Donate

We steward our resources with care: 80% of your donation and funding goes directly toward supporting programs. There are many ways to help meet the diverse needs of those struggling in the London area. Choose the avenue that best suits you.

Below are some of the various ways to donate.

Make a one time donation, become a monthly supporter, give a gift in honour/memory of someone special, or as a gift to that person who has everything. Our Give Online page is easy and secure.

By Phone: 519-433-2807 ext. 2106

By Mail: Send your cheque payable to Mission Services of London to

 

Mission Services of London
4-797 York Street
London, ON   N5W 6A8

Give Now

We receive a wide range of Gifts in Kind that help support our branch operations and our clients directly. Some examples include:

  • Food donations
  • School lunch snack items
  • Seasonal clothing and footwear for men, women and children
  • Socks and underwear
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Umbrellas
  • Toiletry items
  • School supplies and backpacks
  • Craft supplies

For more information on how you, your organization or your group can organize or make a Gift in Kind donation, please contact us at 519-433-2807 ext. 2109.

You can make a gift of publicly-traded securities, such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds to Mission Services of London or to its Foundation. These gifts can help to fill the vital needs of clients throughout our branches – things like safe shelter, nutritious meals, counselling and linkages to other community supports. Your support through a gift of securities can help men, women and children who are homeless reach a different tomorrow.

Eligible donors receive a charitable tax receipt for the market value of the gifted securities on the day they arrive in Mission Services of London’s or its Foundation’s account. You, as the donor, can use this tax receipt to help reduce the amount of tax payable on your income; if necessary, you can carry the tax receipt forward to any of the following five years.

Any increase in value in the donated securities during the time when you held them will not be subjected to any capital gains tax. This applies to gifts of securities that you make now or to those that are deferred into the future through a provision in your will (see Legacy Giving below for more information on deferred gifts).

To learn more about gifts of securities, Mission Services of London or its Foundation, please contact Mary Brown, Development Officer, at 519-433-2807 ext. 2113.

*If you would like to donate securities to Mission Services of London, download this form

Please see “Legacy Giving” if you would like to donate securities to Mission Services of London Foundation through your Will.

As many Canadians, you likely have donated to your favourite charity in cash, by cheque or by credit card. Those gifts have made a difference in communities throughout Canada; here at Mission Services of London in particular, they have helped to bring hope to neighbours in need in our area – men, women and children who find themselves homeless and in need of a helping hand.

But there are also other ways in which you can have lasting impact in shaping the future of our community. Have you ever thought about legacy giving?

Legacy gifts can be thought of as deferred gifts, or gifts given in the future. They can include a bequest to Mission Services of London Foundation (all legacy gifts to Mission Services of London are processed through its Foundation); this may be done by naming the Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary of your estate in your will. Other common ways to make legacy gifts are:

  • Naming Mission Services of London Foundation as the  owner  and/or  beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy
  • Naming Mission Services of London Foundation as a beneficiary of a gift annuity or remainder trust
  • Naming Mission Services of London Foundation as beneficiary of an RRSP or RRIF
  • Gifting securities to Mission Services of London Foundation through your estate, which helps to reduce taxes in the year of death and allows more of the estate to pass to your beneficiaries

To learn more about legacy giving, request a copy of our Will Planning Guide or receive more information about Mission Services of London Foundation, please contact Mary Brown, Development Officer at 519-433-2807 ext. 2113 or by email at mbrown@missionservices.ca.

If you would like to name Mission Services of London Foundation in your Will, download this form:

If you would like to donate securities to Mission Services of London Foundation through your Will, download this form:

Host Your Own Fundraising Event

Imagine how you, your church, school, business, youth group or small group can raise support for neighbours experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental illness or poverty in our area. Start something little, or start something big, and designate the full or partial proceeds of your fundraiser to any of the Mission Services of London branches. Click here for more information or to download the Third Party Fundraiser Toolkit.

About Your Gift

Eligible gifts are acknowledged and receipted with an official receipt for income tax purposes. Spending of funds is confined to Mission Services of London Board approved programs and projects. Each contribution designated towards a Board approved program or project will be used as designated, with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or if it cannot be completed for any reason determined by the Board, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most. We respect your privacy and do not rent or sell our mailing lists.

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