2020 Puppy Calendar

By | Fundraising

4 Paws For Ability: 100 calendars have been pre-sold! Which means sneak peek number 1!!! October 2020 shows off some mighty fine pupkins!
Thanks for the sales y’all! Goal number two is a double – sales always drag in the middle. Surge at the beginning, surge at the end. However, if we can keep pace through the middle and sell 100 calendars in the next week, we will release TWO sneak peeks!!! Tell your friends and buy your calendar!
4pawsforabilitystore.org/products/2019-puppy-calendar

You made a difference

By | 4 Paws University, Autism Assistance, Fundraising, Service Dog Stories, Traditional Puppy Raiser

2011. Alaska mom one year later, writing on Facebook. If you in any way donated time, money, mushed dogs, bid in the auction, did a news story, donated items, fostered a dog, trained, or helped us in any way with obtaining our service dog Juke, please know:

You made a difference.

You saved a family from sleepless nights, worry, fear, and stress. You returned normalcy to a home. You allowed a husband & wife to enjoy being married again. You allowed a boy to have calm in his storm of affliction. You gave him a friend to sleep with & feel safe with. You gave many families hope.

We have had Juke for one year now. I cannot thank you all enough for what you have done. Juke is not a cure for autism, but an anchor in a storm. We are so blessed. You know who you are ~Thank you. Donna Erickson, Unalakleet, Alaska

4 Paws is a CFC Charity!

By | Fundraising

4 Paws for Ability is once again participating as a CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) charity! For those of you unfamiliar with this program, it was enacted into law by John F. Kennedy as the method of soliciting federal employees and the military to allocate a certain dollar amount from their paychecks to give to charities that are thoroughly reviewed and approved by the government. The campaign officially kicks off in September and runs through Dec. 15.

If you are a federal employee or in the military, please designate 4 Paws. Also, please forward this information to your friends and family who work for the federal government or are in the military to please designate 4 Paws in the CFC campaign this year. Our CFC # is 59894.

We are listed under “Animal Charities of America.”

2016 Donors

By | Fundraising, Supporters

Supporters

The following supporters contributed more than $5000 in 2016!

$100,000

  • Miss Dorothy – $100,000

$99,999 – $50,000

  • ECMC Foundation – $50,050
  • Chardith Foundation – $50,000
  • Calipari Foundation Inc – $75,000
  • Chardith Foundation – $50,000

$49,999 – $25,000

  • Chardith Foundation – $25,000
  • Estate of Jules Hirsch, deceased – $40,000
  • Eisai Inc – $30,000
  • OneAmerica – $30,000
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska Inc – $30,000
  • The Krantz Family Trust – $40,000
  • Robert Beard Charitable Foundation – $30,000
  • FSC Securities Corp – $26,991.64
  • Federal Grant – $27,500

$24,999 – $15,000

  • Jim & Mary Reeves – $15,000
  • Ultimate Gym Sports LLC – $15,000
  • Valley Kids’ Foundation, Inc – $15,000
  • Dream Factory, Inc – $15,000
  • Pace, Inc – $15,000
  • Christine Babcock – $15,000
  • John Hench Foundation – $15,000
  • Morning Star Financial Services – $15,000
  • ANONYMOUS – $15,000
  • Arlene Adams – $15,000
  • Bok Financial Advisor Trust Services – $17,000
  • Danielle Barrett – $15,000
  • Linda Manth – $17,000
  • Lannie Lipson – $15,000
  • Eisai Inc – $15,991
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation – $15,000
  • Sandra Hickman – $17,000
  • Morning Sun – $15,000
  • ANONYMOUS – $15,400
  • The Alice Lawrence Foundation Inc c/o Marcum LLP – $18,000
  • Chive Charities – $15,000
  • Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon – $17,000
  • Mr & Mrs Millard Choak – $20,000

$14,999 – $10,000

  • Jacqueline Bruder – $12,500
  • ANONYMOUS – $13,000
  • Warren Allen – $11,460.31
  • The Episcopal Society of Christ Church – $12,000
  • Ruth Ishee – $10,000
  • Helen Holthaus – $12,000
  • Julie Knowlton – $12,500
  • Venetian Nail Spa #2, LLC – $14,128
  • Alica Wang – $11,200.00
  • MetLife – $10,000
  • Cyrus Spurlino – $10,000
  • ANONYMOUS – $10,000
  • Edward Jones – $14,000
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas – $10,685
  • Jake & Jeanne Sweeney Foundation – $12,000
  • PetSmart – $10,000

