The ways that you can help be a part of this program are almost without limit. Take a look at what others are doing:
Want to help with our building fund? Check out our building progress, purchase a Memory Garden Hope Brick, and learn more about our available naming opportunities here: http://4pawsforability.org/building-fund/
Donate in honor or in memory of someone special
4 Paws can help you honor and remember a loved one. Perhaps they loved, kids, or dogs, or both. Donations made in honor or memorandum can be made by check or PayPal. Please include information about your loved one in the letter or transaction. In memorandum/in honor of donations of $20+ can have a Hope’s Kiss card sent to the honoree or honoree’s family.
Attention all Amazon.com shoppers: If you go to smile.amazon.com and do a search for 4 Paws For Ability and select us as your chosen charity, a portion of anything you order through Amazon will be donated to us! If you’re going to order through them anyway, why not let your purchases go to good use?
Please share this with everyone you know!
If you use Chrome to access Amazon Smile, there is an an app that will automatically redirect you to the Amazon Smile page of your choice, so you don’t have to remember to do it every time! Find 4 Paws’ here.
Firefox also has an app that redirects Amazon pages to Amazon Smile. That can be found here.
Monthly Athens compound bow raffle
This is a monthly bow raffle to support the 4 Paws for Ability building fund. Each month, a bow will be made courtesy of Athens Archery and Jason and Amanda Hudkins (Ashlynn & Alvy Service Dog team December 2013). In 2015, you will be able to select from 5 different options: Solace (pictured), Virtue, Judgment, Testament, or Convixtion.
Each bow is worth $800 (retail). Each raffle ticket (it will be a virtual ticket) is $15, which can be purchased here. Buying your raffle ticket on this website is simple, fast, and secure.
The January 2015 winner is Nathan Williams!
The next winner will be announced on February 28.
Many thanks for your support — and don’t forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to participate in the monthly raffle too!
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!
Your products will arrive via UPS in just a week! Ready to order? To shop online today, simply go to: http://bit.ly/1q0XwQV
Once you click the link above, you can start shopping by clicking “shop now” at the bottom of the orange box called, “Shop the Catalog Party.”
If you have any questions or prefer to shop by catalog, phone, or email, simply contact Bill Hertz at email@example.com or by phone at (513) 325-8021.
The “Scoggy” is unique, slip-on scarf for your doggy! 4 Paws for Ability will receive .50 cents from each Scoggy purchased. Treat your dog to this adorable fashion statement, and make them the talk of the town!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
Charitable Stock Gifts
Did you know you could donate stock or mutual fund shares instead of cash? By doing so, you get to deduct the fair market value of your shares and permanently avoid income tax on the capital gain. In return, 4 Paws will receive the full amount.
To qualify, you need to have owned the stock for more than a year to deduct the fair market value. You can deduct only up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income.
December 31 is the deadline for charitable contributions you plan on deducting from your 2015 tax return so contact us now to get a start on your 2015 donation!
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American Express MembersGive
Donate your American Express credit card points through their new MembersGive program.
Use any American Express® Card for Charitable Giving
Members GiveSM makes charitable giving simple. Formerly known as GivingExpress®, Members Give connects you to the important causes that mean the most to you from health and human services, to education, the environment and more.
Access to over 1 million worthy organizations online makes charitable giving easier than ever. Your dollar donations are tax-deductible and you’ll receive an e-mail receipt for your records.
Choose multiple ways to donate
- Give to one or more charities and nonprofit organizations
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Best of all, donating online helps nonprofit organizations reduce administrative costs so that they can do more with the money you give.
Give the gift of giving – Charity Certificates
With Members Give Charity Certificates, you can give your friends and loved ones a gift that will not only delight them, but also help make a difference. Your gift is tax deductible to you and gives the recipient the freedom to make a donation to their choice of over one million charities.
Find your favorite Charitable Organization
You can search for charitable organizations by name, keywords, location, or from an extensive list of popular categories such as community improvement programs, performing arts, education, health care, housing, public safety, international human rights, youth development, disaster relief, religious organizations, and much more. See full financial reports, mission statements, contacts, and other important information regarding the individual organizations.
Barking Bake Sale
May 2014 graduate Addie & Data have a fun announcement! Their mom, Samantha, and family friend Pam have started their own small business making gourmet pet treats (much to Data’s joy!). In addition to getting your furry friend (cats too!) great treats, 10% of each sale will be donated to 4 Paws! Check out their website and Facebook page:
ChameleonJohn.com is a fast growing online coupons website offering great discounts from thousands of major online retailers. Anywhere you want to shop at, be it Kohl’s, Sears, Amazon or any other online retailer, their team will provide you with the best deals on the market.
Recently ChameleonJohn contacted us wanting to make a small donation! We super appreciate their donation and hope you check out their website!
Giftfluence is an online platform that empowers charities to raise money through daily online activity. Charities have a simple fundraising page that allows their followers to donate whenever they engage in any of the following activity:
- Online Shopping – Anytime a follower shops online at one of over 100 partner retailers a percentage of the purchase is donated to charity. The average purchase leads to a donation of over 6%
- Purchasing Gift Cards – Supporters can purchase a gift cards to popular stores, restaurants, and businesses at a discount. 1% of every gift card is donated to your cause
- Clipping Grocery Coupons – Every time a supporter prints a grocery coupon 2 cents is donated to your cause
Giftfluence is 100% free for charities to use, and will continue to be in the future. Retailers pay an additional commission percentage to Giftfluence for every purchase that is made. For example if a retailer agrees to donate 6% of every purchase to charity they may pay an additional 2% to Giftfluence. In the future Giftfluence may monetize through advanced relationships with retailers (charging retailers for preferred positioning on the shopping page, special promotions, etc)
Donations are paid quarterly, and 4 Paws will receive a check.