FAQ

What are Gifts of Hope?

  • Gifts of Hope are a meaningful way to show you care to those you love. Whether you’re celebrating, remembering, or saying thank you, a Gift of Hope helps you speak from the heart, while supporting others in need. When you give a Gift of Hope, all proceeds are directed to the highest priority of need at St-Boniface Hospital. The values, services, and equipment described as Gifts of Hope are purchased on a regular basis and are representative of our many programs and ways donors can support our hospital.

 
What happens if too many people purchase the same gift item?

  • When you give a Gift of Hope, you are making a donation to St-Boniface Hospital Foundation which will be directed to the highest priority of need at St-Boniface Hospital. The values, services, and equipment described as Gifts of Hope are purchased on a regular basis and are representative of our many programs and ways donors can support our hospital.

 
What do I receive when I purchase a Gift of Hope?

  • In addition to receiving an immense feeling of satisfaction from knowing your gift will help those in need, you will also be given a charitable tax receipt and the opportunity to send a beautiful card to the recipient of the gift.

 
If I purchase a Gift of Hope for someone, what do they receive?

  • When selecting your gift, you will be given the opportunity to send them a beautiful card notifying them that you have purchased a Gift of Hope in their name. There are many cards to choose from, including special occasions like birthdays and weddings. You will also be given the option to add your own personal message to the card.

 

How can I notify the gift recipient that I have purchased a gift in their honour?

  • During the Checkout process, you will be given the option to send a card to the gift recipient. There are many cards to choose from, including special occasions like birthdays and weddings. You will also be given the option to add your own personal message to the card.

 
How does St-Boniface Hospital Foundation decide where my gifts go?

  • St-Boniface Hospital Foundation works closely with health-care leaders at St-Boniface Hospital to determine where and which programs will receive support from Gifts of Hope. The decision to direct gifts is based on where support is needed most at any given time.

 

Does my gift really go towards the purchase of the item(s) described?

  • When you give a Gift of Hope, you are making a donation to St-Boniface Hospital Foundation which will be directed to the highest priority of need at St-Boniface Hospital. The values, services, and equipment described as Gifts of Hope are purchased on a regular basis and are representative of our many programs and ways donors can support our hospital.

 

When I purchase a Gift of Hope, where does my money go?

  • Gifts of Hope are donations to St-Boniface Hospital Foundation which are directed to the highest priority of need at St-Boniface Hospital. In this way, your thoughtful gift becomes a life-changing one – touching the lives of the thousands of people who depend on St-Boniface Hospital for care each year. The values, services, and equipment described as Gifts of Hope are representative of our many programs and ways donors can support our hospital.

 

What does St-Boniface Hospital Foundation do?

  • We are the primary fundraising organization for St-Boniface Hospital. Click here to learn more about how we support patient care and medical research.

 

How can I give a Gift of Hope?

  • Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to give a Gift of Hope.

 

Will I receive a tax receipt?

  • When you purchase a Gift of Hope, you are in fact making a donation to St-Boniface Hospital Foundation, which makes your purchase eligible for a tax receipt. You will receive a charitable tax receipt by email within 24 hours.

 

How do you calculate the cost of each symbolic gift item?

  • Every year, we consult with health-care leaders at St-Boniface Hospital to determine the price of gifts. The price of each gift is an approximation only, as costs of all equipment and programs vary and fluctuate according to operating costs, suppliers, and availability.

 
How secure is my information?

  • St-Boniface Hospital Foundation uses password protocols and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive online. Our software is routinely updated to maximize the protection of such information. For more information on how the Foundation protects this data, its use, and release, please read our Privacy Statement.

 

I made a donation, but I haven’t received my tax receipt.

  • Once you have completed the Checkout process, you should receive your charitable tax receipt by email within 24 hours. If you have not received your tax receipt within the allotted time, please contact us at info@stbhf.org or 204-237-2067.

 

Can I get one card for multiple gifts?

  • With our current system, each gift receives an individual card. If you purchase two gifts, for example, you will be able to send two cards.

 

I made a purchase, but the recipient of my gift hasn’t received their card.

  • If you have chosen to send a card by email, the recipient should receive it within 24 hours. If your card has not been received within the allotted time, please contact us at info@stbhf.org or 204-237-2067.