Other Ways to Give

Donate a Car

Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!

By Volunteering

Give to the community by volunteering your time! This is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and hone your skills as well as make a valuable contribution to the lives of others.

Click here for the latest volunteer opportunities at DDRC.

Consider Providing a Long-Term Financial Gift

There are many ways to give financially and directly to people with developmental disabilities including: gifts of cash; gifts in kind; or gift annuity agreements. By choosing to donate to the DDRC, you are helping to ensure that people with developmental disabilities are given the same opportunities as everyone else to participate fully in the community, even after you are gone. The long-term giving options provided here also offer you many different tax advantages.

Gift Planning

Gift Planning is more than a matter of writing a cheque or adding a clause to your will. It is a special kind of planning that involves creating a gift of your own choosing from your personal assets. The designation of your gift, where it will go, or what it will do can be as targeted or as all-embracing as you want. Your gift will provide security and support to persons with developmental disabilities now and into the future.

A Gift of Life Insurance

Life insurance is one of the best tools you can use to make a substantial gift to someone. You can take out a policy and name the DDRC as either the owner or beneficiary. You can choose the amount of premium payment based on your financial capability. You can also donate a partial or paid up policy that you no longer need.

Residual Interest

The Residual Interest option allows you to donate personal property such as a house or art collection. You keep the "right to residence" and enjoy the art collection during your lifetime but receive a charitable tax receipt immediately. Once this irrevocable gift is made to the DDRC, you will receive a tax receipt for the value of the residual interest in the assets donated.

Publicly Traded Securities

This Publicity Traded Securities method of making a charitable gift has become increasingly popular and provides significant tax benefits making charitable gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, warrants, and futures that are traded on the prescribed stock exchange.

Specific Bequest

A donation through your will is a wonderful way to leave a significant gift for people with developmental disabilities. Through your will, you may bequeath cash or possessions to the DDRC. You may also leave a percentage residue of your estate - the amount left after expenses or other specific bequests are paid.