MAKE A DONATION
Lennox & Addington Seniors Outreach Services (L&A SOS) takes great pleasure in providing programs and activities that support seniors’ independence.
Your donations stay in the community and assist many individuals. Please be part of our excitement, to do more in the community for seniors. An official income tax receipt can be issued promptly.
A monthly donation is a convenient way of giving and providing ongoing year-round support. Breaking up your donation into monthly gifts helps you to afford to give more.
- $100/month – only $3.28 a day
- $50/month – only $1.64 a day
- $25/month – only .82 cents a day
- $10/month – only .22 cents a day
Monthly donations will be processed on the 1st or 15th day of each month. You will receive one income tax receipt each January for all your monthly contributions for the previous calendar year. You may change or cancel your monthly gift at any time by contacting us by phone or email and giving us 30 days’ notice.
L&A SOS does not rent, sell or trade personal contact information.
Annual Appeal Letter
This Annual Appeal Letter campaign is one of our more publicized efforts to resolve the shortfall from our Ministry of Health. It’s vital in making the programs of L&A SOS a reality.
The generosity of spirit of donors has made a huge difference to our ability to meet the needs of our seniors and being able to continue to offer such a high caliber of service.
Your planned gift to Lennox & Addington Seniors Outreach Services Inc. will produce a significant contribution, while providing in return a substantial tax and estate planning benefit.
Planned Giving is simply the commitment to leave a gift to a charity on one’s choice. Planned Giving isn’t only for the wealthy and regardless of income or assets, anyone can plan a legacy gift that will support an organization you care about. NO planned gift is too small.
Leave a Legacy
L&A SOS would like to become part of your estate plan. When you partner with us, only good things can happen. You will provide generous support for life – the life of every senior who comes to us for help. And you will protect your assets in many ways and help to ensure a secure future for yourself and your heirs.
When including a provision for L&A SOS in your will, you will want to make sure that your intention is stated clearly and that you have our correct name and address. It would be prudent if you or your adviser calls us before drafting the document to ensure that the information you are including is accurate. However you choose to give, we are committed to working with you, your family, executors and/or financial planners to ensue your charitable wishes are realized.
Next to writing a cheque, perhaps the best known vehicle for giving is the bequest. A bequest establishes your wishes today without relinquishing needed assets during your lifetime. Bequests can transfer a specific asset. You can also give a percent of the estate after costs and taxes. Another good idea is to transfer property to a testamentary trust.
Live Insurance is the second most widely used type of planned gift in Canada.
There are two types of planned gifts of life insurance.
- A current gift of life insurance involves a transfer of ownership of the policy to the charity. The donor receives a tax receipt for cash surrender value, as well as for premiums paid after the policy is transferred.
- A deferred gift of life insurance names the charity as the beneficiary of the policy. Eventually, the estate receives a tax receipt for the insurance proceeds.
Memorial Gifts – Remembering Loved Ones “Forever”
An “In Honour” donation is a unique way to celebrate those who are special to us. Remembering someone close to you with an “In Honour” donation as an alternative to flowers.
To recognize our appreciation to you, donor boards are proudly displayed on site at our entrance way. Your donation is being accumulated and once you have hit $500.00 your name will be added to our recognition boards? Once you reach $1000.00 your name will move from one board to the next. We have five boards that represent many donors who have contributed $500.00 or more over the past nine years.
Currently there are eight donation levels, as follows:
Providers ($500-$999) Builders ($25,000-$49,000)
Friends ($1,000- $4,999) Benefactors ($50,000-$99,999)
Associates ($5,000-$9,999) Humanitarians ($100,000 +)
Patrons ($10,000-$24,999) Tributes (In Memoriam $500 +)
The Board of Directors and staff members wish to thank you and acknowledge your support is appreciated. We personally invite you to visit and view these beautiful donor boards at any time.
Your Gift At Work
Your donation will help ensure that the volunteers and staff of SOS can continue to provide health-care programs to the community as we have since 1976.
- We have an increase in Memberships which has resulted in renting more space for social and recreational activities;
- We offer Financial Loan Support which is available to low income seniors;
- We market in our local papers and on the radio to create awareness of the L&A SOS program offerings.
The list of benefits a financial donation brings is endless.
Does your donation really make a difference? We couldn’t exist without you!
Many companies choose to make Lennox & Addington Seniors Outreach Services (L&A SOS) a priority by giving back to the seniors. No matter how big or small your organization is you are welcome to get involved.
There are many ways to get involved, from making a charitable donation, to sponsoring a major event. However you choose to show your support, an L&A SOS staff members will be available to guide you through the process, and ensure that you understand how your funds are being used.
Each year, a corporate appeal is mailed to raise funds for some of our more urgent needs: for example, program equipment and supplies, expansion projects or innovative programs and capital campaigns that have been identified as priority needs.
Sponsor An Event
Events offer wonderful opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to L&A SOS, while ensuring your company is benefitting and being more visible.
If you are interested in learning more about sponsoring an event, please contact us. An L&A SOS staff member will be happy to help you identify the opportunity that will best meet your objective.
Give Products or Services
Donating products or services can be an original way to contribute to L&A SOS. We accept items for fundraising initiatives, such as auctions, raffles and door prices.
Although not every proposed donation can be accepted, if you have something in mind, please contact us – we would love to hear from you.
Donate a Percentage of Sales
L&A SOS would love to partner with a business that donates a percentage of their sales to help seniors. This is a great way to give back – and to show your customers that they are making a difference by doing business with you.