Donations are of vital to PFS Shelter. They allow us to sustain our operating budget so we can continue to adopt more pets into loving homes. Our adoption fees don’t begin to cover the cost of care for our animals – especially our beloved older animals. It costs about $250 for each pet who comes through our doors. We spay or neuter all adoptable animals, provide necessary vaccinations and medicines, ensure proper veterinary care and microchip for permanent identification. We also spread the word about our shelter and the importance of adopting homeless pets. We cannot do all of this without our wonderful volunteers and donors.
GENERAL OPERATING FUND GIVING
Your donation to our general shelter fund will support our ongoing operations and help us cover the costs for food and care for all of our animals. Your gift will be used where it is needed the most.
MEDICAL FUND Because we are so committed to the health of our animals, our largest expense is veterinary care. We have consciously decided to give the best medical care we can afford to every animal we take in. This fund allows our supporters to help offset those costs and know that they are helping animals whose care might otherwise be beyond our means.
RECURRING DONATION GIVING
You can be a Forever Friend to PFS Shelter’s cats and dogs by participating in monthly planned donations. It’s very simple. You don’t have to remember to write a check or mail an envelope. You determine the amount that you would like to contribute on a recurring monthly, quarterly or annual basis and that amount is automatically charged to your credit card or PayPal account.
Your recurring donation means you make a greater impact on the welfare of cats and dogs while fitting your own charitable giving goals. Plus it allows us to plan ahead. We may be able to increase the number of animals for which we provide care, for example.
Specifically, your money will help fund vital PFS Shelter operations and programs such as our Foster Pet Program, our Helping Hands Program and our Pets for Saving Program.
MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS
Honor the life or the memory of a beloved pet or person while helping PFS Shelter with a memorial or honorarium gift. At your request, we will send a memorial card on your behalf acknowledging your gift.
To provide a memorial or honorarium via check, simply:
1) Mail a check payable to PFS along with recipient name and address, and who the gift remembers or honors.
2) Make the check payable to PFS Shelter, PO Box 9486, Peoria, IL 61612
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO INCORPORATE PLANNED GIVING INTO YOUR FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES
You can create a lasting legacy of hope for homeless animals through a planned gift to PFS Shelter.
- Bequests Through Your Will
A bequest to PFS Shelter is one of the simplest and most effective ways to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of cats and dogs waiting for their forever homes. You can specify a certain amount or a percentage you wish to give.
If you are considering planning a gift that could support PFS Shelter for many years in the form of a fund in your name, or you want to inquire about other planned gift opportunities, we recommend you speak with your financial planner. Your gift may be designated for a specific purpose or you may allow us to use your gift towards our annual fund. We would be happy to help you reach this very important decision.
- Giving Through Retirement Funds and Insurance Policies
Another way to create a lasting legacy far into the future is to name PFS Shelter beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy. If you are updating an existing policy, you will need to complete a change of beneficiary form with your insurance company. Working with an attorney or accountant is not required to make this type of gift.
To create a legacy email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.