The ways that you can help be a part of this program are almost without limit. Take a look at what others are doing:
Pay It Forward
4 Paws for Ability is proud to announce the partnership with Pay It Forward (PIF) Apparel, LLC, in an effort to Pay it Forward.
Kicking off in March, this cause-marketing partnership will include the opportunity for you to purchase a fabulous PIF T-shirt!
The promotion will last year round, starting in March, then again in May, September and November.
“We are thrilled to partner with PIF! At 4 Paws for Ability, we strive to ‘pay it forward’ every day in the work that we do,” said Karen Shirk, 4 Paws for Ability founder and executive director.
PIF T-shirts cost $23 each and 4 Paws for Ability will receive 25 percent of each shirt sold. That means 4 Paws for Ability will obtain nearly $6 per shirt to benefit more children with disabilities. That is after all, what 4 Paws for Ability is all about! In fact, over the past 15 years, 4 Paws for Ability has placed approximately 700 service dogs with children with disabilities.
“Our goal has always been to enrich the lives of children with disabilities by the training and placement of quality, task trained service dogs to provide increased independence for the children and assistance to their families. And we think cause-marketing with PIF will prove to work hand-in-hand with our everyday intentions as a team,” continued Shirk.
Today, placing approximately 100 dogs a year, 4 Paws For Ability is the largest organization whose primary mission is to place service dogs with children and one of the only organizations to have no minimum age requirements. We place almost every type of service dog available and never turn down a child who does not “fit” into one of the traditional service dog categories. Our Multipurpose Assistance Dog is a dog that encompasses all those children who do not fit into the traditional service dog types and/or who have disabilities that fit into more than one type of dog trained.
Many of the families who come to 4 Paws do so asking if we can help their child who may have a disability not addressed by any of the service dog agencies they have located.
While some children, for example children who have only the diagnosis of Autism, fit clearly into a specific type of service dog, (The Autism Assistance Dog), many of our families have children with multiple issues, or diagnoses that do not seem to be addressed directly in the typical service dog categories, for example Down’s Syndrome, Fragile X, Apraxia, ADHD, a variety of mental health diagnosis, life threatening medical illnesses such as cancer, and medically frail children…to name a very few.
Do you know a Party Animal? Check these out to benefit 4 Paws for Ability’s Building Fund!
Party Animals are adorable plush pet speakers that plug into music devices such as laptops, iPods,
iPhones, iPads, and other MP3 players, CD players, media players, and many other devices with a
standard audio input jack. Once they are plugged in and the music starts, they literally dance to the beat.
Great for parties, your desk at work, or a unique Easter gift for a child.
Choose from four plush pals: Cleo the cat, Sandy the dog, Spike the dog, and Tom the cat. Purchase a
Party Animal at the retail cost of $29.95 (includes free shipping), and 4 Paws will receive $10 which will
go to our building fund.
To order, go to: CLICK HERE & enter the promotion code: 4PAWS1.
With each purchase of the Natural Pet Plume with a Purpose (shown below with our logo), Fine Featherheads will donate 10% of the proceeds to 4 Paws (Our Pet Plume is $13.95 so we’ll receive $1.39 for each one sold which will support our building fund). Each extension comes with two micro links and an installation loop. Pet plumes are intended for animals.
Charity Gift Cards from CharityChoice
4 Paws for Ability is part of the CharityChoice Gift Card program. CharityChoice Gift Cards can be given or bought just like commercial gift cards.
These cards are a great way to turn your gift into philanthropy and a great way to give back to 4 Paws for Ability. Gift cards are 100% tax-deductible, and there is an option for plastic and e-cards.
CharityChoice Gift Cards will benefit 4 Paws for Ability – 75% of the donation is pre-designated while the other 25% will go to a charity selected by the card recipient, which also can be 4 Paws for Ability.
Buy a gift card for a birthday present, wedding, anniversary, or a holiday.
