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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 $35,000, our clients pay no fee to receive their Assistance Dog. Those costs are underwritten by generous donors like you.

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OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Mail or Phone
Matching Gifts
Stocks and Securities
Planned Giving
Charitable 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 would pay no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits). Our tax identification number is 38-2370342.

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. Ready to get started? We’ve partnered with FreeWill to provide our PAWS community with an online tool to make planned giving easier than ever. Click here to write your legal will, for free, protect the people and pups you love, and create a lasting legacy gift in your estate plan. It takes 20 minutes or less and is easy, accessible, and free for all to use.

If you have included PAWS in your will or estate plan, please let us know. We would like to thank you and add you to our Legacy Society.

Charitable Giving through your IRA

Use this free tool to learn more and get started on creating a taxwise Qualified Charitable Distribution to PAWS from your IRA.

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!

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?
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?
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.

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

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 here 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

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.

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.

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 protect information collected on our website.

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