Gift of Securities

If you care about the West Island, there is an opportunity for you to leave your mark, now and forever. 

West Island Community Shares has a Gift Planning-Legacy Giving program to sustain its mission of making sure help is available for the 1 in 5 West Islanders who count on a local community group for help each year.

A planned and legacy gift is simple to make and is an excellent way of ensuring that vital services remain available, now and forever.

You can give securities to West Island Community Shares.  If you own shares that have appreciated in value, you can donate them directly to West Island Community Shares and avoid paying tax on the capital gain.

By giving the shares to West Island Community Shares, you receive a donation receipt for the full fair market value of your donation. If you were to sell the shares, you would have to pay tax on 50% of the capital gain.

Planned giving is above all a gesture that comes from the heart. However, it is important to be informed about the tax regulations which will be applied. The more structured your planned gift is, the greater its impact.

Your professional advisor can help you decide which option(s) will work best for you and your family.

To download our pamphlet on Planned Giving, please click here.

To download our Planned and Legacy Giving Policy, please click here.

Our Next Event

We hold events regularly through the year. See below for details of the our next event.

24-Hour Challenge - Live Here, Give Here Day!

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
We have 24 hours to raise $80,000 to meet our annual fundraising goal!

We are only $45,000 away from our fundraising goal of $1.2 million! On March 22nd, we'll be racing against the clock to close the gap. Donations will be matched - so please donate! Check out our Events Page too to see how West Island businesses are helping with special promotions on March 22nd.

100% of your donation will go to 40 local community groups that help West Islanders in need your donation will be matched. On March 22nd, please donate - thank you!

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