A record day for the Calgary Children’s Foundation and Pledge Day. We raised a record amount of $329,340 dollars.
Pledge Day is our 12 and a half hour live radio radio-thon. Friday, December 2nd we broadcast at our NEW location: in the lobby of Corus Centre, home to News Talk 770’s studios. News Talk broadcast from 6am – 6:30pm, asking listeners to phone-in or go on-line and make donations that will benefit kids in-need throughout the Calgary area. We focus on small, grassroots charities who are not able to hold massive fund-raisers or manage sophisticated communications. Pledges of financial support are called in by News Talk 770 listeners, individuals, retailers and corporations for the Calgary Children’s Foundation. Those who have raised funds for the Calgary Children’s Foundation throughout the months prior to Pledge Day are welcome to present their cheques on-air. We also invite local celebrities and sports personalities to be a part of the radio program.
The Calgary Children’s Foundation fills a unique void in our community, providing a safety net for children who might otherwise fall through the cracks. Since 1992, the CCF has raised money for small but critically important charities that help physically, mentally, financially and socially challenged children reach their full potential. Many of these charities do not have the means to fundraise for themselves or only need a small amount of money to make a big difference in a child’s life. From a preschool that prepares neglected and abused kids for grade one to a summer camp for special needs children.
Some of the many charities that receive funding from the CCF include:
- EvenStart for Children Society
- Janus Academy
- Between Friends (Camp Bonaventure)
- Hospice Calgary Society (Children’s Grief counselling)
- CASP (After School Care in Albert park/Radisson heights)
GIFTS OF SECURITIES
Donate appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, segregated funds and flow-through shares and take advantage of tax benefits.
A gift of securities is a cost-effective opportunity to transform an asset into immediate and significant support for The Calgary Children’s Foundation. By donating publicly traded securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax that becomes payable if you were to sell the appreciated securities on the market and donate the proceeds from the sale to the Calgary Children’s Foundation.
View an illustration of the benefits of making a gift of appreciated securities.
The benefits of donating securities include:
- Satisfaction of seeing your gift put to good use today
- A charitable tax receipt
- No capital gains tax paid
- Donating part of your stock and retaining the remainder for personal use
Registered charities that have programs and services to help children in-need in Calgary and surrounding area (southern Alberta) are welcome to apply for funding through the Calgary Children’s Foundation. The grant application will be available February 1st, 2017.
Applications for funding will be available In February 1st. The application deadline for funding is March 31, 2017. However, if you have an emergent funding need; please contact the Calgary Children’s Foundation to explain your urgent situation and the board may consider funding out-side the usual giving time-frame. Inquiries can be made by contacting the Administrator: Betty Jo Kaiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 403-974-8255