FAQ

How can I help Tapestry Foundation for Health Care support patients and seniors?

There are many ways to help. You can:

  • Donate money. Click here to make a donation. Click here to learn about our current key fundraising projects.
  • Organize your own fundraising event to support a particular program, project or facility.
  • Donate a special gift like publicly traded securities, estate gifts, life insurance policies, property. For more information on these types of gifts, click here.
  • Participate in one of our fundraising events.

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes. Tapestry Foundation is a registered charity authorized by the Canada Revenue Agency to issue receipts for income tax purposes. The Foundation routinely issues tax receipts for donations of $20 or more, or upon request for donations of less than $20.

To whom should I make my cheque payable?

Please make your cheque payable to Tapestry Foundation for Health Care.

How are my donations used?

We use donations to help patients and residents cared for at our facilities. The donations enable Tapestry Foundation to:

  • purchase the most up-to-date equipment and technology
  • fund programs and projects that enhance the quality of life for our residents
  • provide education for seniors, families, and health care professionals
  • support research focused on seniors’ health and wellbeing

Learn more about the sites we support.

Can I direct my donation to support the facility that cared for my relative?

Absolutely. Please click here to see what’s needed at each of our facilities.

Can I direct my donation to a specific department or area within a residence or hospital?

Yes. Your donation can be designated toward a specific department or hospital site supported by Tapestry Foundation. Or, you can designate your donation to the most urgent need or specific fundraising campaign. If you would like to designate your donation to a specific piece of equipment within one of our sites, please contact us first at 604.806.9480 so that we can be sure that your wish can be accommodated.

Can I make a donation in honour or in memory of someone?

Yes. For more information, click here. Or, click here to make an immediate donation online.

Can I set it up so that I make a donation every month?

Yes. An automatic monthly donation is a great way to support our patients and residents. It’s easy to set up, and for your convenience, Tapestry Foundation will issue one tax receipt for all your monthly donations at the end of the calendar year. Please click here to find out more.

Can I make a gift of publicly-traded securities or mutual funds instead of cash or credit card?

Yes, you can donate stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares directly to Tapestry Foundation. There are tax advantages for making this type of donation directly to a charity rather than selling them yourself and donating the proceeds. Please click here to find out more.

Can I make a gift to Tapestry Foundation in my Will?

Yes. Including a gift through your estate will usually enable you to make a larger gift than you had thought possible, and will provide tax benefits on your final tax return. You can designate this estate gift to any of the eight sites for which Tapestry Foundation raises funds. Click here to obtain further information and Will wording. Our legal name is Tapestry Foundation for Health Care.

How do I get my name taken off the Foundation’s mailing and/or e-mail list?

Although we would love to stay in touch with you, we will honour your wish to receive no further mailings from us. Just call the Foundation office at 604.806.9480 and let us know. You can unsubscribe from e-Generations newsletter automatically by clicking the “unsubscribe” on your copy of e-Generations. Your email address will automatically be removed from the mailing list.

What is Tapestry Foundation’s charitable registration number?

Our charitable registration number is 84463 9872 RR0001.

Can I give on behalf of my company?

Yes, please click donate now – the online donation form will prompt you to provide your company name and information.

I am a Providence Health Care staff member. Can I join the Tapestry Foundation lottery?

Yes! Find more information and apply online by clicking here.  If you have questions,  please contact Bonny Bung by email at bbung@providencehealth.bc.ca or call 604.877.8151.

How do I reach Providence Health Care?

The main switchboard is 604.806.9480, or visit the website.

Do you provide recognition opportunities to your donors?

Yes. Tapestry Foundation appreciates donors’ support and we have a range of recognition opportunities. Click here for more information.

Will you share my contact information with anyone outside of Tapestry Foundation?

No. Tapestry Foundation does not sell or share donor records with any other organization. For a complete review of our privacy policy, click here.