Ways to Give

As a donor, our team will work with you to ensure that your partnership with us is a rewarding and fulfilling experience; fostering a long-term positive relationship!

Phoenix raises over $1M per year to be able to provide meaningful and impactful services to youth and families who come to us for support. Contributions from those who believe youth matter, make great things possible! We appreciate every donation! 

Charitable Registration # 881361216 RR0001

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Give a Gift

Phoenix relies on generous support to fund our daily operations. Every dollar given to Phoenix is an investment in the future of our youth and their families, helping our community thrive together. 

You can support Phoenix through a one-time donation by:

  • Online (Visa, Master Card American Express, PayPal, Interac)
    Follow the secure link here.
  • By Phone
  • Through Gifts of Stocks/Securities
  • By cheque (payable to Phoenix Youth Programs)
    Phoenix Youth Programs
    PO Box 60006
    RPO Professional Centre
    Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R7
  • In Person (Note Address Change as of April 2018)
    Administration & Fund Development Office
    5880 Spring Garden Road, Suite 200, Halifax NS
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Receipts will be issued for donations of $10.00 or more.

Charitable Registration # 881361216 RR0001

Contact us for more information (902-422-3105).

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is an easy, stress-free and secure way to show your commitment to youth and families who need it most.

In 2013 Kes and Ashley were blessed with their beautiful daughter.  Being in a fortunate position to be able to provide for their child already, they decided to direct the tax credit they receive from government as a donation to Phoenix.  Not only is their monthly gift a cost-effective, convenient way to give; it helps to provide a foundation from which Phoenix can be proactive and strategic in addressing the needs of youth in the year ahead.

By setting up a monthly payment plan you provide Phoenix with a reliable funding source, helping to ensure sustained support for our programs. Think of the impact if ten people gave just $10 a month! That’s $1,200 worth of support each year!

For your loyalty and commitment, Phoenix will provide you with program updates and information on how contributions have helped youth and families through our eNews, Donor Report and bi-annual newsletters.

Download our Monthly Donor Information Form here.

By using our safe and secure online giving page, you can feel comfortable knowing your information is protected. Each month the donation will appear on your bank or credit card statement. You will receive an annual, charitable receipt from Phoenix, with your total contribution for the year. It's that easy!

Contact us for more information (902-422-3015).

Stocks & Securities

A gift of securities is an opportunity that can be applied immediately to the work of the agency or operationalized over the long-term for lasting impact and stability.

Shirley and Neil chose to support Phoenix in a new way: they gave a gift of stock. While meeting with their financial advisor, he asked them if they had considered making their donation through stock rather than a cash donation. This type of gift allowed them to avoid capital gains tax and, after discussing this option with their financial advisor, they decided this was a great way for them to support Phoenix. When asked about their nearly two decades of committed support for Phoenix, the answer is simple, “It’s an opportunity to help youth.”

Publicly traded stocks and securities can be given either through your financial advisor or online. 

Our printable Transfer of Stock to Phoenix form can be found here

To give safely and securely online, please click the button below:

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!


In Honour

There are so many great people out there!

“We are proud of Robert and wanted to celebrate his work, our young people, and the special connection they often form with teachers who go above and beyond.  We see the positive results of Phoenix working closely with teachers – it takes a village. We hope those who have been inspired by an extraordinary teacher will also consider making a donation in their honour.” – Deb Woolway

From teachers to assistants, mail carriers to childhood friends, family members to coaches, everyone smiles from an act of appreciation– big or small. But, it can be challenging to know what to buy. Giving a gift to youth and families in their name could be just the thing!

We will send a letter/card to the honouree letting them know of your gift and you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt.

Contact us to learn more (902-422-3105), or donate online by selecting “in honour” near the bottom of the giving page.

In Memory

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. It’s hard to know how to move forward without a special person in our lives. Moving through grief takes time and can be very challenging. For some, giving a gift in their memory is a healing way to honour them.

“I choose to honour the lives of friends or family by making a donation in memory of them to Phoenix Youth Programs.  What better way is there to celebrate their lives than by making a young person’s life a little better through Phoenix?”- Janet Donohue

We are grateful for those who give in memory of loved ones in lieu of flowers.

Contact us to learn more about giving a gift in memory (902-422-3105), or donate online by selecting “in honour” near the bottom of the giving page.

Fundraise for Phoenix

Gift your Celebration to Phoenix

Instead of receiving gifts or giving party favours at your upcoming special occassion, consider using the celebration as a way to give to the many youth and families who access Phoenix each year! Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, reunion, or wedding, you can make your special day extra special by giving back!

“It felt good, making a donation to support others in need on our wedding day instead of spending money on guest favours for things they likely didn’t want, and didn’t need. They appreciated it, and they felt good about it, too!”- Carol and Paul Smith

Choose one of the following gifting in lieu options:

1. Make a donation to Phoenix in lieu of party or wedding favours. We can help craft a Phoenix branded note so your guests know you contributed to bright opportunities instead of giving 'stuff'! 

2. Ask people to bring donations for Phoenix to your event instead of giving gifts. Then, drop off the donations at Phoenix Centre for Youth, 6035 Coburg Rd.,  (Open: Monday to Friday 9AM-5PM). Please include your name or group's name on the envelope and what type of milestone you celebrated.

If donors would like tax receipts, we can make that happen for gifts of $10 or more when accompanied by the completed pledge form. Call our fund development team at least one week before your event if you would like more information about our simple receipting process: 902-422-3105.

