THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SAVE LIVES!!
Paws for Consideration operates solely on the support of people like you! Donations help us buy animal crates, food, supplies, make photo copies, or even buy a tank of gas to transport animals!
We are a non profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are 100% tax-deductible. We have made arrangements to accept all major credit cards, debit cards and electronic checks through PayPal.com, which guarantees your payment security. Your generous and thoughtful tax-deductible donation allows us to continue to fight for those who have no voice.
Simply click the "Donate Online" below and follow the instructions.
After you complete your transaction, please print the final online confirmation before closing your browser for a tax-deductible receipt.
Donate By Mail
If you would prefer to make a donation by check or money order though the mail, please download our printable donation form and send it along with your donation. Make your check payable to "Paws for Consideration" Be sure to save your own copy of the form for a tax-deductible receipt. Please do not send cash though the mail.
Paws For Consideration
2355 South Drive
Festus, Missouri 63028
Donations should be made payable to: Paws for Consideration
Ask your employer about donation matching
You may be able to double or triple your donation! It's easy! Many companies will match their employees' charitable donations. (Ask your supervisor, or personnel/human resources/public relations department.) If your employer matches donations, you'll need your employer's matching gift form. What you need to do next depends on your donation method.
If you donate online, mail your employer's matching gift form with a copy of your online payment confirmation.
If you donate by mail, when you send your check to us, simply include your employer's matching gift form. To complete the form, you may need our Tax Identification Number (also known as Employee Identification Number or EIN): 65-1296779
Donate your gift cards to PFC
Did you receive a gift card or gift certificate during the holidays or a birthday, and have not used it? Or, looking for an easy way to help? We would could really use gift cards to places like PetSmart, PETCO, Doctors Foster & Smith, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Office Max, Office Depot and prepaid gasoline cards like ExxonMobil, Texaco, BP, and Shell. Paws for Consideration operates solely on the support of people like you! Sending us a gift card can help us buy animal crates, food, supplies, make photo copies, or even buy a tank of gas to transport animals! (You can purchase a gift card now by clicking on the link to the company of your choice above!)
Have the gift card sent to our mailing address:
Paws for Consideration
2355 South Drive
Festus, Missouri 63028
Girl Scout troop, Boy Scout troop, 4-H, Church, School, PTO, PTA, Cheerleading Quad, Sports Team, and Corporations! ANYONE can hold a fundraiser and the best part is that you're helping your own community and animals in dire need. Hold a car wash, bake sale, trivia night, Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, silent auction, raffle, chili cook-off, pancake breakfast, or even a formal gala! Click here for more ideas!
Take stock by giving it! Avoid capital gains and deduct the full value! How does it work? You transfer securities to Paws for Consideration. Paws for Consideration sells your securities and uses the proceeds for its vital programs. Benefits you receive: You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them. You pay no capital gains tax on the securities you donate. You can direct your gift to a specific fund or purpose. You have the satisfaction of making a significant gift now or funding a life-income gift that benefits Paws for Consideration.
Rising values mean a substantial deduction for your gift of real estate. How does it work? You deed your property (e.g. home, vacation home, commercial building, or investment property) to Paws for Consideration. Paws for Consideration may use the property for its operations, or, more likely, will sell it and use the proceeds for our vital programs. Benefits you receive: You receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the real estate, no matter what you originally paid for it. You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.
Share your passion for collecting with us. How does it work? You transfer a painting, antiques, collectibles or other personal property to Paws for Consideration. Paws for Consideration may elect to hold the property and display or use it in the furtherance of its mission. The Paws for Consideration may elect to sell the property at some point in the future and use the proceeds for its vital programs. Benefits you receive: You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the appraised value of your gift and pay no capital gains tax, provided your gift satisfies the "related use" requirements of the IRS. In certain cases, you can use personal property to fund a life-income gift, such as a FLIP Unitrust, that benefits Paws for Consideration and provides you with income now. You can have the satisfaction of making a significant gift now to Paws for Consideration without adversely affecting your cash flow.
Closely-held stock can provide vital support. How does it work? You give shares in a closely held corporation or an investment partnership to Paws for Consideration. Paws for Consideration receives income distributions, and may sell the shares to a third party. Benefits you receive: You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the appraised value of the business interests, net of any other liabilities that may pertain to it. You may be able to use a business interest to create a life-income arrangement, such as a FLIP Unitrust. You have the satisfaction of making a significant gift that benefits both you and Paws for Consideration during your lifetime.
Cement your partnership with us and receive a tax deduction. How does it work? You convey a partnership interest to Paws for Consideration. Depending on the circumstances, Paws for Consideration may choose to continue the partnership interest or to sell it and use the proceeds for its vital programs. Benefits you receive: You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the appraised value of the donated partnership interest, net of any liabilities that might pertain to it. Under certain conditions, you may be able to gift a partnership interest to a life-income arrangement, such as a Charitable Remainder Unitrust. You can have the satisfaction of making a significant gift that benefits both you and Paws for Consideration during your lifetime.
Convert excess coverage into a significant gift. How does it work? You can provide now for a future gift to Paws for Consideration by naming us as beneficiary of a policy insuring your life. At death the proceeds are paid to Paws for Consideration. Benefits you receive: You can make a significant gift from income instead of capital. You provide vital support for our mission.
''Your legacy can help Paws for Consideration serve future generations of otherwise doomed cats and dogs!
'' What is Planned Giving? Planned Giving is a broad term that describes how you can make plans to support your loved ones or causes you believe in through your legacy. Put more simply, it describes how you can provide for loved ones or positively impact an organization through your will.
A bequests in your will is the simplest way to make a planned gift to Paws for Consideration. If you already have a will, your lawyer can usually add a codicil to include Paws for Consideration. Giving through a bequest lowers you federal estate taxes since the assets donated to Paws for Consideration are deducted before the estate tax is calculated.
Donating property you own can also be a part of the bequest arranged within your will. At the time the bequest takes effect, Paws for Consideration can decide how best to use the property, which may include its sale.
Other opportunities Appreciated Securities An alternative to a cash gift is a gift of appreciated securities. In addition to receiving an income tax charitable deduction for the full market value of the property, the donor escapes any potential tax on capital gain. To quality for these tax benefits, you must have held the property for more than a year.
Should you have in mind a gift not mentioned on our website, Paws for Consideration's Board of Directors would be happy to discuss it with you. Call 636-524-1312.