Make a Donation to the Upkeep of St. Luke's Cemetery
Donations to the upkeep and maintenance of St. Luke’s Cemetery can be made in a number of ways. Cash or cheques can be added to the collection plate on Sunday, dropped off at St. Luke’s Church Office, or mailed to St. Luke's Office, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria, BC V8P 2M6. If you wish a tax receipt, please be sure to include your contact information.
You can make a donation to St. Luke’s Cemetery online, using the Donate Now button. Clicking on the button takes you to the Canada Helps website where you can make a donation to St. Luke’s Cemetery, using the pull down menu to designate your donation to the cemetery.
If you make a donation this way, a small fee (4%) stays with Canada Helps as an administration fee. However, you can pay using a credit card or debit card which makes sending a donation very easy.
Tax receipts are issued at the end of each year for all donations over $10. Under the Income Tax Act, a taxpayer is entitled to a tax credit for donations made to charitable organizations. Gifts of $200 and less will produce a tax credit at the rate of 17%. If gifts exceed $200 in one year, the excess will have a credit of 29%. The credit rate is multiplied by the amount of the gift/donation and the product is then deducted from the tax which would be otherwise payable. The value of the credit is effectively increased by about 50% when provincial tax is taken into account (The Canadian Book of Charities, 2004).
Thank you for your donations to the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of St. Luke's historic cemetery.