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Monetary Donations


Cash (in person) or Personal cheque (in person or by mail)


E-Transfer  to

No administration fee is charged for e-transfer, although there may be a banking fee depending on your account.   
** NOTE:  Donor mailing address is required in the Comment field, if a tax receipt and thank-you letter are to be issued, as email address is frequently encrypted and the Pantry has no way to contact the donor without information in the Comment field.  Tax receipts are not emailed, only sent by hard-copy (see Tax Receipts for Donations, below).


3.75% administration fee from the donation is retained by CanadaHelps.  
Tax receipts are issued immediately by CanadaHelps. 


PayPal Giving Fund

VISA, Mastercard and other charge cards.
No administration fee is charged. 
Tax receipts are issued immediately by PayPal Giving Fund.   
** NOTE: this fund is different than PayPal. 


VISA, Mastercard and other charge cards.  Donor can choose currency desired.

1.9% administration fee from the donation is retained by PayPal.


Funeral home websites

Third-party donation services such as My Tribute Gift, CanadaHelps or others, are either embedded in the obituary, or in a donation area on their website. 
Administration fees vary depending on the third-party site used by the funeral home, but can be up to 8% (for My Tribute Gift Fund).


“In-Memoriam” or “In Honor of” Donations

Donations honoring the memory of a loved one, honoring a special event in a person’s life (birthday, anniversary), or as a thank you or Christmas gift is a meaningful way to provide a compassionate tribute.


Donations can be made by any of the ways mentioned above.  Please indicate that the donation is an “In-Memoriam” (including the deceased’s name) or “In Honor of” donation.  Provide your name and address, as well as the recipient’s name and address.  The Petawawa Pantry sends a tribute card to the recipient or recipient’s family informing them of the donation. 


For in-memoriam donations where the address of the family is unknown, we can send the tribute card to the funeral home, if identified, for forwarding to the family.


Gift Card Donations

PC, CANEX or Giant Tiger Gift Cards are appreciated as they are used to purchase food for our inventory (especially perishables like milk, bread, margarine, cheese, fruit and vegetables).  Any denomination is gratefully accepted. 


Tax Receipts for Donations

Unless noted above, hard-copy tax receipts for the current year are issued and mailed by the Petawawa Pantry in early March of the following year.  For example, receipts will be mailed in March 2023 for donations made in 2022.

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