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When you donate to Chez Doris, your gift will have an impact on women who come to Chez Doris for help from all corners of Montreal and beyond. In order to fulfill our mandate 7 days a week, we largely depend on private donations and grants for operating budget of approximately $2,035,763. In 2018-19, Chez Doris purchased a building for $1,025,000 with the goal of opening an emergency shelter for women in 2020. Our medium to long-term needs are to raise at least $750,000 for essential renovations as well as furniture and equipment for the newly acquired building and subsequently raise funds for its annual operating costs. As well, also in 2020, Chez Doris will launch a permanent residence with 26 units in collaboration with the Société d’habitation de Montréal. Chez Doris is responsible for the purchase of equipment and furniture estimated to cost $365,000 as well as eventual operating costs associated with the social support given to the tenants, which is estimated to be $150,000 annually. Major funding for start-up and annual costs are sought for both of these projects which will expand Chez Doris’ mission.

All monetary donations are tax-deductible.  Our charitable registration number is 101835841RR0001, and our official name is Chez Doris Women’s Shelter Foundation.

All donors are automatically put on our mailing list to receive our bi-annual newsletter and e-invitations. All active donors and others who steadily support the mission and objectives of Chez Doris, are invited to our Annual General Meetings, and are adopted as members of Chez Doris at the first Board of Directors’ meeting of each new calendar year. Donors of $250 and up will receive a mailed copy of our annual report.  Donors’ contact information will never be sold, shared or rented.

Where does our funding come from?

  • 29% Individual and community donors
  • 30% Federal, provincial and municipal grants
  • 26% Foundations
  • 9% Centraide
  • 6% Other

Mail a donation

Cheques may be made out to Chez Doris (also known as Chez Doris Women’s Shelter Foundation). Download and print this donation form, and send it by fax or mail to:

Chez Doris
1430, rue Chomedey
Montréal, Québec
H3H 2A7
Fax: 514-937-2417

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Make a donation of publicly traded securities

By transferring publicly traded securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds directly to Chez Doris, you will:

  • Eliminate your capital gains tax.
  • Receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the stock upon transfer.

If you leave publicly traded securities to Chez Doris through your will, your taxable capital gains may be eliminated and your estate many claim a tax credit of up to 100% of your net annual income in the year of death and the year preceding.

To obtain an Electronic Securities Form, click here. The form must be completed by you or your broker and serves as an agreement and provides instructions for transferring specified securities to Chez Doris’ financial institution. For more information, please contact Marina Boulos, Executive Director at 514.937.2341 #225 or at marina.boulos@chezdoris.org.

Make a Gift of Life Insurance

There are various ways to give a gift of life insurance, which include:

  • Transferring ownership of an existing, fully paid life insurance policy to Chez Doris, and receiving a charitable gift receipt.
  • Applying for a new life insurance policy, with Chez Doris as its owner, and receiving a tax receipt for the premiums paid.
  • Making Chez Doris the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, and your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt for the death benefits.

Bequests

There are various ways to bequeath Chez Doris in your will.  You can leave a percentage of your estate, the residue or a specific cash donation, a paid-up life insurance policy, securities or property, which will reduce the tax payable on your estate.

If you decide to bequeath Chez Doris in your will, here is some wording that will help:

  • To donate a residue of your estate, an identified percentage of what is left in your estate after taxes, debts and other bequests are paid:

“I give ___percent (x%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to Chez Doris Women’s Shelter Foundation for its general purposes”.

  • To donate a specific amount of money or specific asset:

“I give the sum of $_______to Chez Doris Women’s Shelter Foundation for its general purposes”.
OR
“I give ___ shares of (Company Name) to Chez Doris Women’s Shelter Foundation for its general purposes”.

  • To donate a contingent gift, a gift received after certain conditions are met:

“In the event that ____________________________, I give Chez Doris Women’s Shelter Foundation ______________” if …. (e.g. my sister does not survive me)

For more information on any donation matters, please contact Marina Boulos, Executive Director at: 514-937-2341 ext 225 or at marina.boulos@chezdoris.org.
   

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If you want to get our beautiful mittens to offer them as a gift or for yourself, there will be a sale on December 13 at the Sunlife Building, 1155 Metcalfe St. from 10 am to 17 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last Sunday was our Holiday Fair; we want to thank everyone who supported Chez Doris as well as our clientele. After sales, donations, and payments made to the women for their artisanal works, we netted close to $5,000. We hope that those who attended found beautiful gifts to offer! We also want to congratulate the following raffle winners: Mélisse Simard, Liliana Gutiérrez, Carole Croteau, Margaret Nicolai and Joelle Michaud. Congratulations! � ... See MoreSee Less

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Many thanks to Bentall Kennedy, the building managers of the Sunlife Building at 1155 Metcalfe. They donated this 2 ft by 3ft by 3ft cake in the image of the Sunlife Building on the occasion of the Building’s 100th anniversary. Yum yum we are having it tomorrow for lunch! We’ll have plenty for everyone!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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