Sorrento Centre
Sorrento Centre Mission Statement
Part with a Purpose!

Sorrento Centre is organizing a number of 'Party with a Purpose' events - open conversations and presentations to learn more about Sorrento's future plans and campaign.

The parties are for supporters and interested people in your area (BC and Alberta) .

If you would like more information on attending one of these parties, please email Andrea Gaillus or phone the Sorrento Centre office (250.675.2421) for more information.

It's a great time to reconnect with the Centre. If you know someone who you think might be interested in being invited to a 'party' please email us.

If you would be willing to help host a party in your area we would welcome talking more with you about ways you could help.

'NEXT 50'
Sorrento Centre Mission Statement

DONATE to The Next 50 Campaign

The decisions made now can provide the underpinnings for the ongoing health and growth of Sorrento locally, nationally and internationally. We ask that you consider prayerfully your commitment to this future.

Dioceses, parishes, individuals and households in British Columbia and Alberta are being asked to respond to the ‘Embracing Transformation: The Next 50 Years’ Campaign for Sorrento Centre.

We ask you to be a partner in opening the door to a new future for Sorrento.

Our goal through this campaign is to raise a minimum of $6.64 million. We are honouring as many parishes, individuals and households as possible with a conversation. However, visitors will not ask you to make a decision during the conversation about your financial support.


The key to a successful campaign is generous giving, which means something different to each person.

With everyone giving according to equal generosity – not equal amounts – we can fulfill our vision and make all things new. The campaign will require a level of support not seen since our founders built Sorrento 50 years ago.

As you consider your pledge to the campaign, it will be helpful to remember that based on current income tax laws, like all giving to the church, you will save on your income tax. Contributions are tax deductible.

There are two ways to give to the campaign:

  • Gifts and/or Pledges: These include cash gifts over the next three years by way of cheque, direct debit, credit card contributed monthly, quarterly, or annually.
  • Planned Gifts: a gift funded from accumulated resources or assets, rather than income. Under our current tax laws, there are opportunities for you to make a significant gift to Sorrento from your accumulated resources or assets. Because of the tax advantages, this gift will not negatively impact your current financial circumstances.

Immediate Gifts

  • Marketable Securities: These gifts can take the form of cash, stocks, bonds, current life insurance policies or mutual funds. Making a gift of securities or mutual funds can reduce the accrued capital gains tax that you might owe. Since spring 2006, gifts of securities or mutual funds to charitable organizations in Canada can avoid payment of capital gains tax otherwise payable by the donor. The Canadian government introduced this initiative to encourage such gifts, benefiting both the charity and the donor; the appreciation in value of such purchases may be quite significant when they are transferred directly to the church
  • Charitable Gift Annuity: You can receive tax-free retirement income along with an immediate gift to Sorrento Centre. This is a gift that gives back to you.

Future Gifts

  • Bequests Through a Will: Bequests are a very important and meaningful way to leave a final gift to Sorrento Centre. You can leave either a specific gift of cash, artwork or other assets, or a portion of your estate.
  • Life Insurance: Making Sorrento Centre a beneficiary of a life insurance policy will give you a tax benefit today and provide a future gift to Sorrento Centre. With a modest monthly insurance premium for a new policy, you can leave a substantial legacy to the centre in the future. Your annual premiums are tax deductible.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust: You place cash, property or securities in a trust for Sorrento Centre and receive a guaranteed income for life, with substantial tax savings.

Donate Online

Donating online is our easiest option. You can donate using any major credit card. All international donations made through the link from the Centre’s website will be converted to Canadian dollars.

If you’re donating in honour of someone or want to direct your donation to specific Sorrento ministries, please use the special message "Note" area in the PayPal checkout process. Each type of payment method (Visa, MC or PayPal) has a “Note” window, which can be completed with aninstruction (e.g., In Memory of Name /for the "Embracing Transformation" campaign), before pressing the donation/payment send button.

Security for online donations: We use PayPal, the largest online global payment processor, to securely process online donations. Don’t worry; you don’t need an account with them to donate to the Centre. And we’ll never share your information with anyone.

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Donate by cheque

Send cheques (we don’t advise cash) for general donations to Sorrento Centre, 1159 Passchendaele Road, Box 99, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0. If you’re donating in honour of someone or want to direct your donation to specific costs, please write this in the memo of your cheque.

Donate by monthly deduction

We are now able to accept donations by means of pre-authorized debit from your bank account. To find the application form, please click on this link ». Complete the form and return by mail to Sorrento Centre, 1159 Passchendaele Road, PO Box 99 Sorrento, BC Canada V0E 2W0 or FAX to (250) 675-3032. If you would like your monthly deduction to come off your VISA or MasterCard, please call the office at (250) 675-2421.

Donate by phone

Please call our office at (250) 675-2421 or call toll free 1-866-694-2409. See office hours here ». Upon making your donation, please also let us know if you’re donating in honour of someone, and their name.


Sorrento Centre is a registered non-profit with the Canada Revenue Agency, so all donations made directly to the organization are tax-deductible (with the exception of some international donations). Please contact us for our audited financials, which can also be found in the office.

Tax receipts

Receipts for online donations may take up to 5 working days to process and email to you. Be on the lookout for yours; tax receipt emails sometimes find their way into junk mail folders. If you don’t get your receipt within 5 working days, please let us know and we’ll gladly reissue you another one.

Offline monthly donors receive a consolidated tax receipt in the mail at the end of February in the next calendar year, unless requested otherwise. Again, if you don’t get your receipt within that time, just let us know and we’ll resend it.

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