Benefits of Donating
It feels good to give to charitable causes, but it’s certainly nice that the federal government rewards citizens who are generous with their donations. Donating to Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association allows you to choose where your money/donations goes and helps to improve the lives of some many animals and society as a whole. While most people simply pay taxes and let the government choose where the money should be spent, people who donate significantly to charities take a more active role in deciding where money should be invested in their communities. For your efforts, you may be able to enjoy the added benefit of paying less on taxes.
If you’d like to make your monetary donation go a little bit further, until December 31, 2016, go to www.foundationhoc.org/staffworks to donate and Staffworks will match your donations, up to $10,000. If we max out and get $20,000 or more in donations, our shelter manager Jim will put out a video in January doing the Ice Bucket Challenge as a thank you for your support. Keep an eye on our Facebook and YouTube pages for more info!!
If you are considering taking advantage of the charitable donations tax deduction, be sure to talk to a certified tax preparer in order to discuss your specific circumstances and what sort of tax preparation would work best for your situation.
Use the following guidelines when donating to Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association:
Calculate fair market value of any non-cash item(s) you donated and complete our non-cash donation form found on our website. To help you determine the fair market value of your donated items refer to the IRS Publication 561 (4/2007), Determining the Value of Donated Property, If the total amounts to more than $500, fill out IRS Form 8283.
You will receive a 1098-C from Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association for any vehicles you’ve donated. See the IRS website for additional details regarding vehicle donation.
Charitable Contribution Receipt
Download a copy of our Charitable Contribution Receipt. Please note that Wanderers’ Rest will not place a value on what is donated, that is the responsibility of the donor. Thank you for your support and donation!!
Donations may also be mailed directly to Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association’s PO Box!
Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association
PO Box 535
Canastota, NY 13032
Other Ways of Donating
- When purchasing an eligible product enter the code “ADOPT” at checkout and pick Wanderers’ Rest as the recipient!
- Choose to donate your Paw Points to Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association!
- Download ResQwalk for your Android or IOS and earn money by Walking! Be sure to pick Wanderers’ Rest as your specific charity.
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