The Gabriola Commons
Photo by Nick Doe
The way I look at it is a $20 a month donation is only one hour of work or 5 expensive coffee drinks for me. For a place like the Commons - what it is and what it can be for this community - I can afford to donate one hour of my time per month.
Sasha LeBaron, former resident and current donor
Donor Information - Building the Commons
Donation is one of the best ways you can support the Commons and there are a variety of giving options available. We invite all of you to share in the legacy of securing this unique property for the benefit of all Gabriolans, now and in the future. A multi-faceted covenant will be applied to the Gabriola Commons property to provide a management and governance framework for all details of the land, buildings and events on the Commons.
Current donations are providing sufficient monthly income to pay for the monthly mortgage and operating expenses. New monthly and one-time donors are needed to ensure that we continue to meet our monthly expenses and to raise additional money to pay off the mortgage and to fund capital improvements to the existing buildings.
There are many ways to provide a charitable gift, including:
1. The Village Food
Market Community Fundraising Program is a way for
you to contribute to the Commons every time you buy groceries. Get your Community Card and load the card with a minimum of $100 by using debit, cash or a pre-authorized cheque, then use the loaded
card to pay for your groceries. Each time you load your card
5% of the amount will go to the Community Kitchen Project at the Commons.
The Gabriola Commons also has a membership at the
Mid Island Co-op.
Another way you can contribute to the Commons is to use the
Commons Co-op Member Number 637512 when making
2. Your monthly or one-time cash donations are crucial to the success of the Commons and are very much appreciated! We also accept in-kind donations of materials or equipment that will be appraised and eligible for a tax receipt.
Please complete the information on the Donation Form and mail it to the address given on the form. Official tax receipts are issued in January for total annual donations of more than $10. Click the donation form link. It is in pdf format and only 100 kB in size:
For automatic monthly donations, the terms and conditions of the pre-authorized debit agreement can be found here: Terms & Conditions PAD agreement.
3. If you wish to donate online using your credit card, the Gabriola Commons Foundation is registered with CanadaHelps.org organization. They will process your one-time or monthly donations via a secure transaction and forward the monies to the Gabriola Commons. A tax receipt is issued immediately by the Canada Helps organization and the money transferred to GCF.
4. If you wish to make a major legacy donation or discuss a planned giving through your Will, please contact us by sending an email to info[at]gabriolacommons.ca requesting someone to call you.
If requested, any donation can be kept anonymous and donations can also be made in memory or honour of a loved one.
Gabriola Commons Foundation, Charitable registration #808393755RR0001