Ways to Give

Major and Planned Giving

We are here to support your philanthropic goals. Please contact Jessie-Lee Wallace, CFRE to discuss your impact, and how you would like to make a difference in the lives of hundred of youth. Donations of securities let you make a greater impact with your donation and receive a larger tax benefit. Please get in touch and let us know how we can help.

One-time gifts / Annual Giving

A single gift could have a lasting impact on the lives and futures of Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Members. Plan your annual donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and know that your contribution will ensure the Club can continue to offer innovative programs and services to the city's children and youth. Donate now

Monthly Giving

At the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, we believe that once you're a friend, you're always a friend. That's why when you become a member of our monthly giving program, you are joining others in your community who are creating better opportunities for Ottawa's children and youth. Monthly giving lets you spread your giving out throughout the year, easily budget for giving and make an ongoing commitment to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. To find out how a gift as little as $20 per month can help, click here.

Leaving a gift in your will

Remembering BGC Ottawa in your will allows many to support the Club with a substantially larger gift than would be possible within your lifetime. This type of giving of giving allows you to donate securities, cash or a percentage of your estate. For more information please contact Katherine Carter .

Gifts In-Kind (We are currently unable to accept Gifts In Kind due to COVID-19)

The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa graciously accepts some tangible gifts in-kind including craft and school supplies, and gift cards. Please note: we do not accept drop off in-kind donations.

We encourage donors to post their items on Give Shop. Sellers are able to designate their revenue to Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa while receiving a charitable tax receipt.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

A Memorial or Tribute gift is a thoughtful donation in memory of a beloved family member or friend. Contact us for more information.

Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities and Mutual Funds

Did you know that the federal government has eliminated the capital gains tax on donations of publicly listed securities to registered charities? If you own stocks or mutual funds that have grown in value, you will face a tax bill when you sell them. By donating them directly to BGC Ottawa (formerly Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa) you can eliminate your tax bill and make a significant gift at the same time. This giving option is attractive if you have appreciated investments and wish to make a donation from savings rather than cash flow. Click here for more information.

Contact Jonelle Istead, Chief Advancement Officer at 613-232-0925 extension 1232, and let her know of your intent to make such a donation.

Sponsorship and Event Donation

Do you or your organization want to sponsor one of our marquee events? Perhaps you have an in-kind donation to make to an auction or other events. Donating to one of our events is a great way to give back while also helping out your business' bottom line. For more information, see our Events page.

Third-Party Events

Community members often band together to host events that benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. From Denim Days at the office to summer barbeques to donations in lieu of gifts at holiday parties, these third-party events offer organizers the chance to give back. Contact us for more information on hosting a third-party event.

Members of our community have helped transform the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa and provide unique opportunities and experiences to BGCO Members.

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa is a registered charity: Charitable Registration #118814565 RR0001  
  • Tax Receipts will be issued for donations over $20
  • Online donations made through our site are administered by Canada Helps
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  • Cheques can be mailed to:
    Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (cheques payable in this name),
    2825 Dumaurier Avenue,
    Ottawa, ON K2B 7W3

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