The gifts featured in the Gifts of Compassion catalogue are tied to specific initiatives being funded through our Response programs. The cost of each gift reflects the cost of implementing each of these programs.

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Yes, donations can be made by pre-authorized withdrawal from your Visa or MasterCard. You can also call our office to charge your credit card with a lump sum for your sponsorship.

Click here to setup a monthly pre-authorized withdrawal from your credit card.

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No less than eighty percent of your donation will be directed to Compassion’s Response programs. No more than 20 percent is used for fundraising initiatives and administration. Compassion assisted children and their families receive no cash. Benefits are always in the form of goods and services, carefully designed, delivered and purchased according to the children’s individual needs. Click here to view our latest financial statement.

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What are my donation method options?

March 19, 2013 10:49 am

Donations can be made by pre-authorized withdrawal (bank account or credit card), internet banking, telephone banking, Interac online, cheque or money order. These withdrawals can be made monthly or annually. Pre-authorized donations are safe, easy and convenient. Pre-authorized withdrawal from your bank account is our preferred method of payment, as it saves Compassion hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in transaction fees. Automatic withdrawals can be setup through our website by completing the Update Your Information form or by calling our office. Cheques made out to Compassion Canada will be accepted, as will money orders. Unfortunately deposits can not be made directly into Compassion’s bank account.

Click here to go to the Update Payment Details form. 

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You can change your credit card information through the Update Your Information form on our website or by calling our office. Thank you for supporting Compassion.

Click here to go to the Update Payment Details form.

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Absolutely not! Each Compassion assisted child receives the same benefits from the Compassion program. Because Compassion does not use sponsorship money to fund further development initiatives for the families and communities of sponsored children, Sponsorship Plus funds are pooled and used towards funding some of these types of initiatives and activities.

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Although Compassion cannot guarantee that funds from Sponsorship Plus will directly benefit the child you sponsor, there are increasing development activities and initiatives funded by Compassion throughout all the countries where we work. As more funds are received for Sponsorship Plus, Compassion Canada will be able to commit to funding even more development activities in the future.

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All contributions of $10 or more to Compassion Canada are tax deductible in Canada. To be eligible for a receipt, all year end gifts and donations to Compassion must be received by December 31st. Compassion receipts for income tax purposes are issued by February 28th of the following year. The receipt will be mailed to donors as well as be available for download at my.compassion.ca. Receipts must be retained for tax purposes.

Our CRA Business number is 11887-1516 RR0001

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Can I get a duplicate tax receipt?

November 23, 2012 4:32 pm

Absolutely! Please email us at info@compassion.ca or call us at 1-800-563-5437. Your tax receipt is also available for you to download in your MyCompassion account. Tax receipts are issued each year no later than February 28th of the following year.

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