Gift of Heart Program

Monthly Giving

Every dollar we receive makes a difference to Humber River Hospital, our patients and their families. Committing to regular donations shows your support for our ongoing initiatives to enhance the quality of healthcare—today and in the future.

Our Gifts of Heart Program is a convenient way to make manageable monthly donations.

Click here to become a monthly donor or please contact
Saneh Singh
Annual Development Coordinator
sansingh@hrh.ca
416-242-1000 ext. 81517

Today and for the Future

Planned Giving

Embracing the Future, Ensuring excellence in patient care – today and tomorrow. When you leave a gift to the Humber River Hospital in your estate plan, you play a vital role in the future of our community.  Through planned giving you can ensure the Hospital’s important work continues for generations to come while at the same time realizing significant tax savings and benefits.

For more information or assistance, please contact
David Gilmer
Vice President, Development and Campaign
416-242-1000 ext. 81515
 dgilmer@hrh.ca

Bequest in Your Will

A bequest—the most common type of planned gift—is a simple commitment made through your will. You can bequest a specific piece of property, sum of money, or portion of your estate. When the time comes, the Foundation will issue a donation receipt that may result in significant tax savings in both the current year and the one preceding it.

Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance will enable you to make a major donation through a policy you already own or through a series of affordable premium payments. There are a number of ways to donate and plan your gift using life insurance:

  • Give an already paid-up policy and receive a donation receipt for the cash value of the policy.
  • Give an existing policy on which premiums are still being paid, and in return, receive a receipt for the cash value of the policy and subsequent premium payments.
  • Purchase a new policy, transfer ownership to the Humber River Hospital Foundation, and receive a tax receipt for all payments on the premiums.
  • Retain ownership of the policy and name the Humber River Hospital Foundation as the direct beneficiary and, when you pass away, your estate will receive a receipt for the face value of the policy.

RRSP/RRIF

Gifts made through registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) and registered retirement income funds (RRIFs) are a popular way to offset taxes owing on funds at the time of death. When you name Humber River Hospital Foundation directly as beneficiary, your estate will save probate fees.

Your gift is treated as a charitable donation in the year of death and a charitable receipt will counterbalance your final tax return, transforming any final tax liabilities. Please consult with your family and financial or estate planning advisor about this easy process.

To discuss any one of the above options or for more information, please contact
Pat Zita
Vice President, Finance and Administration
416-242-1000 ext. 81509
 pzita@hrh.ca

Securities

Tax laws make it beneficial for donors to make a gift through the donation of appreciated securities, mutual funds, bonds or options because you are 100% exempt from paying capital gains tax. This is an easy and tax effective way of supporting Humber River.

Simply download a HRH Foundation Securities Form and follow the instructions.

For more information or assistance, contact
Pat Zita
Vice President, Finance and Administration
416-242-1000 ext. 81509
 pzita@hrh.ca

VEHICLE DONATIONS

Donate a Car Canada

Humber River Hospital is proud to partner with Donate a Car Canada. The organization, which accepts vehicle donations on our behalf, provides free towing in many areas, or, to maximize the impact of your donation, you can drop your vehicle off personally.

Donations are not limited to cars. RVs, boats, motorcycles and other vehicles are also either recycled or sold at auction, depending on their condition, age and location. Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for you and for the hospital. You will receive a tax receipt from Humber River Hospital Foundation within 45 days of your donation. Click here to get started.

IN MEMORY

A Special Tribute

Make a donation to honour or remember a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. Whether you are marking a happy or sad occasion, a special tribute can be a meaningful way to express your feelings. Click here to make a tribute gift or contact Saneh Singh, Annual Development Coordinator at sansingh@hrh.ca or 416-242-1000 ext. 81517

In Memory

Thanks to your generosity, the community benefits from the enhanced care provided by staff and physicians at Humber River Hospital. And the family of the person memorialized benefits from the knowledge that their loved one’s life, achievements and beliefs have made a difference to the health of their community.

Upon receipt of your gift, an e-card or printed card will be sent to the honouree’s next of kin to acknowledge your special gift.

In Honour – Life’s Special Occasions

Please consider making the Humber River Hospital part of your special occasion.

Whether you choose to ask for a donation in lieu of providing wedding favours or instead of asking guests to bring a gift to a party, your generosity can make a difference. Tribute gifts are also the perfect way to mark a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a new baby, a retirement, a birthday or an anniversary.

Click here to make a tribute gift.

The honouree will receive a personalized e-card or printed card with your special message notifying them that a donation has been made in their name.

For more information, please contact
Saneh Singh
Annual Development Coordinator
416-242-1000 ext. 81517
sansingh@hrh.ca

 

HRH STAFF CONTRIBUTIONS

Family Campaign

Our donations don’t come only from outside of the Hospital. Our family of physicians and staff are strong supporters of Humber River. And that’s the strongest testimonial we have to the great things we are doing here. Our people see first-hand the difference we are making in the community and know from experience the importance of financially supporting the Hospital to meet current and future needs. They understand the challenges we face better than anyone else and the importance of supporting the community that they treat every day. Members of the Humber River team can designate their gifts towards a particular area of care, their own departments or the purchase of much-needed equipment.

If you’re a member of our team
and you’d like more information, please contact

David Welbourn
Development Officer
416-242-1000 ext. 81513
dwelbourn@hrh.ca

Helpful LinkFamily Campaign Pledge Form 

DONATE YOUR TIME

Volunteering Opportunities

If you’d like to join our hardworking team, tell us about your interests and talents by completing our application form.  We’d love to help you find the opportunity that’s perfect for you—and for us!

For additional information, please contact

Sheila Street
Annual Giving Manager
416-242-1000 ext. 81524
street@hrh.ca