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Supporting the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region

Your generous gift removes financial barriers and opens doors for all people to live healthier, more rewarding lives, regardless of their financial circumstance. Whether you want to provide a one-time donation, offer ongoing support, pay tribute to someone, or leave a legacy, there are many ways to give to the Y.

Ways to make an impact

Every gift to the Y helps individuals and families access programs to support their physical, social and mental well-being. Give today and help your community grow stronger.

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A monthly giving plan is an easy way to budget for your donation and spread it out over the entire year. Your regular donation also allows the Y to plan for and count on your gift, so that we can continue to help children, youth, and families live healthier lives.

How it works:

  • Sign up once by choosing the monthly gift option on the online donation form, or call our office for help setting up a monthly gift.
  • Each month we will withdraw your donation directly from your credit card and put it straight to work.
  • You can change or cancel your gift at any time by calling us.
  • You will receive a tax receipt for the total amount of your donation each February.

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Tribute gift: Make a donation in honour of a special occasion, such as a birthday, holiday, anniversary, or wedding.

In memoriam gift: Honour the memory of a family member, friend or colleague is a thoughtful tribute to the accomplishments of one’s life.  

Simply complete the online donation form to make a contribution in someone’s name. Please note that a letter will be sent on your behalf that acknowledges your gift, but it will not specify the gift amount. A receipt will be issued to you for income tax purposes.

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Donations made annually of $1,000 or more qualify the donor, or donating couple, for membership in the Chair’s Round Table (CRT). This very special group of individuals, companies, organizations and foundations are recognized for their generous support through:

  • A membership pin, engraved with the year.
  • Invitation to the Chair’s Round Table Spring Fling – an event held to provide an
    exclusive opportunity for CRT members to socialize, and for the Y to pay tribute to our generous donors. 
  • Invitation to our Holiday Reception – an event held late November/early December each year to show appreciation for our most loyal donors.
  • Recognition on the interactive donor wall located at the Taggart Family Y.

CRT donors are recognized the calendar year after their donation; for example, a 2019 gift will be recognized in 2020.

Donations can be made to any campaign  and through any payment method (including gifts-in-kind).


For more information: donations@ymcaywca.ca or 613-237-1320 ext. 5049

 

One of our greatest aspirations in life is to leave a mark – to make a difference. By making a planned gift and becoming a Heritage Club member, you’ll be leaving a legacy while helping ensure Y programs and services continue to address the most urgent needs in our community, now and in the future.

Planned giving through a legacy gift to the Y can be made in a variety of ways:

  • Bequests
  • Outright Gifts
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Gift of Stock
  • Create an Endowment Fund

As a Heritage Club member you will be invited to our annual recognition event and, with your permission, we’ll also list your name or your family’s name on our Donor Wall.

Before deciding on a legacy gift, we urge you to talk to your family, financial planner or insurance agent, lawyer, and your Y to help you determine what kind of planned gift would be best for you, your family and your estate.


For more information: donations@ymcaywca.ca or 613-237-1320 ext. 5049

 

We are grateful to our generous event and corporate sponsors, who continue to support our initiatives.

All of our fundraising events offer opportunities for sponsorship, which is a wonderful alternative to donating as it provides a great way to support your community while receiving a benefit in return. Each event has its own sponsorship package, with different levels of financial contribution and benefits to suit every budget.

We also have a range of corporate sponsorship packages, which offer even more benefits, including opportunities for high-level visibility and community exposure.

Along with our pre-set event and corporate sponsorship packages, we would be happy to work with a potential sponsor to offer a tailor-made, customized benefits package. We understand that every organization is looking for something different out of their sponsorship, and we are committed to forming partnerships that are mutually beneficial.


For more information: donations@ymcaywca.ca or 613-237-1320 ext. 5156