The Pediatric Obesity Foundation - How Can You Help

How Can You Help?

Please help support change towards a healthy and positive future for our children. The value of every donation to the Pediatric Obesity Foundation is immeasurable.

A general donation supports each and all of the POF's objectives.

Sponsor a child and provide funding for one or more children and their families to go through an intensive one-year multidisciplinary team treatment program. This team is made up of a psychologist, pediatrician, nutritionist and physical trainer.

Sponsor Peter the Marathoner in his quest to complete 100 marathons in support of the Pediatric Obesity Foundation. All donations go to fulfill the objectives of the POF.

To make a donation go to donate now. Please note that all donations are tax deductible.

Albertans encouraged to take advantage of charitable tax credit - one of Canada's highest Many donors don't make the most of their charitable donations

"Alberta has one of the highest charitable tax credits in Canada," said Lindsay Blackett, Minister of Culture and Community Spirit. "But many people just don't submit their official receipts for the tax credit they're entitled to. It feels great to give to charity, but it also feels great to lessen your tax burden. And giving just a little more could mean a larger tax credit. It's a win-win for charities and donors."

By combining the provincial tax credit of 21 per cent with the federal tax credit of 29 per cent, Albertans receive a 50 per cent non-refundable tax credit for every dollar donated over the $200 annual threshold. This tax credit is not a refund; it is a credit towards an individual's overall amount owing for income tax. To take advantage of the tax credit, Albertans can claim their total annual charitable donations on their next income tax return.

Example:

Total annual donations
Alberta tax credit
Federal tax credit
Total tax credit
$500
$83
$117
$200
$1,000
$188
$262
$450