Ways of Giving

Ways to Give

In person

Please call our office to schedule an appointment to make an in-person donation due to COVID-19 protocols and safety. Once you schedule an appointment, you can visit us at 277 Stewart Street, Peterborough to make your donation in person. We accept cash, cheque, VISA and Mastercard.

Over the Phone

To make a donation over the phone by credit card please call 705.742.8839.

By Mail

United Way of Peterborough & District, 277 Stewart Street, Peterborough, ON  K9J 3M8

Leadership Giving

Every United Way contribution is a personal commitment to helping others and building a stronger community. Leadership giving demonstrates strong community support, loving compassion and generosity from the heart. Leadership gifts are an inspiration for others to support United Way.

Your Leadership donation of $1200 or more to United Way is an investment that improves the lives of people in need – building a stronger community for everyone.

We recognize Leadership gifts at four levels: Leaders ($1,200 – $1,499), Builders ($1,500 – $2,499) Patrons ($2,500 – $4,999) and Pathfinders ($5,000 +)

Leave a Legacy

Where there is a will, there is a way… Making a bequest in your will is one of the easiest ways you can establish your legacy. You can leave a fixed amount of money, a particular asset or a portion of your estate.

How do I name United Way Peterborough & District in my will?

When naming a charity such as United Way in your will as a beneficiary, your estate will benefit from the charitable tax receipt offsetting taxes due. A bequest is the most common type of planned gift. It is up to you to decide how your gift will be used, however a general gift allows United Way to direct the monies received to the areas of greatest need.

If you would like to discuss your bequest, please contact our office to ensure your intentions are honoured: 705.742.8839.

Endowment Fund

United Way’s Endowment Fund provides the ideal vehicle for you to give back to your community and ensures your generosity will continue long after your lifetime. A planned gift to United Way is a thoughtful commitment to the future. Please contact our office for more information: 705.742.8839.

Gifts of Securities

By donating publicly traded shares to United Way Peterborough & District, you will not pay the capital gains tax normally associated with such a sale. This means you receive a tax receipt for the full value of the shares but are NOT taxed on any gain. Donors of securities therefore do not need to take any capital gain into income. Your charitable receipt will reflect the closing price of the shares on the date they are received in United Way’s brokerage account.

Note: Actual shares must be transferred to United Way. If shares are sold and then the proceeds donated to United Way, the enhanced tax benefits do not apply.

Please click here for the Donation of Publicly Traded Securities Form. If you’d like more information, please contact our office: 705.742.8839.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes that they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have rights.

Click here to view our Donor Bill of Rights.

Our Charitable Registration Number is: 10545 4482 RR0001

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