To purchase a CharityChoice Gift Card and make a donation to 4 Paws for Ability, go to www.charitygiftcertificates.org and use checkout code 509.
You may also purchase the gift cards through the PNC Points Program with PNC Bank.
The Wild Foundation Benefits 4 Paws
The Wild Foundation is committed to giving 100% of all net profits for the support and development of our building fund.
They make bracelets with semi-precious stones in small, medium, and large sizes for $19.99/each. The closure is magnetic, and a great gift for any dog lover.
When you purchase bracelets, before you click “Add to Cart,” enter in the Fundraiser Code – type in “Building Fund” – Approximately $6.00 from the sale of each bracelet will come to 4 Paws as a donation.
Thanks for your support of 4 Paws!
Schnoodleware Dog Toys
This online dog toy company, is donating 10% of total on-line purchases to 4 Paws. The tug and fetch toys are extremely durable. In addition to the 10% donation, Schnoodleware, based in North Reading, MA, will also donate one toy to 4 Paws for every $100 sold to distributors. At 4 Paws, we use these toys in dog training as incentives to play when commands are completed. To purchase Schnoodleware products, go to http://www.schnoodleware.com.
Eisai employees, input promo code eisai10 (all lower case).
Dear 4 Paws Supporters:
I was hoping you might consider enrolling your electric bill with North American Power. They offer a competitive rate against local utilities in your area. By simply saving a few dollars on a bill you already pay, you will be able to have money donated every month to 4 Paws. There is no contract to sign, and there are no cancellation fees if you ever want to change. For electric, you can choose between 25-percent renewable and 100-percent renewable.
North American will donate $1/month to 4 Paws for Ability for each account for as long as you are a customer.
It is simple to enroll. It only takes 4-5 minutes. (You will need your account number.)
- Go to www.napower.com/4pawsforability.
- Click: “Getting started.”
- Choose electric.
- Put in your personal information.
- You will be given a 6-digit confirmation # and a phone number to make a confirmation call.
- Make the confirmation call (which takes less than 1 minute).
Thanks for your continuing support!
Please note: This applies to everyone in the entire states of NJ, PA, CT, and NY. Natural Gas is currently available in NJ and NY. Partial markets are in IL, OH and MD. You can go to the website and enter your zip code in to check to see if your utility is available. By the end of the year, the company expects to round out the states.
Kroger Community Rewards + Grocery Shopping = 4 Paws Wins!
- Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy.
- If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, you can get one at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
- If you have a card already, click on Sign In/Register
- Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
- Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
- You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
- Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
- Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
- Update or confirm your information.
- Enter NPO number 82892 or name of organization 4 Paws for Ability, select organization from list and click on confirm.
- Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
- Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Attention: Dorothy Lane Market Shoppers in Dayton and Springboro, Ohio…
Shaklee Fundraising to Benefit 4 Paws
When you make a purchase from our online Shaklee store, our organization will benefit. The program is entirely free for us, and we get a check each month based on purchases made through this Web site. With a $19.95 one-time membership fee, you can order as often or as little as you’d like. If you would like to build a business, you can sign up as a distributor under 4 Paws.
The “Get Clean” line is safe to use around kids and dogs with its biodegradable and organic ingredients.
To order from our online store, simply go to http://4pawsforability.myshaklee.com/us/en/ There you’ll find everything you need to know about the program and Shaklee products. Please tell all your friends, family members, and neighbors about this wonderful product offering and our online fundraising store.
Thank you in advance for helping to support our building fund.
Cars4Causes Partners With 4 Paws
4 Paws is pleased to announce a partnership with Cars4Causes where we can now accept vehicle donations from every state in the US except Alaska. 4 Paws will receive 70% of the net sale of the vehicle, which will go toward our building fund.
Purchase Tastefully Simple Products to Benefit 4 Paws
Bill Hertz, an Ohio resident, is graciously offering 4 Paws 20% off all Tastefully Simple orders to benefit 4 Paws! Just go to Tastefully Simple’s website filled with easy recipes, entertaining ideas, and gifts that are sure to dazzle your taste buds, and place your order. If you are looking for a way to “keep it simple” try their “Simple Meals Collection” complete with full meal ideas and grocery lists.