3. Ask your guests to give online through Phoenix's CanadaHelps page. Be sure to tell those celebrating with you to indicate in the "notes section" what their gift is celebrating (i.e., Jamie Doe's Birthday; Sam Upshaw and Joe Smith's Anniversary; High School ABC's reunion). Tax receipts will be provided immediately by email.

4. Create your own CanadaHelps page for your celebration. Here you can customize your request to give to Phoenix in lieu of gifts by adding images and details about your 'in lieu campaign'. 

Contact us! We're happy to help with your planning (902-422-3105).


Coordinate a Third Party Initiative

Third party initiatives are those that are organized by external groups (e.g. school groups, individuals, families or buisnesses) to raise money in support of Phoenix programs. By hosting a third party event, whether big or small, you’re not just helping to raise essential funds, but also a greater awareness about the services and programs Phoenix provides to your community.

"We originally heard about Phoenix through our church in Fall River. We have three beautiful, loving and kind daughters and to ever think of them on their own without support would be tragic. Phoenix Youth Programs is something we feel the need to support because we want somewhere for young people to go in case of a crisis in their lives. All of the people that come to our movie night have young kids and are happy to support something local in our community." - Steve & Julie Archibald

We want your event to be a success so we provide you with support and resources as appropriate. Our Third Party Toolkit  includes information on how to make your event a huge success!

Contact us today to learn more about hosting an event in support of Phoenix (902-422-3105).

Gift in Will

Making a gift to Phoenix in your will is a thoughtful and personal way to create a lasting impact for youth in our community.

When considering charitable giving as part of your estate planning, we encourage you to consult with financial planners and estate lawyers.

We are here to discuss your interest in making a gift through your estate and answer questions about Phoenix's Estate Giving Program.

For more information, you may contact Robin Levy, Senior Development Officer:

902-455-6494 |  rlevy@phoenixyouth.ca


Here is sample wording for bequests:

Sample 1: "I bequeath $_______ or _______% of my estate to Phoenix Youth Programs (Charitable Registration # 881361216 RR0001)."

Sample 2: "I bequeath $_______ shares of _______ to Phoenix Youth Programs (Charitable Registration # 881361216 RR0001)."

A Legacy Donor Story

Matching Gifts

Working together, companies and employees can maximize their donation efforts by establishing a matching gifts incentive program. Through this program, employers can commit to match any donations raised by employees, either as individuals or as a part of a third-party fundraising event, doubling the impact of your gift!

By matching contributions to Phoenix, employee donations are going even further to help support local youth.

“RBC believes that when employees and retirees volunteer their time and expertise, they play a vital role in helping build better communities. Since 1999, RBC has donated almost $29 million in celebration of employee and retiree volunteer efforts at non-profit agencies through the Team RBC Grant. We have partnered with Phoenix to cook delicious meals, support their community outreach and goodwill efforts, complete gardening projects and are about to embark on financial literacy and learning to coding education sessions.  As an employee at RBC, I get to spend time with Phoenix and my peers, helping the agency achieve its objectives, while providing financial support. This same support is available year round to all RBC employees around the world. I am proud to be part of an organization that believes a key part of their purpose is helping communities prosper!” - Janet Martin, Global Contingent Workforce Management (CWM), Human Resources Shared Services, RBC Canada

Contact us to find out how you and your employer can establish a matching gifts program (902-422-3105).

Phoenix Signature Events

Throughout the year, Phoenix hosts annual signature events to raise awareness and funds to help meet their mission of supporting youth and families in their journey to thrive.

Our signature fundraising events include Dreamscape and the Phoenix Holiday Luncheon.

“The Phoenix Holiday Luncheon has always served as the kick-off to the holiday season for us. The Berkeley has bought a table every year, for at least the last five, so that we can treat our staff to this lovely, festive event. Every year, we all feel truly uplifted by the good work done by Phoenix. The stories of featured Phoenix youth are so heartfelt, triumphant and inspirational. The joy exuded by the music is also such a special part of the luncheon, and proof that music can be both therapeutic and challenging - encouraging personal growth and healing the soul. The Berkeley is a committed supporter and partner of Phoenix.” - Catherine Campbell, The Berkeley Retirement Residences.

The goal is simple—host an unforgettable event for our donors while raising funds for a great cause. Each signature event is entertaining and inspiring, allowing our supporters to enjoy engaging company, delicious food and the opportunity to learn more about the amazing work being done at Phoenix.

You won’t want to miss our next Phoenix signature event! It’s guaranteed to be a memorable night of philanthropy and fun. 

Phoenix In-Kind Wish List

Donations can be dropped off at the Phoenix Centre for Youth (6035 Coburg Road), Monday and Wednesday's from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment by calling 902-420-0676.

For 'stocking stuffing purposes', we ask that all items be dropped off on or before noon on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at the Phoenix Centre for Youth (6035 Coburg Road).

The holidays are a wonderful time for giving, beyond our youth party we use items that we receive over the holidays to stock up for the rest of the year! 

Don't feel like shopping? Provide a financial gift instead to help ensure all needs are covered!


Phoenix is thrilled to have the support of over 200 volunteers from our community with diverse skills, interests and backgrounds!

“Volunteering continues to teach me new things about people, cooperation and compassion, and it reminds me that we are all in this together. We need to support each other. Hearing the success stories of Phoenix youth makes for the best motivation.” – Jackie Crouse, Volunteer and member of the Canadian Progress Club – Halifax Cornwallis

From workshops to preparing meals, tutoring to events committees, there are many ways to get involved. To learn more about Phoenix's volunteer programs check out our Volunteer Section.