Donate moneyYour donation will help to create a better future…together
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Donate to OrKidstra by mail or phone
211 Bronson Avenue, Studios 204 & 210
Ottawa, K1R 6H5
It’s easy to fit a donation into your budget when you contribute a small amount from each paycheque. Contribute to OrKidstra through the United Way’s Annual Charitable Giving Campaign (input # 83246 7153 RR0001 into Section One) or speak with your employer.
Make a big impact by donating securities and mutual funds! Email Carrie Olivo, Finance & Logistics Manager, for more details on donating.
When you donate to OrKidstra, you are helping to improve the quality of life for kids from equity-deserving areas of our community AND you are sharing the precious gift of music with them. That’s an amazing gift.
Donate InstrumentsGive local kids the gift of music!
When you donate a musical instrument to OrKidstra, you give kids from equity-deserving Ottawa communities the tools they need to succeed! OrKidstra is made possible thanks to your generosity: since 2007, community members have donated over $250,000 worth of instruments.
OrKidstra is happy to accept donations of musical instruments in good working order. Donate through the Instrument Donation form below, and OrKidstra will connect with you. We provide a tax receipt for all instruments accompanied by a current appraisal at the time of donation. If you have additional questions, you may email [email protected]. Thank you for your support!
Legacy GiftsGive the gift of music to tomorrow’s youth
Your Legacy Gift to OrKidstra will help create a future where all children and youth have the opportunity to find their voice through music!
Make a Legacy Gift by remembering OrKidstra in your Will. Your thoughtful bequest will give future generations of children from equity-deserving Ottawa communities the opportunity to benefit from the many community skills inherent in music-making. In the hands of a child, a clarinet or violin becomes a remarkable instrument of change, growth, and empowerment.
Music has the power to change lives and your visionary gift will help ensure that tomorrow’s youth can reach for success through music! We’re happy to chat with you about options for your OrKidstra legacy gift, including endowment contributions.
Charitable Organization Number: 83246 7153 RR0001
Legal Name: OrKidstra – Sistema Ottawa
Address: OrKidstra, 211 Bronson Avenue, Studios 204 & 210, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6H5
Primary Contact: Rebecca Russell, Director of Development & Communications
Secondary Contact: Carrie (Olivo) Lauzon, Director of Finance & Operations
Primary Email: [email protected]
Secondary Email: [email protected]
Leave a Legacy
You can leave a Legacy Gift through:
- A bequest in your Will (specific amount or a percentage of your estate)
- The residual of your Will
- Life insurance policy (OrKidstra as a beneficiary)
- Appreciated securities
- An annuity
- Designating an RRSP or RRIF
Please speak with your lawyer, financial advisor, or contact OrKidstra for more information.
Designating OrKidstra as your charity of choice, and encouraging others to do the same, is a deeply thoughtful way to remember and be remembered.
In Memoriam: Anne Taylor, 1945-2014 – “Because music creates community and is one of the most enduring gifts we can give to children.”
In Memoriam: Peter Henry Dawson, 1937-2015 – “Because music education challenges the mind and nourishes the spirit; it opens the door to a better future.”
Donate a CarDonate your car & support OrKidstra!
You can turn your vehicle donation into generous dollars to support OrKidstra!
Working on OrKidstra’s behalf, Donate a Car Canada will accept your vehicle for donation – running, or not! Donate a Car Canada will facilitate all aspects of your car donation from the pick up to the final sale, ensuring that your vehicle will be sold for the highest sale outcome possible. They will then forward the net proceeds to OrKidstra and we will send you a tax receipt.
Host a Party/EventParty with a Purpose
If you have a special occasion coming up, like a birthday or anniversary, why not make it a giving-back bash? In lieu of presents, tell your guests you’d love it if they could make a donation to OrKidstra.
The sky’s the limit for your benefit party (think tea party, bridal shower or backyard BBQ), but the event could be as simple as a one-time, casual dinner party with family and friends in the comfort of your own home.
We’ve got lots of great ideas to get you partying with a purpose like a pro!