Thursday, February 6, 2014
The Optimal Duly Registered Charitable Organization – The Family Life Foundation
By Tom J Kennedy
As consumers we are being bombarded with requests for donations to duly registered charitable organizations.
“Charity is big business in Canada. According to figures released by Statistics Canada, Canadians donate more than $10.6 billion to more than 80.000 registered charitable organizations in Canada annually.” – The Ottawa Citizen, page D2, Saturday, February 1, 2014.
In Canada, donors in a high marginal tax rate qualify for the highest rate of reduction in taxes depending on the province of the donor and the type of donation (property) donated.
How do we choose which duly registered charitable organization(s) to support?
Many years ago, I made a decision to support one duly registered charitable organization - the Family Life Foundation. My choice is based on the fact that the Family Life Foundation openly supports the usuryfree community currency movement as part of its mandate for re-building family and community.
Why the Family Life Foundation?
Simply because the Family Life Foundation is the one duly registered charitable organization that has been openly supporting the usuryfree community currency movement since its creation in 1974.
Furthermore, the Family Life Foundation is run entirely by dedicated volunteers – thereby having minimal administrative costs. Additionally, the Family Life Foundation is positioned to play a pivotal role in helping to facilitate the ushering in of the New Age of Usuryfree Living as we progress into this 21st Century.
From the website for The Family Life Foundation:
“In January 1974, the Family Life Foundation was incorporated as a duly registered, charitable organization and is granted the privilege of issuing receipts for income tax purposes. It commonly supports other groups, foundations and organizations working to advance family and community values.
The Family Life Foundation is an advocate of the holistic approach to physical, mental, spiritual and financial health. The Family Life Foundation is committed to supporting the usuryfree community currency movement.
The Family Life Foundation was a supporter of the First Annual UsuryFree Day and Week. The First Annual UsuryFree Day (November 13th, 2005) was celebrated in Tamworth, Ontario. The annual UsuryFree Week follows from November 13th to 19th each year and the Family Life Foundation has continued its support.”
This year, 2014 will be the 10th anniversary of UsuryFree Day and Week.”
In summary, SDI entrepreneurs and/or otherwise are invited to likewise make a decision as part of their ‘annual charitable donation plan’ to donate to the one duly registered charitable organization that openly supports the usuryfree community currency movement – the Family Life Foundation.
The Family Life Foundation
6 Kings Inn Trail
Thornhill Ontario L3T 1T7 Canada
Tel: 1 (905) 764-1125