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    Community Relations

    Mission Statement & Giving Guidelines

    Costco Wholesale is committed in its support of charitable activities in the communities where it operates. United Way has been designated as the primary charity as its scope is wide and serves many different service organizations. Additionally, Costco dedicates the balance of its charitable contributions to children's initiatives, specifically in the areas of health, welfare and education, as well as to families in need.

    A Charitable Contributions Committee is charged with overseeing our charitable giving on a national and regional level.

    Qualifying for Donations

    Costco Wholesale considers making donations to registered Canadian charities for select programs that currently fall within our focused areas of giving only: children's welfare and families in need.

    It is best to make your request a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of the need. While we would like to respond favourably to all requests, the needs are far greater than our dedicated resources. Therefore, it is not possible for us to accommodate all requests.

    Requests for in-kind (product) donations

    Costco warehouses can respond to requests of in-kind (product) donations so long as the criteria for eligibility are followed and request is approved by the Warehouse Manager.

    Requests for monetary donations

    Local registered Canadian charities that fall within our giving guidelines and focus areas should fax or mail a request to their local Costco warehouse. To determine your closest warehouse, click here.

    National or regional registered Canadian charities that fall within our giving guidelines and focus areas should fax or mail a request to the Canadian corporate office:

      Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
      Corporate Affairs
      415 West Hunt Club Road
      Ottawa, Ontario K2E 1C5
      (613) 221-2000
      (425) 427-3100 (fax)

    Income Tax Receipts

    Income tax receipts must be provided for all corporate donations (monetary or in-kind).