Every gift, regardless of the amount, enables Geneva Centre for Autism to enhance family services and support programs for children and adults living with autism.
There are a number of ways that you, your community group, your colleagues or your company can contribute to building these specialized resources for families.
This kind of ‘bragging’ is also called ‘Friend Raising’. The reason we need you to brag is to spread awareness. Why? Because awareness brings support. Support brings expanded programs that help you, your child and so many others.
We know that times are tough and people are cutting back financially. However, most people still either donate or volunteer for at lest one charity of choice. Letting friends and acquaintances know how Geneva Centre for Autism has helped your family will motivate them to lend their support.
How can you become a ‘Friend Raiser’ for the Centre? It’s easy. Everyone knows more people than they think. They could be at your office, place of worship, social club or community gropu. They could be family, neighbours or friends.
Read our flyer for tips and ideas on becoming a Friend Raiser for Geneva Centre for Autism.
Organizing an event is a lot of fun! You will not only raise much needed funds, it’s also a great way to let your family, friends, co-workers and classmates know about Geneva Centre for Autism and the wonderful work we do.
Your fundraiser can be as modest or ambitious as you choose. You can either do it yourself or convince your employer to donate the profits from their golf tournament, walk-run, bike-a-thon, industry recognition dinner or company picnic to Geneva Centre for Autism. Most employers are happy to help causes that their employees are affiliated with
Consider one of these suggestions or come up with your own event idea.
- Garage sale
- Neighbourhood BBQ
- Live or silent auction
- Theatre night
- Fashion show
- Bake sale
- Dinner dance
- Golf tournament
- Casual day at the office
- 50/50 draw or raffle
- Take part in one of our own events
Please contact us with any questions or to let us know what you are planning. We’re here to help you make your event a big success.Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation
Tel: 416 322-7877
Click to read about these amazing individuals, businesses and community organizations who have held an event to support Geneva Centre for Autism.
For supporters who would like to give more but just can’t afford to contribute a lump annual sum, a monthly contribution makes a lot of sense. A scheduled gift through your credit card will provide for the ongoing needs at Geneva Centre for Autism. Monthly giving is an excellent way to show your long-term commitment to the Centre.
• Your contribution is divided into manageable portions, providing our families with support throughout the year.
• Monthly giving is easy as your donation is done automatically.
• One tax receipt will be sent out at the end of the calendar year.
For more information on becoming a monthly donor please contact us at 416 322-7877 ext. 254.
An acknowledgement card will be sent to the honoree or their family, informing them of your kind gesture. Your tax receipt, accompanied by a letter of thanks will follow shortly afterwards.
United Way. You can choose to direct your United Way pledges to benefit Geneva Centre for Autism.
Employee Directed Contribution Programs and Matching Gifts. Companies such as IBM and BMO Financial Group have integrated community giving and volunteerism into their corporate programs, encouraging employees to get involved directly in enhancing and supporting the communities in which they live and work. Other companies allow their employees to direct their charitable giving programs through matching gifts. When an employee notifies the company that he/she has made a charitable donation, the company will make a gift of the same amount, and in some cases double the amount, to the same charitable organization. Matching Gift Programs are a wonderful way for employees to make their charitable dollars stretch farther at no cost to themselves.
To find out whether your company has an Employee Giving or Matched Gift Program please check with your HR or payroll department.
Leave a Bequest in Your Will. Give a pre-determined or residual amount of your estate to ensure that support services needed by individuals with autism are available in the future.
Life Insurance. There are several ways a new or existing insurance policy can benefit Geneva Centre for Autism and provide you with immediate or future financial benefits.