What your money can buy

In Malawi, your money can help students

  • Attend a day school ($84 a year, or $7/month). In addition to tuition and other fees, this covers costs linked to transportation, school supplies, clothing/uniform, and some food, to help ensure that students and families have the conditions for success.
  • Attend a boarding school ($360 a year, $30/month).  In cases where students don’t have the necessary family support, boarding school is the best option. Typically, a student has to be accepted by the school and the quality of instruction is a little better. This cost includes tuition, room and board, and small allowances for things like clothing and some pocket money. 

These costs are prohibitive for the average Malawian family, given that:

- More than 50 percent of Malawians live in poverty

- The average annual income per capita is $250

In Haiti, your gift can help a young Haitian enroll in a local university. Contributions made to the Paré Foundation in support of our Paré Scholar in Haiti will be matched (up to a total of $5,500 per year) by one of the Foundation’s long standing supporters. Examples of costs (from our friends at HELP):

  • $2,913/year Tuition & Books for Accredited University Classes in Haiti 
  • $711/year Career Services & Internship Placement 
  • $677/semester Leadership Classes & Service Learning Projects 
  • $112/month Twice-Weekly Immersive English Classes 
  • $14/week         Computer Lab Access & Weekly Classes 
  • $11/day Housing in HELP Dorms & Living Expenses 

See more at: http://uhelp.net/ways-to-give/#sthash.ytHDXLyx.dpuf

What are the administrative costs?

The Paré Foundation operates entirely with volunteers and has therefore been able to pass on 100% of received donations to beneficiaries.

Is my donation tax deductible?

All donations are deductible against Canadian income. As such, each contributor to the Paré Foundation will receive a tax receipt.

Ways to Give:

The best way to give to the Paré Foundation is to become a Sustaining Member. Click on the link below (for CanadaHelps) and set up your automatic monthly deduction. With 40 supporters contributing $20/month, we could sustain the entire Malawi program for years to come.   

By cheque: Send your cheques to: 

Alphonse and Lucy Griffith Paré Foundation
c/o Marie-Claire Paré Holland
904-239 Kensington ave                            
Westmount, Québec
H3Z 2H1 

By credit card: Visit our secure online donation page at Canadahelps.org:


Stock donations: Please contact us at parefound@gmail.com for information on making a gift of securities

Matching gifts: Does your company provide matching gifts? Please check with your HR or Community Affairs office for more information. 

In memoriam gifts: Consider making a gift in memory of a loved one. You can also honour a special person for their birthday, graduation, wedding, communion, birth, or other special occasion.  

Bequests: If you choose to remember the Paré Foundation in your estate plans, a charitable bequest ensures that your generosity will live on through beneficiaries of Paré Foundation projects. 

Please note: Whether you choose to donate through Canada Helps or by cheque, please indicate the project you would most like to support. Donations that are not earmarked will go to our General Fund and will be disbursed to our projects at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Paré Foundation.