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Donate to Arrowsmith Search & Rescue
If Arrowsmith Search & Rescue (ASAR) has helped you, your family or friends, and you believe as we do, ASAR is an essential service for the community, providing a donation will help ASAR continue into the future. Saving lives. Bringing the lost and injured home.
Your donation will help Arrowsmith Search & Rescue continue to provide land and inland water search and rescue services and wilderness public safety education in the Oceanside Arrowsmith Region.
Donations over $25 are tax deductible. ASAR offers you multiple payment options and plans.
Why Your Donation is Important.
Financial support for Arrowsmith Search & Rescue (ASAR) comes from provincial and regional governments, Service Clubs, Foundations, local businesses and residents. Donations given by the public and money raised through fundraising are used to deliver training, purchase and replacement of rescue vehicles, equipment and gears, and cover the variable costs of the team. Construction of our new Operation Centre relies heavily on contributions from the community.
Team members are all volunteer and not paid. They are responsible for purchasing and supplying their own personal equipment. This includes technical clothing, footwear, personal electronics and the contents of a 24 hour survival pack.
On behalf of Arrowsmith Search Rescue and the many people that are rescued each year – thank you for your contribution!
Registered Name: Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society
Business Number: 893193979RR0001
Phone number: (250) 752-7774
Mail your cheque to ASAR Donations, 1050 Ravensbourne Lane, Qualicum Beach, B.C., V9K 1N1
To get a tax receipt, please download this fillable form and mail the completed Donation form with your cheque.
Send your e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. To get a tax receipt, please don’t forget to email your full contact name, address and telephone number to email@example.com, mentioning the donation amount and date so we can connect you to the right donation.
If you require a tax receipt, please email ASAR your name, address and donation amount or add that information to the “Additional Information” box on your bank’s e-transfer screen.
Donate securely online with credit card or PayPal here.
You can donate securities through either Canada Helps or the Victoria Foundation. Contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Donate a Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Society. 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 ASAR, 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 ASAR to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, we will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.
Many employers in British Columbia match their employee’s fundraising efforts and donations. By making use of a corporate gift matching program offered by your place of work, your gift to Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society can be doubled and even tripled! Some companies have policies that allow former employees to have their gifts matched as well.
Ask your employer if your company will match your support of the Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society! Your payroll or HR departments should be able to help you find out, and if your company does match, ask about the process – there may be a form to fill out or your company may have an online tool. Make sure you’ve already made your gift, as you may need to provide your tax receipt.
If there is anything we need to provide or any forms for us to complete, email us at email@example.com.
If your company doesn’t have a matching gift program, ask them to consider matching your gift anyway or starting a program now. Your generosity might impress them so much that they say yes!
Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society is registered in Benevity, a charitable donation-management platform, many employers use for their donation matching program.
Consider Leaving a Legacy to Help Us Continue to Bringing the Lost and Injured Home
Leaving a legacy gift to Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society is a great way to honour your lifetime values, and make a difference in your community while reducing your tax burden now and into the future. For more information on the importance of legacy giving and some valuable information on how to do so visit leavealegacy.ca. Leave A Legacy™ is a donor-oriented education campaign by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners to raise awareness of the importance of including a charitable gift in the estate planning process.
When you write your will, you can make a bequest in the form of cash or property by including Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society as a beneficiary. You may also make a residual bequest to Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society; a residual bequest is a gift of all or a fraction of whatever remains after all debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests are paid. Here is an example of what you can write:
“I give to Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society (Charitable Registration Number: 893193979 RR 0001), currently located 1050 Ravensbourne Lane, Qualicum Beach, B.C., V9K 1N1, the sum of $_______ (or ________% of my estate) to be used in support of its general charitable purposes.”
Life Insurance Policy
You can name Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society as the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. A gift of life insurance is separate from your estate and has no effect on its assets. Please consult a financial advisor or lawyer for more information.
Donating Assets-Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
If you own stocks, bonds, or mutual funds shares that are traded on certain stock exchanges, you can donate them to Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society. The impact on your taxes is substantial. Please consult a financial advisor for more information on how to go about making this kind of donation.