$9,999 – $5,001

  • Anonymous – $7,500
  • Seigfried Family – $5,500
  • Evelyn Sander – $6,981.91
  • Funds2Orgs, LLC – $5,936 
  • Rachael Slough – $8,000
  • Dawson Distributing LLC – $6,640
  • Troy Pardon – $9,337.56
  • Farmers Family Fund – $6,625
  • Greta Grayson – $9,700
  • Kathy Peters – $7,500
  • ANONYMOUS – $6,000
  • Cruz Torres – $6,431
  • Booster U.S. – $8,732.42
  • Chad Cameron – $6,300
  • Make-A-Wish, Minnesota – $7,000
  • Orange County Community Foundation – $9,000
  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund – $5,132.64
  • Jessica Auslander – $6,557.53
  • Rebecca Beyer – $7,800
  • ANONYMOUS – $8,291
  • Patricia Mullins – $8,000
  • Adam Spiker – $5,585.70
  • Oily Wisdom LLC – $5,808
  • Anonymous – $6,552.42
  • Natasha Gonell – $6,005
  • Jennifer Toohill – $6,328
  • Eileen Castle – $7,526
  • Sam’s properties LLC – $8,000
  • Currier – $6,000
  • Emma Gallagher Trust – $7,500
  • Sherie Bedrossian – $6,016.12
  • James Streit – $5,667
  • Frank Messina Rev Trust – $8,000
  • Suzanne Levin – $8,500
  • Trinity Area School District – $8,500
  • Jeannie Johnson – $6,095.63
  • The Ethan Foundation for Autism – $9,600

$5,000

  • Silver Star Lodge No. 668 – $5,000
  • Patricia Brundirks – $5,000
  • Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund – $5,000
  • MEA Charitable Foundation – $5,000
  • Agxplore International, Inc – $5,000
  • America’s Window, LLC – $5,000
  • C.A. Kithcart – $5,000
  • Douglas Halliday Foundation, Inc – $5,000
  • Deadstock Design Group, LLC – $5,000
  • The Grainger Foundation – $5,000
  • ANONYMOUS – $5,000
  • Eileen Baitzel – $5,000
  • Dentrac Venture Products, Inc – $5,000
  • Marjorie Neuhoff – $5,000
  • Waugh Chapel – $5,000
  • Josh & Melodie Gardner – $5,000
  • Sue Ann Denier – $5,000
  • Kathleen Niebanck – $5,000
  • Sara Lichfield c/o Esse Quam Videri Foundation – $5,000
  • Tucson Firefighters Association – $5,000
  • Denise Easthon, LLC – $5,000
  • Deborah Cassinelli – $5,000
  • James Thomas TTEE – $5,000

Gifts-In-Kind

  • Wristband Creation donated wristbands that were given our to volunteers as a show of the appreciation 4 Paws has for their hard work!  Visit https://wristbandcreation.com/ to support them, as they supported us!
  • Industrial Puppy first contacted 4 Paws in the fall, wishing to send along a small donation of supplies for our program.  This quickly turned into sponsoring our entire University Program with the donation of a training vest for each dog in the program in 2017 (or 150 vests)!

IRS Publishes End-of-Year Giving Tips

By | Charity, Fundraising
4 Paws for Ability relies on the donation and support of donors to successfully complete their mission every year.  These donations com in all shapes, sizes, and forms!  We wanted to share some helpful information from the IRS on End-of-Year Gifts to help those considering making a donation to charity before the New Year!
 
IRS 2016 End-of-Year Gift Tips
The IRS offers tips on how to execute and document various 2016 charitable gifts. Gifts to qualified public charities, like 4 Paws, are deductible. The information included here was published by the IRS on December 2, 2016.
1. Monetary Gifts – If reducing your taxable estate is an important estate planning goal for you, making lifetime charitable donations can help achieve that goal and benefit 4 Paws. In addition, by making donations during your lifetime, rather than at death, you’ll receive income tax deductions. To take a 2016 charitable donation deduction, the gift must be made by December 31. According to the IRS, a donation generally is “made” at the time of its “unconditional delivery.” The delivery date depends in part on what you donate and how you donate it. Here are a few examples for common donations:
Check – The date you mail it.
Credit card – The date you make the charge.
Electronic Funds Transfer – The date the financial institution executes the transfer.
Stock certificate – The date you mail the properly endorsed stock certificate to the charity.
You must have a bank record or written statement from 4 Paws to qualify for itemizing your deduction. You will need a written receipt if your gift is over $250.
2. IRS Charitable Rollovers – If you are over 70½, you must take annual required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your IRAs (except Roth IRAs) and, generally, from your defined contribution plans (such as 401(k) plans). You also could be required to take RMDs if you inherited a retirement plan (including Roth IRAs).  If you don’t comply — which usually requires taking the RMD by December 31 — you can owe a penalty equal to 50% of the amount you should have withdrawn but didn’t.
To make an IRA rollover gift, contact your IRA custodian. The IRA custodian will make a transfer directly to 4 Paws. This transaction will not be reported in your income and therefore is not an itemized deduction. The transfer may fulfill your required minimum distribution (RMD).

4 Paws Partners With Good World

By | Fundraising

4 Paws for Ability has partnered with GoodWorld for easy online giving!  New donors can sign up at this link and will receive $10 to donation back to their organization!  Be sure to sign up with us today!  https://gdw.io/c7c6af

According to their website, GoodWorld is disrupting philanthropy with simple donations, straight from the heart and is fueling Social Giving, the next wave of seamless, viral charitable payments on Facebook and Twitter with just a hashtag: #donate.  Their #donate technology makes it possible to give instantly to the causes users care most about!  

Check out this new giving platform today!

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