Donate To Community Services
Your generous donation goes directly to supporting pregnant women and new parents, families, children, youth, adults, and seniors through the provision of crisis response, support programs, housing, and advocacy. Help build our community and make the Sunshine Coast stronger, safer and more resilient.
Your donation is truly appreciated and supports more than 30 programs that offer services to those in our community who are under-resourced and face barriers to accessing services:
Where it is needed most
Your donation lets us direct the funds where most needed. To identify an area you prefer to support, please specify which program in the message area of the donation form.
Community Services (Sechelt) Food Bank
Demand for Food Bank services has increased significantly as many people struggle through Covid-19 and the rising costs of living on the Coast. Your donation increases our spending power to purchase much-needed supplies for the Food Bank.
Support our capital campaign to raise funds for our redevelopment project. Building Together will build 34 units of affordable housing for women and children and a new hub for programs and services for the whole community.
Your donation to Arrowhead Clubhouse supports people living with mental illness on the Sunshine Coast by providing a welcoming place to come to learn skills, get support and build relationships in a safe, stigma-free environment.
Other ways to donate
Are you ready to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Giving monthly allows you to extend your donations throughout the year. It also provides Sunshine Coast Community Services with a steady source of funding to help support all of our programs.
Monthly giving means low administration costs, which means more of your money goes to where it's needed most: creating an engaged, healthy and thriving Sunshine Coast.
Planned gifts create opportunities for both Sunshine Coast Community Services and our donors. Including Community Services in your estate plan can help secure the future of our programs while helping you achieve your financial goals.
Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are many options from which you can choose.
- Bequests (gifts by will or living trust)
- Gift of Life Insurance
- Gift of Retirement Plan
- Personal Property
- Real Estate
You and your friends, family or club can raise money to support Sunshine Coast Community Services in a variety of ways. One way is to plan an event, large or small in scale where you raise funds. The path to launching a fundraising event typically begins with an idea and plan of action that is presented to Community Services. Charity auctions, 5K walk/run events or trivia nights all make great fundraisers! All events must be approved in advance to ensure cost-efficient, transparent and effective fundraising that fulfill our mission.
For detailed information about hosting a fundraiser for SCCSS, download our Third-Party Fundraising Package.
Still have questions? Contact us at 604-885-5881 for more information.
The Food Bank is open to accepting non-perishable food donations.Unopened food products must not have passed their best before date. For more details about how to donate food items and what we can accept, click here.
We encourage phoning 604-885-5881 ext.240 to arrange delivery to ensure a staff member is there to accept your donation. Anyone wishing to donate perishable items (such as produce) must make arrangements with Food Bank staff, as drop-off is by prior arrangement only.
Another option if you wish to donate food (not money) to the Food Bank, is to visit your local grocery store, purchase food and leave it in the bins provided at each location.
Sunshine Coast Community Services accepts ONLY the following items to support our programs:
- Clean bed linens & towels
- New pillows
- Women's clothing
- Men's clothing
- Children's clothing
- New, unused shampoo, condition or bodywash bottles
The Community Services Thrift Store (731 North Road, Gibsons) accepts additional items.Click here for details.
All proceeds from sales of gently used items at our Thrift Store goes to support the programs of SCCSS.
Thank you for choosing to support Sunshine Coast Community Services. If you want to make your donation by cheque please make it out to Sunshine Coast Community Services and send to:
Sunshine Coast Community Services Society
5638 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0
To make your donation in person please visit our offices at 5638 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, BC between the hours of 9:00am - 3:30pm. We can accept donations in the form of cash and cheques.
Your donation can help support Community Services:
- Support pregnant women and new moms adjusting to their new role as parents
- Provide programs in prevention, intervention and support for youth and children with a developmental delay or diagnosed disability.
- Support people whose lives have been impacted by violence and trauma, providing crisis intervention, shelter, counselling, advocacy and non-judgmental emotional and practical support.
- Support families, seniors, adults and children who use the Food Bank to supplement their monthly income
- Support seniors to live in their own homes, age with dignity, and stay connected with their community
- Provide individual and group counselling for families, children, youth and adults
- Help us reach our goal to cover the costs to redevelop our existing site to bring all programs under one roof as well as provide affordable housing for single women, mothers with children, youth transitioning out of care, and senior women.
Our registered charitable business number is 10805 2630 RR0001.
Any monetary donation over $20 is eligible for a tax receipt.
Many of our programs can benefit from donations of in-kind gifts. Please contact us at 604-885-5881 to find out our current needs.
We respect the privacy rights of all our donors. We do not sell, trade or share our donor's personal or contact information with any other organization.
Looking for other ways to give?
Donate by Cheque
Please make cheque payable to SCCSS and mail to:
PO Box 1069
Sechelt V0N 3A0
To designate your gift to a specific program, write the program name in the memo line of your cheque.
Make an E-transfer
Make an e-transfer through your banking website. The reference email address is: email@example.com. It will not require a secret question/answer. In the Comments section, enter the program area you wish to donate to. Please include your email address so we can easily communicate with you.
Consider donating securities directly, rather than selling them and donating the proceeds. The Capital Gains Tax can be eliminated on the sale of the equity or fund, providing you - the donor, with a tax advantage and more money for SCCSS. Download the Securities Donation Form.
TAX RECEIPTS CANNOT BE ISSUED WITHOUT THE INFORMATION REQUIRED BY CRA.
Be sure to include your full contact information including name, middle initial, surname, and address so we can issue you a tax receipt. Please consider including your email address so we can easily communicate with you.
Charitable Registration Number: 10805 2630 RR0001.