United Way KW provides you with several options when making your gift. You can donate by credit card, cheque, or pre-authorized debit. In fact, why not DONATE RIGHT NOW! The sooner we receive your gift, the sooner it can be invested into local programs and initiatives that help change community conditions for the better.
Start a Giving Circle
What better way for a group of community-minded individuals to share their passion for making a difference than to make an impact on local social issues that are important to them? Giving Circles enable groups of friends, colleagues or business leaders to pool their money for philanthropic efforts and decide, together, how funds should be used. If you are interested in learning more about how to start a Giving Circle, contact the United Way KW office at 519-888-6100 or email email@example.com.
Did you know you can give publicly traded stock to United Way KW and receive an enhanced tax credit? You can either sell your stock and donate the proceeds to United Way KW, or give the stock directly to United Way KW and have us sell it. This latter option provides a much better tax benefit for you and your family.
Benefits to Giving Stock
Just like investing in stock to maximize return on investment, charitable giving should maximize the availability of tax credits. Giving stock to United Way KW can help you maximize your tax credits. By transferring stock directly to United Way KW to be sold, you can add to your tax benefit through a decrease in capital gains.
How to Give Stock
Gifts to our Forever Fund are endowments, meaning that the original gift will never be spent but rather the interest that gift generates will provide funds.
What the Forever Fund Does
The Forever Fund plays a key role for United Way KW, for this community and for donors:
- Ensures our ability to identify and develop new prevention initiatives, over and above those annual fundraising efforts.
- Builds our strength to ensure support for future generations in this community.
- Impacts donors' tax status, letting them support the fulfillment of their dreams for our community while making thoughtful financial decisions that also benefit their own families.
Gifts to the Forever Fund can be made using cash, credit card, securities/commonly traded stock, a bequest in a will, charitable life insurance, or real estate.
These gifts may be given to honour a loved one who has passed away, celebrate a special occasion or acknowledge a particular contribution.
Want to Make a Gift to the Forever Fund?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-888-6100 to receive more information.