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).