Ways to Support SGH
There are a variety of ways to support Stratford General Hospital:
Cash Gifts (including cheques and credit cards) are used for renovations and patient care equipment at our Hospital. Cash gifts enable the Hospital to continue to provide the high quality care for which we’re known, and plan major redevelopments to cope with increasing patient numbers from throughout the region.
Monthly giving is a tremendous way to ensure your gift works harder. It’s the most effective way to provide steady, on-going funds to help the Stratford General Hospital site and our campaign. Not only is a monthly debit amount a more manageable way to give a generous gift—it saves envelopes and postage too.
Memorial Gifts are a wonderful way to acknowledge the memory of a loved one or friend.
Tribute Gifts are encouraged by the Foundation to honour an anniversary, birthday, retirement or any special occasion with a donation. The Foundation sends a notification of your gift to the individual you are paying tribute to.
Many employers match the donation contributed by their staff. We encourage you to contact your employer to find out if your company has a matching gift program. Contact the Foundation for assistance.
Call us if you’d like to establish a payroll deduction program at your place of work. Smaller, more frequent donations through payroll can add up over time with minimal discomfort.
Gifts-in-Kind are non-cash gifts such as securities, real estate, and tangible property such as equipment. They are evaluated and appraised in order to confirm their current value for income tax receipt purposes.
Planned Gifts are becoming an increasingly popular way to leave a lasting gift. Bequests made through your will, and special gifts by other methods such as life insurance or charitable trusts will help patients for years to come. With the assistance of your own financial advisor and the Foundation, your gift can be structured to help you support our hospital without jeopardizing your current needs.
Gifts of Securities
Donating publicly traded securities is becoming an increasingly popular way to make a charitable donation. It is quick, easy, and has excellent tax benefits for the donor - LEARN MORE about tax benefits.
Normally, when you sell a publicly traded security, you must pay tax on 50% of gains realized. However, when you donate a stock to a registered charity, the capital gains tax is eliminated. In addition, a charitable donation receipt will be issued. Securities can be easily transferred with the help of your financial institution. LEARN MORE about how you can eliminate your Capital Gains Tax.
For more information, or to arrange a gift of securities, contact Andrea Page at 519-272-8210 ext. 2627. Also see our Transfer Securities form to make your gift with ease!
Sharing your OPTIMUM Points with SGH Foundation
Looking for a new and different way to benefit SGH? Then look no further than your own Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum card. It’s easy to donate some of the POINTS you save towards patient care here at Stratford General. The Foundation is collecting points to fill our patient comfort baskets. Stuffed with toiletry necessities especially for women, men and children, the comfort baskets are of great help for the patients and families who arrive at the hospital from out of town and have no local support.
Click here to visit Shoppers website - select Stratford General Hospital Foundation from the list and donate your points!
Each donation is precious to us, and every donor is priceless. Besides that warm feeling in your heart you get from supporting our hospital, we have a variety of options available to ensure your generosity is recognized if that is your wish.