Credit Card Donations
Using the Canada Helps form below, you are able make your credit card and PayPal donation quickly and efficiently. Canada Helps will issue a tax receipt and provide you with regular statements.
Parishioners may request a box of donation envelopes for their regular weekly offerings to the Parish. You may donate by cash or cheque.
Direct Debit donations
Monthly contributions will be automatically withdrawn on the 30th of the month (or on the next business day). You can fill out a form at the Welcome Table with a cancelled check attached, and then deposit the form in the collection basket during Mass.
Other Ways to make a Donation
Planned Giving – a bequest in one’s will to Canadian Martyrs Church
A gift in your Will lets you make the gift of a lifetime to a cause you believe in – a gift you might not be able to afford while you’re alive. Here’s the compelling explanation from Colleen Bradley, from PGgrowth and a lifetime specialist in Wills and estate planning. (taken from the Canada Helps website. canadahelps.org
People think that leaving money to a charity will diminish what they can leave to their kids. But because of Canada’s tax regulations, you can give money to a charity that you would otherwise give to Canada Revenue Agency in taxes. And if your net income in the year of your death is lower than the amount you give, your executor can claim a rebate against your previous year’s income and add that to your estate.
Donate a life insurance policy to Canadian Martyrs Church by:
- Take out a new policy in the name of the charitable organization. You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the cash value of the policy and for any premiums you pay.
- Name the charity as the beneficiary of an existing policy. This is a good option if you already have a policy that your family no longer needs for financial stability. At the time of your death, the charity will receive the policy proceeds and your estate will receive the tax benefits.
- Transfer ownership of an existing policy to the charity and receive a charitable tax receipt for the cash value of the policy. If you owe annual premiums on the policy, you’ll still pay them, but you’ll also receive tax receipts in the amount of your payments.
Donate Securities or Mutual Funds
This can be done through the Canada Helps website, https://www.canadahelps.org/en/donate/donate-securities/ or by calling the church office.