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Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences for children and their families through our wish granting process. But we can’t do it alone. Every single donation helps to ensure that every child’s one true wish comes true.

By donating to Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta you help transform lives. You give children with life-threatening medical conditions a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their magical wishes come true.

There are many ways to donate and support Make-A-Wish. These gift giving options can suit every donor. See below for more information.

 


 

Gift

 
One-Time Gift

Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta offers various one-time gift options suited for every donor.

Ways to give a one-time gift are:

A tax receipt will be issued for all gifts $25 and over.

Click here to give a one-time gift.

 

 

Monthly

 
Monthly Gift

By giving to Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta as a monthly donor, you will help reduce administrative costs, and enable us to dedicate more of your monies directly to our wish granting mission. And, as a monthly donor, you’ll receive one tax receipt per year for your total, annual contribution.

Click here to become a monthly donor.

 

Tribute

 
Tribute Gift

There’s nothing more meaningful and heartfelt than making a tribute gift in honour or in memory of someone. A tribute gift allows you to show a loved one how much you care, while helping to grant magical wishes. A tribute gift can be made online or through our mail-in donation form.

To acknowledge your tribute gift, you can send a chosen recipient an e-card (online donation only) or a printed, mailed card, with your custom message enclosed.

Click here to give a tribute gift.

 

Tribute

 
Legacy Gift

When you leave a personal legacy to Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta, you’re making a powerful statement, while ensuring that future generations of wish children and their families are able to have magical wish granting experiences. A will ensures that heirs, assets and causes that are important to you are honoured and protected.

There are tax benefits with this type of giving. It is recommended that you discuss legacy gift intentions with your financial and legal advisors, as well as with your family.

Learn more about the legacy gift options available:

A Bequest in Your Will

The most common planned gift, a bequest, is stated in your will and allows you to designate a specific amount or portion of your estate to Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta. For this type of legacy gift, there are tax advantages to heirs.

Typical bequest language may be:

  • “I give the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Alberta the sum of $__________to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.”
  • “I give the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Alberta  ___% of the residue of my estate to be used for_____.”

Download legacy gift statement of interest form here

Life Insurance Policy or RRSP

As a legacy gift option you can also designate Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy and/or RRSP.

Download legacy gift statement of interest form here.

Leadership Gift

Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta flourishes because of a deep culture of philanthropy and strong community support. It has helped us reach more than 30 years of granting magical wishes from coast-to-coast.

Join a group of dedicated leadership donors who demonstrate their commitment to granting wishes of courageous children with life-threatening medical conditions by making a significant contribution of $1,000 or more.

Contact the Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta office by phone at 1-866-502-3666 or 403-228-3666 or through e-mailing kim.anthony@makeawish.ca to learn more.

Stocks & Securities

When you donate publicly traded stocks to  Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta, you will gain significant tax benefits and avoid paying capital gains tax. You’ll receive a donation receipt in the amount of the market value of the securities at the close of trading, end of day, at the time of donation.

To donate publicly traded securities, please fill out this form and follow the submission instructions. If you have any questions about donating securities, please contact  the Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta office by phone at 1-866-502-3666 or 403-228-3666 or through e-mailing kim.anthony@makeawish.ca to learn more.

 

Mail

Donate by Mail

To send your donation by mail, please fill out this form and mail it with your donation. You can find the mailing addresses for our national and chapter offices on page 2 of the form.

 

Donate by Phone

You may call us directly at 403-228-3666 or 1-866-502-3666 to donate by phone.

Campaigns/Fundraising Events

Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta has ongoing efforts to ensure that we are always doing what we can to make wishes come true. You can support us through one of our seasonal campaigns or annual events. Discover the many ways you can help.

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How To Fundraise

Fundraising is one of the best ways to raise money and bring people together. Whether you’re an individual, employee, organization or community, every bit of support goes a long way to grant wishes to children from coast-to-coast.

 

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Fundraise

Ways to Give

By donating to Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta, you transform lives. You give children with life-threatening medical conditions a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their magical wishes come true.

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Ways to Give

Volunteer

Volunteers give the most valuable gift of all – their time. Their hard work, passion and commitment to giving children a magical wish experience make them the heart and soul of our foundation. As a volunteer, you’ll change the lives of many children – and your own.

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