Supporting Iris Ministries Canada
If you would like to support the work of IMC and/or any of our Canadian missionaries, we offer three ways of doing so:
You may send a personal cheque, money order or bank draft payable to:
Iris Ministries Canada: 10-1425 Abbeywood Drive, Oakville, ON L6M 3R3
Post-dated cheques are also acceptable. Please take note that cheques must be written using the complete name of the charity. Our financial institution will not accept wording such as Iris Ministries or Iris Canada.
We are in constant contact with our Iris bases in Africa re the areas of greatest need. While we encourage donors to give generally, if you are designating your gift to one of our projects or missionaries, please attach a note indicating where/to whom you would like the donation directed. We ask that you do not write this in the memo box of your cheque.
2. Pre-Authorized Payment (EFT Program)
A pre-authorized payment program for monthly direct withdrawal of funds from Cdn. bank accounts is available for those who desire to support IMC on a monthly basis. View and print the form (PDF): IMC Pre-Authorized Payment donor form, and either mail or scan it (along with a voided cheque) to our office.
Tax receipts for all donations sent by cheque or pre-authorized payment will be mailed at the end of the year. Please update us if your address changes.
3. Credit Card
IMC is able to receive donations by credit card, on a one-time or recurring monthly withdrawal basis.
This service is provided by CanadaHelps.org, a secure site for receiving credit card donations. While you are able to use Visa, Mastercard or American Express cards, please be aware that between 3.5 and 4% of all donations given to IMC are withheld by CanadaHelps.org for their services to us (i.e., IMC receives between 96 and 96.5% of all funds donated by this means).
CanadaHelps.org fees vary depending on the way you choose to use their service:
1. A fee of 3.5% of each donation will be withheld from donors who set up a 'Donate Now Monthly' account (ongoing monthly donations).
2. A fee of 3.5% of each donation will be withheld from donors who give by clicking on one of IMC's two embedded 'Donate Now' buttons (see top right of our homepage, or directly below) for one-time donations or ongoing monthly donations.
3. A fee of 4% of each donation will be withheld from donors who go directly to CanadaHelps.org (bypass the 'Donate Now' buttons on the IMC website) and instead use the CanadaHelps search box to find us.
To access the service, please click on the logo below:
Issuance of Charitable Tax Receipts:
Tax receipts for donations sent to IMC by cheque or via our pre-authorized payment program will be sent out by mail at one time after the end of the year (the following January). Please contact us should you have other concerns/needs.
Please note that all donations given via credit card will be issued tax receipts by CanadaHelps.org and not IMC.
Registered Charitable Business Number: 82758 4996 RR0001.
Packages of donated goods can be sent by surface mail to 3 of our centres:
Address for Zimpeto Children's Centre:
P.O. Box 20017
West Acres 1211
Nelspruit, South Africa
Address for Iris Malawi:
Partners In Harvest - Iris Africa Malawi
P.O. Box 132,
Chiromo, Nsanje District
Address for Iris Pemba:
CP 275, Praia de Wimbi
Pemba, Cabo Delgado