Other ways to give
Donate securities and avoid the capital gains tax
Here’s a tax-smart tip! You can make a gift of securities to New Circles. Donate publicly traded securities, bonds, mutual funds and other investments without having to pay capital gains tax. You will receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of a donation of publicly traded stock or securities, and you will not be subject to any capital gains tax on the donated stock. Download securities transfer form.
In Memoriam and Tribute Gifts
A gift to honour the memory of a loved one can be special tribute to their lives.
You may also consider making a special gift to celebrate a milestone event with your family, friends or colleagues. Birthdays, anniversaries and retirement are wonderful opportunities to honour the moment with a gift that can change someone’s life.
When you include New Circles in your will, you are leaving a legacy gift to help support programs for future generations. Bequests can take the form of a lump-sum gift, a percentage of your estate or specific property. You can also make New Circles the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Your attorney or financial advisor can help you consider the tax benefits of various options.
- $100 or $8/month – provides course materials and support for a participant of our Retail Foundations program, which results in a certificate from the Retail Council of Canada.
- $300 or $25/month – provides a newcomer family of six with clothing for a year, saving them up to $6,500 that they can allocate towards food, rent, and other necessities
- $500 or $40/month – enables a newcomer woman to travel to New Circles free of charge and join in our weekly Friendship Circle, helping her build confidence, practice English conversation skills, and make new friends.
40% of clients at New Circles are under the age of 18. Thorncliffe Park, one of four focus neighbourhoods served by New Circles, has a child poverty rate above 50%.
Maggie's Story: A Habit of Giving
"My ancestors wouldn't have survived without help. Now it's our turn. Supporting New Circles is a direct and meaningful means to help newcomers and others in need."
-Maggie, New Circles donor