Frequently Asked Questions

Does my contribution go directly to one program?
No. Sponsorship contributions are pooled centrally, and used to fund programs benefiting sponsored children, elderly and families. However, you can request to contribute towards a particular sponsored program.


May I choose the program I sponsor?
Yes. You can request to contribute towards a specific sponsored project. And no matter how much you donate, we'll show you the specific project where your gifts were used...every time.


Can our School or our group sponsor a project?
Yes. Some of our projects are sponsored by churches, schools or service groups. These arrangement have worked out well. There should just be one person who serves as the groups liaison. A tax receipt will be issued in the name of the sponsoring group.


How Maryan the Divine Mercy Foundation different?
Maryan the Divine Mercy Foundation, is a Canadian based Christian relief, advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in Iraq . As followers of Jesus, we are motivated by God's love for all people regardless of race, religion, gender or ethnicity.

We work tirelessly to help underprivileged children, families and elders in Iraq , doing whatever it takes to ensure their survival and wellbeing. Our programs include: emergency and long-term medical care for the elderly; improving the lives of physically and mentally challenged children providing them with access to basic care, shelter, education and emergency relief and more.

Maryan The Divine Mercy Foundation accounts for every dollar. The funds given to the Foundation, 95.7% went directly into the sponsored programs. Our members serve with Mayran Divine Mercy Foundation because they are committed to the work we do and to our core values. They are not compensated in any way for their services to the organization.


Can I get an official tax receipt for donation?
Yes. All contributions to Maryan The Divine Mercy Foundation are tax-deductible in Canada. The Foundation issues a cumulative tax receipt for all of your sponsorship payments and other donations yearly. We will only send a tax receipt for donations greater than $20 dollars.


What payment methods are available?
Online payment available through PayPal or you can send us a cheque by mail to:
Maryan the Divine Mercy Foundation
3612 Steeple Chase Crescent
Mississauga, Ontario L5M 0J8


Is donating on-line secure?
Yes. Your online donation is done though Paypal. Paypal service provides a secure connection. All your financial information (like your credit card number) is securely encrypted on Paypal servers. Please see www.paypal.com for details.


How much of my money will go to the programs?
97.5% Of the funds given to the Foundation, went directly into programs that help Children, Elderly and Families in Iraq. Our members serve with Mayran Divine Mercy Foundation because they are committed to the work we do and to our core values. They are not compensated in any way for their services to the organization.


What is the most efficient way to give?
Automatic monthly reoccuring contribution are the most efficient way to give. Donations of automatic monthly contribution confirm your intent to give regularly and we make sure that 97.5% of the donation reaches the program.


I have been asked by someone claiming to work for Mayran the Divine Mercy Foundation to donate directly overseas. Is this legitimate?
No. The Maryan the Divine Mercy Founadtion is the only Canadian licensed charity directed with the responsibility to raise funds for the work of The Maryan the Divine Mercy Foundation. We have policies, procedures, oversight and safeguards to make sure the money gets to the Maryan the Divine Mercy Foundation sponsored programs in Iraq.

No other Maryan the Divine mercy Foundation organization or representative is authorized to raise funds or provide tax receipts for Canadians for the purpose of funding Maryan the Divine Mercy Foundation programmes in Iraq.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to work for the Maryan the Divine Mercy Foundaiton, asking for money to be wired or mailed overseas, please get their name and telephone number. Do not call them back at the number they provide, rather please contact our office at 416 277 064 to confirm information.