Support in the form of donations are essential for all non-profit, charitable organizations. Although we provide recycling services, build crates and pallets for local businesses, and provide other valuable services to the community, at the end of the day it’s all about the clients we serve – meeting their needs and striving to provide the best possible care. The donations we receive either directly to Gateway Resources or to the Winkler Community Foundation Gateway Resources Fund help us meet this goal.
With your donations we have completed various projects such as: the construction of Building #6 which houses the Recycling Depot and storage; upgrades and renovations to the kitchen; the installation of a recycling sorting line; renovations to the Dr. C. W. Wiebe Room (used by the Life Enrichment Program area).
The residential sector of the organization has also seen change. One residential home was part of an extensive renovation project with the goal of making better use of the available space. Therefore, part of the basement area was converted into a Supported Independent Living (SIL) Training Suite and SIL office and the upstairs office area was converted into a Respite Suite.
Another major project was the demolition of one of the residential homes followed by the construction, on the same property, of three housing units. There are various ways to become part of our organization:
1. By financially supporting Gateway Resources directly.
You can financially support us by sending a donation directly to Gateway Resources. (Make the cheque payable to Gateway Resources Inc.) We will issue a charitable tax receipt for the amount of the donation. The funds are used in the current year to offset costs for capital projects.
2. By financially supporting Gateway Resources via the Winkler Community Foundation.
The Winkler Community Foundation manages the Gateway Resources fund. This fund, under the auspices of the Winkler Community Foundation, will ensure that there will always be capital funds available to Gateway for capital projects, and this fund will allow us to continue providing enhanced services to adults living with an intellectual disability in our community.
Donations to Gateway Resources Inc. through the Foundation must be made out to the Winkler Community Foundation with a note earmarking that the donation be applied to the Gateway Resources Fund. For more information on donating to this fund, please contact the Winkler Community Foundation.
How can you contribute?
There are several ways to give to Gateway Resources through the foundation.
- You can make a Gift of Money.
- Gifts can be designated to the Foundation in your will.
- Some individuals designate a percentage of their remaining assets to be given to a named charity; others will designate the charity as one of several people (ie: children) or organizations to receive equal shares in the estate.
- Gifts in memory/celebration of an individual.
- Gifts of life insurance proceeds with the beneficiary listed as the Winkler Community Foundation – Gateway Resources Fund.
- Gifts in kind such as a home or land.
Canada Revenue Agency requires donors to be aware that donations to an endowment fund will be held by the Winkler Community Foundation Inc. in perpetuity for a minimum of 10 years. This means that only income that the fund generates is to be made available for grants. In order for Winkler Community Foundation Inc. to comply with Canada Revenue Agency, your signature is required when making a donation. Please click here to download the donation form or request one by contacting the Gateway Resources office. The Winkler Community Foundation will issue a tax-deductible receipt that will be mailed to you at year end.
Please mail your donation form to:
Winkler Community Foundation
185 Main Street
Winkler, MB R6W 1B4
3. By becoming a volunteer.
Volunteers who are available to spend time with our participants either in the residences or at our main workplace are a valuable asset to our organization. If you are interested in volunteering at Gateway, please contact the Director of Human Resources to discuss what type of involvement you are interested in. A criminal records check is required in order to be eligible to volunteer at Gateway.