Every $1 given to this Canadian water charity gives a Child Safe Water for a
For Donation or Receipting Questions, please email [email protected]
Lost the receipt for your credit card donation? CLICK HERE to get a copy
Send a cheque or money order to Canadian water charity “Lifewater”:
457 Heather Cres.
Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5L1
Lifewater.ca is a registered Canadian Water Charity (water charity number: 885420737RR0001).
For an official USA tax receipt, please send us a cheque made out to “Flowing Streams MInistries”.
Why is this a excellent option? Because the 2006 Federal budget eliminated payment of capital gains on publicly traded securities donated directly to charities. Because you are not taxed on your gains, your net donation is maximized resulting in a larger charitable tax receipt! For example, if you are in a 45% tax bracket and the stock you bought for $1,000 is now worth $5,000, selling it would result in a capital gain tax of $900. Your net donation would be $4,100 and your tax receipt would save you $1,845. If you donated the shares instead, your donation would be $5,000 and your tax receipt would save you $2,250!
Some private employers have donation matching programs which can multiply the impact of your gift to Lifewater.. Many workplaces provide access to payroll deductions using United Way. Because we work overseas, we are not a designated United Way Charity and we encourage you to continue actively helping those in need in your community. However, if you wish to more actively support your workplace drive by adding your Lifewater donation to your pledge, you can do so using your United Way Pledge Form. Under the heading “How I Would Like to Help the Community”, tick the “Other” box, specify the portion of your donation you are designating to Lifewater and fill-in the following information:
Please note that some United Way offices charge a $12 fee for providing this service and the designated donation must be at least $25.
Every $1 you give provides a child with safe water for a year!