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We would like to be able to serve all people in our community with an intellectual and/or other disability and their families, to have a good life, enjoying the same rights and freedoms, and being able to have the same expectations as other community members; to have a job, friendships, a decent place to live, and feeling the sense of belonging that comes with being included and valued.

Many of our activities and services are dependent on donations and your support enhances our ability to create inclusive opportunities within our community in areas such as arts, culture and recreation as well as providing the day to day services that many people with a disability require. Without additional assistance, many individuals with disabilities would not be able to share their valuable talents and contributions as volunteers, artists, leaders and engaged citizens. 

Since Community Living Sarnia-Lambton is registered as a charitable institution, donations and gifts are income-tax-deductible. You can click here to calculate your tax credit based on the donation amount, and learn more about charitable donations tax credits. Consider a donation and help to inspire possibilities! 

Donation Options:

Whether you want to give once, give monthly, or donate a security or mutual fund for great financial benefits, with CanadaHelps you can donate online directly to Community Living Sarnia-Lambton. You can even give in tribute or in memory. And, you’ll always receive a charitable tax receipt.

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This is your simplest option: In your will, simply leave a bequest of money or a gift in kind (such as real estate, securities or artwork). Your estate will receive a charitable donation receipt that could reduce the income tax on your final return and perhaps the immediately preceding return as well.

You will receive an immediate tax receipt for all contributions made to the fund while retaining the right to advise as to which charities are to receive your fund’s income.

This irrevocable trust holds assets such as cash and mutual funds. The interest and dividends are paid to you as taxable income. At the time of your death, the trust assets – known as the “remainder” – go to your designated charity. When you establish the trust, you will receive a donation receipt for the ‘remainder interest’ of the trust.

You will enjoy certain tax credits and your charity will receive the total death benefit under the policy.

You will get a tax receipt for their full value and will not pay tax on the capital gains of the donated securities.

Set up the annuity for yourself, or for you and your spouse, and receive a lifetime income from the assets. Much of the annuity cash flow is tax-free and you will get a charitable receipt for a portion of the donations based on the amount of annuity income you receive and your life expectancy.

When you make a substantial donation, establishing a foundation allows your name or family’s name to be permanently associated with the cause you’ve chosen.

Pay for your everyday expenses & gifts with gift cards bought from FundScrip. Each purchase automatically includes a donation to Community Living Sarnia-Lambton. 

You’re never out of pocket, and can shop where they would normally shop. With our growing list of leading retailers, you can find gift cards for the basics like groceries and gas but, we also carry a large variety of other categories including: pharmacy, home improvement, department store, restaurants, pizza, coffee shops, household items, clothing stores, movies & books, travel, and more. All the gift cards come from the retailers themselves; so you can be certain they'll be accepted when you use them.

Simply go to: https://www.fundscrip.com/support-a-group and enter the Community Living Sarnia-Lambton Invitation code: HTMXKM

People may need specific items such as iPads / computers for learning and entertainment along with personal furnishings. New or used vehicles, especially accessible vehicles, enhance community inclusion for people who have a disability.

Your employer may be one of many companies that will match donations. Please keep us informed about employee matching programs.

The needs are many and the options are endless!  Consider donating your talents (e.g., Skilled Tradespersons, Legal, Dental, Therapists, Financial Planning, etc.).

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton’s employment model has been shared and adopted by other communities across Ontario and even internationally.

Vision: A community where everyone is valued and can participate.

Volunteers are the bridge between the community and the services that we provide

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton has grown to support more than 400 children and adults with developmental and intellectual challenges.