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DONATE TO CHANGE A PERSON’S LIFE

We believe an Assistance Dog can change the life of an individual living with a disability, their family, and communities.  As a national nonprofit organization, Paws With A Cause relies upon the generosity of donors who support the work we do. Even though the cost to train and place a PAWS Assistance Dog is $30,000, our clients pay no fee to receive their Assistance Dog. Those costs are underwritten by generous donors like you.

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ONLINE

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SPECIAL
EVENTS

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PAWS
WISH LIST

Donate In-Kind Items to PAWS
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A LITTER

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PLANNED
GIVING

Leave a legacy for PAWS through your will or trust
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OTHER WAYS
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Want to give stock? Pay by check?
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PAWS to Celebrate®

We had a PAWSome time celebrating with you online. Check back for our 2021 date.

PAWS Together®

PAWS Together 2019 was a great success! Thank you for joining us. Please keep an eye open for details on PAWS Together 2020.

Party With A Cause

Let’s PAW-ty! Are you are interested in supporting our organization by having a party at your home? You invite your guests and host the party, we provide everything else! This is an easy way to raise funds for PAWS in the comfort of your home.

For more information, contact Cara Conway, 616-877-7297 ext.224

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OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Mail or Phone
Matching Gifts
Stocks and Securities
Planned Giving
In-Kind Gifts
Donation FAQ

Mail or Phone

To donate by mail, make your check or money order payable to Paws With A Cause and send to:

Paws With A Cause
National Headquarters
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348

To donate by phone, call 616-877-7297

Matching Gifts

If your company has a Matching Gift Program, your contribution to Paws With A Cause can be generously increased. Simply obtain a Matching Gift Form from your Human Resources Department and return it along with your contribution to:

Paws With A Cause
National Headquarters
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348

For questions, contact Paula Pasma: 616-877-7297 ext. 220, ppasma@pawswithacause.org

Stocks and Securities

Appreciated securities are perhaps the most cost-effective assets to use in making a gift. When you transfer ownership of long-term holdings to Paws With A Cause, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value and you incur no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits).

Since a donor’s information accompanying electronic stock transfers is not always complete, please alert us in advance that you plan to give stock, including the stock’s name and number of shares.

For questions or to transfer stocks or securities, contact Teri Crosby: 616-877-7297 ext. 221, tcrosby@pawswithacause.org

Planned Giving

You can help future PAWS clients enhance their independence and quality of life by making a bequest in your will or estate plan. Please consider these ways to remember PAWS in your will or estate plan:

  • Charitable Bequest: A gift in your will is the simplest way to remember PAWS in your estate plan. There is no lifetime cost to you, and your estate may qualify for a charitable deduction.
  • Life Insurance: A life insurance policy you no longer need makes an excellent gift to PAWS. You may either designate PAWS as a partial beneficiary or grant us ownership of the policy.
  • Retirement and Pension Plans: Paws With A Cause can be named the beneficiary (or partial beneficiary) of your IRA, other retirement plan or pension plan. You have the ability to name PAWS as a recipient of funds from these plans after providing for your loved ones.
  • Life Income Gifts: There are a variety of charitable trusts that pay lifetime income to you alone or to you and a loved one. At your passing, what remains can be designated as a gift to PAWS.

If you have included PAWS in your will or estate plan, please let us know. We’d like to thank you and acknowledge your support of PAWS.

For more information about planned giving, please visit our special planned giving site.

In-Kind Gifts

We host our wish list on Amazon. Shopping on Amazon makes giving easy: It is a simple process for you, PAWS receives the exact items needed, and Amazon ships them directly to us! Additionally, when you purchase a gift through Amazon Smile and select PAWS as your charity of choice, PAWS will receive a financial contribution from the Amazon Smile program!

Paws With A Cause supports its mission and programs not only through cash contributions but by the generosity of “in-kind” donations from individuals, corporations, schools and community groups. In-kind gifts allow us to focus our budget dollars on the most critical, day-to-day needs of our organization.

If you are a school or community organization and would like to do the shopping and delivery of wish items yourself, here is a printable wish list. If you have questions about in-kind donations, please call: 616-877-7297. 

