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For 45 years, the London Children’s Museum has changed the lives of children, each and every day.

Through hands-on learning experiences, the London Children's Museum:

  • Encourages children's healthy social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth
  • Nurtures curiosity, creativity, experimentation, and innovation
  • Promotes development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Cultivates interest in science, technology, art, history, culture, and nature
  • Encourages friends, families, and community members to learn alongside one another by promoting empathy, inclusion, and a sense of belonging

 

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Learn more about our work:
 

2022-2023 Impact Report

 

Ways to Give

The London Children's Museum is a registered charity. Approximately half of our revenue comes from sales and admission. The other half is made possible through generous grants, sponsorship, and individual donations. Learn more about the many ways to give, including legacy, estate, and tax planned giving.

London Regional Children’s Museum (Legal Name)
21 Wharncliffe Road South, London Ontario, N6J 4G5
Charitable Registration Number 10808 7263 RR0001

 

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Monthly Giving

Become a monthly donor. A consolidated tax receipt will be provided every January.

Give in Memory or Celebration

Make a gift in someone's name. Recognize the memory of a loved one, pay tribute to a family member or friend, or celebrate a milestone. A letter will be sent to the honouree acknowledging your gift.

Gift in your Will

Thank you for considering a gift in your Will to the London Children’s Museum. Every gift in your Will makes a difference, no matter how large or small. Calculate your gifting potential on our Will Power charity page.

  • With a gift in your Will, you can designate a future gift of a percentage of your estate or a specific amount of money.
  • Just a small percentage of your estate left to charity can have a significant impact, while still leaving the majority for loved ones.
  • There is no immediate cost to you; the gift will not reduce what you have available for your current needs.
  • Gifts in your Will allow you to make a bigger gift than you could during your lifetime.
  • Gifts in the Will can reduce or even eliminate final income taxes to be paid; taxes that would otherwise reduce what you leave to your heirs.
  • When considering any estate gift, always consult your legal advisor, financial planner, and/or your family members.

Sample Wording

  • I direct my Executors to give the sum of $___ or ___% of the residue of my Estate to the London Regional Children’s Museum for use for highest priority needs as determined by the Directors of the London Regional Children’s Museum
  • I direct my Executors to give to the London Regional Children’s Museum the sum of $___ or ___% of my residue to be used for the purpose of ______, provided that if such a purpose ceases to exist or ceases to be provided by the London Regional Children’s Museum, then the legacy shall not fail, but the Directors of the London Regional Children’s Museum shall use such a legacy for a purpose which most closely resembles the purpose set out above.

If you have chosen to include London Children’s Museum in your Estate plan, please let us know as we would love to thank you personally.

Contact

Christine Walker, Director of Development, at 519-434-5726 ex. 227 or christine [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca (christine[at]londonchildrensmuseum[dot]ca)

Gift of RRSP/RRIF

By designating London Children’s Museum as the beneficiary of your retirement funds, you will receive a charitable tax receipt to offset any taxes owed. The gift would go directly to charity without being taxed.

For more information, contact Christine Walker at 519-434-5726 ex. 227 or christine [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca (christine[at]londonchildrensmuseum[dot]ca).

Gift of Appreciated Stock or Securities

Donate appreciated securities to eliminate capital gains taxes and benefit from a charitable tax receipt. This is one of the most tax-effective ways to make a charitable donation.

To make a gift of securities, please complete the Gift of Securities Transfer Form and contact Christine Walker at 519-434-5726 ex. 227 or christine [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca (christine[at]londonchildrensmuseum[dot]ca).

Gift of Life Insurance

Giving a gift of life insurance is another way to make a gift with tax benefits. There are several ways to do this. When considering any estate gift, always consult your legal advisor, financial planner, and/or your family members.

For more information, contact Christine Walker at 519-434-5726 ex. 227 or christine [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca (christine[at]londonchildrensmuseum[dot]ca)

Corporate Giving

Partner with the London Children’s Museum to reach your corporate social responsibility and business goals.

For more information, contact Christine Walker at 519-434-5726 ex. 227 or christine [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca (christine[at]londonchildrensmuseum[dot]ca).

Matching Gifts

Many companies match charitable donations made by employees. Contact your Human Resources department to inquire about your company’s matching gift program.

Matching Gift application forms can be sent to Christine Walker at christine [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca (christine[at]londonchildrensmuseum[dot]ca).

Host Your Own Fundraising Event

Organize your own fundraiser in support of the London Children’s Museum! Whether you’re having a birthday, wedding, or a celebration just because, you can raise money for your favourite charity. Learn more and set up your online fundraiser.

If you organize a fundraiser, contact Christine Walker at 519-434-5726 ex. 227 or christine [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca (christine[at]londonchildrensmuseum[dot]ca)

Donate Goods or Services

If you have items or services you would like to donate, please contact us at 519-434-5726.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about making a donation to the London Children's Museum, contact us!

Christine Walker, Director of Development
P: 519-434-5726 ext. 227
F: 519-434-1443
christine [at] londonchildrensmuseum.ca (christine[at]londonchildrensmuseum[dot]ca)

Unearth Wonder

Help build our NEW dinosaur exhibit at 100 Kellogg Lane!

The future London Children’s Museum was shaped by the ideas and dreams of over 500 children, families, and community members. And children in our community made one thing very clear - our new home would not be complete without dinosaurs!

But to make our community’s dream a reality, we need your help! You can bring these prehistoric wonders to life by donating today. Every gift matters!
 

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