Here are some frequently asked questions about donation & sponsorship to Matthews House.

Why should I donate to Matthews House?

Matthews House plays a central role in improving the quality of life for all residents in Alliston and the surrounding area. At some point, we will all be touched by illness or grief in one way or another, and will have the opportunity to take advantage of some of the amazing community services that Matthews House offers. By donating to Matthews House, you are working to improve the future of our programs as well as the future of residents in Alliston. 

Our number of clients, services and programs has grown by 25% from 2014-2016 and is expected to continue growing.

Your donation signifies an investment in our community, and we all have a responsibility in protecting the future of Alliston and South Simcoe.

Where does my donation go?

Through the year we host a variety of unique fundraisers, campaigns and projects to raise funds for our widespread services. Donations can be made to specific community programs, to the residential hospice, or to fund larger campaigns and projects.

In 2015/2016,  71% of operating funds went to direct client care; 12% of operating funds went to donor stewardship and fundraising; 9% of operating funds went to administration and communication; and 8% of operating funds went to facility costs.

Are you government funded?

We are so appreciative to the Government of Ontario for their generous support of our programs and services and their increasing recognition of the need for local hospice residences in our community. However, the support offered by our provincial government does not fully cover our costs. We are 79% community supported. Community donations are vital for our organization to ensure Matthews House continues to operate. 

Can I see copies of audited statements?

Absolutely. Please find our annual report here. Please find our financial statement here. These statements are for the year-end of March 31, 2019.

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, we are a registered charitable organization - charitable business number 851009555RR0001.

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