Opportunities to Give
The Zebra Child Protection Centre – the first integrated, child-centred service of its kind in Canada—gives all of us an opportunity to lend strength to abused children and create an exemplary model for compassion and justice in contending with child abuse in our community. We invite you to take a few moments to explore the following ways of giving to see what works best for you in expressing your compassion and care.
The Zebra Centre is founded on the principle that we need to work as a community, drawing upon the expertise and resources of us all to help in the recovery of abused children. So, please be assured that your kindness will make a difference – whether it is a cash donation for the development of the Centre or a gift of clothing or linens to help a child move forward with security and support. Your tax-deductible donations make our work possible in all of its many facets.
For more information on how you can help, visit the links below. If you have any questions, please email Barbara Spencer or call our CEO at (780) 421–2016.
You may prefer to show your support through cash donations to the Zebra Centre. Your financial contributions are valued, enabling us to earmark funding according to current needs and best practices priorities. They are also tax-deductible. To make an immediate donation, click on the button below.
If you wish to mail or fax your gift to us, please download and mail or fax our donation form to us. To open this form you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (download a copy for free). Please make cheques payable to the “The Zebra Child Protection Centre”. We also accept MasterCard and Visa.
Gifts in Kind
It may be more practical for you to contribute gifts of equipment, products, and materials. The operation and development of the Zebra Centre relies on many materials, so these gifts are well utilized and appreciated. They also help to reduce costs of providing our in-house programs. To enable us to properly acknowledge and evaluate your contribution, please include a sales receipt, appraisal form or other third-party evaluation with your gift. Please click here for a list of items needed to support the Centre’s programs.
Monthly Giving Program
Our monthly giving program offers you a way of giving that provides ongoing support to Zebra Centre in manageable installments. Even a small amount given in this way contributes to a reliable income for the Centre’s programs. Your monthly contribution will be transferred from either your chequing or credit card to the Zebra Centre. A record of each gift will appear on your bank or credit card statement.
To begin making your monthly gifts through this option:
- Click here to access the monthly giving form.
- Indicate the amount of your monthly gift.
- Sign your name and fill in the date.
- Fax or mail the form to the Zebra Child Protection Centre. Fax: (780) 421–2359 Address 12th floor 10909 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3L9
If you wish to make your gift from your chequing account, please include a void cheque.
If you give to the United Way in Edmonton and would like to support the Zebra Centre, please designate your gift to “The Zebra Child Protection Centre”.
Your gifts pledged today will help the Zebra Centre continue in the future to serve the children in our community. We recommend donors seek independent legal, financial and tax counsel when considering major planned giving to the Zebra Centre.
Matching Gift Program
Please take the time to find out if your employer has a Matching Gift Program. Such a program can enable you to double or even triple the value of your support to the Centre. Take advantage of your company’s matching gift program and increase the value of your gift to the Zebra Centre.
Just ask your company’s matching gift officer (usually in the human resources or community relations department) for a matching gift form.
Many corporations and public sector employers in the province have organized workplace campaigns. Please designate the Zebra Centre in your workplace campaign.
Thank you for this extra effort to increase the value of your gift to support the Zebra Centre.
In MemoryIn Memory Donation Form
You may wish to honor the memory of a loved one through your gift to the Zebra Centre. To make this gift over the phone, please call (780) 421— 2016, and we would be happy to assist you.
You may also wish to make a donation in honour of an individual and/or special occasion. To make this donation over the phone, call (780) 421–2016, and we would be happy to assist you.
Your endowment gift will keep on giving, year after year! Your endowment to the Zebra Centre will be invested, creating a permanent yearly gift based on the investment income.
Your modest contribution today will mature into a major gift for the Zebra Centre in the future. The way the policy and gift is structured will determine the tax credit to you and your estate.
You may wish to make a gift to the Zebra Centre in your will for a specific sum of money, property or a percentage of your estate’s assets.
A gift to the Zebra Centre of stocks and/or bonds, GICs or other investments – all of which are eligible for tax deductible receipts—may best suit your financial circumstances and giving preferences.
Child abuse is everyone’s business. The Zebra Centre can help your company to realize its corporate and charitable-giving objectives. We have developed rewarding partnerships with many companies in Edmonton and throughout Alberta. Together, we can lend our strength to protect those most innocent our community: our children.
Please contact the Zebra Centre at (780) 421–2016 or Barbara Spencer to discuss your charitable giving objectives.
Special Event Fundraising
Special Event Fundraising offers you the opportunity to add community value to an event you have already planned and it can also be a good reason to generate a new event that brings the people in your circle or organization together.
Volunteers feel a sense of belonging and satisfaction in contributing to the important work at Zebra. We also appreciate the open communication and encouragement to pursue areas of interest in a variety of tasks, projects and training opportunities. It is obvious that Zebra places the needs of children at the top of the list in terms of its purpose, strategies and daily activities. How comforting for volunteers to work in an environment where decisions and actions are based primarily on the needs of children!