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Donating via CanadaHelps:  A Step-By-Step Guide

  1. On the CanadaHelps (CH) home page:  Enter "HAALSA" in the "Search by Charity Keywords" box and click the "Search" button.
  2. On the Search Results page:  Find the entry for "HAALSA The Hamilton Association ..." and click either our name or our logo.
  3. On the Association's CH Page:  Click the "Donate Now" button above the "About this Charity" header or scroll down to the "Donate To This Charity Now" section.
    Don't worry, clicking the button doesn't commit you to making a donation. The button would be better labelled "Your Donation Options", since clicking it merely moves you down to the Donate To This Charity Now section.
  4. In the Donate To This Charity Now section:
    1. Enter the amount you wish to donation.
    2. Select on the drop-down menu the specific fund to which your donation will be assigned (a membership, an award program, etc.).
      You can select only one fund on this menu. You will be able to return to this section before checking out, if you wish to donate to another of our funds.
    3. Enter any message you wish to send to the Association.
    4. In the Make Your Donation section:  Click to select "No thanks" or the applicable option.
    5. When ready, click the "Continue with My Donation" button.
  5. On the Giving Basket page:  If you wish to donate to another of our funds, click the "Add Another Donation" button (below and to the right of the section header).
    For example, after specifying a donation for a membership, you might also wish to support one or more of our awards programs or make an unrestricted donation, one not tied to any award.
  6. You will be returned to the "Get Started: Find a Charity" page, where you can again search for "HAALSA" and follow the search result page to our page. There you can scroll down to the now-familiar Donate To This Charity section, and carry on. If you change your mind, you can get back to your Giving Basket by clicking the Giving Backet link at the top of the page.
  7. When you are ready to "check out", provide the required information (email address, payment details and tax receipt information) and respond to the optional items as you judge best. Then click the "Continue with My Donation" button and carry on.

When you donate via `CanadaHelps`, CanadaHelps (not HAALSA) provides your receipt for tax purposes. The receipt is sent to the donor by email immediately following confirmation of your payment. A tax receipt can also be downloaded once a donation has been completed and your payment confirmed.