More Ways To Support
Your contribution of food, supplies (napkins, dish soap), kitchen tools and appliances are also welcome donations for our student nutrition programs. A tax receipt for your non-cash donations can be issued for the amount equal to fair market value of the items donated. If items are purchased new (groceries, for example) submitting the store receipt will allow you to receive a charitable tax receipt for the amount that you spent. To process all other in kind donations, a written invoice or other supporting documents are needed that can determine the fair market value of that item. To further discuss an in-kind donation please call 613-966-1170 extension 62205 or 62232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: All food received to support a Food for Learning program must meet the MCCSS Student Nutrition Program Nutrition Guidelines. Donated food that does not meet these guidelines will be forwarded to a local food bank.
Gifts That Will Last Forever: How To Support Students Through Your Estate. Wills and Charitable Bequests A charitable bequest made through your will is a simple and impactful way of giving. A bequest in a will may allow you to leave a more substantial gift to Food for Learning than you would have been able to give during your lifetime. In your will, you can choose to leave Food for Learning, c/o The Learning Foundation a specific piece of property, securities, cash or a percentage of your estate. Your support will help Food for Learning ensure that every child has access to nutritious meals and snacks while at school. Other Benefits include:
- Satisfaction of providing a future gift while retaining control of your assets during your lifetime.
- A charitable receipt to your estate.
- Reduction or elimination of estate taxes through careful planning.
- An opportunity to honour or memorialize a loved one or yourself by establishing a named endowment fund.
If you would like to remember Food for Learning in your will, some sample wording you may wish to use is: Residual Gift In Your Will “My estate trustees shall pay_______% of the residue of my estate to Food for Learning, c/o The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, Belleville, ON, for the purpose of supporting Food for Learning student nutrition programs in Hastings and Prince Edward counties.” Specific Gift In Your Will “My estate trustees shall pay the sum of $______ (or transfer assets with an equal value) to Food for Learning, c/o The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, Belleville, ON, for the purpose of supporting Food for Learning student nutrition programs in Hastings and Prince Edward counties.” Leaving a gift in your will is simple: Speak to your lawyer about drafting or revising your will or adding a codicil. Letting us know that you have made a bequest allows us the opportunity to thank you today and ensure that your gift can accomplish what you would like it to. Gifts of Securities Donate appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, flow-through shares or stock options and take advantage of tax benefits. Gifts of Life Insurance Use an existing policy or create a new policy to make a donation. Gift of RRSP/RRIF Funds Make a gift to Food for Learning, c/o The Learning Foundation by changing the beneficiary information on your RRSP or RRIF. Endowment Funds A charitable investment fund, where a donation is permanently invested and the income supports Food for Learning each year. Donating a gift of appreciated securities, life insurance, RRSP/RRIF funds, or endowment funds is simple.
- Determine with your financial and/or legal advisor which investment mill make the most philanthropic and financial impact.
- Contact us and let us know you have made your gift.
For more information about making a gift to Food for Learning, please contact: The Executive Director of The Learning Foundation at 613-966-1170 ext. 62205.
Memorial and Honour Donations
Memorial donations in support of Food for Learning are a meaningful way to pay tribute to special individuals who have passed on. As well, donations can be made to Honor someone close to you – perhaps your child’s teacher, or for a special occasion (wedding, birthday, Christmas). Donations in lieu of gifts are a great idea. For more information about memorial or honor gifts, please contact Kellie Brace 613-966-1170, ext. 62232 or Maribeth deSnoo 613-966-1170, ext. 62205.
Organize an Event or Fundraiser
You can support Food for Learning by hosting a fundraising event or activity and donating the proceeds. To help ensure that you are successful, we can assist you by offering advice on your event plan and then providing a letter of authorization to validate the authenticity of the event. To discuss your event idea, please call Maribeth deSnoo 613-966-1170, ext. 62205 or Kellie Brace 613-966-1170, ext. 62232.