Ways to Give

A lot has been happening in the world around us. We are all thinking of our family, friends and communities during what is a worrying and difficult time. I believe the generosity of spirit shown in our communities will be what helps us get through this current crisis together. Be assured that we are continuing to do all we can to address the immediate needs of our clients. Please check our website at www.fivecounties.on.ca for the very latest updates about the Centre. Our very best wishes for you and the people close to you.

Thank you for supporting the kids who come through the doors of Five Counties Children’s Centre with your gift. It is through the help and generosity of people like you that the lives of children are transformed, now and forever. Your compassionate support truly makes a positive difference in the day to day lives of our kids and their families!

Kind regards,

Lyn Giles, Director of Development

Questions? Please call me at (705) 748-2337 x381.

If you would like to make a donation, thank you! Here are some ways to support our kids:

Directly to the Charity

This is the best way to ensure that your gift is making the greatest impact. Gifts can be in the form of cash, cheques, credit cards, stocks, bonds, insurance policies, property. To make giving directly to the charity as convenient as possible we can set up an individualized monthly giving program that meets your needs. Or, how about a yearly pledge which may be of more interest to you? If you’d like to talk with us about any of these options please contact us at .

Host a Special Event

There are many events run by supporters of Five Counties. Golf tournaments, swim-a-thon, BBQ’s, talent show and dinners are just a few of the many events that currently raise funds for Five Counties. If you have an idea for a special event please contact us at 705-748-2337 or .

Planned Gift

A planned gift means making arrangements, within your estate or long-term financial plans, for a gift which is arranged now and made available in the future, usually after death. A planned gift may be part of your will. It may be a life insurance policy, annuity or charitable remainder trust. As these gifts usually involve some type of legal document it’s best that you discuss a planned gift with your lawyer, accountant or financial advisor. For more information, please contact us at 705-748-2337 or .


A gift-in-kind usually involves something tangible. Five Counties has received items such as office furniture, computers, toys, wheelchairs, commodes, walkers, crutches that people no longer have a need for. If the item is brought to Five Counties we’ll assess it and let you know if we feel it can be of some use to us. If you’d like to discuss a possible gift-in-kind, contact us at .

A gift-in-kind can also be in the form of equities. It’s much more beneficial to the donor to make a gift of shares to a charity, then to cash them in and donate the proceeds. You should discuss this with your financial advisor. For more information, please contact us at 705-748-2337 or .

3 Most Common Types Of Gifts

Unrestricted Gift

This is a donation with “no strings attached”. The donor leaves it up to the organization to decide where the funds are needed most. For some organizations it might be a piece of equipment or a room to be built. In the case of Five Counties our greatest need is additional therapists. They are our “equipment”. Donations that come in unrestricted help the Centre maintain therapy for children. If we are unable to sustain this funding children may go back on our waiting list. Any additional funds raised would allow Five Counties to provide services to the remaining 500 children still waiting for services. You can make a donation now.

Restricted Gift

This is a donation that has “strings attached”. A donor identifies their gift be used for a specific purpose. In some cases we receive donations for a particular service like Speech or Occupational Therapy. Or, it might be to buy equipment for a department like recreation or physiotherapy. View our services if you would like more information about the services provided at Five Counties. This may help you choose how you would like your donation to be invested, if you are considering a restricted gift. Of course there are numerous other “things” that need to be purchased by departments, which change from day to day. If you would be interested in more information about these items contact us at 705-748-2337 or .

Endowed Gift

This is a donation that is an “investment” in the future of the organization. This gift is not used, rather “invested”. The income generated from these gifts is used each year by Five Counties to hire staff that provides therapy. Our goal is to try to increase the size of our Endowment Fund. This would allow us to generate more revenue, thereby hiring more therapists and take children off the waiting list. Contact us for more information at 705-748-2337 or .

Charitable Registration # 12397 6342 RR0001

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Donate Your Car

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Five Counties Children’s Centre.  Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Five Counties Children’s Centre 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 Five Counties Children’s Centre to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.

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