GIVE OR FUNDRAISE

Families and individuals in the Lower Mainland are struggling – you can ensure that Family Services is there for them.

GIVE MONTHLY


 

By becoming a Monthly Donor, you can support Family Services year-round.
When you give monthly, you help provide a steady stream of funds that we can count on, allowing us to plan ahead and think bigger about how to support those who need us. 

How it works:

  • Each month, your donation will be made from your bank account or credit card.
  • Every February, we’ll send you a tax receipt for the total amount of your annual donations.
  • You can change or cancel your support at any time—just contact us.
  • Make sure to choose “Monthly Donation” when you make your gift. 

Yes! I want to help those in need year-round!

DONATE NOW

 

FUNDRAISE 


It’s easy to fundraise in support of Family Services! Get your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues together in support of our community’s most vulnerable.

FUNDRAISE ONLINE

The simplest way to connect with your community in support of Family Services. We can help set up your customizable page for you, and you fundraise via e-mail and social media with receipts automatically issued to your supporters.

PLAN YOUR OWN EVENT

It’s a fun way to make a difference in the lives of those in need—and easy to do, too. It just takes a little creativity and some planning! Whether it’s a lemonade stand, a comedy show, or event part of your office party, we’re here to help make your fundraising event a success.

CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY OR WEDDING

Make your big day even more special. In lieu of gifts, consider asking for donations to Family Services of Greater Vancouver, or make a donation in honour of your guests instead of buying party favours. Or how about a toonie or 50/50 party, where you receive half the gifts to purchase a gift, and donate the other half to Family Services? We’d love to help you.

To find out more, please contact:
Lisa Mitchell
Event Specialist
T: 604 731 4951 x4011
lmitchell@fsgv.ca

 

BECOME A CORPORATE PARTNER


From sponsorship to cause marketing, workplace giving, volunteering and more, let’s work together.

CHARITABLE DONATIONS

Whether in support of Family Services of Greater Vancouver overall, or to a specific program, charitable donations are what allow us to innovate, enhance programming, and address gaps in service for clients in need. Our corporate partners allow us to do this important work.

EVENT SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship is key to the success of our fundraising events, and is a fabulous way to boost your corporate philanthropic profile. The Speakeasy Soirée, A Night In The Life Challenge, and our holiday campaigns provide an opportunity to achieve your company’s marketing goals, engage your staff and customers, and help raise Family Services of Greater Vancouver’s profile within the business community.

WORKPLACE CAMPAIGNS

Whether it’s a holiday toy drive, gently-used winter clothing or even hygiene supplied for homeless youth, band together with your colleagues to support some of our community’s families and individuals in need.  Better yet – collect cash donations! We’d be happy to set-up an online donation page for you, and even come to your workplace to share

CAUSE MARKETING

Publicly position yourself as a champion for children and families among your customers. Simply donate a portion of sales for a particular item, or for a select period of time. Whether it’s donating one day’s sales or 25% of an offering, every little bit helps!

VOLUNTEER

Every week, Directions Youth Services depends on volunteers to prepare and serve meals to youth experiencing homelessness at its downtown drop-in centre. This is not only an opportunity for team building, but to see firsthand how Family Services of Greater Vancouver and Directions address the most basic needs of the 1,000 youth we serve.

To learn more about corporate partnerships and how you or your company can get involved, please contact:

Amanda Sayfy, Director, Development
T: 604 731 4951 x 5004 
asayfy@fsgv.ca

PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS


THE SPEAKEASY SOIRÉE

Step back in time for a glamorous night out at FSGV’s signature fundraiser—featuring big band tunes, exquisite vintages, auctions, and more.

Now in its third year, the Speakeasy Soirée brings together the business and philanthropic communities to raise funds for our community’s most vulnerable families and individuals.

Please stay tuned for our confirmed October 2020 date and ticket info!

For sponsorship and ticket info, please see fsgvsoiree.com
or contact:

Lisa Mitchell
Event Specialist
T: 604 731 4951 x4011
lmitchell@fsgv.ca

 

A NIGHT IN THE LIFE CHALLENGE

The A Night In The Life Challenge is a three-hour, immersive experience of youth homelessness. This unique fundraising event is a visceral experience that will forever change the way you see homeless youth.

Led by Directions’ clients themselves, A Night In The Life will show you that youth homelessness is more than not having a roof over your head.

On Friday, April 3, 2020, join us to help #EndYouthHomelessnessNow!

Partnering with Directions Youth Services, a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver, as a corporate sponsor will not only position your company as an engaged corporate citizen, but provide the opportunity to engage staff, clients and even industry competitors in this unique, meaningful three-hour event.

For more info, please contact:

Amanda Sayfy, Director, Development
T: 604 731 4951 x 5004 
asayfy@fsgv.ca

REGISTER NOW

GIFT SECURITIES


Donating appreciated securities is a wonderfully tax-effective way to support Family Services of Greater Vancouver!

Rather than paying tax on 50% of your capital gain when selling an appreciated stock or mutual fund, consider donating the securities. No capital gains tax will be triggered, and you will receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value.

Whether making this gift today, or incorporating it into your estate plan, know that your gift has the potential to make a significant difference for the individuals and families we serve, today and tomorrow.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR GIFT:

Transferring your appreciated securities to Family Services is simple. We will send you our Securities Donation Form and provide it to your broker, who will then arrange for the transfer on your behalf. If you need assistance or have any questions about this process, please contact:

Amanda Sayfy, Director, Development
T: 604 731 4951 x 5004 
asayfy@fsgv.ca

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is a registered charity in Canada. Charitable registration #11891‐3102¬‐RR0001.

Note: The information on this page is for reference only and is not intended as legal advice. Please consult your financial professional.

LEAVE A LEGACY


Thank you for considering a legacy gift to Family Services of Greater Vancouver. Your future gift will make a difference for the next generation.

There are many ways to leave a legacy gift. Some examples include:

  • A bequest in your will, naming Family Services of Greater Vancouver as the beneficiary. This may be a specific gift such as cash, securities, RRSPs, or the residual of the estate after loved ones are provided for;
  • A new or existing life insurance policy, naming Family Services of Greater Vancouver as the beneficiary;
  • An endowment fund named in honour of you, your family, or loved ones.

We would be pleased to discuss other options with you as well. If you are planning to make a legacy gift to Family Services of Greater Vancouver, please contact us to ensure your gift will fulfill your intentions and provide you with optimum tax benefits.

If have already made a legacy gift to Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we would welcome hearing from you. We value every gift and it is important to us to be able to say “thank you.” 

To learn more about making a meaningful gift, please contact:

Amanda Sayfy, Director, Development
T: 604 731 4951 x 5004 
asayfy@fsgv.ca

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is a registered charity in Canada. Charitable registration #11891‐3102¬‐RR0001.

Contact Us

Amanda Sayfy
Director, Development
T: 604 731 4951 x 5004 
asayfy@fsgv.ca

Lisa Mitchell
Event Specialist
T: 604 731 4951 x 4011
lmitchell@fsgv.ca

Yes, I want to help those in need year-round

Become a monthly donor