Below is a list of commonly-asked questions and their corresponding answers. If your question is not answered here, please contact the Foundation office at (905) 378-HDSF (4373).
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is a specialty healthcare facility that excels in providing rehabilitation and complex care services to patients from the Niagara Region.
Where do I send my donation?
By mail and in person: 541 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2T 4C2 or Donate Now Online.
Who should I make my cheque out to?
Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation
What credit cards do you accept for donations?
We accept all major credit cards for donations.
May I specify how my donation is to be used?
Yes. While the Hospital has identified priority equipment needs, you may still direct your contribution to a specific program, department or piece of equipment. Please contact the Foundation office to learn more.
In which areas is Hotel Dieu Shaver's need for donations greatest?
Each year the Hospital identifies the areas of greatest need for the Foundation through a vetted process. Please visit Fundraising Priorities under ABOUT for specific information. The Foundation also supports specialized programs at HDS including the Parkinson's Rehab Program and the Rankin Family Cancer Rehab Program.
Will you share my personal contact information with others?
No. The Foundation respects your privacy and is committed to the protection of your personal information. We do not rent, sell or trade the personal information we collect including information contained in our mailing lists.
How are donors recognized by the Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation?
The Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation gratefully recognizes its loyal donors for their community spirit and generosity. Naming opportunities are available throughout the hospital at different gift levels. Donors are also eligible for a tax receipt for all donations of $25 or more. For more information, please contact the Foundation office.
Are donations from outside Canada tax deductible?
Donations to the Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation may be tax deductible in other countries on income from Canadian sources. However, the Foundation cannot issue tax receipts for the USA or any other country.
How can I donate equipment, art or other property to Hotel Dieu Shaver?
New or used equipment will be gratefully accepted upon approval through the Foundation. Charitable receipts may be issued for gifts-in-kind, for the fair market value at the time of the donation. For gifts valued at a $1,000 or more, a written appraisal from an external professional is required. The cost of any such appraisal is the responsibility of the donor. For more information, contact the Foundation at (905) 685-1381 ext. 84214.
Does the Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation accept future gifts through bequests, securities (stocks, bonds and mutual funds) or life insurance?
Yes. Contact the Foundation at (905) 685-1381 ext. 84822 for more information.
How can I get a copy of your annual report and financial statements?
Download our latest Annual Report by clicking here.
What is Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation's Charitable Business Number?
Our Charitable Business Number is: 88931-7590 RR0002
Who do I contact if I want to run an event on behalf of the Foundation?
We would be pleased to speak with you about your idea for a community event. Check out our Third Party Events page or contact the Foundation at (905) 685-1381 ext. 84823.