There are many ways for an individual, group or business to support the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners. Donations, fundraising and event hosting all make an ongoing difference in the lives of those living with dementia.
Impact of Your Gift
AlzSWP only receives approximately 50% of our funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – leaving the remaining 50% to be raised through community donations, fundraising and support. Your generosity is the reason we are able to do what we do. Without the support of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and community partners, we would not be able to continue to provide support and services for local families living with dementia.
Every gift is able to make a difference in the lives of local families living with dementia. We have many different ways to show your support to fit the level of engagement you wish to have within the society.
- A $100 gift will provide five new books designed specifically for people with dementia. These books would be added to our Resource Library, allowing clients to reap the cognitive benefits and enjoyment of reading, even as the disease progresses.
- A $250 gift will allow four clients to attend a therapeutic recreation program, providing socialization and a creative outlet for clients and respite time for caregivers.
- A $500 gift will cover the cost for six caregivers to participate in a First Link education series, gaining valuable information and strategies to support their loved one.
“I didn’t realize how much I needed to speak with someone one-to-one last week. The counselling appointment was a great gift, a God-send for me. The high level of patience, care and kind-hearted, knowledgeable professionalism… I am exceptionally grateful.”
— Colleen, Care Partner
“I feel like I am not alone anymore. I have found a new circle of friends.”
— AlzSWP Client
“Thank you so much for taking such good care of these programs and those who need them… new life has been put into my mom!”
— Peggy, Care Partner
“I learned so much from my experiences at the Alzheimer Society. Many life lessons that I will carry with me forever.”
— Taylor, AlzSWP Volunteer
“We have really enjoyed being a sponsor of the Walk for Alzheimer’s and seeing the event grow into an important way for the Society to not only raise funds, but also raise awareness.”
— Richard Hammond, Cornerstone Architecture – WFA Corporate Sponsor 2017
Ways to Give
Planned Gifts - Make a Will Month
By including a charitable gift in your will to AlzSWP – you can be our Super Hero and help us fight dementia!
Over 50% of Canadians do not have a Will. By taking action and creating or updating your Will and Powers of Attorney, you will protect your family, your assets, save taxes and help in the fight against dementia. Your planned gift could be a bequest, gift of securities, gift of life insurance, major gift or other assets.
Benefits of Planned Giving include:
- Save on taxes
- Customized giving based on personal and financial circumstances
- Donation is made from assets, not current income
- Gifts are planned today for future distribution
- Planned giving is easy to arrange with help from your financial or estate advisor
Click here to download our fact sheet on Planned Gifts and Benefits.
Click here to download information on Charitable Bequest language.
To learn more about the benefits of planned giving, contact Leslie Rand at [email protected].
There are many ways that your business can get involved with the Alzheimer Society. We have many sponsorship opportunities throughout the year for various fundraising events, as well as in-office fundraising opportunities your team can participate in. Get your business involved today by:
Donate a Car
Donate A Car Canada is a hassle-free way to donate your old car and support the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners. By donating your old car to Donate A Car Canada, AlzSWP will receive a portion of the proceeds and your donation will provide support to AlzSWP and the community.
For more information and to see if your old car is eligible to be donated, go to the Donate A Car Canada website
Monthly giving is an easy and convenient way to support the work we do, every month!
Your dependable monthly gift allows us to plan ahead, so that any gift, large or small, makes an ongoing difference in the lives of those living with dementia. We will mail you a tax receipt at the end of the year for your cumulative donations. Monthly giving allows for a bigger impact than single time giving as it is able to help us plan for the future, save money and ensure sustainability within AlzSWP.
Gifts of Securities
Donating publicly traded securities is a tax-smart way to support the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners programs and services. Listed securities are considered immediate gifts and include stocks, bonds, bills, mutual funds, warrants and futures that are traded on approved stock exchanges. A tax receipt will be provided for the value of your donation and you will not be subjected to any capital gains tax.
Click here to download our Gifts of Securities fact sheet.
Click here to download our Securities Transfer form for Financial Advisors.
Anything for Alzheimer's (Community Fundraising)
Host a virtual on in-person social gathering fundraiser that promotes the importance of socializing, staying in touch, and building strong, positive relationships while being apart. Every event raises critical dollars and awareness!
Special Occasion Giving
Celebrate the moments that bring us closer together by using a celebratory event to help support people living with dementia and their families. Many of our supporters choose to give to AlzSWP in lieu of favours, gifts or flowers at special occasions. If you can’t think of the right gift for that special someone, why not pay tribute to them with a gift to AlzSWP? Would you prefer your family and friends to make a donation to a cause close to your heart rather than giving you a gift? Or would you like to make a donation on behalf of your wedding guests in lieu of favours? Our team can offer you a unique way to help celebrate your special day or event. Whether it be a wedding, birthday, anniversary or retirement, your day will be memorable, meaningful and make a difference to the community.
To find out more about how we can help celebrate your special day, please contact:
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners are a significant way to pay tribute to a relative, friend or colleague who has passed away. You are honouring a special life by helping us improve the lives of those facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Gifts can also be made over the phone, by mail or by dropping by our office. An acknowledgement card of your donation can be sent to the family upon request.
Contact us for more information about giving a memorial gift or donate now.