We Need Your Help!
At Hospice Muskoka we are leaders in providing compassionate and expert palliative care and bereavement support for individuals and their families who live in the Townships of Bracebridge, Georgian Bay, Gravenhurst, Muskoka Lakes, Moose Deer Point First Nation and Wahta First Nation.
Palliative care begins for many when a cure for a life-threatening illness is no longer the focus. The emphasis for care shifts to compassionate, holistic care. The goals of care are defined by the individual and attention is given to providing quality of life and dignity, in a way that meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the individual and family.
In addition to Andy’s House, our palliative care home, Hospice Muskoka offers many essential palliative care services for our communities. Through trained volunteers we provide in-home respite, caregiver relief, Advance Care Planning assistance, Legacy Memory projects, as well as grief & bereavement support. These services are available to everyone — at no charge.
Hospice Muskoka relies on the on-going generosity of donors to contribute to funding our many services and programs. There are many ways to support Hospice Muskoka and it is with this continued support that we are able to provide these services.
Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers and community support groups for your generosity!
WAYS TO GIVE
Become A Monthly Donor
Donating monthly is a convenient way to plan your giving and can help people and families for as little as $10 a month. People who give monthly tell us that they feel good about making a consistent difference to a cause that is close to their heart. Tax receipts are issued annually for your total giving.
Give A Gift In Memory Of Someone
Make a donation in memory of someone who has passed away.
Let the family know you are thinking of them in the most thoughtful way. You can send an e-card acknowledging your generous gift to the bereaved family or another designated recipient directly with your online donation. If you prefer to do a donation to the Hospice Muskoka office we can send an acknowledgement of your donation to the family. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or greater.
Give A Gift In Celebration
Make a donation to Hospice Muskoka in lieu of a gift for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, holidays and any other occasion. People really appreciate this type of ‘gift’ giving, especially for those who don’t want or need anything themselves. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or greater.
Direct Donation As Part Of Our Caring Community
Give a gift today and give someone the care they deserve.
Your support in the past has helped tremendously, and a gift from you today will immediately provide care for people and families in our community throughout their illness, and at end-of-life. Every dollar helps to ensure your family and friends receive the care they need, at no cost.
Leave a larger gift
Donate a gift of securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds.
Your gift assists us in fulfilling our charitable mission to provide compassionate end-of-life care, at no-cost, to individuals with life-limiting progressive illnesses and give support to their caregivers and families.
Give the gift of Real estate
Our Canada Helps platform can help facilitate a generous gift of real estate. This will protect your loved ones from large capital gains taxes and estate fees and can provide them with a charitable tax receipt for the estate.
Host an event
Create your very own fundraiser such as a barbeque, bike ride, hike or golf tournament in support of Hospice Muskoka. We have a budget guide that can help and you can contact us for more support or suggestions! We appreciate all event donations.
Name Us in Your Will
Let your loved ones know of your philanthropic interests by naming Hospice Muskoka as one of the beneficiaries in your will. Your example will encourage next generation giving to support the important work of charities.
BENEFITS OF GIVING
The Tax Benefits of Charitable Donations
Donating to a cause that is close to your heart not only provides support for something you are passionate about, it also teaches younger generations about philanthropy and makes them aware of causes that are important to you. Lastly, you and your estate can also benefit from the tax advantages of charitable giving.
Details to consider:
When you combine your donation receipts at tax time, you’ll get a charity tax credit you can use to reduce both your provincial and federal income taxes payable. Other benefits can also add up to significant savings:
A first-time donor’s super credit is available, which offers an incentive to donate if you haven’t before.
If you and your spouse share a joint bank account from which you make donations, it is easier to claim on one tax return. You can give up to $200 to receive the credit at the lowest tax rate. Donations of more than $200 have the credit calculated at a higher rate.
If you don’t have income or any income tax owing you won’t be able to benefit from the tax credit in that year but, you can carry the credit forward for up to five years.
What is Capital Gains?
When you sell a capital asset the difference between the adjusted basis of the asset and the amount you realized from the sale is a Capital Gain. These amounts are payable on your income tax. Examples of when Capital Gains applies include a 2nd home or cottage, personal items such as art, jewelry, collectibles and stocks or bonds held as investments. Your accountant or financial advisor can help make wise choices in this area to help benefit you and your beneficiaries in the best way.
Hospice Muskoka has a direct link for your financial advisor or lawyer to use for any stocks, bonds, & mutual fund donations in a secure platform here.
Thank you for considering Hospice Muskoka for your charitable giving!
For further details, have your financial advisor contact:
Fund Development Coordinator
Bequests & donations given by will
A bequest is property given by will and planned prior to passing. These bequests and planned gifts can include the giving of stocks/securities, life insurance policies, RRIF/RRSP, and real estate.
Donating to Hospice Muskoka through a bequest or planned gift is a wonderful way to leave a legacy that you know will help improve the quality of lives of (those) individuals and their loved ones who are and will be experiencing one of life’s most difficult journeys.
Planning a gift for the future ensures your wishes will be followed and this will also greatly benefit a charity that is important to you. This type of giving is not about the size of the gift, it is about the intention to have some of your assets dedicated to hospice services and care. We encourage you to discuss any details of a bequest or planned gift with your professional advisor and your family. Your lawyer or financial planner can also give you more insight into how planned giving can benefit your beneficiaries and estate tax outlook.
We are so grateful for your consideration in providing Hospice Muskoka with a planned gift.
For further details, have your advisor or lawyer contact:
Fund Development Coordinator