Ways to Give
When you choose to support the work of Invest in Kids, you are choosing to make an investment in the lives of Canada's youngest children. Join us in our
mission to ensure the healthy social, emotional and intellectual development
from birth to age 5.
A donation to Invest in Kids will help fund research, parent education, public education and professional education initiatives. Many donors choose to support our work by making cash gifts. This method allows us to immediately put your donation to work. Cash gifts of $10 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Printable Donation Form
Cheques can be mailed to:
Invest in Kids
64B Merton Street
Toronto, ON M4S 1A1
Credit card donations can be made by calling:
416.977.1222 or toll free 1-877-583-KIDS
OR you may use our secure online giving form.
Invest in Kids values all contributions whatever the level.
Invest in Kids Society - Individual Major Gifts
The Invest in Kids Society recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to Invest in Kids. Donors are
recognized for gifts committed over a period of one to five years. Click here to learn more about our major gift supporters.
Premier Investors - Corporate and Foundation Gifts
Our Premier Investors program recognizes corporations and foundation support through our events, programs and projects. Donors are recognized for gifts committed over a period of one to five years. Click here to learn more about our Premier Investors.
The Annual Giving Program recognizes individuals, organizations and corporations who have supported Invest in Kids on an annual basis at the $50 - $999 level. Click here to donate today.
Gifts of Securities
You can support our efforts with gifts of stocks, life insurance, annuities,
trusts and bequests.
Recent tax changes have made it attractive to donate appreciated publicly-traded
securities. Under these rules, you may give stocks, bonds, futures and options,
as well as mutual funds. Gifts of securities can greatly reduce the out-of-pocket expense of making such a donation. For more information on making a gift of securities, please contact our Development Team at 416-977-1222.
Gifts in Kind
Contributions of Gifts in Kind can take many forms and allow you an opportunity
to support Invest in Kids with your company's top quality products and services
while benefiting from a charitable tax receipt. Invest in Kids particularly
values in-kind donations that can support our fundraising events including Battle
of the Brains and the Invest in Kids Celebrity Golf Classic. Click here to learn more about our Event Supporters.
Each year, Invest in Kids partners with Cornerstone 52 Foundation to present the Holiday Greeting Card campaign. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase greeting cards that are perfect for business or personal use and at the same time support a great cause. The cards are available in bundles of a minimum of 100 at a cost of $160. For each card purchased, $0.75 will go directly to Invest in Kids.
You may also purchase personalized agendas and diaries from Cornerstone 52 Foundation. Invest in Kids will receive $4 to $5 from each sale.
This year, a new holiday card program is available for you to choose from. “Cards Helping Kids” allows you to purchase printed box sets of 25 cards for $24.95. Ten dollars ($10) from each set will go directly to Invest in Kids.
These are great ways to get into the festive spirit and support Invest in Kids! Please contact the Development Team for more information on how you or your business can purchase holiday cards.
One of the smartest ways to increase your giving is through a Matching Gifts
Program. Many organizations match charitable contributions made by current or
retired employees and their spouses. These matches are often dollar for dollar,
which doubles your charitable donation power. Please check with your human resources
department for a matching gifts form and submit it with your gift to Invest
in Kids. To make a donation click here.
Honour a friend or relative while providing key support to Invest in Kids.
A tribute gift is a wonderful way to mark a special occasion, honour a friend
or co-worker and celebrate a birthday and other special events. A personalized
acknowledgement will be sent informing the recipient that a gift has been made
on their behalf.
Special Occasion Gifts:
Honour a friend or relative while providing key support to Invest in Kids. And,
friends and family can do the same for you. In lieu of birthday gifts, you may
want to ask family and friends to consider making a donation to Invest in Kids
in your honour. In return, they will receive a tax receipt, our grateful thanks
and the knowledge that they have given a gift that will truly make a difference.
Pay tribute to the life of a loved one or cherished friend with a memorial gift.
It is a meaningful way for you to express your sympathy and preserve the memory
of friends and family. Invest in Kids will send a card to the bereaved family
acknowledging your thoughtful gesture and you will receive a tax receipt and
a note of thanks for your generosity. The amount of your gift is kept strictly
Invest in Kids has several very important programs requiring sponsor support. Here is your chance to partner with
one of Canada's most respected charitable organizations and support the healthy development of children from birth
Your financial support is needed here:
Current Sponsorship Opportunities
Make a Difference in the Lives of Parents and Children with the Get Set For Life Welcome to Parenting Box
Invest in Kids, with the generous support of Unilever Canada Foundation, has produced 60,000 Get Set For Life Welcome to Parenting Boxes to help parents guide the development of their newborn. In 2003, Invest in Kids launched this initiative and reached 10,000 new parents most in need of support. These parents and the frontline professionals in family support programs who assisted with the distribution praised the practical, easy-to-understand Comfort, Play & Teach™ resources developed by Invest in Kids to help parents better understand the specific things they can do every day to support their child’s social, emotional and intellectual development.
Thanks to this overwhelmingly positive response, Invest in Kids developed 50,000 more boxes in 2004. By the end of 2005, boxes will be in the hands of an additional 25,000 new parents, most in need, again through frontline professionals.
With your support, we can ensure that the remaining 25,000 Boxes reach new parents across Canada sooner rather than later. Employers may purchase quantities for distribution to their employees through Employee Assistance Programs.
For more information on the Get Set For Life Welcome to Parenting Box click here.
To purchase now through Invest in Kids’ online store, click here.
The generous support of the private sector - individuals and corporations -
helps to fund the majority of Invest in Kids' fundraising events. There are
a number of opportunities for you to get involved in Invest in Kids' signature
fundraising events, Battle of the Brains and the Invest in Kids Celebrity Golf Classic.
Through event sponsorship, your name, logo
and corporate messaging can be placed in front of a desirable target market
of individuals, corporate leaders and organizations. Click here for more information on available event sponsorships.
Attending one of Invest in Kids' signature events as a guest is another way
for individuals and corporations to support Invest in Kids. Purchasing tables
at Battle of the Brains and foursomes at the Celebrity Golf Classic are a fun
and exciting way to entertain colleagues and friends, compete against the best
and support a great cause. Click here for more information on how you can attend our signature events.
There are occasions when a company may wish to use the Invest in Kids logo,
brand, content and reputation in association with its products or services to
demonstrate a commitment to parenting and the healthy social, emotional and
intellectual development of children from birth to age five.
The use of the Invest in Kids logo may be licensed to an organization for a
specific time period in return for the payment of a licensing fee. Invest in
Kids will consider a licensed partnership with organizations who believe in
our mandate, enhance our corporate relationships as well as sustain and add
value to our image within the community. For more information on Licensed Partnerships,
please contact our Development Team at (416) 977-1222.
Gift planning means structuring your gift to maximize tax benefits and achieve personal financial goals while giving
vital financial support to a cause you believe in. A gift to Invest in Kids might be for Invest in Kids' immediate
use (outright) or arranged now for completion at a future date (deferred). Some examples of planned gifts include:
For more information on planned giving, please contact our Vice President, Development at (416) 977-1222 ext. 240.
Volunteering with Invest in Kids
Volunteering your time with Invest in Kids
allows you the opportunity to share
your skills and talents, learn some new ones and meet new and interesting people.
Our volunteers, who are business leaders and members of the community like you,
make up our board, our special committees and help to ensure the success of
our events, fundraising appeals and mission.
If you have a special skill to offer or any ideas that you think
may help us
succeed in our work to support Canada's youngest children, please contact us
to learn about volunteer opportunities.
Donating Frequently Asked Questions
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