SETTING UP REGULAR DONATIONS
OPTION 1 - Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG): The most cost-effective way to support the parish through pre-authorized donations is to use the PAG plan which debits your bank account on the 20th of each month. The parish only pays a $0.50 service charge/month for your donation.
To sign up for PAG:
Print, complete and sign the PAG Authorization Form.
Get a copy of a void cheque for your bank account - a digital version can be printed from your online banking platform.
Send these two items by email to our Donations Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Church of St. Aidan, 2423 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4E 1H6.
OPTION 2 - Canada Helps: Monthly donations can also be set up using your credit card or Paypal through the Canada Helps website, on the day of the month that you choose. St. Aidan’s receives 96.5% of your donation, there is a service charge of 3.5% of your donation amount for recurring donations. To set up a monthly donation click here: Canada Helps: St. Aidan's Church
MAKING A CHANGE TO YOUR EXISTING PAG DONATIONS
If you already donate by Pre-Authorized Giving from your bank account, you may change the monthly amount at any time by sending an email to the Donations Secretary, email@example.com with the details of the change you would like to make. Please note that debits occur on the 20th of the month, so please allow sufficient lead time for the change to be made.
MAKING ONE-TIME/SPECIAL/SEASONAL DONATIONS
OPTION 1: E-transfer from your bank account - you may make a donation to St. Aidan's by Interac email transfer from your online banking site by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org **If this is your first donation to St. Aidan’s, please send a separate email with your full name, including middle initial, and mailing address so that we are able to send you a receipt for tax purposes.
OPTION 2: Donate online using your credit card through Canada Helps at Canada Helps: St Aidan's Church. St. Aidan’s receives 96% of your donation, there is a service charge of 4% of your donation amount.
OPTION 3: Mail a cheque to St. Aidan’s, 2423 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4E 1H6. Do not mail cash.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
SECURITIES - When you donate publicly traded stock and securities, you will receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of the stock/security (market value on the day of transfer), and you will not be subject to any capital gains tax. These donations are managed for parishes by the Diocese of Toronto. After redemption the funds are forwarded to St. Aidan’s and we will issue the tax receipt.
LEGACY GIVING - A gift in your will demonstrates your passion, values and hopes. It also lets you make a larger donations than might be possible during your lifetime. You can name The Church of St. Aidan as a beneficiary in your will, and specify that the parish receive a percentage of your estate, a specific sum of money, or a gift of property or securities. Your estate will receive a tax receipt for the value of the gift, which may reduce the taxes payable by your estate.
LIFE INSURANCE - Gifts of life insurance are made by transferring ownership of a new or existing policy to the Church of St. Aidan or by naming the parish as a beneficiary of your policy. This type of gift is an affordable way to make a difference - a modest annual premium paid over time will result in a significant future legacy.
For more details on these ways to give, and to receive the required forms, please send an email to email@example.com
A NOTE ABOUT TAX RECEIPTS
Donations made through Canada Helps will be receipted by them via email.
All other donations (PAG, e-transfers, cheque, cash) will be tallied by the Donations Secretary throughout the year, and one receipt will be sent to you in February of the following year. Please note that the CRA requires that we include the donor’s middle initial and full address on the receipt, please ensure that we have this information.
If you have any questions about your donation please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Church of St. Aidan is dependent upon the generous support of donors and volunteers to fulfill our mission. We collect your personal information to process your donation and issue a tax receipt. Your personal information will not be sold or traded with other organizations.
Our legal name is “The Church of St. Aidan” and our charitable number is 137723748RR0001