Donate To Community Services

Sunshine Coast Community Services has been supporting our community since 1974. During this Covid-19 pandemic, we are still here to support you and your family. Our staff are supporting women experiencing abuse, checking in with new parents over the phone to make sure they feel connected, providing counselling support, and providing food and essentials through the Community Services Food Bank to an increasing number of community members. Your support during this challenging time helps us continue to support our most vulnerable and isolated community members.   


Your donation supports SCCSS Support Programs, Community Services Food Bank, and our  Building Together - Affordable Housing Capital Campaign


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 multiple barriers to accessing services:

SCCSS Support Programs
You can make a general donation to our support programs and let us direct the funds where most needed, or you can 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 the Covid-19 stresses on their income. The best way to support our Community Services Food Bank, located in Lamprey Lane, Sechelt, is to donate. For donations to other Food Banks (not operated by SCCSS), please contact them directly.

Building Together
SCCSS is embarking on an exciting capital campaign to raise funds for our redevelopment project. Building Together will bring our many programs under one roof and provide 34 affordable housing units for single women, mothers with children, youth who have aged out of the system, and senior women.

Arrowhead
Arrowhead clubhouse is a place where people living with mental illness on the sunshine coast can come to learn skills, get support and build relationships in a safe, stigma-free environment.

Keeping the lights on!
Not everyone wants to support the operations of a charitable organization but the reality is there is a cost to keeping the lights on and the doors open.  Everything from building maintenance, staff payroll, insurance, and program delivery is an expense and funds must come form somewhere to cover that expense. Imagine a Coast without Community Services.

Donations are gratefully accepted in the following ways:

CHEQUE: Please make cheque payable to SCCSS and mail to SCCSS, PO Box 1069, Sechelt V0N 3A0. You can indicate in the memo area where you would like your funds directed. 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.

ELECTRONIC TRANSFER: Make an e-transfer on your on-line banking website. The email address to send it to is: finance@sccss.ca. It will not require a secret question/answer. In the Comments section, please indicate where you would like your money to be allocated (eg: SCCSS Support Programs, Community Services Food Bank, Building Together). 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.

Securities: Make a contribution by donating securities directly rather than selling them and donating the proceeds to SCCSS.  The capital gains tax can be eliminated on the sale of the equity or fund which will provide a tax advantage to you, the donor, and more money for SCCSS.  Please consult your investment advisor and tax accountant for more details. Contact finance@sccss.ca for more information.

ONLINE: Please fill in the donation form below. 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.

The best method for donating without us incurring processing fees is to send a cheque, an e-transfer, or drop off cash.

TAX RECEIPTS CANNOT BE ISSUED WITHOUT THE INFORMATION REQUIRED BY CRA.

Other Ways To Donate

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.

Contact us at 604-885-5881 for more information

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

Sunshine Coast Community Services accepts ONLY the following items to support our 35 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. All proceeds from sales of gently used items at our thrift store goes to support the programs of SCCSS.

For more information on what our thrift store can accept, please CLICK HERE.

Food for the Sunshine Coast Food Bank can be donated at the following locations:

  • Sunshine Coast Community Services at 5638 Inlet Ave., Sechelt
  • Community Services Thrift Store at 731 North Road, Gibsons

The following items are always in need:

  • peanut butter
  • spaghetti sauce
  • canned fish
  • canned meats
  • tetra boxed juices
  • powdered milk
  • pasta
  • canned fruit
  • canned vegetables
  • canned beans
  • macaroni and cheese
  • rice
  • personal care products: soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products.

FAQ's

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:

Box 1069
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. 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 newcomers with the skills, knowledge and support to be successful in Canada
  • 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 add 4 storeys of 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 what our current needs are.

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.