Ways to Give


MANY WAYS TO GIVE – AND HAVE IMPACT!

Join other community members who are making a difference by donating and raising funds. 

Check out all the possibilities below for you and your group to protect nature and improve the health of the environment right here at home in Burlington.

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Providing an online donation is fast and secure through our partner Canada Helps. You can pay with credit card, Paypal or CanadaHelps gift cards.  A charitable donation receipt is delivered instantly to your email inbox. Enter company name for donation receipt to be issued to a company. You can also donate in honour or memory of someone. 

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Monthly giving

You can set up a monthly gift online, providing sustainable support for local eco-action.  Your monthly support powers a year of change!

Just decide the amount and continue as long as you like.

  • $10 per month = $120 each year
  • $41.67 per month = $500 each year
  • $83.33 per month = $1000 each year
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Donate by mail, phone or in person if you prefer not to donate using our secure and fast online form or if you are making a larger donation and want to help us avoid transaction fees. Simply  complete our offline donation form and you can make your donation through one of these methods:

  1. Cheque: Mail your cheque payable to ‘BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association Inc’ with your completed offline donation form to: BurlingtonGreen, 1295 North Service Road, Burlington, ON L7P 0V5
  2. Credit card by mail: Send your offline donation form with credit card information to: BurlingtonGreen, 1295 North Service Road, Burlington, ON L7P 0V5
  3. Phone: call Sue at 647-453-1404 to donate over the phone.
 
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You can recognize those you admire and love while powering awareness, action, and advocacy for the environment.  

With your tribute gift on our online donation form, you can send your honouree a beautiful e-card with a personalized message.  Tribute donations can also be mailed with this form completed and enclosed.

To organize a fundraiser to honour someone, ask our Donor Engagement and Philanthropy Manager for suggestions and guidance, and check our Guide to Fundraising for BG. 

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You can comfort those experiencing loss and remember your treasured loved one with a memorial gift in tune with the planet and nature. 

When you give through our online form, you can send a beautiful e-card with your personal message. 

You can also make a gift in memory by mail with this printable form, and let us know where to send an acknowledgment. 

If you want to invite others to donate, we can provide a personalized online or printed donation form honouring your loved one. And you can share the donation form through email, social media, memorial gatherings, and other methods. Contact us for more information.

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Major Gifts can have a transformative impact for our community and bring us closer to a more sustainable future. 

We would love to talk with you about how your larger donation can super charge our impactful initiatives! Contact Sue in Donor Engagement and Philanthropy or Amy our Executive Director.

Take care of your family first, then be sure to leave a legacy for a greener future by setting up a gift through your will, life insurance, appreciated securities, or other assets. These can be very tax-wise ways to give.  See our Legacy Giving Guide including sample bequest language. You can use our online form to donate securities or mutual funds.

 

Ask your human resources or corporate donations department if your company matches gifts, and how you can have your gifts to BG matched by your employer.

If your employer uses an online gift matching service, like Benevity, let us know so we can include BurlingtonGreen funding opportunities among the options. 

Carbon Offsets can be really complicated and they’re not all created equal. 

If you have emissions you can’t avoid, why not offset them by contributing to meaningful climate action work right here in Burlington? 

We’ll convert your donation into local tree planting, awareness-building, campaigns for sustainable policies, and much more. 

We applaud everyone who is flying less, which is one of the most effective ways to reduce emissions! If you must travel, we encourage you to do everything you can to reduce the rest of your carbon footprint. Check out this article on choosing an offset. 

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Power up your spare change with the Moka app in partnership with CanadaHelps. You can sign up for the Moka app and create your own personal donation goal for BG. Then Moka rounds up every purchase you make to donate the spare change to us! Click here for more info on Round Up to Give.

BurlingtonGreen can accept donations of appreciated securities and mutual funds, which is a tax-smart way to give, avoiding capital gains taxes and you get a donation receipt for the full value of your gift. 

You can start the process with our quick and easy online form through our charity partner CanadaHelps. Also feel free to contact our Donor Engagement and Philanthropy Manager to make arrangements or request information.

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Invite your family, friends, coworkers and everyone in your network to join you in supporting local environmental awareness, action, and advocacy right here in Burlington. Check out our Guide to Fundraising for BG.

Financial contributions provide us with the greatest flexibility and opportunity to fulfill our programming needs but we also have supply needs that help us deliver our important work. Below is our current list of items we could use, but we invite you to revisit the page throughout the year as our supply needs change and grow. 

  • Work gloves (new/unused)
  • Children’s art supplies (pencil crayons, markers, nature theme stickers)
  • Laptop computer, computer monitor

Please contact Sue with your questions and to learn more.

We proudly recognize our corporate supporters in a variety of ways.  Please contact us to talk about program areas that align with your company’s interests. 

Your company can donate online or offline.

Online donations: Donating online is fast and secure through our partner CanadaHelps. Simply check the box indicating that the donation is on behalf of a company, and the charitable donation receipt will be delivered instantly to your email inbox. Your company can also donate in honour or memory of an employee. 

Monthly Giving provides sustainable support to our programs. You can set up a monthly gift from your company on our online donation form. Just decide the amount and continue as long as you like. Your monthly support sparks a year of power for change! 

You can also donate by mail or phone, using our printable donation form as a guide.

If you want to make a larger donation, thank you! Please reach out to Sue and let’s talk.

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We’ve got an exciting line up of impactful partnership opportunities available throughout 2021.

 Our Manager of Donor Engagement and Philanthropy will be happy to discuss options with you.

Consider honouring a retiring colleague with a corporate donation, possibly coupled with an opportunity for co workers to also donate in their honour. Personalized donation campaigns can be created using our online campaign platform through CanadaHelps or we can develop a customized donation form. See more in our Guide to Fundraising for BG or talk to us for assistance.

Organize a fundraiser to support BGs work in the community.  This could be associated with an employee engagement activity, such as a litter clean up day, lunch and learn, bake sale, dress-down day, Earth Day, employee volunteer day removing invasive plant species with BG, tag sale, party, talent show, special event or other celebrations.  Please review our Guide to Fundraising for BG and contact us for next steps.  

Promote a product or service with a portion of sales donated to help raise environmental awareness, action and advocacy in Burlington.  Or partner with BG on an awareness and action campaign to activate a key audience in Burlington. Your promotion will provide unrestricted support toward the greatest need at BG, but it may also be possible to benefit a specific BG program such as Children, Youth, or Advocacy. We would love to hear your ideas.

Many companies encourage employee volunteerism by providing corporate donations to charities where their employees volunteer. You can include BurlingtonGreen as a volunteer opportunity that you promote with your team. Here is a sample description you can share with your employees:

BurlingtonGreen offers a wide range of rewarding and fun volunteer opportunities for families (all ages) and community members 14 years of age or older: tree planting and care; litter clean ups; ambassadors for BG at outreach booths and events; waste sorting at community events; habitat restoration and invasive plant species removal, and more. Join other enthusiastic community members volunteering for a cleaner, greener, more environmentally responsible Burlington. Check out BG’s volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for your support! Together we're making Burlington a cleaner, greener, healthier community.

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