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Frequently Asked Questions


Where does the money go?

Gifts made through the "Gifts with Meaning" program are donations towards programs and designated funds in support of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. The values, services, equipment and programs described in this catalogue are representations of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton programs.


Will I receive a tax receipt? Are donations tax deductible?

When you purchase a "Gift with Meaning" you are in fact donating to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, which makes your purchase eligible for a tax receipt. Once you have completed your purchase, we will issue a tax receipt in your name and send it electronically to your email.


When will I get the certificate(s) to give to my recipient?

Certificates (PDFs) are sent within 1 hour of your purchase. If you select a hard copy certificate, it may take up to five working days to process but we will do our best to get it out quicker. From there it is in the post office's hands, which could be another two to five days. Please note that it is not recommended to select the hard copy card option between December 20 and January 6 because we are unable guarantee timely delivery for the holiday season.


Are "Gifts with Meaning" only for the Holiday Season?

Actually no, this site and our phone lines are open all year long. Whether it's a birthday, graduation, wedding or gift for a teacher, friend or co-worker, “Gifts with Meaning” are a great choice for gift giving all year round.


What happens if "Gifts with Meaning" raises more funds than expected for a particular item?

In the exceptional case where donations exceed what is needed for a particular item, YWCA will redirect funds to similar items or program areas to help women and children in our community.


Are some items better than others?

No.  All "Gifts with Meaning" have been carefully selected to provide the greatest impact for local women and children as they build their desired futures. Every gift is valuable and we leave it up to you to choose which gift you wish to give. You can also choose to make a donation without giving a card. To donate, click here.


Do you still have questions?

We’re happy to help! Please call us at 705-743-3526 x131 or email