800-619-5798
Donor
Donor
2012-04-18 00:56:17
Unknown
Vivian:

I don't think you will ever receive a tax slip for 2011 as I just found a website:  www.canadiancharitylaw.ca. and you'll find a letter from Canada Revenue Agency to the Children's Leukemia Research Foundation in Niagara Falls, Ontario revoking their registration.  The letter states that they are no longer permitted to issue official donation receipts.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
donor
donor
2012-04-18 00:32:35
Unknown
I too donated to Children's Leukemia Research Association Canada when they sent me an invoice and now am unable to get a tax receipt I need for 2011 taxes.  I called 1-800-619-6103 and talked with an actual person and they told me to email:  info@clrac.org and request a tax slip for 2011 which I did and have tried repeatedly with no reply.  It will be the last time I donate to them.
Vivian
Vivian
2012-02-27 15:55:48
Non-profit Organization
Stupidly donated again this year. I have donated to the childrens leukemia  for years and thought this was the same one......Now I cannot get the tax receipt I need for 2011 taxes!!!!!!!
Mark
Mark
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
This number called me August 3 2007 at 1239. Missed the call though.  No caller identification came up.
Alex
Alex
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
This number called me January 19, 2008. When I picked up, a recorded voice said "Due to a large number of calls-" then it hung up/connected to another phone; I hung up. I had just finished reading a spying article.
Greg
Greg
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
Scam - says they are collecting for leukemia. High pressure, cannot be legitimate fund raisers - they would piss off too many people with those tactics.
lin
lin
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
childrens lukemia foundation. too bad they think they have to resort to hiding behind telemarketing. I myself won't deal with any organizations that do this.
Sam
Sam
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
Another scam on fund raising for leukemia!  These need to be stopped.
Linda
Linda
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
Obviously a scam.  The person was laughing and really wasn't serious.  Please eliminate this type of fraud.
jeff
jeff
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
scam
Lee-Anne
Lee-Anne
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
This number calls all the time...I now ignore it....unknown name on caller id
Ray
Ray
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
called I hung up than blocked any further calls from this number
lazer
lazer
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
chances are this is from a so called charity looking for a donation. ask if they're mailing address is from a lakeview po box(in Calgary) i would recomend not giving them the time of day. the are a lot of so called charities with this same mailing address. sounds kind of suspect to me
Mike
Mike
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
This number called during supper hour wanting money for a little girl who had Leukemia. I interrupted him and said I was on the do not call list. He replied "oh that list does not apply to us. We are fund raisers". Realising I was agitated, and before I had a chance to respond further he added, threateningly, that "This call was being recorded". I told him never to call my number again. What an idiot! I'd sure like to know if they represent a real charity as I would like to warn them of the damage these tactics are doing.
Emma January 28,2009
Emma January 28,2009
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
They keep calling and hanging up.  What the hell is the matter with this people.  I find this a form of harrassment!!  Is there anyway to block all this stupid calls.  It really gets on my nerves.
Dave
Dave
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
Well they're at it again.  No message left!  Why can't legit charities put a stop to these "imposters?"  As mentioned, 2 postings above, this does a lot of damage to actual fund raising charities who DO show their names in caller id's.  Bitching on here, by one or more people does little to solve the problem.  Still..............it's good to have a place to vent!!!
Kay
Kay
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
Just got a call during dinner. Didn't recognize it so I let the machine take it. No message left. I am on the DNC list. Hopefully they don't call back.
Mike
Mike
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
was called several times from 1 800 619 5798 and finally called back the 800 number that appeared on my call display ...the recording identified the number as  THE CHILDREN'S LEUKEMIA RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CANADA ... was instructed by an automated voice to call there customer service line @ 1 800 619 6103 ...... I listened to the instructions on how to be added to there DO NOT CALL LIST .... I followed there instruction ... never did talk to a real human. Will see what happens .... i am on the Canadian DO NOT CALL LIST and this is crap i have received more calls since going on the list than i did before
byexentel
byexentel
2011-06-06 20:58:10
Unknown
calling on behalf of children's leukemia foundation.
rm
rm
2010-08-13 02:08:29
Unknown
put on your do not call list!! veryannoying unwanted call
lwj01998
lwj01998
2010-08-09 22:20:21
Unknown
Just got a call from them.  I do not wish calls from them. I am on the do not call list, but apparently they do not pay attention to that.
Jim
Jim
2009-11-23 16:11:18
Unknown
I got one of these calls the other day.  I told them that I would not donate unless I knew more about that company.  I got on Cancer Recovery Foundation and even called they seemed to be very pleasant people who are fighting a worthy cause.  Their childrens project is probably one of the best ideas i have seen a charity do.  I donated direct and would suggest that to anyone.  
www.cancerrecovery.org
Eddie
Eddie
2009-03-11 03:08:58
Unknown
Unknown caller March 5th, 2009, 3:20 p.m.
Kare
Kare
2009-03-10 21:49:29
Unknown
Called March 10, 2009 @ 3:30pm. Did not answer. Did not leave a message.
jbm
jbm
2009-02-27 22:25:12
Unknown
I get calls from this number now and again, only the number comes up(800-619-5798) with no caller ID, every time I pick up no one answers, and after listening for a few seconds you can hear them hanging up.
spam busters
spam busters
2009-02-25 15:39:33
Unknown
annoying callers.txt

