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Why should I donate to L’Arche Stratford?

With your gift we can:
• meet the complex and changing needs of our core members both at home and in our community;
• provide professional development opportunities for our leadership team, our homes support team and our assistants;
• maintain our homes and vehicles in a clean, safe and comfortable condition;
• provide additional opportunities for our community members to participate in L’Arche events;
• ensure that outreach programs describing Jean Vanier’s vision and L’Arche Stratford’s mission continue to engage the next generation of assistants;
• make long term plans for projects required to support an expanding population of intellectually disabled adults in an era of government restraint.

 

There are many ways you can support the L’Arche Stratford Community:

Make a One Time Gift
Gifts of cash go to work right away to meet the fundraising priorities of L’Arche Stratford. Gifts may be made by cheque or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.  You can donate
 1. On Line with a credit card through Canada Helps (logo)
 2. Directly by cash or cheque through L’Arche Stratford

 

Donate by Mail or fax:

Please make cheques payable to L’Arche Stratford
Download and print our online pledge form here and mail or fax to:
L’Arche Stratford
P.O. Box 522, Station Main
Stratford, ON   N5A 6T7
Fax:  519- 271-1861
 

 

Monthly Giving Program

Monthly giving allows you to spread your donation throughout the year. Your monthly donation can be withdrawn from your bank account or can be charged to your credit card and will be processed on the 15th of each month. You may change or cancel your monthly donation at any time by sending us a short note or contacting the Office at 519-271-9751 x223. A tax receipt will be issued the following year.

 

In Memory

When you make a donation to honour the memory of a family member, friend or colleague to L’Arche Stratford we will send a memorial card on your behalf, which you can personalize by adding your own message. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.


In Celebration

Make a donation to acknowledge a special event such as a wedding, birthday, anniversary or a job well done. We will send a tribute card on your behalf, which you can personalize by adding your own message. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.


Matching Gift Program

Many companies offer a matching gift program to their employees in Canada. Companies will match donations at 1, 2 or 3 times the gift made by the employee to charitable organizations. Every gift counts! Your Human Resources Department can tell you if your company has a matching gift program. If your company does, please collect and complete the required forms and mail it along with your gift to L’Arche Stratford. We will indicate on the form that your gift has been received and return the form to your company for processing. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation and upon receipt of your employer’s matching gift; they will receive a tax receipt for it.

 

Planned Giving

Planned giving means planning today to make a future gift to an organization you support, while receiving some financial benefits today. By leaving a legacy to L'Arche Stratford, you will be helping us achieve our missions to create homes and operate work programs for people who are developmentally disabled.  If you are considering giving a gift through planned giving, you should speak to a financial or legal advisor to discover what would work best for you or contact us at 519-271-9751, ext 223 or email: info@larche.stratford.on.ca.