How to Give

Programs to Support

The programs of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada help us fulfill our mission to enhance the lives of aging adults and those who care for them. Learn how your donation will make a difference in the lives of seniors and the people who help provide care to them.

GIVE65

GIVE65, the signature program of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada, is an online fundraising platform exclusively for registered charities serving seniors. Your support provides less fortunate seniors with food, shelter, transportation, senior centre activities and so much more. You can either support a participating charity’s fundraising project or give to the GIVE65 Incentive Fund, which provides incentive funds to participating organizations serving seniors. Here are two upcoming events you can give to in support of seniors:

  • 2020 GIVE65 Event: July 15–17 with prescheduled giving starting July 13-14
  • 2020 #GivingTuesday celebration: Beginning Dec. 1 at midnight CST

Please visit GIVE65.ca to learn more about the program and the GIVE65 partnering nonprofits.

Memorial or honour gifts

Making a gift in honour or in memory of a loved one is a touching tribute to their life and legacy. All gifts are recognized with a receipt letter to the donor, as well as an acknowledgment letter that is thoughtfully created to the honouree or family of the remembered. Gift amounts are confidential and will not be shared in the acknowledgment letter. To make a memorial or honour gift, please click here.

Honour your CAREGiver

This special program provides an opportunity to honour a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver who has made a positive, lasting impact. The CAREGiver receives a special letter informing them that a gift has been made in their honour. The Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner who employs the CAREGiver is also notified of the tribute gift so they can recognize the CAREGiver in a special way. Gift amounts are confidential. To make a gift in honour of a CAREGiver, please click here.

Be a Santa to a Senior

The annual Be a Santa to a Senior program spreads holiday cheer to isolated seniors who might not otherwise receive a gift or a visit from family members during the holiday season. Since 2003, Home Instead Senior Care business offices have partnered with local registered charities to identify vulnerable seniors to receive gifts, a friendly visit or an invitation to a holiday gathering. The Foundation is excited to offer the opportunity to accept your charitable donation in support of the Be a Santa to a Senior program in your community. To help spread holiday cheer to vulnerable seniors, please visit the Be a Santa to a Senior website.

Ways to Give

The Foundation accepts numerous donation methods in support of less fortunate seniors. To discuss any of these giving options in detail, please feel free to contact Dawn Hovey, Director of Philanthropy, at 402-575-5958 to facilitate any of the following giving options.

Cash, check or credit card

The Foundation accepts cash or check gifts or secure online giving with a credit card.

Pledges

A pledge agreement allows a donor to make a contribution to be paid over a period of one to three years.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts or appreciated securities help a donor support the mission of the Foundation while avoiding capital gains and earning a charitable tax deduction.

Planned Gifts

There are many legacy gifts to consider. You may wish to remember the Foundation in your will or choose any other planned giving option.