The Shine Foundation has a vision of true accessibility and inclusion for all young people living with severe physical disabilities. We dream of a time when they no longer define themselves by their limitations, but as individuals, each with a unique life purpose. The time is now to take steps to level the playing field so that everyone has their own chance to shine.
It is only with your support that we can achieve this together. Here are the many ways you can help:
- Give a One-Time Gift
You can make a donation to Shine four ways:
1. Donate online using our donation form
2. Call our office to make a donation by credit card or e-transfer over the phone at 519-642-0990
3. Mail your donation to 21-1100 Dearness Drive, London ON, N6E 1N9
- Make a Monthly Gift
Make an impact month after month. There are many benefits for both you and Shine.
Benefits for you: monthly giving is convenient, flexible, affordable, and most importantly - impactful! Your monthly gift ensures lives are changed every single month.
Benefits for Shine: monthly giving is more predictable, efficient, and keeps our costs down, in turn fulfilling more Shine Experiences.
Shine processes monthly gifts from your credit card or bank account on the 15th of each month. You will be provided one consolidated tax receipt for the previous year's donations the following February. You can change, pause, or cancel your monthly gift by contacting us at least five business days before your next donation. To start a monthly gift, select the "Make this a recurring gift" button on our online donation form.
- Give in Tribute
Celebrate your loved ones with a gift to Shine in their honour or memory. Gifts can be made in honour of birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, retirements, etc. Or make a gift in memory of a loved one who has passed away. If you choose, your loved ones or their next of kin can be notified of your tribute gift. Our donation form allows you to request this.
- Build your Dream Legacy
Legacy giving ensures that many young people will live their dreams for years into the future, allowing you to make a lasting impact in your community while optimizing tax and other financial benefits. Professional advice from your lawyer, accountant, or financial advisor will help determine the best option for you.
Did you know you can support Shine with a gift in your Will, while still supporting those you love? Shine is pleased to be a partner in the Will Power campaign, a national public education campaign designed to inspire Canadians to think differently about charitable giving and empower them to create positive change through their Wills. For additional information and sample Will wording, please review our Legacy Giving Brochure.
DocumentLegacy Brochure 2023.pdf (244.6 KB)
If you have chosen to leave a gift in your Will to Shine, please let us know. We would love to thank you personally and share the impact your gift will have.
- Donate Securities
Donating securities is one of the most tax-efficient ways to make a charitable donation. Reduce the capital gains tax, get a larger tax receipt at full market value, and easily make a bigger impact by donating securities (stocks, bonds, GICs) directly to Shine. Learn more here. Please contact your financial advisor to ensure this is the right option for you and work with them to complete and submit our Gift of Securities Form.
DocumentSHINE - Gift of Securities Form 2023_2.pdf (182.87 KB)
- Donate Cryptocurrency
There are two ways to donate your cryptocurrency to Shine:
1. Shine is not yet equipped to receive donations of cryptocurrency directly, but you can first convert your cryptocurrency into Canadian dollars, which can then be donated to Shine as a one-time cash gift.
2. Alternatively, you may consider donating your cryptocurrency to Shine through CanadaHelps.
- Donate your Used Vehicle
Shine is pleased to partner with Car Heaven, the only national charitable vehicle recycling program using authorized Automotive Recyclers of Canada members who follow a strict code of practice. Review their website, complete their online form, and choose Shine as your charitable recipient to make your donation. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for your gift.
- Become a Partner
Join our network of businesses and organizations across the country and learn how giving to Shine can help support your corporate philanthropy goals. Learn more.
Please review our Gift Acceptance Policy for further information about the types of gifts Shine accepts.
For more information, contact:
Manager, Foundation and Individual Giving
519-642-0990 x 224
brittany [dot] kosir [at] shinefoundation [dot] ca (brittany[dot]kosir[at]shinefoundation[dot]ca)