By investing and partnering with AboutFace, you are helping to:
- Reduce the amount of times a child is teased, bullied or ridiculed
AboutFace School Programs
- Relieve the stress and anxiety of a parent of an infant with a facial difference
AboutFace Facing it Together Program
- Increase a teen’s self esteem
AboutFace Camp Trailblazers
Every gift to AboutFace makes an enormous difference. As a registered charity, we depend on the generosity of our supporters to provide programs and services for more than 1.5 million Canadians living with facial differences. With your help, we can continue to make a positive impact in the lives of families, children and adults coping with this social disability.
We are grateful to our growing list of individual, corporate and foundation donors who have embraced the AboutFace Mission. Thank you for making a difference!
Find out more about the aboutface scholarship program sponsored by sap
Make a general donation to AboutFace with either a one-time payment, or provide ongoing support through a monthly gift.
Sign-up as a monthly donor and join our Circle of Smiles Giving Club: a convenient and cost-effective way to provide ongoing funds to support our work. When you sign up as a monthly donor, you are helping us to save postage and administrative costs.
You can donate products and gift packages to AboutFace. InKind Donation Form
Tribute – In Honour
Make a donation to honour someone who is celebrating a special occasion (such as a graduation, wedding anniversary or birthday). If you choose to, we can send a card with your own personalized message to the person being honoured.
Tribute – In Memory
Make a donation in memory of someone who has passed away. If requested, we will send a card acknowledging your thoughtful gift to the person’s family.
The AboutFace Scholarship Fund
Make your donation in support of The AboutFace Scholarship Program and help to fund the academic goals and aspirations of AboutFace youth. Join us to build a legacy for future generations.
Gifts of Stocks and Securities
A gift of publicly traded marketable securities is a tax-effective way to donate to AboutFace. When you donate stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares, you pay no capital gains tax on the appreciated value. A gift of marketable securities to AboutFace is almost as simple as a cash donation, and comes with the enhanced benefit of allowing you to receive a tax receipt for the value of the security without having to pay tax on its gain. Speak with your financial planner.
Donating your Aeroplan miles is a great way to help AboutFace get kids to a Camp Trailblazers that is out of their own province or help us with other travel expenses such as hotels etc! DONATE YOUR MILES TODAY!
Make an Individual Gift by Phone or Mail
1-800-665-3223 or 416-597-2229 ext. 24
1057 Steeles Ave. West PO Box 702
North York, ON M2R 3X1
Download our Donation Form
Donations to AboutFace are tax deductible.
Charitable Registration #126761410-RR0001
Establish your own personal legacy and create an impact that will last for generations to come. A bequest in your will, a life insurance policy or other planned gift will make the AboutFace vision part of your own legacy.
A planned gift is a special donation that is tax-effective and balances a donor’s financial needs and charitable goals. Making your planned gift to AboutFace is easy, flexible and rewarding. Whether you choose a gift for today or for the future, your generosity will ensure that AboutFace continues to lead the way in supporting families, children and adults living with facial differences.
You can donate today by sending your donation to our office, or by calling us and making a donation on your credit card. Joining Circles of Smiles, our monthly giving program, is a convenient and cost-effective way to provide ongoing funds to support our work. When you sign up as a monthly donor, you are helping us to save postage and administrative costs.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Donating a life insurance policy will enable you to make a significant future gift with relatively small premiums. By designating AboutFace as the owner of a new or existing insurance policy, you continue to make premium payments and receive a tax receipt for the premiums paid. If you retain ownership of the policy and designate AboutFace as the direct beneficiary when you pass away, your estate will receive a receipt for the face value of the policy.
For further details and to discuss these giving options, please contact Anna Pileggi at 416-597-2229 ext. 24 or 1-800-665-3223 ext. 24.
RRSPs and RRIFs
Gifts made through Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) help to offset taxes owing on funds when you pass away. Your gift is treated as a charitable donation in the year of death and is eligible for a tax credit on your final tax return. The tax credit may completely offset the taxes payable on the proceeds.
A Gift In Your Will
The most commonly planned gift, a charitable bequest, is a gift that is made through your will. You can choose to leave AboutFace a specific piece of property, a pre-determined sum of money or a percentage of your estate. Through your will, you may even provide a permanent endowment in your name or a loved one’s name. Planned today, a bequest benefits AboutFace after you are gone.
By carefully planning your bequest, you can eliminate significant taxes payable upon your death. Your estate may claim gifts in the year of death equal to 100 percent of your net income in that year and the year preceding death.
If you are drafting or revising your will, please consider including a gift to AboutFace. To facilitate your estate planning, we can offer sample wording for your will and further details on establishing a legacy gift to honour yourself, your family or a special individual.
Corporate and Small Business Opportunities
AboutFace is grateful for the continued support of our Corporate Partners and their employees. We seek to build strong partnerships that benefit both AboutFace and the corporate community.
Ways Corporations and Small Business can support AboutFace:
- Investing in AboutFace – How $5000 Can Encourage, Empower and Educate
- Case for Support
- Donation of gifts-in-kind: You can donate products and gift packages to AboutFace. InKind Donation Form
- Corporate Matching Gifts: Check with your HR Department or Public Affairs to see if your employer has a program to match their employees’ charitable donations.
