FAQs

What is Gifts that Change Lives all about?

Lloydminster Interval Home works to provide safety, support and education to families and communities regarding the issue of family violence. The “gifts” in our catalogue highlight the issues facing many families in Lloydminster and show things that Lloydminster Interval Home does every day through its programs.

This gift catalogue contains items that symbolically represent our work. You are not purchasing the actual items listed in the catalogue, but instead you are making a contribution that supports all of Lloydminster Interval Home’s integrated work, not one specific thing or project. Your donation will be used where the need is greatest. The items listed in the catalogue are just some of the items needed by women and children accessing shelter services. To truly create change that will last for generations, we must not simply give things away but instead provide people with the knowledge and support they need to make positive, healthy changes in their lives.

If you buy a “Gift that Change Lives,” it is not a handout. These gifts are about providing people, families and communities with the tools they need to transform their lives — permanently. Think of it as a hand up. It allows people to shape their future and their children’s future and to change their world for generations to come. That’s the power you’ll release in their world, each and every time you buy a Gift from the Heart! Our Catalogue gives people who want to contribute:

  1. a way to understand the issues facing those who benefit from our services and
  2. a concrete way to contribute to the healing, health and safety of their community through their gifts to our organization.

What is ethical giving?

Ethical giving is about giving a gift that truly matters, a gift that brings with it hope and change. Ethical gifts carry power and meaning. Change your community, and change lives – with one gift. A gift that means safety and support for women and children, a healthy baby, new clothing for women and children or school supplies for a child. When you give a Gift from the Heart, your dollars go to real projects and programs in Lloydminster — and these gifts change real lives. 100% of your contribution will go directly into Lloydminster Interval Home programs and you’ll know that you’ve made an investment in programs that offer real solutions and not short term fixes. However your gift is used, you can rest assured that your generosity is going to change lives forever.

Will you give me a gift card to send?

When you buy one of these unique gifts, we will send you a card that you can write your own message in and give to your family member, friend or colleague. At the time you choose the gift item, you will also be able to select the card that you would like to receive so that it reflects the occasion of the gift.

Will I get a charitable receipt?

Yes, Lloydminster Interval Home is a registered charity #130063431RR0001 and your gift is considered a donation. You will receive a charitable receipt for any and all gifts purchased.

This is such a great idea! I know another organization that would love to have a gift catalogue … will you share?

Yes … we’d love to. Community Gift Shop (www.communitygiftshop.com) has everything an organization needs to set up their own online and print gift catalogues.