Donation FAQ

How is PAWS supported?
Does PAWS have an annual report?
What will my donation support?
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Does PAWS accept matching gifts?
Can I make a donation in honor of a person or special event?
How do I make a donation in memory of a family member or pet?
Can I restrict my donation in support of a specific client?
Does PAWS have a monthly donation program?
If I donate monthly through an automatic debit, can I still receive PAWS mailings?
I already participate in the monthly supporter program. How do I change my donation preferences or account information?
What is PAWS’ tax ID number?
Can I donate through my workplace?
Do you participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, and, if so, what is your number?
Will PAWS rent, sell or trade my personal information?

How is PAWS supported?

PAWS receives the majority of its support from individuals, with additional support from foundations and corporations.

Does PAWS have an annual report?

Yes. Click here to view our most recent annual reports. At the link, you can also view our most recent IRS Form 990s and audited financial statements.

What will my donation support?

Your donation will directly support PAWS’ efforts to breed, raise, train, place and provide team support and advocacy for Assistance Dog Teams nationally.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Paws With A Cause is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity; therefore, your contribution may be tax-deductible. Please check with your tax advisor to find out more.

Does PAWS accept matching gifts?

Yes! If your employer has a matching gifts program, collect the form from your Human Resources department, complete and mail it with your gift or with a copy of your online donation receipt to:

Paws With A Cause
National Headquarters
4646 South Division
Wayland, MI 49348

For questions, contact Paula Pasma: 616-877-7297, ppasma@pawswithacause.org

Can I make a donation in honor of a person or special event?

Absolutely! You can celebrate a special friend or occasion, such as a birthday, holiday or wedding, with a dedicated donation to PAWS. An acknowledgment card or email will be sent to your honoree. PAWS can even send acknowledgments on behalf of pets to humans and other furry friends. There is no minimum! Donate now.

For additional information, contact Paula Pasma: 616-877-7297, ppasma@pawswithacause.org

How do I make a donation in memory of a family member or pet?

A memorial gift is a meaningful way to honor a departed person or pet while helping to support PAWS’ mission. There is no minimum donation required. PAWS will send an acknowledgment card or email to the designated person or family acknowledging your donation. A copy of The Rainbow Bridge will be sent to memorialize a pet. Donate now.

For additional information, contact Paula Pasma: 616-877-7297, ppasma@pawswithacause.org

Can I restrict my donation in support of a specific client?

We will restrict the use of your donation to a specific individual if requested. Please note: IRS rules state the gift is not eligible for deduction as a charitable contribution in determining your Federal Income Tax liability. You must consult your own tax advisor for the appropriate tax treatment of your donation to Paws With A Cause.

Does PAWS have a monthly donation program?

Yes! PAWS Best Friends is the name of our monthly donation program. It is a quick and easy way to support PAWS regularly. You can setup PAWS Best Friends online or call us to set up an automatic donation via your credit card or checking account.

For questions or to set up PAWS Best Friends monthly giving program, contact Paula Pasma: 616-877-7297, ppasma@pawswithacause.org

If I donate automatically through PAWS Best Friends, can I still receive PAWS mailings?

Yes! All PAWS donors are mailed issues of our newsletter, Dogs for Dignity®. If you prefer, you may opt to “Go Green” and receive the e-version and other PAWS communication via email.

I already participate in PAWS Best Friends monthly giving program. How do I change my donation preferences or account information?

To change or update the account information for your automatic donations, please call Paula Pasma: 616-877-7297.

What is PAWS’ tax ID number?

Our tax identification number is 38-2370342.

Can I donate through my workplace?

Yes! If your company offers workplace giving, such as State Employee Combined Campaign or United Way, you should contact your Human Resources representative for enrollment materials and information on how to designate your payroll deduction to PAWS. Please note that your company may not supply PAWS with all the information we require to credit you for your gift. You should confirm with your employer that your donation, name and address are being submitted as requested.

Does PAWS participate in the Combined Federal Campaign? If so, what is your number?

PAWS does participate in the Combined Federal Campaign. Our number is 11901. See your Human Resources department to enroll in this program.

Will PAWS rent, sell or trade my personal information?

No! Please see our Privacy Policy for assurances on how we use information collected on our website.

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