To donate via cheque, please make the cheque payable to SchoolBOX Inc, and mail to:
PO Box 201
SchoolBOX appreciates monthly donors. Monthly contributions are great because:
- Spread your giving out throughout the year
- Easily budget for charitable giving
- Make an ongoing commitment to your favourite charities
- Feel good!
- SchoolBOX can better budget their expenses
- Never forget to donate.
- One tax receipt is issued for the yearly total
- Stopping the monthly contribution scheme is easy and pain free
Here’s how to give monthly:
- Set up or log in to your CanadaHelps MyCanadaHelps account
- Remember that you need to save a credit card on file for monthly donations
- Click the Monthly Giving tab
- Search for your charity
- Click DONATE MONTHLY
- Enter the details of your monthly donation.
In some areas of Central America the poverty is so extreme that a simple notebook or pencil can prevent a child from getting a basic education. This year SchoolBOX will be delivering thousands of Educational Packages to students. With sufficient supplies to study for an entire semester of school, these packages make a big difference. At $5.00 per Educational Package (we have increased to cost of a package to include more notebooks), your donation will go a long way.
Tools 4 Schools:
Due to chronic underfunding, many public schools lack the most basic infrastructure with which to function. By donating to the Tools 4 Schools project, you are providing impoverished schools with chairs, desks, world maps, washrooms and other basic equipment. You are also empowering SchoolBOX to build new classrooms and schools. It is simple and it works.
Books 4 Kids Program:
Many schools in Central America lack basic supplies for teachers. Most of SchoolBOX’s partner schools do not have access to text books, reference books, and story books. For many children, their only exposure to books are the textbooks that they share with their classmates, if any are available. For the vast majority of students in our partner schools, reading is only done in the classroom. SchoolBOX looks to help students learn to love reading!
Brett’s School – Since Brett Bentley Crawford’s death, her family of supporters has funded two schools, and are currently constructing a third school in her name. Her spirit lives on through the students at her schools receiving a basic education. To read more, please click here. To donate, click on the button below.
Tracy’s Hope Legacy – Tracy Lee Nolan (nee Bell) was a vibrant and caring woman whose passion was to support children in need. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend to many when she passed away at the age of 29 from cancer. Tracy’s legacy is now captured within SchoolBOX, with a goal of ensuring children get a basic education, and reach their potential in Nicaragua. To read more, please click here. To donate, click on the button below.
Shirley Case Fund – Shirley Case was one of 2 Canadian aid workers tragically killed in Afghanistan in 2008- she was 30 years old. Shirley devoted her life to helping and loving the children who needed her most all over the world. In celebration and remembrance of this true Canadian Hero, her friends and family joined together to raise funds for SchoolBOX, and have so far built 2 schools, created 4 libraries, provided educational supplies, and desks to impoverished children. They are now embarking on another journey to build a 3rd school in Shirley’s honour. To read more, please click here. To donate, please click on the button below.
If you are a Government of Canada employee, you are able to donate to SchoolBOX via the United Way Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC). All public servants can make a donation to SchoolBOX through the annual GCWCC by completing a gift form, which is available in all federal workplaces across the country during the annual September to November campaign period. Please specify that the donation will go to SchoolBOX Inc.
Note that the amount that the United Way will take 15% for administration expenses before dispersing the funds to SchoolBOX. Your identity will remain anonymous to SchoolBOX unless you opt in to be contacted by our organization.
For more details, please see below: *information taken from http://gcwcc-ccmtgc.org/
The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) is a charitable giving option developed exclusively for federal employees and federal retirees. The annual campaign takes place in federal government workplaces across the country during the fall period (September to December).
Through the GCWCC, federal employees and retirees as well as current and former members of Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP can support United Ways/Centraides, HealthPartners or any of the other registered Canadian charities of their choosing.
How you can Give
The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) is truly a donor’s choice campaign. Not only can the employee choose which charities they give to, they can also choose the form of payment.
An employee can choose from the following payment options:
- Payroll deduction: allows you to spread your donation evenly over the entire year. Your deductions commence on the first pay in January. Your donation will appear on your T4 slip, the following year, so you don’t have to keep track of multiple receipts.
