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Bluewater Health is committed to remaining at the forefront of medical technology. This commitment is there for one reason only - our priority to focus on patient care. At one point or another in our lives, every one of us will require the services of our community hospitals. That's why we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. To make this possible, Bluewater Health Foundation needs your help.

Since the creation of the Foundation in 1998, thousands of individuals and organizations have generously contributed to our community hospitals by supporting Foundation events and activities.

All gifts, whether large or small, make a difference and are appreciated and acknowledged. Every dollar earned goes towards improving health care for all of us. Your donation can go directly to any area or program you prefer to support, or you can let the Foundation decide "where the need is greatest".

In addition to contributing to the capital campaign that will raise the community's share of our $115 million new hospital, many of our donors direct their gifts to areas that are of special interest to them.

All donors will be issued an official tax receipt. For information on charitable giving laws in Canada, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency's Charities Directorate page at

How do I make a donation?

Cash Gifts

A cash gift is the most popular way to make a donation. Cash gifts include cash, cheques, Visa, Mastercard, debit, money order, or bank draft.

In Person

Come and visit us! You can make your donation directly to us at the Foundation Office at 89 Norman Street. We are located just inside the Norman Street entrance, ground floor, just around the corner from the Information Desk. At the office, we can accept your donation by cash, cheque, money order, Visa, Mastercard, or Interac direct payment (debit).

By Phone

You can make a donation by phone using your Visa or Mastercard by contacting Lisa Waite, Donor Liaison at (519) 464-4429.

By Mail or Fax

You can make a donation by mail or fax by clicking here, printing the donation form provided, and forwarding it to our office.

For a printable donation form CLICK HERE

Mailing Address:
Bluewater Health Foundation
89 Norman Street
Sarnia ON N7T 6S3
Fax Number: (519) 336-8780


You can make a donation online, by completing and submitting our secure, online donation form.

Pledge Gifts

Pledge gifts can be made annually, biannually, monthly, or bi-monthly. This can be done by transactions on your Visa or Mastercard, or by electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly from your bank account. Receipts for pledge payments are issued once per year, at tax time. Please contact Lisa Waite, Donor Liaison at (519) 464-4429 or [email protected] for more information.

Memorial Gifts

You may honour the memory of a loved one or special person by making a memorial contribution to Bluewater Health Foundation. You will receive a tax receipt for your gift, and we will send a letter acknowledging your gift to the family of the person remembered. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed.

Regardless of the size of your contribution, the remembered person's name will be placed on our annual Memorial Wall. A dedication service is held once a year for the family and friends of the people whose names were added to the wall that year. The next Memorial Wall service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, for memorial donations received in 2004.

Memorial gifts can be directed towards a specific area or program, if desired. Families will often specify where they would like donations to go in the obituary announcement. Most local funeral homes will accept donations on our behalf, and forward them for us to process in our usual way.

Tribute Gifts

You may choose to make a gift to Bluewater Health Foundation as a tribute to someone special. A tribute gift is an excellent way to mark birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, the birth of a child, retirements, or any special occasion. You may also choose to recognize a physician, staff member or specific program at Bluewater Health for the care given to yourself or someone close to you. You will receive a tax receipt for your gift, and a note will be sent to the honouree acknowledging your donation. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed.

Tribute gifts can be directed towards a specific area or program, if desired.


A gift-in-kind involves the donation of property, goods or services instead of cash. Bluewater Health Foundation issues tax receipts for the fair market value of most gifts of goods, but cannot, however, issue tax receipts for services.

Gifts-in-kind include securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds), real estate, art, or equipment. They may also include items donated for special events, such as door prizes or silent auction items.

Planned Giving

Provide a legacy of hope for future generations. Please see our Planned Giving page for more information on alternative methods of giving.

Thank you for supporting Bluewater Health Foundation!


Note: Bluewater Health Foundation does not exchange, rent or sell any donor information.