Ways to Donate

At Villa Leonardo Gambin your donations directly make a difference in the lives of the people who call the residence home. There are many ways in which you can support our Charity.

Please view the options below and choose which is most suitable for you.

Thank you for your support!

Donation Options


Online Giving

Use our secure online donation system to easily make a general donation, in honour donation or an in memory donation. Click here to make a donation.

Monthly Donation

Monthly giving is an easy way to donate. These donations are allocated to the home’s areas of greatest need but can also be directed to a specific area of funding if the donor wishes. Monthly donors will receive a tax receipt in January for the previous year. Click here to set-up your monthly donations. You can also download and print a donation form here.

In Celebration

If you are celebrating a special event or milestone, consider asking your guests to make donations to VLG in lieu of gifts or you can give a donation in lieu of guest favors. We can prepare a card with an acknowledgment of the donation for your guests to see. Contact the Charity Office for more information.

In Honour/In Memory

Celebrate the life of a loved one or make a thoughtful gift in their name. It is a special way to show your thoughtfulness in the memory of someone you cared for, or honour someone special.
Any family who designates in memory gifts to VLG, and the donations amount to $500+, will receive a Legacy Leaf engraved with the named of their loved one. To make a donation Click here.

Gift of Securities

VLG appreciatively accepts the donation of stocks. It is easy to transfer your shares directly to VLG from your brokerage account. VLG sells the shares immediately after receiving them and a receipt will be issued for the full market value of the shares on the day of the transfer. Your broker will need to fill out the appropriate Gift of Securities form so we have the appropriate information to process the transaction and issue the receipt. Please contact the Charity Office for more information.

Workplace Matching Gift Programs or Employee Directed Giving Programs

Many companies offer matching Gift Programs or employee directed giving programs. Please check if the company you work for offers a program that could double your donation to VLG or help us with a grant to fund one of the many projects that will enhance the lives of those who call VLG home.

Legacy Gifts

It is always a privilege to receive a Legacy Gift as it provides us with a great source of encouragement and continued pride in our work. A thoughtful, planned gift shows your commitment to our work and honours the residents who have made VLG their home. These gifts are precious and we would be honoured to receive a gift through your will or estate to reinvest in our home and programs.

In-Kind Gifts

The residence is always in need of items for our various programs. If you are interested in donating in-kind, Click here to view our current residential list of needs.

Gift for Greatness

Say thank you to a VLG staff member who made an impact in your life with a Gift for Greatness donation. Make a donation in their honour, and not only will you make them feel appreciated for their work, they will be given a personalized card with your message to them, as well as, a formal recognition from the organization.
To make a Gift for Greatness donation Click here.

The Oak Leaf Legacy Wall

A Legacy Leaf is a thoughtful and permanent symbol which lovingly commemorates a life event. Whether it is a birthday, in memory, or to honour someone who has touched your life, a Legacy Leaf will provide a way to show your appreciation and contribute to a better quality of life for those at VLG.

The Oak Leaf Legacy Wall is a colourful mosaic of Legacy Leaves prominently displayed on the main floor of our residence. Each Leaf is elegantly etched with the recipient’s name and can be personalized with a few words.

Legacy Leaf recipients will receive:

Replica of the Legacy Leaf with stand.
VLG card with a special note acknowledging your generous gift.
A picture of the Legacy Leaf will appear on VLG’s virtual Oak Leaf Legacy Wall on the VLG website.
100% Tax Receipt for donation.

To donate toward a Legacy Leaf Click here.


Donate by Mail

Please print a completed copy of our mail-in donation form and send it to: Download form.

Villa Leonardo Gambin – Charity Office
40 Friuli Court
Woodbridge, ON L4L 9T3


Donate by Phone

Call us at 905-856-7619.


All Major credit cards are accepted.
All donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.

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