WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC (WRA) is a registered charitable society, whose mission is to provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment. Read more...
Get to Know Your Charities / Non-Profits
In this special section of Senior Living Online, we pay homage to the many chairities across BC and Canada-wide that have dedicated their efforts to helping amazing causes and supporting those in need. Below you will find our featured charities, articles written by them as well as a large catalog of information surrounding Planned Giving.
Seniors - be proud! According to Statistics Canada, seniors:
- tend to donate larger amounts in absolute terms when they have a higher household income, but those with lower incomes give a higher percentage of their total income, making seniors the most charitable of any age group
- are motivated to make donations based on feeling compassion for those in need, wanting to help a cause in which the donor personally believes, and wanting to make a contribution to the community.
- give because they or someone they know has been personally affected by the cause of the organization or because of religious beliefs
Thinking of Giving?
Not sure what type of charitable donation to give, what organization to support or just hestitant? Here are some articles that might help you decide how to put forth an educated step in choosing the right charitiy for you
- Charities Need You to Give
- Donating to Charities 101
- The Benefits of Planned Giving
- Types of Charitable Gifts
- Charitable Giving Strategies
- Why Give?
Planned Giving Magazine Editions - View Online
Click here to view the May 2012 Planned Giving Issue
Our next printed Planned Giving edition will be available November 1st everywhere Senior Living Magazine is available. To order Senior Living Magazine right to your front door, CLICK HERE
Our Featured Charities and Non-Profit Organizations
Click on the organization you wish to browse through their articles or scroll down below for our complete catalog of articles surrounding Planned Giving
- Amnesty International
- BC Children's Hospital Foundation
- BC SPCA
- British Columbia Parapalegic Association
- Canadian Society for Asbestos Victims
- Canadian Red Cross
- Cool Aid
- Covenant House Vancouver
- Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
- Family Caregivers Network Society
- Give Green Canada
- Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon
- Leave a Legacy
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon
- North Island Wildlife Recovery
- Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation
- Saanich Legacy Foundation
- Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation
- Salvation Army
- The Land Conservancy
- Vancouver Humane Society
- Vancouver Island Regional Library
- Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre
- Victora Hospice Foundation
- Victoria Hospitals Foundation
- Wildlife Rescue Association
- World Vision
You can make a difference.Your donation to the Saanich Legacy Foundation helps support activities. Read more...
B.C. residents can help children overseas - and heirs at home - through planned giving to global charity Read more...
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Chambers was a vibrant woman loved by her husband, David. A woman with an engaging smile and a deeply caring man, Elizabeth and David were passionate about life and wellness. Together they reveled in the beauty of the BC Coast and in their time together. Read more...
Remembering the Victoria Cool Aid Society in your will is one of the best ways to leave a legacy of a better future for our community. Long-term affordable and supportive housing, health and dental care, emergency shelter, employment support, and help for people living with mental illnesses are all part of reducing poverty and ending homelessness. Read more...
The North Island Wildlife Recovery Association was formed in l985 " to establish a facility for the care of ill, injured and orphaned wildlife and to educate the public on wildlife and environmental issues." Read more...
If you were to witness a fire, a flood, a famine, or a disaster, what would you do? Your first instinct is likely to help. That powerful human instinct - helping people in crisis - is at the very heart of the Canadian Red Cross. Read more...
Planned gifts - or legacy gifts - are donations that have a lasting impact. Read more...
Every year, thousands of people come forward to help the British Columbia Paraplegic Association (BCPA) achieve its goals of helping people with spinal cord injuries. Your support matters, regardless of whether you give by mail, by phone, by attending one of our events, or volunteering your time. Read more...
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