Ways to Donate

There are so many ways you can contribute to the Women’s Centre of Calgary


Your generous donation to the Women’s Centre will help change a woman’s life. Your donation funds our community-capacity building programs, emergency basic need assistance and mobilizes women to learn about pressing social issues in our communities. Your donation is also tax-deductible; the Women’s Centre will issue charitable tax receipts for donations over $20. And, if your company or business matches donations, you can double your impact!

Become a Monthly Donor

Monthly donations help us work and plan more effectively because we know that we have those funds to draw upon. When you become a monthly donor your gift will provide a reliable stream of support that is so vital to continuing the Women’s Centre’s important work.

Becoming a monthly donor is quick and easy – you determine the amount of your monthly donation, and you can alter or stop it at any time.

Simply sign up on our Canada Helps page by clicking here. You can also become a monthly donor by providing us:

A voided cheque, which will allow us to debit directly from your bank account.

– OR –

Your credit card number with expiry date, so we can apply your contribution to your credit card every month.

Charitable receipts will be mailed out in December of each year.
For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at 403-264-1155 or by email at info@womenscentrecalgary.org

Basic Needs Items

The Women’s Centre welcomes donations of Basic Needs Items (Gifts in Kind) if they correspond to our current needs and if the Centre can benefit from the donations. In-kind giving is a donation of any non-cash product or good. While we cannot receive donations of clothing, furniture or household goods, as we have very limited space, we are currently in need of:

  • Diapers (size four and up)
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Lotion (hand and body)
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Sanitary pads/napkins
  • New, unwrapped toys
  • Gift Cards for grocery stores
  • Plastic & reusable bags (new and used)
  • Face care products
  • Toilet paper
  • Socks (new)

Please note that a tax receipt from the Women’s Centre will be issued, if requested, once the donated item is received by the recipient organization. To receive a tax receipt, the original receipt for the product must be submitted. If the value of an individual item is more than $500, there must be an independent appraisal. If you are interested in making a gift-in-kind donation, contact us at 403-264-1155 or by e-mail at info@womenscentrecalgary.org

Online Fundraising

With a personal Giving Page, every person can make a difference. Through these CanadaHelps micro websites, you and your supporters can raise funds for the Women’s Centre, by hosting a sporting event, a gift-free birthday or wedding registry, or just to show the world what moves you.
Visit Canada Helps to set-up your Giving Page now!

Social media platforms such as Facebook now have fundraising options for users to raise money to go directly to non-profits. You can set up a Facebook fundraising campaign for your birthday, a major holiday or event, or anytime to raise money to support the Women’s Centre. Visit https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/, type in Women’s Centre of Calgary as your chosen non- profit for collection, set a goal and end date for your fundraiser, write a message, and then pick a photo and create your fundraiser. Monies raised will come to the Women’s Centre directly through PayPal.

Alternative Ways to Give & Major Gifts

Make a difference with a few taps on your screen. When you order from our “Needed Items” Amazon wishlist on your Amazon account, donations can be quickly shipped to our Centre, where they will be distributed to women in need. Visit our wishlist here

Host a Donation Drive for the Women’s Centre.

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Get convenient door-to-door bottle pick-up through Skip the Depot!
Sign up for pick-up and choose The Women’s Centre of Calgary as your designated charity organization to receive the proceeds.

Host a Coffee Connections Party as a way to spread the word and raise funds for the Women’s Centre work.

How it works:

Supporters host a party of their choosing (ie: Cocktail Night, Sushi Party, Pub Night, Afternoon Tea) and invite whomever they would like (friends, relatives, co-workers). We can provide information booklets and speakers so that your guests can learn about the work we do at the Women’s Centre. Guests are then provided the opportunity to donate to the Women’s Centre. All the proceeds from the coffee parties go towards Women’s Centre services and programming.

At the Women’s Centre, a donation of $10,000 or more is considered a Major Gift. All Major Gift donors have an opportunity to make a significant impact in helping the Women’s Centre carry out our mission.

There are a variety of purposes for which Major Gifts are given, including to fund: Our unique community capacity building peer model, a Women’s Centre specific project, program or service identified by our Board of Directors, special innovative initiatives led by the Women’s Centre.

Major Gift donations to the Women’s Centre can be made in a number of different ways including a lump sum payment (cash, cheque, or automatic withdrawals from your bank account or credit card), as well as gifts of securities.

You can turn your vehicle donation into generous dollars to support the Women’s Centre of Calgary! Working on our behalf, Donate a Car Canada will accept your vehicle for a donation — running or not! Old or new!

There is no cost to you, and the process is straightforward! Donate a Car Canada will facilitate all aspects of your car donation, from the pick-up to the final sale, ensuring that your vehicle will be sold for the highest possible sale. They will then forward the net proceeds to us here at the Women’s Centre of Calgary, and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt within two weeks of us receiving your donation! Get started.

Your consideration in providing a planned gift – whether a bequest in your will, a gift of life insurance or securities, or a charitable annuity – will make a lasting contribution to the lives and communities where you choose to direct your support.

We can support more women with your help. By giving women the support, connections and community they need, you will be creating a legacy that has a lasting impact for generations to come.

You can plan to give in a number of ways:

  • Bequest – you leave a portion (or all) of your estate to the Women’s Centre in your will.
  • Securities – a highly beneficial way of giving to the Women’s Centre that can result in significant tax credits to you.
  • Life insurance policies – donating a life insurance policy to the Women’s Centre (even when not fully paid for) gives you an immediate tax benefit.
  • Retirement savings – transform tax liabilities into a charitable gift by donating money from your retirement funds.
  • Real estate – a gift of property can serve the Women’s Centre in many ways.
  • Charitable remainder trust – this involves transferring cash, property, securities or real estate into a trust, all or part of which is donated to the Women’s Centre following your death.
  • Residual interest gift – a contract where the Women’s Centre receives future ownership of a valuable asset (generally real estate or art) but you maintain use of it for life.
  • Limited partnership interests – you can donate to the Women’s Centre all or part of your interests in a limited partnership.

If you are considering a planned gift of $1,000 or more, one of our coordinators can advise you how your gift can make a difference – both to the community and to your estate.

For information, contact:
The Women’s Centre of Calgary 39 – 4 Street NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 3R6
Ph. 403-264-1155 Fax. 403-264-1203

Email: info@womenscentrecalgary.org www.womenscentrecalgary.org

The Women’s Centre of Calgary is a registered charity.
We also encourage you to consult with your tax advisor for more information on maximizing your charitable gift or visit the Canada Revenue Agency for more information. Canada Revenue Agency publishes official Interpretation Bulletins explaining the regulations of charitable giving; they are available at no cost from any CRA Tax Office.

This information is general in nature and does not constitute legal or financial advice. It is not a substitute for professional advice; the Women’s Centre of Calgary encourages you to seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice before deciding upon your course of action.

There are many benefits of donating a gift of securities to the Women’s Centre. It is the most tax-effective way to donate to a charity with the capital gains tax rate now at ZERO per cent. You will receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of the donation without incurring any capital gains tax!
The impact of your contribution is maximized because more money goes to where it is needed most in the community.
Highly appreciated securities provide the means to make a significant, low-cost gift. Your charitable donation credit could be more than the purchase price if the securities have appreciated significantly.
Donating securities to the Women’s Centre—it’s fast, it’s easy and both you and women in your community benefit!
This information is general in nature and does not constitute legal or financial advice. It is not a substitute for professional advice; the Women’s Centre encourages you to seek professional

For more information on the above ways to give, call us at (403) 264-1155 or email info@womenscentrecalgary.org

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