Ways to Give

Our Aim is Simple: Help Patients and Their Families

The Aberdeen Health Foundation relies solely on the generosity and support of donors to fulfill its mission to enhance health care here in Pictou County. We use your gifts to grow a stable fund, which allows us to provide for new treatments, technology, and health care initiatives in our hospital and community. Every dollar makes a difference. Everyone benefits.


Donate Now – for yourself, or someone you love

There are many reasons and many ways to make a gift to the Aberdeen Health Foundation. As a registered charity, all donations to the Aberdeen Health Foundation are tax deductible. Donations can be directed to the area of care most important to you and arranged to suit your objectives and financial circumstances.


Donate Securely Online by Credit Card

Put your donation immediately into action to enhance health care here in Pictou County.
Choose where you would like your dollars to go. Donate Now.

Donate Monthly

Make a regular donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation. Set up an automatic monthly donation. Donate Now.

Memorial Gifts

A donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation is a way to honour the memory of someone who has passed away. Tell us who the gift is in memory of and who you would like us to notify, we’ll take care of the rest. Donate Now.

Tribute Gifts

Making a donation to pay tribute to friends, family or colleagues is a unique way to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone. Let us know whom you are paying tribute to and we’ll notify them of your gift in their name. Donate Now.


Donate by Mail

Please include your name, mailing address, telephone, e-mail address and any other information you’d like to share with us. Cheques or money orders may be mailed to:

Aberdeen Health Foundation
835 East River Road
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 3S6

If applicable, please be sure to include the name and address of:
• The person(s) whom you wish us to notify of your in-memoriam donation, or
• The recipient(s) of your tribute gift.

Donate by Phone

We can accept your credit card donation by phone.
Please call us directly at: (902) 752-7600 x. 4600


Planned Giving

Leaving a gift in your will to the Aberdeen Health Foundation is a way to affirm your commitment to enhancing health care in Pictou County. Your estate, in whole or in part, may be gifted to the Aberdeen Health Foundation. To ensure your gift is properly documented, please be sure to use our legal name and registration number:

Aberdeen Health Foundation Society
Registered Charity Business Number: 85764 1153 RR0001

Please let us know if your estate plan includes a gift to the Aberdeen Health Foundation so we may thank you and welcome you as a member of the Gifts for Life Society. Please contact us.

Non-Cash Gifts, Gifts of Property, Gifts of Shares

The Aberdeen Health Foundation can also accept non-cash gifts. Any property you own can be donated, such as real estate or investments such as shares. The tax benefits of these gifts vary and may be significant. We recommend consulting a lawyer, accountant, or financial advisor to get professional advice tailored to your personal situation.

A charitable tax receipt will be provided for the fair market value of the property at the time of transfer. If you would like to arrange a non-cash gift, please contact us.

Gifts of Insurance

You can make the Aberdeen Health Foundation a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Your life insurance needs can shift over time. As your life changes, your insurance coverage may no longer be required for its original purpose. Using it for charitable purposes can make good sense for your tax situation and your community. See how Robert Rogers gifted his insurance to the Aberdeen Health Foundation.

There are different ways to support the Aberdeen Health Foundation through gifts of life insurance:

Change an existing life insurance policy

If you no longer need to provide financial security for your heirs, you can change the name of the beneficiary to Aberdeen Health Foundation SocietyAfter your death, your estate will get a charitable donation receipt for the proceeds of the policy. This can offset income taxes payable on your estate’s final tax return.

Transfer the ownership of an existing policy

If you’d like to receive immediate tax savings on the donation of an existing policy, you can transfer ownership to Aberdeen Health Foundation Society and make us the policy’s beneficiary. A portion of your policy’s value will be taxable as income, but you will receive a tax receipt to help offset taxes payable.

Purchase a new life insurance policy

Depending on how you structure a new policy to benefit the Aberdeen Health Foundation, you or your estate could receive tax receipts.