Ways To Donate

Legacy Giving

Bequests

Leaving even a small portion of your estate to charity can result in a bigger contribution than you ever thought possible, while still supporting those you love. By leaving a bequest in your will, you can ensure the causes you care about are supported beyond your lifetime. Benefits also include some potentially significant tax savings. Take a look at the free resources and tools - including the bequest tax calculator - on the Will Power website to learn about ways to give, connect with financial advisors and discuss what is best for you.

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Endowment Fund

An endowment fund is an excellent way to make your gift last well into the future. For gifts of $10,000 or more, an endowment can be established in your name. The interest generated annually from the investment is used to support Dog Guide programs.

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Life Insurance

In this situation, Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides would be a beneficiary on a life insurance policy. A gift of life insurance allows you to make a large gift in the future by making smaller tax-receiptible premium payments now.

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RRSPs or TFSAs

If you own an RRSP or Tax-Free Savings Account, you can choose to designate Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides as the beneficiary.

Charitable Trusts

A charitable trust allows you to retain the income of current investments while making a gift to Lions Foundation of Canada in the future.

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Donor Advised Funds

A fund held at a Community Foundation or bank has become quite popular. You can have your own "foundation" without the administrative burden of a private foundation.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A gift annuity guarantees payments to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides for your lifetime, some of which can be tax-free. The portion of the sum you contribute is a gift that will immediately support Dog Guide programs.

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Your Donations at Work!

Caroline & Gracie

Hearing Program

Caroline, with Hearing Dog Guide Gracie, knows how life-changing a Dog Guide can be.  “At home when I take my cochlear implants off, I used to feel vulnerable living on my own, but with Gracie, I feel safe at home. I sleep soundly each night knowing that if the fire alarm ever went off, she […]
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