FUNDRAISING

BMO Lanes & Lyrics is all part of our fundraising efforts for three very deserving charities - BC Children's Hospital Foundation, Kids Help Phone, and the Children's Wish Foundation. This year's fundraising goal is $300,000. Every market and partner has been given their own fundraising goal for the 2019 campaign. Proceeds from fundraising efforts - from heart sales to bake sales - are to be deposited in the BC & Yukon Charity account. Champions will collect these funds and deposit on a weekly basis. 

 

If someone requires a tax receipt and is making a donation over $20, the donation will need to be made directly to one of our two main charities - links coming soon! Otherwise, please click here to download the Manual Donation Form. 

  • Click on the Team Search tab.

  • Search for your team, this can be done by Market/LOB name or by Team Captain (ie. RVP).

  • Once on the team page click 'Donate Now'.

  • Select your Branch, LOB, or Department from the list. 

  • Submit donation details.

Fundraising FAQ

  1. Where do we donate the funds raised during the campaign? 

  2. Can I get a tax receipt for money I donate during this campaign period?

  3. How can my customers, friends or family get a tax receipt for their donations?

  4. Why is each Market’s fundraising goal different?

  5. Why are we being asked to sell BMO Hearts in the branch?

  6. Is there a minimum donation for hearts?

  7. My customer wants to make a donation by cheque. How do I process this?

  8. How do I register to walk in the Kids Help Phone:Walk so Kids can Talk?

  9. Where are this year’s  Walk so Kids can Talk sites in BC Division?

Where do we donate the funds raised during the campaign? 

Not familiar with our charities of choice for BC Kids? Take a bit of time to read about their various mandates:

 

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Funds donated to BC Children's Hospital Foundation are used to help improve the health and lives of the young people who are cared for by BC Children's Hospital every day. Our donation may be used for anything from funding general operations to the purchase of new equipment. 

Kids Help Phone

Funds donated to Kids Help Phone are used to support their operation - this could be anything from supporting a call centre, to helping to fund their mobile app or web services. 

Children’s Wish Foundation

Funds donated to Children's Wish are allocated to a specific wish for a very deserving child, and in 2017 we were also able to provide funds in support of Aidan's Cup. This was a unique fundraising event in honour of Aidan MacAuley, the little boy to whom we granted a wish in 2016. Click here to see how we helped raise some additional funds and provide kids with the thrill of a lifetime. 

Can I get a tax receipt for money I donate during this campaign period?
Yes, if you make a personal donation online once our custom links are live, the tax receipt will be issued immediately. Note that tax receipts are only issued for donations.  If you are receiving any sort of goods or consideration (ie event tickets, book/bake sale), we are not able to issue a tax receipt.

 

How can my customers, friends or family get a tax receipt for their donations?
We would encourage your network to donate online through one of the links on this page once they are live; they will then receive their tax receipt in real time.

 

Why is each Market’s fundraising goal different?

All markets are not created equal! Fundraising targets are based on FTE, so some will be bigger than others based on the number of people working towards the goal.

 

Why are we being asked to sell BMO Hearts in the branch?
The hearts are a great way to tell our story to our customers that come into the branch.  We want to remind our customers that we like to give back to our community in creative ways.   

 

Is there a minimum donation for hearts?

$2 minimum donation

 

A commercial customer wants to make a donation by cheque, how do I process this?

We encourage all donations to be processed on our website with a credit card. This will enable an instant tax receipt and quick processing. If your customer still wishes to pay by cheque, you can use the manual donation form.

 

How do I register to walk in the Kids Help Phone: Walk so Kids can Talk?

You can register online - www.walksokidscantalk.ca.

 

Where are this year’s Walk so Kids can Talk sites in BC Division?

Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna, Surrey, and Vancouver