WE NEED YOUR HELP!
In order for us to open our doors and begin helping our city’s most vulnerable, we need people like you to become a Freedom Funder.
What are Freedom Funders? Freedom Funders are a community of passionate monthly donors who will make it possible for the Red Deer Dream Centre to offer hope and freedom to men in Central Alberta every year. Thanks to people like you, we will be combatting addiction and transforming our community in Central Alberta.
How many Freedom Funders do we need?
- 3333 Freedom Funders at $40 a month; or
- 2666 Freedom Funders at $50 a month; or
- 1333 Freedom Funders at $100 a month!
Will you join us today and help us get the doors open now that the renovations are nearly complete?
We are almost ready to open – but we need YOUR help!
We need to raise $1.6 million annually for our operating budget in order to staff the centre, buy supplies and open our doors to bring hope to the forgotten in our community!
The Red Deer Dream Centre is financially supported by generous donors like you. We are inviting you to get involved with us operate a much-needed, 40-bed residential clinical drug and alcohol recovery centre in Red Deer’s downtown core.
We need to raise $800,00 by the end of 2022 to open and hire 25 staff to operate the facility. We require Freedom Funders to provide monthly support on an ongoing basis so we can continue to operate next year and years in the future.
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4614-50 Ave, Red Deer, AB, T4N 3Z8
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Information about Giving
Cheques can be made payable to “Red Deer Dream Centre”. For donations over $20 you will receive a charitable donation receipt for the year in which the contribution was made. Please note we do not accept cash donations.
You can donate directly to the Dream Centre at any time by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) through our secure account at CanadaHelps.org. You may want to consider setting up monthly gift through your credit card. This is an easy way to give and, if at any time you want to stop, increase or decrease the amount, just contact us.
Publicly Traded Securities
A gift of publicly-traded securities is the transfer of ownership of stocks or bonds to Red Deer Dream Centre. If you own shares that have increased in value, 50 per cent of the capital gains are taxable. However, if you donate these shares in-kind to Red Deer Dream Centre, the entire gain is tax-exempt. You can donate securely via CanadaHelp.org.
Options for Giving Later
There are also ways to give to Red Deer Dream Centre at a later date.
Leave a bequest to Red Deer Dream Centre in your Will. Red Deer Dream Centre will provide an official receipt for income tax purposes to your estate when it receives the bequest. Bequests can be a specific dollar amount or a residual gift (the entire residue or portion of your estate). Bequests can be given either outright or as a contingent gift.
By naming Red Deer Dream Centre as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy, you can provide a sizeable future gift to the Foundation at an affordable current cost, without reducing what you give to family and friends through your estate. If you designate Red Deer Dream Centre as the irrevocable beneficiary or owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy, we will be able to provide you with an official receipt for income tax purposes for the amount of premium you pay each year.
Name the Red Deer Dream Centre as the beneficiary of your Registered Retirement Savings Plan, Registered Retirement Income Fund or Tax Free Savings Account and make a significant donation, while saving your Estate from paying probate tax on the proceeds.
Gifts of Real Estate; Charitable Gift Annuity’s, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Residual Interests
These alternatives are available in consultation with the Dream Centre and your professional advisors.
What is the Red Deer Dream Centre?
The Red Deer Dream Centre‘s main focus will be instituting a live-in drug & alcohol, 40 bed recovery program located in Red Deer's downtown core, the Red Deer Dream Centre. Currently, our charity operates out of the former ‘Lotus’ nightclub on 50th Avenue downtown.
Our team is comprised of local individuals with experience in business, medical, social housing and legal backgrounds from Red Deer, Alberta. We came together because each one of us deeply cares about the addiction crises in our city and we want to help individuals trapped in addiction who want to recover.