Donation FAQs

Q1: How do I donate?

There are two ways to donate to the Cycle 4 SchoolBOX.

1) Donate through CanadaHelps.Org in a safe, secure, and quick environment by clicking here

2) Mail a cheque directly to SchoolBOX

Mail a cheque to SchoolBox care of our treasurer Michelle Kay at the following address:

SchoolBOX c/o Treasurer
Mill St.
PO Box 201
Almonte, Ontario,
Canada, K0A 1A0

Indicate on the cheque that funds are to be allocated to the Cycle 4 SchoolBOX Campaign

Q2: What is CanadaHelps.Org?

CanadaHelps is a registered charity and public foundation on a mission to make giving simple. Through CanadaHelps.org, anyone can donate to any registered Canadian charity online. For donors, CanadaHelps.org is a one-stop shop for giving. For charities, CanadaHelps is a cost-effective online fundraising solution.

Q3: Is it safe to donate via CanadaHelps.Org?

Absolutely.  CanadaHelps has been around since the year 2000.

CanadaHelps is a registered charity (BN 896568417RR0001) with a goal to make giving simple.  They have facilitated over $100 million in charitable donations through their website since it was launched in 2000.

Q4: What fees are taken through the different donation methods?

CanadaHelps assesses a 3.9% transaction fee on each donation. This amount is deducted before the donation is sent to the charity. This 3.9% is covers all credit card merchant fees, transaction fees, banking costs, receipting, reconciliation and disbursement. The 3.9% is a modest charge for the service that CanadaHelps provides to Canadian donors and the charities.

SchoolBOX does not administer a transaction fee, but the only method of payment accepted is cheque, and Cycle 4 SchoolBOX must be specified as the reference.

Q5: Can I donate in someone’s name?

Absolutely.  CanadaHelps offers this option when you are making the donation.

When donating directly to SchoolBOX, please indicate in the letter that this donation is in someone’s name.  If you include their contact details, a thank you note will be sent to them on behalf of you and SchoolBOX.

Q6: How will my tax receipts be issued?

If you donate through CanadaHelps.Org, a tax receipt will be automatically sent to you via email after you have made your donation.  The tax receipt will come from CanadaHelps.Org.

If you donate directly to SchoolBOX, the tax receipt will be sent to your from SchoolBOX.  Please allow additional time for processing during this busy time.

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