Where to Give

Fund Development - Where to Give

Contact: Mary Chibuk

GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA-ALBERTA COUNCIL
Would you like to help shape a better world for girls and young women?
This is possible if you would consider making a donation today.

Background


Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council was formed in 1929, however there were already units established in Edmonton and Calgary in 1913. Since those early days Guiding has impacted the lives of girls and women in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Yukon. Through Guiding's various imaginative and innovative activity choices, girls are empowered to reach their potential, be independent, confident and caring as they learn to develop decision-making and life skills.

As Canada's largest organization for girls aged 5 to 17+ and women over 18, Guiding has long contributed to success among girls and women by providing opportunities for fun, friendship, camping, adventures, personal and leadership development, role models for girls, service and community involvement. Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Canada is a non-profit organization, has charitable status and is able to issue charitable tax receipts for all donations received.

How can I make a donation?


Ways of Giving

 

There are several options for giving to Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council:

One-time gift


Your one-time gift will help us provide fun, friendship and adventure for girls across Alberta, Northwest Territories and the Yukon. Tax receipts are issued for donations of $10.00 or more. There are several options for making a one-time gift:

  • By mail: Complete the Gift Donation Form DOC | PDF and mail it to:

    Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council
    11055-107 Street NW
    Edmonton AB T5H 2Z6

    (Please make cheques payable to Girl Guides of Canada - Alberta Council)
  • By phone: Please call 780.424.5510.
    MasterCard and Visa are accepted.
  • In Person: Cash/Cheque/Credit Card Donations may be made Mon-Fri  8:30am-4:30pm at:

    Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council
    11055-107 Street NW, 2nd floor
    Edmonton AB T5H 2Z6
  • Online:  Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

    Tribute Giving


    • Special Occasion: A Special Occasion Gift is a unique opportunity to let family members, friends or colleagues know that you are thinking of them on a birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement or other memorable occasion. We will gladly send a card to the individual(s) being honoured, acknowledging their special occasion and your thoughtfulness.
    • In Memoriam: An In Memoriam Gift is a caring way to express sympathy and to honour someone's memory. We would be happy to send an acknowledgement to the family.

      All names of persons In Memoriam will be permanently recognized on the In Memoriam plaque in Girl Guide House, Edmonton.

      If you are making arrangements for a loved one, we would be happy to provide In Memoriam cards to the funeral home. Please call the office at the number noted above.

      Gift Donation Form DOC | PDF

    Planned Giving


    • A legacy or planned gift is a charitable gift made from your estate and a commitment to the future. These deferred gifts can help you make the most of your assets while, at the same time, sustain your passion for Guiding by making a powerful impact on the lives of girls and young women for future generations.

      A planned gift comes in many forms and is primarily pledged as a gift through a will. Examples of planned gifts include:

    • A bequest is a gift made through your will. Your gift to GGC-Alberta Council through your estate planning will make a lasting contribution to the Guiding Movement in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Yukon. A bequest can be a specific amount or a percentage of your estate and it can reduce the tax payable on your final tax return.
    • A gift of stocks may also be made through your will. All stock donations are converted to cash upon receipt by GGC-Alberta Council.
    • A gift of life insurance allows you the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Guiding for a fairly small annual payment. You can transfer ownership of a policy to GGC-Alberta Council and receive a full tax receipt for the accumulated cash value. You could also designate GGC-Alberta Council as the beneficiary of an insurance policy while retaining ownership of the policy, offering your estate tax benefits.

    Girl Guides of Canada - Alberta Council encourages all donors who are planning a significant gift to seek independent legal and/or financial planning advice.

    For additional information on these opportunities and how a planned gift can address your financial decisions while supporting Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council, please contact us:

    Mary Chibuk, Fund Development Coordinator
    Girl Guides of Canada - Alberta Council
    11055 107 Street NW
    Edmonton AB T5H 2Z6
    780.424.5510 extension 102
    funddev@albertagirlguides.com

     

    Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council Charitable Registration #: 118938554RR0002 

    Note: Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council respects the privacy of its Members and donors. We do not sell, rent or trade our membership or donor lists. The information we collect is used to process donations and to keep you informed of our programs. If you wish to be excluded from our mailing list, please let us know when you are making your donation.


    Where to Give


    Gift Donation Form

    DOC | PDF

     

     

    Donations may be made to our organization for any program offered or to general revenue. Some of the individual programs where donations have been made in the past are as follows:

    • Scholarship Fund
      Donations to this fund will provide support to an Alberta, Northwest Territory, or Yukon Guiding member attending a post secondary institution.

    • Alberta Girl's Parliament
      Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council has been sponsoring Alberta Girl's Parliament since 1971 when Mrs. Ethel Wilson, former member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly and Minster with Portfolio, proposed the idea of an all girls Model Parliament.

      This program aims to make young women more informed about how the Parliamentary system works through the activities scheduled for the Parliament and how to better understand their responsibilities as citizens. The young women learn about Parliamentary debate, how caucus works, how to debate, about leadership skills and the election process.

    • Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council Friends of Guiding Endowment Fund
    • Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council William M. McGee Endowment Fund

      By donating to either of our endowment funds held at the Edmonton Community Foundation, you are investing in Alberta Guiding, your way - today - and for countless tomorrows. These funds will assist Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council to provide wonderful experience to girls across Alberta, Northwest Territories and Yukon year after year. As these funds grow, we will be able to carry the guiding spirit in programs that will ensure that our daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters have the same enjoyable and worthwhile experience that we have had.

    • Alberta Council Museum and Archives Fund
      This fund allows Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council to continue to operate their Museum and Archives that contains the history of Girl Guides in Alberta. The visitors we have visit the Museum and Archives are thrilled to be able to look back at our past through the uniforms, badges, books, crests, pictures and other memorabilia we have been able to preserve in almost 100 years of operation in Alberta.

    • National Camp Reserve
      This reserve is to help support financially, girls and guiders from Alberta, Northwest Territories and Yukon in any national camp.

    • Alberta Camp Fund
      This fund assists girls and guiders with the costs associated in attending provincial camps that have been approved by Alberta Council and the camping program in general.

    • Transportation Assistance Fund
      This fund assists girls and adults with travel costs when participating in guiding events in Alberta or beyond.

    • New Unit Assistance Fund
      This fund assists guiders with the costs associated in setting up a new unit.

    The people who make a difference in someone's life are not the ones with the most credentials but the ones who care!

    Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council respects the privacy of its members and donors. We do not sell, rent or trade our membership or donor lists. The information kept is used to process donations only.


    Gift Donation Form DOC | PDF

    Girl Guides of Canada-Alberta Council Charitable Registration #: 118938554RR0002
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