Give a gift that lasts a lifetime

Your donation to OrKidstra gives children aged 5 to 18 from under-served communities in Ottawa opportunities to learn and make music together helping them gain life skills like responsibility, teamwork, respect, and compassion. We acknowledge all donations with a thank you letter and an income tax receipt, and list our donors on our website. If you prefer to donate anonymously or give on behalf of someone else, please let us know.

Make a Donation

Donate online

You can make one-time or recurring donations online through CanadaHelps. You can choose to provide your contact information to OrKidstra or remain anonymous. CanadaHelps will issue tax receipts for donations of $20 or more.

Donate by mail or in person

Our mailing address is:

OrKidstra
211 Bronson Avenue, Studio 204
Ottawa ON K1R 6H5

Or, stop by our office at the Bronson Centre, where we will be happy to accept cash gifts and/or credit card donations. We also accept credit card donations over the phone at 613-859-3559.

Annual United Way Campaign

If you plan to participate in the United Way’s annual charitable giving campaign, please consider designating your contribution toward OrKidstra. Donations made through payroll deductions are a convenient way to support OrKidstra programs, providing us with a regular source of income while spreading your donation out over an entire year. Simply input our BN/Registration Number (83246 7153 RR0001) in section One of the United Way form. The kids thank you for thinking of them!

Other ways to donate

Help sustain OrKidstra programs by becoming a Corporate Sponsor

Leave your musical legacy through a Legacy Gift to OrKidstra.

Donate an instrument in good working condition for OrKidstra musicians to play.

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for OrKidstra.  They provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your RV, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle to OrKidstra through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age, and location. Once your vehicle donation is complete, we will send you a tax receipt within 45 days.

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Please note: OrKidstra was previously known as the Leading Note Foundation.