emersonquote I shall pass this way but once, any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me not defer nor neglect it for I shall not pass this way again. – Emerson Each year the Foundation supports specific priority equipment needs for the hospital for those items not included in the hospital’s Annual budget. This Foundation, like other community charity organizations across Canada, believes it is imperative that we support this hospital with capital funding to insure the highest level of care continues to be delivered. Your contribution therefore is a vital part of fulfilling successful healthcare outcomes. The hospital is the one community facility that serves each one of us at some time in our lives. It is reassuring to know we can expect exceptional care for each one of us in that time of need. The 24 million dollar hospital expansion is another demonstration of just how important it is to have this level of commitment for health care to the Shuswap Community.

In Your Lifetime Gifts

1. Donate Online

A fast, secure method of donating to our Foundation. You will be mailed an official tax receipt for income tax purposes once your donation has been processed. Use your Visa or Master Card. Click here

2. Pledges

A pledge is an ideal way to support the Foundation – on a monthly basis. There are 2 options to choose from: – we deduct the pledge amount from a credit card at each pledge interval – we process a set of post dated cheques throughout the year A Tax Receipt will be issued at the end of the calendar year. To initiate a pledge donation, please contact the office 250-803-4546 or print and complete this form:  Automatic Monthly Giving Form Updated June 2014  (After clicking the link, click on “File” at the top of your browser and Print the document)

3. Cheques Donor Form

If donating by cheque, please use the CHEQUE DONOR FORM. Drop by our office if you would prefer to donate by cash. Our office hours are 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday to Friday.

4. Gifts of Appreciated Shares & Securities

Bonds, Shares and Mutual Funds, when donated to the foundation, are eligible for capital gains tax exemptions by the donor (based on changes made to federal taxation rules in 2006).

Deferred Gifts

Also known as Planned Giving, this method is a terrific way to leave a living legacy, in celebration of life and good health. At the same time your gift forms part of an investment portfolio that can take advantage of the generous tax benefits available.  Making a charitable gift is a wonderful way to fulfill philanthropic wishes. For all planned giving options below, contact the office: 250-803-4546 or email info@shuswaphospitalfoundation.org.

1. Bequests

You may wish to remember the foundation (and be remembered) in your will. This kind of gift would appear as a phrase in your will, designating a specific amount or a percentage of the residue of your estate. You can also bequeath a specific property or securities.

2. Trust or Gift Annuity, Gifts of Life Insurance, RRSP or RRIF

It is recommended you discuss these options with your accountant, lawyer, financial advisor or Insurance agent. We can also provide you with information on these and other options available, by contacting the office to discuss your personal gift wishes.

3. Personal Charitable Foundations

Contact your accountant or financial advisor for information on this new way of charitable giving.