Fundraising Event Guidelines

Fundraising Event Guidelines

Thank you for planning to support Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County at your Fundraising Event. Your generosity helps raise support for our neighbours, families, co-workers and friends who have been brave enough to ask for our help but cannot afford to pay the full service fee. Simcoe County depends on our professional counselling, education and advocacy. Thank you for helping us provide these services!

This guide provides information on organizing a Fundraising Event on our behalf.


Fundraising Event Policies

  • Our Fundraising Event Registration Form must be completed.
  • Please do not portray CFSSC as endorsing any companies, religious organizations, political parties or candidates, or service groups.
  • Donations cannot be used to cover event costs. Fundraisers are responsible for all event expenses and corporate sponsorship. Proceeds from the event should be made payable to Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County.
  • We are unable to use our charitable registration number to get discount pricing on event costs.
  • Any materials containing the CFSSC name or logo need to be to submitted for review before use.
  • We do not have t-shirts, memorabilia, prizes or banners for events.
  • We require a list of all charitable organizations that will benefit from your event.
  • The event organizer will indemnify CFSSC against all debts, liabilities, costs and expenses incurred by the event.
  • If the fundraiser is cancelled or rescheduled we need to be notified at least 24 hours prior to the original date of the event.
  • We reserve the right to cancel the event agreement with 24-hours notice and just cause.

Support Provided By CFSSC

  • Our involvement must be clear and agreed upon in advance.
  • We will work with you to ensure a successful event.
  • We will offer advice and expertise with your event planning.
  • If possible, we will arrange for staff to attend the event and/or cheque presentation.
  • We will promote your event on our website and/or social media platforms.
  • We will issue tax receipts if the guidelines indicated below have been followed.

Information About Tax Receipts

  • It’s important to know the rules about tax receipting before planning your event.
  • Tax receipts are not issued to event sponsors.
  • It is the organizer’s responsibility to communicate decisions about receipting to the participants.
  • In general, if an individual or corporation receives any benefit from their contribution a tax receipt is not issued.

Tax Receipts Are Issued If:

  • Donations are valued at $10 or more.
  • Your Fundraising Event Registration Form has been submitted and approved.
  • You provide a complete and legible list of donors including:
    1. First and last name
    2. Phone number and mailing address
    3. Amount donated
    4. Amount the tax receipt is to be issued for
    5. List of item(s) and their worth, at fair market value, that have been donated
  • The tax receipt information and donations are received within 40 days of your event (tax receipts dated for the year of your event are only possible if all money and information is received before December 31 of that year).
  • The tax receipt is being issued to the person who made the donation.
  • The above guidelines for your event have been followed.

Thank you for taking the time to review our Fundraising Event Guidelines. We can’t wait to hear about your event ideas! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by clicking here.


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