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More Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in donating items to help the women and children we work with, start new lives after fleeing abuse.

During the COVID-19 health emergency, The Redwood is unable to accept donations of items.

To ask a question, please contact Caitlin Fitzgerald at 416-533-9372, Ext. x 249.

Making a gift of stock is a simple process:

  1. Review and complete the Letter of Authorization from Donor to Broker. This form is available below, or by contacting Fundraising Department at (416) 533-9372 x249 or donations@theredwood.com.

Letter of Authorization from Donor to Broker (pdf)

2. Provide your completed Letter of Authorization to your broker or financial advisor, who will be responsible for initiating your transfer.

3. Notify The Redwood by emailing a copy of the completed Letter of Authorization to donations@theredwood.com. This step is crucial to ensure The Redwood has the information we need to issue your official tax receipt.

For more information, please contact:

Catherine May
Director, Fundraising and Communications
cmay@theredwood.com or (416) 533-9372 ext.227

Caitlin Fitzgerald
Campaign and Events Coordinator
cfitzgerald@theredwood.com or (416) 533-9372 ext.249

You can support The Redwood in many ways – when the time is right, please consider a gift in your will.

If you’d like more information, you can also review some commonly asked Questions and Answers about including The Redwood in your will, or simply contact us at the numbers below – all inquiries are completely confidential. We have also provided a list of Sample Will Clauses for you or your lawyer to consider.

Have you already included The Redwood in your will? Please take a moment to complete and return our Bequest Confirmation Form, which includes information about different ways you can designate your gift, should you wish to direct it to a specific area. Please rest assured that your information will be handled with the utmost discretion.

Donors who confirm a gift in their will are offered membership in the Anthea Windsor Society. The Society is named in honour of our longest serving volunteer and former President of The Redwood Board of Directors, and pays tribute to Anthea’s dedication to ending violence against women, as well as recognizing every generous donor who has made a bequest or other planned gift to The Redwood.

However you choose to contribute to The Redwood, every dollar you give goes a long, long way. We keep our administrative and fundraising expenses low, so more of your donation dollar goes straight to work to help women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

For more information, please contact us:

Fundraising Manager
416 533-9372 x227

Donor Relations Coordinator
416 533-9372 x249

Remember – a will is a legal document. We strongly encourage you to seek legal estate planning advice from a qualified lawyer if you are making a will or changing your will. We’d be pleased to confer with you and your lawyer to help draft specific bequest clauses. All calls will be kept confidential.