You may also give a gift of RSP or RIF funds by naming your estate as the beneficiary and then providing an equivalent bequest to Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society.
Corporate Contribution / Sponsorship
Whether a single annual gift or an ongoing giving program, Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society achieves real community impact with your support. Click here for more information on Corporate Sponsorship opportunities.
Many companies offer a matching gift plan as a form of corporate philanthropy, where they match employee gifts- thus doubling or tripling the impact. If your company supports such plans talk to your payroll officer and ask him/her to call Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society for more information. Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society’s Charitable business number is: 893193979 RR 0001.
Client Gifts with A Real Impact
Many companies give donations in honour of their clients rather than purchasing material gifts. We can create a package that allows you to notify your clients of the positive gift you have given in their honour. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Add Fundraising to Your Events
Organize a fundraising event or dedicate your current event to support Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society. Whether it is an office collection, proceeds of a sale, or a large event – your contribution will help further our work. Please let us know about your event and how we can help. Contact us by email at email@example.com to discuss.
To discuss ways you and your organization can work together to make a difference please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Society would like to partner with you. We tailor each partnership to match your corporate social responsibility goals, philanthropic commitment and business strategy. Corporate Sponsorship Benefits include:
- Naming opportunity and / or prominent sponsor recognition on building, equipment or signage;
- Company name mentioned in press release and posted on web site, social media and advertising.
To discuss ways we can work together to make a difference please contact us by email at email@example.com.
Honour your family, friends and loved ones by making a “Gift from the Heart” donation to Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society. Your generous, tax-deductible gift will help us save lives by bringing the lost and injured home.
When you make a Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society Gift from the Heart donation, your loved one will receive a beautiful card sent by email or by postal mail letting them know about the gift in their name.
There are many special occasions where a Arrowsmith Search & Rescue Society Gift from the Heart makes for the perfect gift:
- Memorials and bequests
- Milestones and achievements
- Anytime, in honour of someone special
A Tribute gift can be made online, over the phone or through the mail:
1050 Ravensbourne Lane
Qualicum Beach, B.C.
Some businesses may wish to donate to ASAR through purchase-triggered donations (PTD) and/or cause related marketing. Cause related marketing occurs when a business offers its items or services on the premise that some or all of the revenues generated will be donated to a registered charity. The business partners with a charity (ASAR) to donate the whole or a portion of their profits made when customers purchase their goods or services. While the consumer triggers the charitable donation through his or her purchase, the business administers the purchase offer, the purchase financial transaction, the minimum or maximum donation limit, and the actual donation to the charity. As such, the business receives the tax benefits from this type of charitable donation.
ASAR appreciates the interest of all who wish to organize cause-related marketing promotions to support our mission. However, these promotions must be pre-approved by the ASAR Board of Directors as there may be issues related to the promotion’s scope, timing, procedures, and anticipated returns that are in conflict with existing cause-related marketing or ASAR’s gift acceptance policy.
Please complete and submit ASAR’s Cause-Related Marketing Proposal and Agreement (Appendix A) to initiate our review process.
Approval of cause-related marketing promotions is at the sole discretion of the ASAR Board of Directors.
Supporters of ASAR may want to fundraise on our behalf by creating online campaigns on Facebook or GoFundMe. Common campaigns include:
- Pledge Your Birthday & other special occasions
- Personal challenges
ASAR appreciates and welcomes those interested in fundraising on our behalf, and strongly recommend using well established, reputable online platforms, such as CanadaHelps and PayPal Giving Fund (used by both Facebook or GoFundMe). Those platforms will ensure individual donors receive official tax receipts and that the funds generated will be deposited directly to ASAR.
Since personal fundraising campaigns identify ASAR as the beneficiary, they must be pre-approved by the ASAR Board of Directors as there may be issues related to the campaign’s scope, timing, procedures, and anticipated returns that are in conflict with existing fundraising activities or ASAR’s gift acceptance policy. Please complete and submit ASAR’s Personal Fundraising Proposal and Agreement to initiate our review process.
Approval of personal fundraising on behalf of ASAR is at the sole discretion of the ASAR Board of Directors.