FWIO is one of many organizations associated with Community Charity Services (CCS) to raise funds through shopping with gift cards with no costs involved to the participants. WI Members along with friends and family can participate in this fundraiser. The office of CCS is located in Elmira, Ontario.
Community Charity Services (CCS) and Retailers:
Based on the simple principle that every household in Canada purchases food every month and declining government program assistance and mounting donor fatigue have increased the need for charities to find innovative ways of raising new revenue, CCS began by working with national grocery retailers. Since then Petro Canada, Canadian Tire, Tim Horton's, M & M Meats, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Starbucks have been added. With the use of "debit-like" gift cards, a portion (2 to 3% after charges) of the card's value is donated by the retailer to the participating charity or non-profit organization.
For complete, information on this program, please click on the "Instructions" link below.