Choose your way to support the Project!

There’s many ways to make a meaningful gift.
Learn more below.

How to Give

Our front desk staff are available 8:30 a.m. – noon, Monday to Friday, over the phone or in person. Click here to download the Donation Form in advance or we will have them available at reception. 

  • In person – we can accept cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard or cheque. 
  • Phone – please have your contact info and credit card info ready. We can accept Visa or MasterCard. 
  • Cheques – can be made out to The James Bay Community Project and mailed to us at 547 Michigan St., Victoria, BC V8V 1S5. Please enclose your contact info so we can issue a tax receipt to you. 
  • Online giving with your credit card via our CanadaHelps donation page, a secure on-line method to make a contribution. You may chose to make a one-time gift or monthly for a sustained impact. 

Need more info?

Click on a listing in the column to the right or feel free to get in touch directly:

Elissa Bergman, JBCP Fundraiser

The James Bay Health and Community Services Society, operating as the James Bay Community Project, is a registered charitable organization (Charitable #11897 2702 RR0001).

Meaningful Gift Options

Celebrate the life of a friend or loved one with a donation in his/her memory to support the work of the James Bay Community Project. Your gift will be acknowledged with a card to the family, and a thank you letter and charitable tax receipt to you.

Your gift options include:

OR

  • Download the In Memoriam Form, print it, fill it out and submit it with your donation to James Bay Community Project. Please do not mail cash – you are welcome to drop this off in person.
    If you would like to receive a copy of this form in the mail, please contact us by phoning 250.388.7844, Ext 366 or send an email to fundraising@jbcp.bc.ca.

Download a copy of the donation form to fill out and submit it with your donation to the James Bay Community Project.

You may  also choose to make your one-time gift securely online through Canada Helps: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/8653/donation

You recognize the importance of the work of the James Bay Community Project and want to join others in providing a monthly gift. Thank you for choosing to make a sustained gift – your options include:

  • Cheque or pre-authorized credit card: download and fill out the donation form. Please mail or drop off your completed form during operating hours with the reception desk staff. A charitable tax receipt will be sent to you at the end of the year.

OR 

Changes to the Income Tax Act have eliminated the income tax on capital gains generated from the sale of publicly listed securities, if those securities are donated to a registered charity prior to sale.

Additionally, donors will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full market value of the securities, which can be used to further reduce income tax.

Donating securities to the James Bay Community Project will provide the donor with a greater tax advantage than selling the securities and donating the cash directly.

Please use this Canada Helps link to make a secure donation online:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/s/43925

There are so many creative ways that you may make a future gift using your accumulated resources or assets, rather than income.  A bequest in your Will, life insurance policies (as noted below), property or publicly listed securities are just some of the most common methods. Please contact us today (fundraising@jbcp.bc.ca) to find out how your Legacy Gift can benefit people in need now and for years to come. 

You can also consider getting independent, knowledgeable advice from legal and financial advisors when planning a substantial gift. They may suggest options for saving taxes now by transferring ownership of property, publicly listed securities or a life insurance policy to a charity. Or, they may have recommendations for the best way for you to make a difference through leaving a bequest in your will. 

Did you know that your donation has the potential to be even more substantial when given through a life insurance policy?  

  • As the purchaser of the policy you may choose to retain ownership of the policy and name your chosen charity as the beneficiary; or you can designate your charity of choice as both the policy owner and recipient.
  • Regardless of the policy ownership, benefits can include an increased tax credit for you while also increasing your charitable donation amount.
  • You will have the ability to set up a payment plan that best suits your means without it impacting your quality of life.

If you would like more information about this type of planned giving, please get in touch. We can go over the details and answer your questions so you can make an informed decision. 

Donate an item or service towards our fundraising efforts (auction; raffle) or to help us maintain vital programs and services for lower-income families with children, youth and seniors.

Your gift may be eligible for a tax receipt. With your consent, your act of goodwill to the James Bay Community Project will be publicized; this will increase awareness of your business and build up your relationship with the wider community.

Helpful items include but are not limited to:

  • furniture and floor rugs (for use in our Family Resource Centre);
  • kitchen appliances (to support our meal programs for lower-income families and seniors);
  • food (unopened canned goods that are still viable; fresh produce; food rescue programs; etc).
  • clothing for women and men, including accessories and jewelery (for resale at our thrift store)

All donations should be in excellent shape so they are still useful. This helps us make the best use of our time and capacity to be able to support the community.

Please get in touch if you have something to offer, a donation idea to explore or for more information.

Looking for a meaningful way to support the Project?