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Other Ways to Give

Wish List

We are very grateful for our generous friends who have items to donate to the children and families in our care. If you want to donate an item that is not listed below, please contact us to ensure we can make good use of your gift. We do not accept hide-a-bed couches or mattresses.

Some of our Current Needs:

  • New or gently used warm clothing for kids including winter coats, mittens, snow pants, touques.
  • Flat Screen TV in good working condition.
  • Fans, lamps, dressers, bookshelves, bean bag chairs.
  • New underwear for youth 12 - 17 years - all sizes.  Clothing in good condition for youth applying for jobs. (Black pants & white shirts for boys ages 15 - 17.)
  • Laptop computers, printers
  • Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Safeway, Superstore)
  • Recreation and event passes (Zoo, Leisure Centres, Heritage Park, Science Centre, movie passes, sporting events)
  • Calgary Transit tickets or passes for youth and adults
  • Backpacks and basic essentials (shampoo, toothbrush/paste, sanitary supplies, soap, socks, underwear, mittens, toques, sleeping bags)
  • Recreation gear (new preferred), sports equipment (soccer balls, footballs, basketballs)
  • Musical instruments (no pianos, thanks!), art supplies (including easles), 
  • Games, puzzles, children's books, gaming systems
  • Toy box\bin full of toys.  Easily washable (no fabric or stuffies) toys for ages 6 months - 12 years. For example: Lego, wooden blocks, train set, tea set baby toys, tiny pianos, stacking cups, cars & trucks, etc.

If you have items you would like to donate please contact: 

Securities

There is no tax on the capital gain of publicly traded securities if they are donated before being sold by a charity. For more information please contact foundation@woodshomes.ca, or click here if you are ready to complete our easy-to-use online Transfer of Securities form.

Bequests

A gift in your will ensures those who need help in the future will not be left behind. In many cases, a charitable donation will reduce the taxes on your estate which means there is little or no impact on what can be passed on to your loved ones.  For more information click here

Tribute and Honorarium Gifts

When you make a donation on behalf of, or in memory of a friend or loved one, you are giving twice. First, to the person you are honouring with your gift and again, to the children and youth in Wood’s Homes' care. At your request, we will send a notification in recognition of your gift. The amount of your donation will not be disclosed and you will receive a charitable tax receipt. Click here to donate.

Insurance, RRSPs, and Other Gifts

Did you know you can donate insurance proceeds, RRSPs and other assets to Wood’s Homes? Contact us today for professional, confidential and pressure-free tips on the best ways to maximize your support and minimize your taxes.

For further information contact:  Karen Karpuk at 403-270-1724 or karen.karpuk@woodshomes.ca. 

Legal

Registered Charitable Number: 89184 9218 RR0001

The Canada Revenue Agency requires that all donation receipts bear the name and address of the donor. As required by Canada Revenue Agency policies, an official tax receipt will be issued to you based on the information you provide.

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