- Credit Card: you can choose to give a one-time credit card donation, or spread out your donation with twelve, equal, monthly donations (charged on the 15 of each month commencing January).
- Cheque: you can pay by cheque, or a series of post-dated cheques. Cheques are made payable to “United Way – GCWCC”
- Cash: one time cash donation for the amount of your total gift.
How do you make your donation?
All federal public servants can make a donation to the annual GCWCC by completing a gift form, which is available in all federal workplaces across the country during the annual September to November campaign period.
Electronic Pledging (ePledge)
In the National Capital Region (NCR), you have the ability to make your payroll deduction, Paypal, one-time or monthly credit card donation online.
ePledge is not currently available outside the National Capital Region
What is your legacy?
Leave a SchoolBOX Legacy and help to “Make Education Possible” for years to come. Future gifts to SchoolBOX can have a large impact on the children we support and will help SchoolBOX plan into the future. Your SchoolBOX legacy can easily be done by speaking to your financial planner to include future gifts through your estate, life insurance settlement, or through stocks and securities. Anyone can leave a SchoolBOX legacy. It is never too early or too late to include SchoolBOX in your legacy giving plans. Your contribution can reduce or eliminate estate taxes and/or capital gains taxes. You will also be eligible for an official charitable tax receipt.
Contributions can be made in the form of:
- Bequests or Gifts through an estate
- Life insurance
- Stocks & Securities
Create your SchoolBOX Legacy through a charitable bequest by specifying SchoolBOX in your will with a fixed amount, percentage, or the residual of the estate. It is quick and easy to make an addition to your will that benefits SchoolBOX, and the amendment can be changed at any time. Please consult your financial planner for the easy steps to start your SchoolBOX legacy.
Life insurance policies left to SchoolBOX can have an amazing impact on the organization. You can either transfer ownership of your life insurance policy to SchoolBOX or add SchoolBOX as a beneficiary on the policy. Speak to your insurance broker about leaving a SchoolBOX legacy when purchasing a new life insurance policy, or making an amendment to an existing policy.
Stocks & Securities
An alternative way of ‘Making Education Possible’ is to donate stocks and/or securities to SchoolBOX. Donating stocks and securities is an effective way of making an immediate impact during your lifetime, or as part of your legacy gift.
Currently, under Canada Revenue Agency rules, 50% of the capital gains on stocks and securities are taxed at the individual’s personal tax rate. If the stocks and securities are donated to SchoolBOX, then the user can avoid this capital gains tax, and also receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the asset. Donating stocks & securities to SchoolBOX is an easy and effective way to provide the gift of education today, and get a benefit on your tax return.
In order to leave a SchoolBOX legacy, please contact your financial planner and/or insurance broker for assistance.
- For bequests, SchoolBOX Inc must be added as a beneficiary on your will.
- For life insurance policies, SchoolBOX must be transferred ownership of your plan or be included as a beneficiary.
- For donations of stocks & securities, please complete our “Donation of Publicly Traded Securities to SchoolBOX Inc” form and return it Jo Danaher at email@example.com.
1) Official Organization Name:
2) CRA Charitable Registration Number:
P.O. Box 201
Canada, K0A 1A0
After you have left your SchoolBOX Legacy
SchoolBOX and the thousands of students and teachers that benefit thank you for your generosity. If you have left SchoolBOX a legacy gift, please contact our Finance Manager, Jo Danaher – firstname.lastname@example.org, so that SchoolBOX is aware of your action for future planning and growth.
Please tell your friends and family of your intention to give to SchoolBOX as it might encourage others to do the same.
SchoolBOX can allocate your bequest to specific programs. If no specification is made, then the bequest will be directed to the area of operations where it is most needed.
- Our legal name is SchoolBOX Inc.
- SchoolBOX encourages you and your family to seek professional financial and legal advice to ensure that your financial goals and your tax situation are taken into consideration. Your planned gift will help SchoolBOX, but it must fit your requirements. The information provided here is intended as a brief overview and does not constitute financial advice.
More information about leaving a SchoolBOX Legacy
If you require more information in regards to leaving your SchoolBOX Legacy, please contact Jo Danaher – email@example.com