Help MARS Help Wildlife
Give a Gift-in-Kind.
One method of gifting that we could not do with out is the gift-in-kind. Building materials, labour, food for birds and animals, hospital supplies, veterinary expenses, crafting, caregiving, and office administration are just some of the many areas where the gift of giving need not be cash. Please contact us if you have special ways you’d like to give.
It takes less than 5 minutes. We particularly appreciate monthly donations because they make it easier for us to budget for wildlife needs over longer periods. We can also take charge card contributions over the phone at (778) 428-1990 or you can send or drop off a cheque if that is more convenient.
Leave a legacy.
Include a charitable gift in your will.
A bequest to a charity can bring tax savings for your estate. Contact your financial advisor about ways that you can create a lasting legacy for wildlife.
Make MARS the beneficiary.
of your life insurance policy or donate the life insurance policy during your lifetime and receive a charitable tax receipt for the cash surrender value of the policy.
Name MARS as the beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF.
There is no need to change your will when renaming a beneficiary to an insurance policy or RRSP/RRIF
Set up a living trust, known as a “charitable remainder trust”.
of cash assets and receive a charitable receipt for your donation. During your lifetime any interest, income or dividends will be paid to you as taxable income but, upon your death, the assets in the trust go to the charity you have chosen.
You do not have to pay capital gains tax on these investments when they are donated to a charity.
Make a gift of residential property.
to a charity like MARS and retain the right to use the property during your lifetime or for a specified period.
Your Support is Appreciated
Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has already donated to MARS. We couldn’t have made it this far without you.
MARS began its historic journey with Mary Jane Birch and her love for wildlife, but because of your ongoing generosity and support MARS now belongs to the entire community.
Thank you for any support you are able to offer MARS. We hope you will become a member and join us in our work to help wildlife.