Yes. Donations by cheque can be sent via Canada Post to CANHAVE Children’s Centre, Inc., PO Box 21045, Ottawa, ON K1S 5N1.
Yes. Via our website, donations can be made through CanadaHelps, which issues charitable donation receipts directly to the donors, and then transfers the donation, less a small fee, electronically into the bank account for CANHAVE.
Yes. CANHAVE Children’s Centre, Inc. is a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency. Official charitable receipts for income tax purposes are issued at the end of each calendar year for all donations made during the calendar year.
Yes. Donations may be directed to one or other of the programmes supported by CANHAVE, as follows: (a) child sponsorship; (b) vocational school; (c) post-secondary scholarships. Donations may also be earmarked for a specific capital works project.
Yes, if the item to be donated meets a specific need of CANHAVE. However, to receive a charitable receipt for the donation, CANHAVE must be provided with written proof of the value of the item to be donated (e.g. bill of sale), and accept the documentation prior to the transfer of the donated item.
The work of CANHAVE Uganda is overseen by a group of volunteer trustees. The trustees appoint two volunteer boards of directors: one to oversee the Children’s Programme in Uganda, and one to oversee the administration of the vocational school in Uganda. Each year the boards of directors in Uganda submit, through the trustees, their proposed budgets and requests for funding support to the board of directors in Canada. These proposed budgets and requests are carefully reviewed by the finance committee of the board of directors in Canada, prior to a recommendation to the board of directors for approval of the annual budget for CANHAVE.
CANHAVE Children’s Centre, Inc. in Canada arranges via wire transfer through our local Canadian bank to transfer funds to a partner bank in Uganda. The trustees of CANHAVE Uganda are notified of each transfer, and send to the board of directors in Canada confirmation from their bank in Uganda of the receipt of funds, showing the amount received and the conversion into Ugandan shillings.
For the year 2016, the Board of Directors of CANHAVE has approved an operating budget of $73,454.00. The operating budget includes $ 54,650.00 to pay school fees for 100 orphaned children to attend elementary and secondary school in Uganda as well as 8 students in the Vocational School; $5,350 in support for the CANHAVE van and for an honorarium for the coordinator of the Children’s Programme in Uganda; and $500 for post-secondary scholarships for youth who are pursuing post-secondary studies in other educational institutions. In 2016, $7,334 (or about 10% of total expenses) is budgeted for administrative costs in Canada and the rest is budgeted to transfer to Uganda.