Someone — often a child — is dying every 20 seconds from diarrheal diseases caused by dirty water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene. YOU can save lives. Please donate TODAY. Because our overhead is consistently less than 10%, every $1 you invest provides a child or adult with safe water for a year!


You can:

  • Drill a new well for a village for $5,200
  • Rehabilitate an existing well, including replacing the hand pump and concrete pad, for about $1,450
  • Repair a broken hand pump for $170
  • Repair 5 broken hand pumps for $850

In return for whatever amount you donate, you can receive a receipt to reduce both your federal and provincial taxes. Federally, you get a credit of 15 per cent of the amount donated for the first $200 of annual charitable donations. The credit jumps to 29 per cent for cumulative donations above $200 (or 33 per cent if you have income subject to the top 33-per-cent federal rate, which is income of more than $221,708 in 2022). Parallel provincial credits work similarly, providing most Canadians with a minimum combined federal/provincial tax credit worth at least 40 per cent for donations above $200 annually.


Mail a Cheque

Send a cheque or money order to "Lifewater":
Lifewater Canada
457 Heather Cres.
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 5L1

For U.S. donors, please scroll to the bottom of this page.


Credit Card

You can make a convenient credit card donation through the highly secure CanadaHelps website. Choose between a one-time or monthly donation, and select your dollar amount. CanadaHelps charges processing fees that will reduce the total amount of your donation. For ONE-TIME donors, those fees are 3% on donations of less than $10,000, 2.5% on donations between $10,000 and $49,999, 2.25% on donations between $50,000 and $99,999, OR 2% on donations of more than $100,000. For MONTHLY donors, CanadaHelps charges 3.5%



You can also make a quick and convenient donation – and avoiding the fees charged by your credit card company and CanadaHelps so every dollar goes to Lifewater Canada – by e-transferring:

  1. Log onto your Canadian bank account (not U.S. banks) and send your eTransfer
  2. Please email or call us to clarify whether you want your funds to go "where the need is greatest" or to a specific type of project in a country of your choosing!
  3. Please email us your complete postal address (Revenue Canada requires a postal address to make the receipt official) and our twice a year newsletter.



You can also donate to Lifewater through the PayPal Giving Fund in Canada. PayPal will accept your donation and forward the funds to us without charging you or us a service fee. If you give through PayPal, please check the box that enables Lifewater to know who sent us the donation so we can personally thank you! Also, PayPal will email a tax receipt to you. Please check your email inbox, including your Spam folder, for your receipt.


Donate Securities

Donate stocks, mutual funds or other securities to Lifewater through the highly secureCanadaHelps website (click on the site's "Donate Securities" button). CanadaHelps charges processing fees of 2% to 3% which will reduce the total amount of your donation.


There are no capital gains taxes on securities donated to charities. That maximizes your gift to Lifewater and gives you a bigger tax receipt!


For example, if the stock you bought for $1,000 is now worth $5,000, you have a capital gain of $4,000 of which $2,000 is taxable income. If you donate the stock, you are exempt from this taxable gain. Depending on your tax bracket, donating stock instead of net proceeds can save you from $200 to $1,060 in income tax. And Lifewater receives more too!


Donate Cryptocurrencies

You can donate Bitcoin and/or Ether to Lifewater. Make your cryptocurrency donation through the secure CanadaHelps website. CanadaHelps will convert the gift to Canadian currency, give the funds to Lifewater Canada, and email you a Canadian-currency tax receipt.CanadaHelps charges processing fees of 2% to 3% which will reduce the total amount of your donation.


Payroll Deduction

Some companieshave donation matching programs which can multiply the impact of your gift to Lifewater.


You can also direct part or all of your United Way payroll deductions to Lifewater.Because we work overseas, we are not a designated United Way Charity. However, you can donate to Lifewater while actively supporting your workplace drive. On your United Way Pledge Form under the heading "Additional Giving Options," you can designate your donation to Lifewater using this information:

Charity: Lifewater Canada
City: Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5L1
Charitable Business Number: 885420737 RR 0001


Please note that some United Way offices charge a $16 fee for providing this service and the designated donation must be at least $25.


Fundraising Events

You can also organize your own Lifewater Canada fundraising event. Our"Get Involved"page offers lots of suggestions, and detailed instructions for raising funds online or at your event.


U.S. Donations

You can make a donation in U.S. currency, and receive a receipt to reduce your U.S. taxes, through our partner organization, Friends of the Great Commission.



For donation or receipt questions, please email
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Every $1 you give provides a child with safe water for a year!






457 Heather Crescent
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5L1
+1 807-622-4848

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