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Support L'Arche: Overview


L'Arche Greater Vancouver relies on the support of others who are like-hearted in living our mission. The people in our homes live simply, but we still need to maintain those homes, address the needs of those who are aging, strive towards our mission and address our mandate.

We do receive some government funding for operational funding, but some of our programs that are uniquely L'Arche are made possible by friends of the community. Additionally, many of our facility upgrades and new vehicles have been made possible through the generosity of individuals, corporate donations and grantors. All gifts, large and small, make a difference in the community.

L'Arche Greater Vancouver's day to day operations are governed by the Directors of L'Arche Greater Vancouver. Assisting us in our mission is the L'Arche Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to raise funds from non-government sources. The Foundation is also responsible for construction projects, building renovations and extraordinary projects in the L'Arche community.

For more information about donating to L'Arche Greater Vancouver contact:
Sig Stark
Director of Fund Development
604-435-9544 ex. 35
sstark@larchevancouver.org

A Donor Bill of Rights

PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

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To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

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To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

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To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

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To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

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To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

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To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

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To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

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To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

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To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

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To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.


DEVELOPED BY:
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits

ORIGINALLY ENDORSED BY:
Independent Sector
National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC)
National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG)
Council for Resource Development (CRD)
United Way of America


"©2013, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals."

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