Community

Thank you for making many things possible at Orillia Star of Hope Spiritualist Church

Gifts to the OSOH Annual Fund allow us to say “yes” to facility rentals, administrative expenses, advertising and outreach programs. Contributions increase hands-on learning opportunities with more workshops & classes geared toward spiritual development and personal growth. In 2017, your generous gifts and donations have aided in us having a flexible operating budget. A percentage of all of contributions are returned to support specially chosen non-profit organizations, fulfilling our commitment to the community and our charter as a non-profit charitable organization. These gifts help our community by provided us with an ability to provide top notch spiritual programs to truly be a “Star of Hope” to thousands and so much more.

The Orillia Star of Hope Spiritualist Church believes it is important to assist in community efforts to help and support others. There are many organizations in our region that work towards providing assistance, guidance, shelter and hope for those who are vulnerable and in need. As each soul is uplifted, our community becomes a little bit stronger. Together we can make a difference.

In 2017 we made substantial donations to the following organizations:

Orillia Youth Center  https://www.orillia.ca/en/living-here/oyc-landing.aspx

Providing the community with a safe, supervised gathering place for youth.

Green Haven Shelter for Women http://greenhavenshelter.com/

Dedicated to promoting the rights of women, with or without dependent children, to live in an environment of mutual respect.

The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter http://orillialighthouse.ca/

Guiding the vulnerable out of life’s storms towards hope.

In previous years we have donated to such worthy causes as:

The Sharing Place Food Bank http://www.sharingplaceorillia.org/

Sharing food with hope and dignity to build a healthier community.

Canadian Red Cross http://www.redcross.ca/

Helping the most vulnerable.

Salvation Army https://www.salvationarmy.ca/

Warmth for those experiencing homelessness

Your participation and contributions to Orillia Star of Hope Spiritualist Church does more than help us continue to provide guidance and enlightenment to our members. We also create ripples of goodness in the community that uplift and help those in need.

 

How can I make a gift to Orillia Star of Hope?

OSHO makes it easy by offering a variety of ways to give.  Learn about other Ways to Give listed below or from an OSOH administrative member or by consulting your accountant.

Every Sunday donations are received. These can be any amount of cash or check contributions or in the form of regular tithing (one/tenth your income). Mail your gift via check to Orillia Star of Hope Spiritualist Church at PO Box 2093, Orillia, ON L3V 6R9 , where all charitable contributions to OSOH are processed and recorded. At the end of each year a charitable donations tax receipt will be furnished. Please make all checks payable to Orillia Star of Hope Spiritualist Church or OSOHSC.

Real Estate

All gifts of real estate require prior approval by the OSOH board. A gift of real estate may be a principal residence or vacation home, a farm, a commercial building, a subdivision lot, or unimproved land. The gift may be the entire property or a fractional interest in the property.

Bequest

A Wonderful form of deferred gift to OSOH is a bequest contained in a person’s will or revocable (living) trust.
Financial Endowments

A financial endowment is a donation of money or property to a nonprofit organization for the ongoing support of that organization. Usually the endowment is structured so that the principal amount is kept intact while the investment income is available for use, or part of the principal is released each year, which allows for the donation to have an impact over a longer period than if it were spent all at once. An OSOH administrative member or your accountant will be able to set this up.