Giving is part of our faith
To build. To invest. To be a part of something greater than our individual selves.
To realize a vision for a better future. To leave a legacy. To make a difference.
Contributing our time, talent and treasure to help champion the cause of God’s Kingdom is not a task or an imposition. Rather, it is an honour to help build the future of St. Peter’s Church. We do not need to be materially rich to give. Gifts come from the heart, according to one’s own ability, financial priorities and comfort level. Every gift is valued and appreciated. Through these gifts we are proclaiming our vision for St. Peter’s and inviting others to join us.
WAYS TO GIVE
St. Peter’s welcomes all forms of giving in support of the Rock of our Faith Campaign. This includes:
|Cash||Given one time, monthly or annually, cash gifts (cheque or credit card) to the Campaign go to work immediately. Monthly pledges, which are set up to occur automatically via credit card, automatic bank withdrawal or payroll deduction, add up to a big impact, and provide St. Peter’s with a steady stream of funds.|
|Securities||You will help St. Peter’s and realize significant tax savings when you donate publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund units). There is no need to sell the securities before you make your gift. If they have appreciated in value, you pay no capital gains tax. If they have depreciated, you can still claim the capital loss. This makes a gift of securities one of the most effective ways to make a significant gift.|
|Employer-matched gift||Some companies match the donations their employees make to local organizations. You will multiply your donation to the Rock of our Faith Campaign if your employer has one of these programs and your donation qualifies. Check with your Human Resources group to find out if your company has a program.|
|Gifts in Memoriam/
|You can honour a loved one’s treasured memory or pay tribute to someone who is especially close to your heart. Your donation to St. Peter’s in the honouree’s name is a special way to commemorate your gift.|
This Campaign Giving Calculation Sheet for a 5-Year pledge period is a guideline to help you think about the size of commitment that might be best for you and what payments will look like on a weekly to annual basis.