Charities up for Victoria Foundation Challenge

If you're having a hard time deciding what Christmas gift you want to buy, give the Victoria Foundation 75-hour Challenge a thought.

If you’re having a hard time deciding what Christmas gift you want to buy, give the Victoria Foundation 75-hour Challenge a thought.

It lets you donate cash or publicly traded securities into the endowment fund of your favourite participating charity — in your own name or the name you choose, making it a gift that lasts forever.

The foundation, which manages $183 million in assets for 73 registered charities, has selected 15 organizations that have existing endowments of less than $75,000, for its 75-hour Challenge to raise money for them, until Nov. 18 to noon.

The gifts can be made online by searching “Victoria Foundation” on www.canadahelps.org, or by calling 250-381-5523.

Cheques can be dropped off at the foundation office at 109-645 Fort St.

Go to www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca for more information on the 75-hour Challenge.