Individual donor funds comprise the majority of Canadian Food For Children B.C. Division donations received.
HOW YOU CAN HELP as an Individual, Club, or Church Group
Volunteer some time. All volunteers work on a drop in basis.
Assist financially. We will issue tax receipts for any financial contributions mailed directly to us. (Charitable # 890170798RR0001). Tax receipts for contributions made by credit card or through Pay Pal will be issued by Canada Helps through their secured website.
Consider CFFC in your estate planning. We have been named as a beneficiary in several wills. This is a great way to support the poor in developing countries.
Consider tax planning options of transferring stocks or bonds to Canadian Food for Children. The benefits of transferring stocks or bonds to a qualified charity is that neither party pays the capital gains. CFFC issues a charitable tax receipt to the donor as a "gift in kind". CFFC is able to sell the stocks or bonds as soon as the cash value is approved by the Canada Revenue Agency.
Consider donations to CFFC in lieu of gifts (Christmas, birthdays, Easter etc.).
Donate goods or services such as new school supplies, printed brochures or business cards, advertising etc. (tax receipts are issued for "gifts in kind").
Become a registered member to get our newsletter. Membership is $5.00 per year.
Tell people about Canadian Food for Children. Come and visit us at our Langley depot. Phone Joe Krentz at 604-534-4544 to arrange a tour.
Advertise our garage sales among your acquaintances. They are the first Saturday of the month from April through September, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Langley depot on 224th Street.
Donate by mail:
Please print out our Donation Form and mail to: CFFC-BC. 3218 - 224 Street, Langley. B. C. V2Z 2G8.
Donate by credit card or Pay Pal:
Corporations and Foundations
HOW YOU CAN HELP as a Business, Company, or Foundation
Donate a needed service or goods such as printing, medical supplies, food items, toys, new clothing etc.
Consider a cash donation after examining our letter of inquiry for business support.
Consider funding a specific targeted program like THE MILK PROJECT. CFFC has obtained the licensing to buy and ship bulk quantities of powdered milk along with our regular food shipments to areas with high populations of starving children. $30,000 a year is needed to run the Milk Project.
If you are a large corporation supporting charitable foundations, please consider funding one more shipments to a specific area of urgent need such as SUDAN or HAITI. For further information refer to our document CFFC "Sustain Me / Grow Me" Request for Corporate Support.
Examples of Support
Tom Leavitt of Leavitt Machinery donated a Leavitt fork lift to Canadian Food for Children to assist with loading containers for international shipments. (2012).
Dennis Lowry of Sidetrip.ca contacted us and re-designed all our forms to facilitate information being typed into the form, prior to printing ("writable fields" in a pdf document). Donors can now type in their donor information right on the donation form, print it, and then mail it to CFFC. (2011)
Viterra Food Processing, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, made a significant cash donation for our Haiti earthquake appeal.(2010)
Orion Health Rehabilitation and Assessment Centres, an employee owned company, sent a generous donation to Canadian Food for Children as this year's recipient of their annual contribution to a charity of their choice. (2009, 2008)
Kustom Krazee Media in Mississauga, Ontario contacted us and generously offered their professional assistance with graphic design.
Orlando Machado designed our logo and offered assistance where needed. (2009) Staples, Coquitlam has donated 250 coloured business cards for Canadian Food for Children (2009).
Air Canada has been a generous corporate donor, contributing 21.9 tons (42,418 pounds) of melamine dishes, 447 cases of blankets, and $15,000 cash donation (part of the Westjet settlement) to Canadian Food for Children. These items have been distributed and gratefully received by many needy countries. (2007 - 2008)
Brookside Foods Ltd., Abbotsford, British Columbia sent a generous donation "on behalf of [their] customers, suppliers and friends. In lieu of corporate gifts and cards this past Christmas [they] sent a letter of seasonal greetings and good wishes recognizing Canadian Food for Children as [their] donation recipient." (2007, 2008)
Feed the Children Canada, Surrey, B. C. contributed 5 pallets of energy bars (35,000 bars) which were shipped to Mother Joan Clare in the Philippines for street children and dump site families. See the Phillipines.
Platinum Naturals, Richmond Hill, Ontario responded generously to our appeal for vitamins by donating 663,000 capsules of their EasyMulti vitamins. (2007). See Medical Supplies for pictures and details.
Mariposa Clothing Stores donated 20,000 new clothing items for children and 5 refurbished computers for the Sudan project (2006).
IMEX Import Export Cartage Ltd., donated a truck, fuel, and driver to transport the 80 barrels of dried soup mix from the Gleaners in Abbotsford, to the Canadian Food for Children Depot in Langley for the Sudan project (2006).
TechNet Computers donated technical support and webpage design consulting (2006).
Trillium International Shipping provides consulting and broker services for CFFC international shipments (ongoing).