at Scotia McLeod (519 660 3242). See this form for details on making the gift and sending your authorization.
A donation to Heart-Links in honour of a friend or relative is a meaningful way to make a gift.
The most common in honour donations are made to recognize occasions such as birthdays, retirements, wedding anniversaries, or other special events that have made a difference in the life of an individual or a family. By honouring somebody with a donation to Heart-Links, you will make a difference in the lives of women, men and children in northern Peru as well.
To make an in honour gift, download, print and complete our In Honour Donation Form, giving us the name and address of the recipient. Then mail it to Heart-Links together with your cheque.
Or you can donate online through Canada Helps. Just click here and choose In Honour.
We will send the individual(s) named a card notifying them of the gift made in their honour and of the occasion it celebrates. You will be sent a charitable receipt for the gift.
One way of doing something special to remember and honour a loved one who has passed away is to make a donation to Heart-Links in their memory.
To make an in memoriam donation, download, print and complete our In Memoriam Donation Form and mail it to Heart-Links together with your cheque.
Or you can donate online through Canada Helps. Just click here and choose In Memory.
We will send a card to the family informing them of your gift and we will send you the charitable receipt.
If you would like to direct memorial donations to Heart-Links from a funeral home, please contact us for forms and envelopes.
You can include Heart-Links as a beneficiary in your will. A charitable bequest will significantly reduce the amount of tax paid by your estate. Contact your lawyer or financial advisor for further information.
To ensure that donors and prospective donors have full confidence in Heart-Links we declare that our donors have these rights:
- To be informed of Heart-Links' mission, of the way Heart-Links intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for the purposes intended.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on Heart-Links’ governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to Heart-Links' most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgment.
- To be assured of anonymity if requested.
- To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law. To have the right to see their own donor record, and to challenge its accuracy.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.