Ways to Give

Every donation, large or small, is appreciated and makes a difference. Let’s build strong local health care together.

In Memoriam

Honouring the life of your loved one with a donation to the WDH Foundation is a wonderful way to remember the special people who have touched your life. Your donation may be made by clicking the link below, in person at the Foundation office, or while attending a visitation or service at any funeral home including McBurney Funeral Home, Tiffin Funeral Home, MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Homes and Riverside Funeral Home.

Monthly Giving – Join the 12X Club

Be a champion of health care all year long! Monthly giving is the most effective way to provide sustaining support for the Wingham & District Hospital and make your gift work harder. Not only is a monthly donation a more manageable way to give a generous gift it makes you a member of the 12X Club.

Benefits of joining the 12X Club:

  • Feel great – By donating 12 times a year your dollars work 12 times harder to make our hospital 12 times stronger. Donations will go towards vital medical equipment and facility upgrades to make sure our caregivers have the tools they need to care for you, your family and friends.
  • Flexibility – Transform your monthly gift into a memorial or commemorative donation any time you’d like to honour a loved one with your commitment to local healthcare.
  • Less paperwork – You’ll only get one tax-deductible receipt each year for the full value of your monthly contributions.
  • Exclusive Badge – We’ll send you an exclusive 12X Club digital badge to display on your email signature, social media, blog or any online platform to proudly identify you as a loyal supporter of the Hospital.
  • Special recognition – Be honoured for your generosity on our digital donor wall on the first floor of the Hospital (anonymity can be requested at any time).

Monthly donations can also be made by cheque by mailing or dropping off post-dated cheques for the period during which you wish to donate.

Honour a Hospital Hero

Who’s your hospital hero? Did someone at Wingham & District Hospital go above and beyond for you or your loved one? Show your thanks and recognize your hospital hero for by making a donation in his or her honour.

Planned Giving

Leaving a lasting legacy with a planned gift is a wonderful way to support the Hospital and ensure the best healthcare for future generations. Planned gifts include: bequests, gifts of life insurance, donations of securities, and RRSP/RRIF gifts. Consult your financial advisor to decide which type of planned gift is best for you.

Ways to Make a Planned Gift

Bequests are gifts made through your will. You can claim up to 100% of your income on your final tax return and carry back any excess to the previous year, thus the tax relief from an estate gift can be significant. The most flexible Will wording is to leave your gift : “to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation for its general purposes”. To designate your gift to a specific area/program, please contact the Foundation office. Please consider informing the WDH Foundation of your intention to leave a bequest. This knowledge helps the organization plan for the future.
Life Insurance
When the Foundation is a named beneficiary, this can benefit both the donor and the hospital. The proceeds bypass your estate, providing protection from estate administration taxes and the charitable donation tax receipt will alleviate the tax burden on your estate.
Donation of Securities
Donating publicly listed securities through your estate will exempt your estate from the associated capital gains taxes. This is an excellent opportunity to make a significant gift while taking advantage of this tax relief strategy – your estate pays no income tax on the gains realized – your estate will receive a charitable tax receipt for the market value of the securities donated.

Download the Gift Of Securities Form. Provide the completed form to your financial adviser to make a tax-smart gift of securities to the Wingham & District Hospital Foundation

When the Foundation is designated as beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF, the proceeds are paid directly, which bypasses your estate and avoids estate administration taxes. A charitable tax receipt will be issued, which will considerably reduce the amount of the tax generated by the realization of your plan on your death.


Mark milestones and life events through donations to your Hospital. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, retirement, wedding or other life event, gifting or favouring by donation or asking your guests to donate in lieu of gifts is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. Follow the link below to make your celebratory donation. Tell us about the celebration in the comments section. Or contact the WDH Foundation office so we can help you prepare to receive or acknowledge donations from your event.

Host an Event

Get involved and boost your impact by organizing a fundraising event to benefit the WDH Foundation! From a bake sale or to a dinner-dance or sports tournament, fundraising events are a fun way to support your Hospital and get your family, friends, workplace, school and community involved! Be sure to read the event information package and submit your event proposal form.

How to Host an Event

  1. Click the following link to download and review the Event Information Package
  2. Complete and submit the event proposal form (below)
  3. Promote your event. Invite family and friends. Have fun!

For more information contact the WDH Foundation office.

Volunteer Time

Join our pool of enthusiastic volunteers who help the WDH Foundation at fundraising and special events. If you have time to give, we’d love to add your name to our volunteer list. Please email or call the office with your contact information, availability and any ideas or special skills you’d like to share, or if you have any questions about volunteering.

Support Physician Recruitment

The WDH Foundation partners with the Wingham & Area Health Professionals Recruitment Committee to support the work of attracting new physicians to our hospital and community clinics. Recruitment is an ongoing activity that needs community support. It is the goal of the recruitment committee to attract at least 3 new physicians. Having access to high quality medical professionals is a vital part of the local healthcare landscape.

With two young children and plenty of family in the surrounding area, we have had many trips to the Wingham Hospital. My wife and kids are patients of a family doctor who practices out of the Hospital. It would be great to see the community rally around this worthy cause by contributing funds for the necessary renovation and equipment replacement at the Hospital.

Have Questions About Donations?

The Wingham & District Hospital Foundation accepts donations all year round. You can make a donation online, by mail or in person at the WDH Foundation office. Please contact us for specific details about the different ways to give.
Thank you for your generous support!