How to help us, help families thrive

Have the courage to give throughout the year and make a difference to children, youth, and their families every day. Supporting Family SOS is an opportunity to ensure that your charitable contributions are making a direct difference in what you value most: children, youth and families.

We invite you to connect with your community through Family SOS.  If you or your company or other group would like to make a financial contribution to our organization, or a specific program, we would love to hear from you!

Ways to give

Individual donations

You can support Family SOS through a one-time donation:


Use any Visa, Master Card American Express, PayPal, Interac, etc. by following the link below:

Over the phone

 By calling:

Through gifts of stocks or securities

When you donate securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax that would otherwise be payable if the securities were liquidated and then donated as cash. Securities are often given as part of planned giving strategies and are enormously mutually beneficial for both parties. 

* Speak to a trusted financial adviser to ensure the elimination of capital gains tax applies to your donation, as rules and regulations may vary.

By cheque (payable to Family SOS Association)
Family SOS
2006 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B1

In person, at our office:
Family SOS
2006 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B1

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30p

*Receipts will be issued for donations of $10.00 or more*

Monthly or annual giving

Monthly or annual giving is an easy, stress-free and secure way to show your commitment to children, youth and families in our community. Monthly and annual gifts are cost-effective, stress-free means to help Family SOS be proactive in their planning of addressing the needs in the communities we serve. By setting up a monthly or annual payment plan, you provide Family SOS with a reliable funding source, helping to ensure sustained support for our programs and services. Think of the impact if ten people gave just $10 a month! That’s $1,200 worth of support each year. Contact us to set up a monthly or annual gift! 

Planned giving

Leave a legacy by helping Family SOS on our journey to thrive for many years to come. Legacy gifts or planned gifts can take many forms including bequests, real estate, stocks and securities, Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs), Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), and life insurance policies. For example, the gift of life insurance is an affordable way to make a significant impact on the lives of the children, youth and families in our community. There are several methods of donating life insurance policies including: naming the organization as the beneficiary of your policy, donating a new or existing plan, or gifting policy dividends. 

We know that Planned Giving options can seem complex, that’s why we have many financial planning professionals ready to help guide you through the process - to make it as easy as possible. 

You can also make donations in honour or in memory of a loved one. 

Any contribution will help us achieve our goals. Please email us to discuss your preferred style of giving. If you prefer, call us directly at 902-455-5515 and we will be glad to discuss how your contribution can help.

Other ways to help

We are so thankful for the companies, community partners, and friends who organize events and fundraising campaigns to support our programs and services. Each year we receive crucial funds from BBQs, casual days, payroll deductions, raffle draws, and more that supports our work. We cannot say thank you enough for all that you do! 

Some fun and unique ideas include:

  • Social Dinners (bring a donation instead of a food dish)
  • Themed Office Days
  • Loose Change Drives
  • Sport Tournaments (Golf, Hockey, Softball, Dodgeball) 
  • Pop Up Shops
  • Gift Wrapping Stations
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Wine & Cheese
  • Bounce-a-Thons
  • Charity Birthday
  • Wedding Favors
  • Fitness Class 

If you are planning a fundraiser in support of Family SOS, let us help! We can assist you with your promotion, volunteers and support through our talented Fund Development team. For more information connect with us at or by phone at 902-455-5515. 

Charitable Number: 134859073RR0001