10:33 AM Feb/25/2009    1-800-619-5798

http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-800-619-5798

tells to re-direct to information line -> 1 800 619 6103

Press 9, 1 - removed from list
Lynn
Lynn
2009-02-25 02:56:08
Telemarketer
Just received a call from Xentel on behalf of the Children's Leukemia Research Association of Canada but now the display reads "Private Name/Private Number"

Very aggressive, as "Ben" mentioned.  He started by saying we spoke last year at this time... when I said I don't think we did, he just kept talking... about this year's poster child Hannah... hmmm, I think she was last year's too according to "Broken" above.  Started at $195 and went down to $25 when I said no.  I told him I would check it out and donate if it checked out.

I did google them... web page hasn't been updated since 2006 and I found an article stating that 80% of donated funds goes to telemarketing, office expenses and salaries... 80%!!!!!
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/273350

Please stay away from this one...
retlaw
retlaw
2009-02-17 19:13:54
Unknown
Similar call received Feb. 17,2009.I asked for information about the organization to be mailed to me.  The caller said that the costs of
mailing etc. this was not possible.  I was referred to WWW.clrac.org.
for further information.  The caller said she was located at a call
in Brandon.
Ruralbyte
Ruralbyte
2009-02-13 19:51:27
Unknown
They don't  need your money.  They raised $5.4 million in a two-year period, with almost 80 per cent of it going to telemarketers (Xentel) and expenses, according to the 'charity's' federal filings.

Childhood Asthma    and     Children's Leukemia Research Association,    were co-founded by CRAIG COPLAND, and run out of the same Niagara Falls home belonging to Jodi Giammarco. The Toronto Star checked at 9 a.m. on a weekday and found two people milling about a suburban house with a two-car garage. The man who answered the door, appearing half-asleep, said the charities weren't based there, but the Government of Canada filed this notice in the Canada Gazette.

THE CHILDREN'S LEUKEMIA RESEARCH ASSOCIATION - CANADA
Canada Gazette - The Government of Canada -  Vol. 140, No. 42 ? October 21, 2006
MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES        RELOCATION OF HEAD OFFICE

Notice is hereby given that The Children's Leukemia Research Association - Canada has changed the location of its head office to the city of Niagara Falls, province of Ontario.
September 8, 2006                          
JODI GIAMMARCO ,   Executive Director,    [42-1-o]

Giammarco, J                            
3646 Cardinal Dr
Niagara Falls, ON L2H 2Y1
(905) 357-1080

The Children's Leukemia Research Association appears to be using, and paying, Xentel DM to make their calls.
Craig Copland is a telemarketing consultant who has claimed Canadian "market domination." In the role of fund raising, he works closely with a publicly traded telemarketer called Xentel DM.  Copland finds Xentel new charity clients. Xentel pays him royalties for charities sent its way. He also served on Xentel's board of directors until the Star started asking questions.
    Childhood Asthma used to have a connection to Xentel, but currently uses Toronto-based Responsive Marketing Group (RMG).     RMG says it has not worked with Copland for several years.
The Cancer Recovery Foundation of Canada was created in 2003 with the promise from Copland and others that it would: open a support hotline for cancer patients; establish a national network that connects cancer victims; and link medical providers with patients.
THE TORONTO STAR FOUND NO EVIDENCE THAT
THE FOUNDATION HAS DONE THESE THINGS.
Ruralbyte
Ruralbyte
2009-02-13 19:16:59
Unknown
Received - February 13, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.  from Children's Leukemia Research Association
                              Expenses eat up 70% of the millions donated
                                    to charities created by Craig Copland
November 04, 2007   - Toronto Star Staff Reporter

                  The causes tug at the hearts and wallets of millions of Canadians.
                  The pleas for cash are delivered by charities whose names alone
                       could soften even the most callous into making a donation.

                                   Children's Leukemia Research Association
                     Canadian Feed The Children     Children's Emergency Foundation.  
                     Childhood Asthma Foundation.        Cancer Recovery Foundation.

Starting from addresses around Toronto and now from his new, three-storey lakefront house in Muskoka, 57-year-old fundraising consultant Craig Copland has helped create an empire of health charities that has taken tens of millions of dollars from Canadians, and Americans.

Copland is the founder or co-founder of at least six Canadian charities that routinely spend 70 per cent or more of your contributions on telemarketers and other expenses. The Star found the charities exaggerate their good deeds, or outright refuse to say what they do with your money.

Here's the formula: Pick a disease, add a few worthy-sounding programs, obtain federal charity status, hire a telemarketing company, and start calling.

