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PHONE DONATIONS:
Please call 604-813-8673 to donate using a credit or debit card.  If you reach Michelle’s voicemail, leave your name & number and she will call you back.  Thanks.

You can donate online or donate by mail, using the following steps: Download the donation form, fill in your details and mail it in.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, or a cheque or money order payable to The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society.  Mail to:
The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society
#400 – 2985 Virtual Way
Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4X7
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Our commitment is to ensure that 100% of donations from our generous readers is disbursed in grants. 

Tax receipts will be issued for donations.  Receipts for online donations will be automatically issued within several hours. If donating by cheque or over the phone these may take a little longer than usual to be mailed out.

None of the help these children and families desperately need would be available without the generosity of our readers.

Harold Munro – Chair of The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund board;
Editor-in-Chief, Vancouver Sun

Donation of Securities

Any transfer of stock donations to The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society are processed by the Vancouver Foundation on our behalf.  The linked “Gift of Securities Form” has been pre-filled with our charity’s details.  Please download and have your broker/financial advisor complete the form, then it should be signed by you and sent to securities@vancouverfoundation.ca.  Instructions are on the first page of the PDF file and more information can be found on the Vancouver Foundation website https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/securities-charitable-gift-option.

We would appreciate if you could let us know (adoptaschool@vansunkidsfund.ca) once the form has been sent to the Vancouver Foundation, so we can keep an eye on our account for your transaction.

DEADLINE:  Friday, December 15, 2023

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FAQs

There are a few ways for you to donate. You can designate a specific school you’d like to help, or have your donation go to the general fund for allocation by the board of directors.

Do you issue donation tax receipts?
Yes.  The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society (VSCF) is a registered charity and must adhere to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Income Tax Act when issuing charitable tax receipts.  Generally, individuals and corporations are eligible for tax receipts on cash or securities donations made to VSCF.  The full CRA guidance can be found here CRA – issuing tax receipts.

What percentage of donations goes to administrative costs?
Zero. Every penny raised through The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund goes directly to programs supporting children.

How can I donate?
You can donate online or donate by mail, using the following steps: Download the donation form, fill in your details and mail it in. We accept Visa, MasterCard, or a cheque or money order payable to The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society. Mail to: The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund Society, #400 – 2985 Virtual Way, Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4X7.

Can I leave a legacy gift that will help children in need?
You can make a bequest in your will, directing a gift to The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund and you can specify particular areas or projects where you would like to see it directed. Contact our fund administrator Michelle Roebuck for more information on including The Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund and Adopt-a-School in your estate planning. Contact her at adoptaschool@vansunkidsfund.ca or by phone at 604-605-2264. (Please note Michelle only works part-time but regularly checks voicemail and will return messages.)

Can I donate food, clothing or other items that might be needed?
We don’t collect food, coats or other items since we are not setup to deliver items to the schools.  If you have food or new items, we’d suggest you contact your local school directly.  (For the most part, schools are not able to wash and sort used items for distribution.)