Or their “Slow Cooker Recipes” to have dinner waiting when you get home after a long day! When you are ready to place your online order just use the “Associate” Option and enter “4Paws” as the First Name and “Ability” as the Last Name. Each month 4 Paws will receive 20% off all orders. Your products will arrive via UPS in just a week! Ready to order? To shop online today, simply go to https://www.tastefullysimple.com/web/bhertz.
If you have any questions or prefer to shop by catalog, phone, or email, simply contact Bill Hertz at this address or by phone at (513) 325-8021.
4 Paws for Ability Joins Investing In Communities (IIC)
Individuals and businesses can now generate financial support for 4 Paws for Ability at no personal cost by making their real estate transactions IIC transactions! 4 Paws for Ability has become an Investing In Communities nonprofit Partner, and can now receive funds through IIC. IIC will enable supporters of 4 Paws for Ability to continue their philanthropy through difficult times, just by satisfying their existing real-estate needs.
The process is simple:
- An IIC Friend (consumer of real estate services) approaches an IIC Broker Member with a real-estate need (friends may also ask their preferred broker to join IIC if he or she is not already a Member. It’s fast and easy!).
- IIC Broker Members agree to pledge no less than 10% of their commission to the IIC Nonprofit Partner(s) the Friend selects.
- IIC distributes funds generated by transactions to the selected Nonprofit Partners on a quarterly basis. Friends direct the philanthropy, but the cost is at the Broker Member’s expense
4 Paws for Ability believes IIC will benefit our organization, our supporters, and real estate professionals because IIC replaces a for-profit lead generation industry with a nonprofit platform that generates social value and real financial returns for participants. Though Broker Members fund IIC philanthropy, they receive positive publicity, excellent exposure, and increased visibility in return – all for a third of standard referral fees. In comparison to typical referral fees of 20-35% of a commission, the IIC pledge of 10% represents outstanding value for our real estate friends.
4 Paws for Ability encourages individuals, businesses, and real estate professionals to inquire about participating in Investing In Communities. Visit www.iiconline.org to learn more about IIC. Become a part of IIC, and help tell the world to GET GIVING?!
The Training Center Naming of the center where 4 Paws dogs will be trained
The Lodge Naming of the new building of the 4 Paws Facility
Well Dog Clinic & Vet Center Includes a sterile surgical room, exam room and isolation room for sick dogs
Training Area (inside gym) Naming of the area inside where dogs will be trained
Indoor Children’s Play Area Includes toys, sensory equipment, living room furniture, computers, DVD players, TV’s, and games
Outdoor Children’s Play Area Includes playground and playground equipment
Family Dining & Kitchen Area Includes nutrition center for families to prepare food for children with special dietary needs, food preparation area that includes a kitchen and dining area for families to dine together
Puppy Play Area Puppy toys, negative pressure, and outside ventilation
Surgical Suite Naming of the surgical suite in the Vet Center
Exam Room Naming of the exam room in the Vet Center
Outdoor Training Area Naming for training space outside
A Service Dog Scholarship all expenses of breeding, rescue, boarding, training, and follow-up
Dog Food Prep Area Climate controlled food prep and storage area
Outdoor Exercise Runs Naming for exercise runs
Whelping Rooms (3 available Rooms with negative pressure and outside ventilation
Puppy Pens (13 available) Naming of an individual pen
Dog Wash & Grooming Area Includes bath tubs, dryers, grooming stations, supplies for washing and grooming dogs
Kennels (90 available) Naming of an individual kennel
Sponsor a litter & suggest theme for puppies’ names
Sponsor a litter & name a puppy
Training a dog as an Autism Tracker
Placement class Families spend 11 days in Xenia training their dogs; funding would provide class materials, children’s games, and refreshments
Foster care of a dog prior to training Boarding and vet care