Donations make the Difference
You can help us help them. Each year more than 3,000 pets and their families seek the services of Almost Home. Your support helps us reach our goal of being the leading resource for pet lovers in our community. Whether it is helping us provide medical care for a critically injured pet so that it can find a forever home or assisting a family with pet food or services to keep a pet in their home, none of it is possible without our supporters. Your donations allow us to do the work we do every day and help us fulfill our dreams for what we are able to do for pets in our community.
Click our donation link to make an online donation to AHHS. Want to ensure that your gift helps us all year long? Designate your gift as a monthly gift. Monthly gifts help us plan for our monthly needs and give much needed support for our programs and services.
GIVE BY PHONE
You can always call us at (765) 474-5222 to make a credit card donation over the phone or to learn more about other ways to give.
GIVE WHILE YOU SHOP THROUGH SMILE.AMAZON
Your Amazon purchases can now help to raise money for Almost Home Humane Society. Choose Almost Home Humane Society, Inc. as your AmazonSmile charity and 0.5% of every purchase you make will be donated to the food bank. Visit www.smile.amazon.com and designate Almost Home Humane Society as your charity of choice.
SPONSOR AN ADOPTION
Not ready to add a pet to your family right now? Help another family by sponsoring the adoption fee of a pet. Sponsorships are available for all AHHS pets.
MAKE A PLANNED GIFT
You may be able to take advantage of significant tax advantages by exploring planned giving options, including gifts of stocks and bonds, estate gifts, and charitable annuities. We always recommend discussing your estate planning with your lawyer or tax advisor.
Help paw it forward for our community’s pets by making a legacy gift to Almost Home.You’ve made a difference by supporting our work with your valuable time, funds pet supply donations. As part of your Estate Planning, you can help ensure that future generations have access to the same animal welfare services. Your legacy gift helps us to ensure that pets will be a valued part
of our community for years to come. The support you are currently providing for our communities homeless and disadvantaged pets can continue for perpetuity. For example, if you typically make an annual gift of $250 to AHHS, by making a $5,000 estate gift, the interest generated on that principal would continue to provide $250 every year indefinitely to help the Almost Home care for the pets that need us the most.
It’s Not Difficult to Give a Legacy Gift
A beneficiary designation is the simplest way to make a legacy gift to the Food Bank. When you complete your beneficiary designation form, just name “Almost Home Humane Society, Inc.” as a full or partial beneficiary and provide our tax identification number (35-0984028). In addition, these gifts bypass probate and go directly to all beneficiaries.
Here are some common designation options:
Retirement plans[e.g., traditional IRA, Keogh, 401(k)]: Including Almost Home as a beneficiary enables you to avoid substantial income taxes that would have been due if a retirement plan were left to non-spousal heirs. It is strongly advised that you name “‘Almost Home Humane Society” as a beneficiary of a retirement plan through your designation form and not through your will, which may jeopardize tax benefits.
Savings accounts: Designating AHHS as a beneficiary of a savings account is simple and allows full use of savings during your life.
The following is suggested language for unrestricted bequests to be used for the greatest current need of the Humane Society:
I give to Almost Home Humane Society, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the state of Indiana and located in Lafayette, Indiana, ___percent (___%) of my estate OR (the sum of $______) OR (all my right, title and interest in the described property: ________________) OR (all rest, residue and remainder of my estate) to be used in such manner as the board of directors of said corporation shall, in its sole discretion, determine.
Gifts Via Life Insurance Policies
One way to “gift” life insurance is to designate your charity of choice as the beneficiary. You will retain ownership of the policy, keeping access to the policy’s cash value. You will still be allowed to change your beneficiary at a later time, if you choose.
You can also transfer ownership, assigning your charity of choice as BOTH owner and beneficiary. This method will NOT allow you to change your beneficiary or have access to the cash value of the policy, but it will provide tax benefits. If your charity of choice is a 501-c-3 (like AHHS) then the premiums you pay on the policy should be tax deductible.Similar benefits also apply to annuities.
Gifts of Securities Are Also Accepted
If you sell appreciated securities, you could lose up to 25% of your appreciation to taxes. Butwhen you donate a gift of stock or securities to the Humane Society, you avoid capital-gains taxes thus preserving the full value of your gift. Your tax advisor can help you. There can be significant tax advantages for you or your family in exploring planned giving options, including gifts of stocks and bonds, charitable gift annuities, trusts, and estate gifts. To learn more about making a planned gift to Almost Home, contact our Development Department at (765) 474-5222.
Legal Name: Almost Home Humane Society, Inc.
Street Address: 1705 S. 2nd St., Lafayette, IN 47905
Almost Home is a private non-profit organization and not affiliated with any national or international organizations such as the ASPCA or Humane Society of the United States. AHHS does hold contracts with the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette for housing stray pets. These contracts provide approximately 31% of our total budget. The remainder of the funds necessary to provide our services must be gathered through donations and fees. Every dollar donated helps us provide care to a pet in need.
Almost Home will never sell, rent, or share our supporters’ names. To show our appreciation and encourage others to give, we may, from time to time, publish a list of some supporters’ names in our annual report, website or in other publications. If you do not wish for your name to be listed, please contact our Development Department at 765-474-5222.