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Targeted Donations

Donors who contribute $500 or more (in a calendar year) may direct their donations to the support of specific Oaks or projects. Please contact us for details.

How Your Donation is Used

We finance our Strongest Oaks’ tuition, books, health care and living expenses. 100% of your donation is used to support our Oaks and, where appropriate, pay a minimal honorarium to some Oak Leaders (volunteers in Africa who provide on-the-ground support for our Strongest Oaks).

Unless you target your donation to a specific Oak (only for donations $500 and over in a calendar year), your donation will go into our pool of funds from which we support those with the highest need first.

Although we are a volunteer-run organization, we do incur minimal expenses, typically paid by corporate donors or out-of-pocket by TSO volunteers. Targeted donations made to cover operating costs would be heartily welcomed.

A Note on Charitable Tax Receipts

As a volunteer-run organization, we strive to keep our workload manageable. Therefore, if you are donating via PayPal, Interac email money transfer or cheque, we issue charitable tax receipts only to Canadian residents whose annual TSO donations total $25.00 or greater during the calendar year. If you make a donation through ATBcares, you will receive a Canadian tax receipt for donations of any amount. (Please read Donation Terms & Conditions below for full details.)

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Donation Terms and Conditions

If you are a Canadian taxpayer, you will normally receive a tax receipt (PDF file accessible by email) with respect to applicable donations made by you to The Strongest Oak Foundation (TSO) during a calendar year as soon as practicable and, in any event, within two (2) months after the end of that year. The relevant date of the tax receipt will be the Donation Date in the taxation year in which the amounts were donated to TSO. Please note that if you do not provide the information necessary for TSO to generate a receipt on or before December 31 in any calendar year, you may not be entitled to a receipt for donations made in that year.

Notwithstanding anything contained in the TSO website, or the issuance of any tax receipts in your name by or on behalf of TSO, in no event shall TSO be liable to you for any direct or indirect damages, including without limitation any tax, interest, fines, damages, penalties or other levies imposed by any taxing, governmental or other regulatory authority arising from or in connection with any donation to TSO, whether online or otherwise. You must consult your own tax and legal advisors respecting the actual tax or other impact of donations made by you through TSO.

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Success Stories

Many of our Oaks have come a long way since we met them. We would like to celebrate their successes in feature articles. Read about our next featured Oak, Gertrude Nanyonga.

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