Supporting Iris Ministries Canada
To support the work of IMC and/or any of our Canadian missionaries, please choose a method, and refer to the instructions outlined below, so that donations can be processed accurately.
Issuance of Charitable Tax Receipts:
Iris Ministries Canada will acknowledge receipt of donations with an official tax receipt for income tax purposes on an annual basis, each January, for all who give by cheque, E-Transfer, or via our EFT pre-authorized payment program. Please notify us if your address changes.
Giving the old-fashioned way by cheque is still one of the best ways to give - no fees means more of your donation is put to work.
You may send a personal cheque, money order, post-dated cheques or bank draft payable to:
Iris Ministries Canada: 10-1425 Abbeywood Drive, Oakville, ON L6M 3R3
Please note that cheques must be written using the complete name of the charity, Iris Ministries Canada. Our financial institution will not accept the wording 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.
We make every effort to ensure that your donations go to the program/project of your choosing. If for whatever reason we cannot honour your request, we will contact you to discuss.
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.
3. Email Money Transfer (Interac E-Transfer)
From your web-banking, send Interac e-Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using a separate email to the same email address, please notify IMC administrators of the donation, and where the funds are to be designated. Include your name, address, phone number and email address so that a tax receipt can be issued at year end. Please remember to include the answer to the security question.
4. Online Donations
You can make one time or recurring monthly donations quickly and easily from credit card, Visa Debit, or Paypal, by clicking on the Donate Now button below.
This service is provided by CanadaHelps.org, a secure site for receiving credit card donations. 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).
Please note that all donations given via credit card will be issued tax receipts by CanadaHelps.org and not IMC.
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:
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
Registered Charitable Business Number: 82758 4996 RR0001.