Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Personal Donations

Donations from individuals and corporations add up to make a big difference for the kids at Trails. Please consider making a monthly gift to provide sustainable funding and ongoing support.

Donations can be made in honour of a special event or in memory of a loved one who has passed away. You will be given the option to request a card on the donations page.

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Legacy Giving

Making a gift to Trails in your will ensures that the values you uphold will continue to shape the lives of those who come after you. You will have a lasting legacy of making a difference in our community. This type of giving can also provide important tax benefits for your family.

See examples of legacy gifts and learn how to name Trails in your will.

Please let us know if you’ve already named Trails as a beneficiary in your will. We’d like to thank you for your extraordinary generosity.

Host Your Own Event

Hosting your own event to raise funds for Trails is a fun way to get YOUR community involved while making a huge difference in the lives of vulnerable youth. Third party events or crowd-funding are initiatives that are created, managed and run by various business, individuals, groups and service clubs for the benefit of Trails.

Turn your next event into a fundraiser for Trails! Visit Canada Helps and learn how to set up your own page to collect donations for Trails.

Donate Stocks and Securities

Donations of publicly listed stocks, shares or securities are an efficient and cost-effective way to help Trails support vulnerable youth.

HOW TO DONATE STOCKS AND SECURITIES

  1. Contact your broker to initiate the transfer of shares
  2. Download and complete the Charitable Donation of Securities in Kind transfer form
  3. Send the transfer form to leslie@trails.ca

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

When you make a donation of stocks and shares directly to Trails Youth Initiatives, your taxable gains are eliminated.  Trails will issue a charitable tax receipt to you for the total value of the gift transferred. There are multiple options – you can donate stocks, bonds and units of mutual funds. If you leave shares, stocks or securities to Trails through your will, your estate will receive the same tax benefits.

The Need For Support

2018 Impact Report

We hope you will consider investing in Trails to help our kids succeed, pay it forward and lead by example, so that they, as well as those they inspire, will have a chance at a successful and meaningful future.

With the support of our donors, all of our programmes are subsidized, minimizing the cost to our participants. We only ask families to contribute $100 per year.

See the cost per youth document for more details.

Your gift provides:

  • Year-round access to support
  • Over 100 home-cooked meals
  • Camping trips
  • Field trips
  • Access to computers for homework
  • Additional clothing
  • Transportation to and from Trails
  • A “home away from home” in our cabins
  • Mentorship
  • Access to bursary programme
  • Paid intern positions

To learn more about the need for your support at Trails, please read our Youth Investment Proposal.