face to face Program
Door to door fundraising is how our hospital got started. In 1926, community members asked their neighbours for donations to build our hospital, brick by brick. Today, face-to-face fundraising – both on the sidewalk and door-to-door – is still one of the most effective ways we can reach out to donors in a personal way.
Monthly donors are vital in supporting Michael Garron Hospital and our redevelopment project. Door-to-door and street representatives work throughout our community, raising awareness and engaging new monthly donors to support our hospital.
All our representatives will wear masks and will comply with COVID-19 precautions and public health measures.
- How do I know a fundraiser is legitimate?
Michael Garron Hospital Foundation has partnered with UP Fundraising to support our community campaign. Each fundraiser receives training about our work at the hospital so they can speak on our behalf. All fundraisers will have:
- Branded attire
- Campaign materials, including postcards with the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation logo, phone number, website and charitable registration number
- Do fundraisers make a commission?
Our fundraisers are paid through UP Fundraising and are compensated with an hourly wage, not commissions. We and UP Fundraising both adhere to Imagine Canada’s Standards Program for charitable and non-profit organizations.You can learn more about Imagine Canada and the standards by visiting imaginecanada.ca.
- Why can't I make a one-time cash donation?
For safety reasons, our canvassers are not allowed to accept or carry cash donations. You can make a one-time donation online or contact us at 416-469-6003 to donate by phone.
- How do I know my monthly donation is reaching Michael Garron Hospital Foundation?
Thank you for choosing to support us! Once you have signed up as a monthly donor you will receive a confirmation message by email. If you donate with your credit card, your first donation will be processed immediately. If you donated through direct debit, your first donation will be processed on the 15th or 28th of each month. As a new monthly donor, you'll receive a thank-you call within two weeks and a letter acknowledging your monthly commitment within 30 days.
- Is it safe to give personal and financial information to the fundraisers?
Yes! We use encrypted software to collect payment information in a secure way. Your financial data is further encrypted according to Payment Compliance Industry (PCI) Standards before being submitted to us to process your gift.
- Is my privacy protected?
Yes. Michael Garron Hospital Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information and adheres to legislated privacy requirements. Any personal information we collect is used for donor-related and tax-receipting purposes, or to keep you informed about our activities and other mission-related communications. We do not sell, trade or rent out any names or personal information.
- When and how will I receive my tax receipt?
You will receive a consolidated tax receipt issued in the new year (usually February) for all gifts made in the previous calendar year. This will be sent to the mailing address that you provided.
- I've moved since I signed up for my monthly donation - how do I let you know?
Please contact us at 416-469-6003 or email @email with your new mailing address at your earliest convenience.
- How do I change or cancel my monthly donation to MGHF?
You may change or cancel your donation at any time by contacting us at 416-469-6003 or @email. Please note that we require 10 days’ notice to ensure the cancellation or change is made.
If you have any additional questions or would like to make a donation directly to MGHF, please contact us at 416-469-6003 or @email