- Special Events
- Check if your workplace offers matching gifts with this LIST OF COMPANIES WHO HAVE CORPORATE MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS
For more information on corporate partnerships, please contact Anna Pileggi, Executive Director at 416-597-2229 ext. 24 or 1-800-665-3223 ext. 24.
United Way Donations
You can redirect your annual United Way donation to AboutFace! You can help benefit two organizations with one gift – AboutFace and your local United Way. To designate your funding make sure you include our name “AboutFace” and our Charitable Registration #126761410-RR0001.
Fundraising for AboutFace is fun and as easy as 1-2-3! No prior event planning or fundraising experience is needed. We have created all the tools required to plan, track and host your event; we have even put together a list of interesting ideas for you to try!
Fundraising is one of AboutFace’s main ways to raise money and awareness for our programs and services. Help AboutFace spread the word, organize an event today!
The AboutFace 3-Step Fundraising Guide
Step 1: Create Your Own Memorable Experience
- You can choose any type of event or campaign theme. Be creative! For some great ideas, check out our Special Events Guide
Step 2: Register Your Event or Campaign
- Create your own Campaign or Event Page - email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how
- Collect online donations through your personal page
- Have your event posted on our website: only registered events are posted.
Step 3: Have Fun!
- Take the time to enjoy your success – you’ve worked hard to plan this event and you deserve to celebrate your achievement!
- Send us your photos and participant stories!
Other Ways to Fundraise
ECHOage is a charity-driven, eco-friendly, online birthday party service where children learn the value of giving and receiving while celebrating. ECHOage creates an online gift system where half of the guests’ presents go to a charity and the other half to a meaningful gift of choice.
AboutFace is proud to be a partnered charity of ECHOage, so now you can have your guests support AboutFace while giving your child a birthday gift at the same time!
For more information on this great program vist www.echoage.com
Charity Challenge is the world’s leading fundraising challenge operator. For more than 12 years, they have supported many thousands of people to undertake an incredible adventure and in the process helped to raise in excess of $50 million for over 1400 registered charities.
They organize over 100 expeditions each year, have run more international challenges and have raised funds for more charities than any other company worldwide!
Their portfolio includes treks, bike rides, mountain climbs, skiing and sledge hauling in more than 15 countries worldwide. Last year, they added the North Pole to their ever expanding portfolio and this year, they are adding the South Pole.
CLICK HERE to visit the Charity Challenge website and to sign up for your very own challenge in support of AboutFace!
WE WANT YOU!
Do you like giving back to your community? Do you like having fun and meeting new people? AboutFace is looking for hardworking, dedicated and engaging individuals who have a passion for making a difference. We have various volunteer to suit the interests of many. There is no limit to the number of activities you could sign up for. Schedule too packed? No problem! You can be a social media ambassador and work from your own mobile device at your convenience. Love the outdoors and working with kids? You can escape from reality for 3-6 days and become a Camp Trailblazers counselor! Whether you're a high school or post secondary student, a health care professional, senior, stay-home parent, or a community-minded person genuinely interested in advocacy and volunteering, there is something for everyone!
Why Volunteer with AboutFace?
- Support a cause you believe in
- Help AboutFace families and others who share a common vision to work towards developing an accepting society where everyone is treated the same
- Gain the opportunity to develop your leadership, presentation and organizational skills
- Gain the rewarding experience of giving back to your community with your contribution of time, energy and talent
- Apply your current skills and gain new ones
- Meet new people and develop new friendships and acquaintances and professional contacts from all walks of life
- Gain the fulfillment from knowing you are making a difference in your community
- Be part of an organization with a history of giving back to its community
- Gain hours towards your community service requirement
AboutFace would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for financially supporting the development of our online volunteer training program. To learn more about the Ontario Trillium Foundation please click here.
How to Become a Volunteer:
- Click here to sign up for AboutFace as a volunteer.
- We will contact you to discuss volunteer opportunities in your community!
Different volunteer roles have different levels of commitment. Your contribution is gratefully appreciated, whether it’s a few hours a week, a month or a year.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
EVENT SPECIFIC: This commitment is specifically related to an event, project or program. It will be occasional, time limited, and flexible.
–Camp Trailblazers Counsellor – Read a story about being a Camp Counsellor
–Special Event Volunteer
–Social Event Host – Read a Tips & Tricks sheet to Hosting Social Events
TASK DRIVEN: This is a longer term commitment which requires the volunteer to be responsible for a very specific task to be done regularly, and independently.
–Break Open Ticket (BOT) Ambassador
–Social Media Ambassador
–School Programs Volunteer
Click here to read more detailed descriptions of task-driven positions.
COMMITTED: a longer term commitment overseeing a specific project, event and/or program. Position may last several weeks or months, up to one year commitment.
—Dreams Team Champion
Meet Some of Our Volunteers!
Read about why they think volunteering is important and what made them decide to volunteer with AboutFace. If you are a volunteer and want to share your story, send an email to email@example.com.
Meet some of our other volunteers featured during our 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Month.