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I’ve seen women literally jump for joy at the opportunity to turn their lives around. You can help us continue to make a positive impact by helping women change their lives through donating today.” ~J. Scott, Fund Development & Communications Director development@bridgesforwomen.ca, (250) 385-7410


Annual Giving

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Online Giving

Your Canada Helps online gift supports Bridge’s mission, while keeping our costs low. Making an online donation to the Society is 100% secure and you will receive your official tax receipt by email immediately.

By Mail or Phone

If you prefer not to use online donations, we gladly accept cheques by mail. Also, for your convenience, we can process credit card donations by phone at (250) 385-7410.

Monthly Giving

Our need is year-round. Monthly donations are a great way to budget your charitable giving over the course of a year. Sign up for monthly giving by emailing J. Scott or calling her at (250) 385-7410 ext. 28.

Membership

For a minimum donation of $25 you will automatically become a Bridges for Women member. With this action you are sharing our objectives.

Bursaries

Bursaries are non-repayable awards generously donated to Bridges by individuals in our community to assist our graduates. If you feel inspired, create a bursary of your own or contribute to an existing one, for example the “Viki Prescott Educational Bursary”.


Katie Cooke Circle of Friends

The Katie Cooke Circle of Friends was created in honour of one of Bridges’ five founding mothers. Dr. Katie Cooke was instrumental in establishing Bridges for Women Society. She was a famous Canadian who was in retirement when she helped to found Bridges. She was a mentor & role model for Bridges women. She was the first president of the Canadian Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, wrote the Canadian Child Care Task Force report, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award through the Victoria Women of Distinction. She helped pull together a community advisory committee to ensure the project considered all of the supports the women would need; access to child care, legal services, and housing. She chaired the Bridges Advisory Committee in the early years and later helped form the Bridges for Women Society in 1992. She died in 2003.

The Katie Cooke Circle of Friends started in 2011 and represents supporters at Bridges who contribute $1,000 or more each year as a one-time gift that year, or $84 each month. We currently have 14 supporters at the Katie Cooke Circle of Friends level, and our goal is to reach 100 by 2015. If you would like to honour Dr. Katie Cooke and become a supporter at this level, please contact J. Scott, Fund Development & Communications Director at development@bridgesforwomen.ca, (250) 385-7410.

 

Host Fundraising Events

No matter how small or how large, your contribution will make a difference. Have you ever thought of hosting an event? Create your own fundraising event – it’s easy to do! It can be anything – an aerobics marathon, a stair climb, a bake sale or a golf tournament – or whatever else you can think of. It’s important that you let us know what you are planning. We can help with ideas too.

Download our Community Event Guidebook & Application!

 

Planned Giving

Gift of Securities

Offset your capital gains tax by donating stocks, bonds, mutual funds or flow-through shares. Please contact J. Scott for more information.

WishList

View our wish list to see what items we are in need of. You can purchase any the item directly and deliver it to the office, or send in your donation and earmark to a specific item.

Gift of Tribute

Remember a loved one, or celebrate a special person or occasion by making an “In Memoriam” or “In Honour” gift to Bridges for Women Society. This can be done by contacting J. Scott or by clicking on our Donate now button for Canada Helps.

Legacy Giving

What will your legacy be? Charitable legacy gifts may include a bequest in your will, life insurance or annuity gifts. Please contact J. Scott for more information.