Copland appeared on the national charity scene in the early 1990s. He served as CEO of Canadian Feed The Children from 1991 to 1996 and was featured in newspaper articles for his work distributing medicine in Rwanda or helping children in Romania. Copland won't say why he resigned.
    But a former charity board member, John Irwin, noted serious concerns about the charity's finances under Copland's watch. Irwin said he took over Copland's job on an interim basis and discovered the charity was in debt, paying office rent to a house owned by Copland and too dependent on high-cost telemarketing.
    "We became concerned about Craig. We made him very well aware of it," said Irwin.
    "We paid him adequately to make him go away.
    We wanted to get on with serving the children."

Copland founded Children's Emergency Foundation (CEF) that year and was board president until 1999.
    The foundation says it feeds tens of thousands of needy Canadian school children through a network of breakfast and lunch programs. The charity would not identify them. The Star found several cases in which the charity provided about $100 a month to a needy school or community service providers while other groups provide the food and volunteers. The Star also found the charity gives about $16,000 annually to another charity that mentors inner-city kids.
    Now run by Copland's ex-wife Jill McKinney, CEF has claimed a staggering $73 million in revenue since 2000, about $15 million of it in cash and $58 million in donated goods.
    Like many charities connected to Copland, the foundation said most of its good works involve distributing "life-saving" medicines and supplies to foreign countries.
    The federal Charities Directorate calls these "gifts-in-kind," and charities can claim the fair market value of the goods as a charitable expenditure even though the cost for delivering the goods is far less, sometimes even nil.

    Copland says helping to organize international relief efforts is his specialty.
    This system makes charities with high telemarketing expenses seem much more philanthropic. CEF's McKinney would not give details about these programs, saying her charity's resources are scarce and there was no "public benefit" to answering the Star's questions.

Since 2000, CEF has spent more than $10 million on salaries and fundraising firms such as Xentel.

The year after CEF opened for business, Copland founded the Childhood Asthma Foundation. Copland says he suffered from the disease.
    The charity claims to have handed out thousands of colouring books that educate children about asthma and distributes research grant money.
    But since 2000, roughly 25 cents of every donor dollar has gone to research. Which begs the question:
                   Wouldn't donors be better off giving their hard-earned money directly to the
                   researchers and bypassing the charity that will take 75 cents of their dollar?

The Childhood Asthma Foundation says it is "dedicated to alleviating the suffering of children with asthma," and states that in the last seven years it has given $1.65 million in research grants across Canada. But, since 2000, the Copland-founded charity has also spent four times that amount, $6.8 million, on telemarketing, salaries & office expenses. Meanwhile, it is giving less and less to research over time.
    Board member Dr. Mark Scappaticci of Niagara Falls defended the fundraising fees.
"It's the cost of doing business, buddy," he tersely told a reporter. "If I can help one asthmatic child benefit from the research we've supported, then I'm happy. I don't care what the cost is."

Childhood Asthma used to have a connection to Xentel, but currently uses
Toronto-based Responsive Marketing Group (RMG).

Childhood Asthma executive director Jodi Giammarco would not answer any of the Star's questions.

Documents show Childhood Asthma and another charity co-founded by Copland,
Children's Leukemia Research Association, are run out of the same Niagara Falls home belonging to Giammarco. The Star checked at 9 a.m. on a weekday and found two people milling about a suburban house with a two-car garage. The man who answered the door, appearing half-asleep, said the charities weren't based there, but the Government of Canada filed this notice in the Canada Gazette.

THE CHILDREN'S LEUKEMIA RESEARCH ASSOCIATION - CANADA
Canada Gazette - The Government of Canada -  Vol. 140, No. 42 ? October 21, 2006
MISCELLANEOUS NOTICES        RELOCATION OF HEAD OFFICE

Notice is hereby given that The Children's Leukemia Research Association - Canada has changed the location of its head office to the city of Niagara Falls, province of Ontario.
September 8, 2006                            
JODI GIAMMARCO ,   Executive Director,    [42-1-o]

Giammarco, J                             
3646 Cardinal Dr
Niagara Falls, ON L2H 2Y1
(905) 357-1080

Copland says telemarketing is "the only avenue now available for a `newly founded' charity to build a major direct-marketing fundraising program within a year or two of inception

The Cancer Recovery Foundation of Canada was created in 2003 with the promise from Copland and others that it would: open a support hotline for cancer patients; establish a national network that connects cancer victims; and link medical providers with patients.
The Toronto Star found no evidence the foundation has done these things. The charity did say it would fund kid's camp scholarships and provide cancer survivor kits ? two things they say they have done. But with almost 80 per cent of the $5.4 million it raised in a two-year period going to telemarketers and expenses, according to the charity's federal filings, there is little left over.

To donors and the federal regulator, the charities appear more philanthropic than they are. That's because they typically record telemarketing expenses as charity, and take credit for mysterious overseas relief shipments supplied by others. Copland said the charities do good work. He said inherited wealth affords him the time to help them achieve their goals. By his count, he has helped 60 charities and non-profit organizations worldwide.

But Copland does get some of the charity money. He is a telemarketing consultant who has claimed Canadian "market domination." In that role, he works closely with a publicly traded telemarketer called Xentel DM. Copland finds Xentel new charity clients. Xentel pays him royalties for charities sent its way. He also served on Xentel's board of directors until the Star started asking questions.
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