AFH is always in need of assistance. There are many ways you can help. Here are a few ideas:
Because AFH is a 100% volunteer-run organization, we can not function without your help. In particular, we need: foster homes, transporters for adoptions and vet visits, handlers at adoption days, and helpers at fundraising events. If you would like to help, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consider becoming an AFH foster home provider! Check out the Top 10 Reasons to Foster!
Please donate generously so that AFH can help more dogs in need. 100% of your tax-deductible donations go directly to the care of our animals. Donations can be made via PayPal, JustGive, at any of our adoption events, or can be mailed to: P.O. Box 222801, Chantilly, VA 20153-2801.
Brownie came to AFH in June, 2003. She was our first major medical case, requiring around-the-clock care and many trips to the vet. Brownie eventually made a full recovery and was adopted into her Forever Home.
We established Brownie’s fund to enable us to be prepared for the inevitable … the next “Brownie” who comes through our door. If you would like to help build our Brownie Fund, please use our PayPal or JustGive links and enter “Brownie’s Fund” in the comment section. Your generous donation will be directed to our major medical fund – in honor of Brownie!
Donations of Supplies
AFH always needs newspapers, crates, cages, leashes, collars, and food. These items can be dropped off at any of our adoption events.
Yes, we have an Amazon wish list! There are many things that the rescue needs – and you can help out by purchasing them for us. Visit our Amazon Wish List to see what we’re in need of now!
Do Your Internet Searches with GoodSearch
You do it – probably at least a couple times every day. You visit Google, Bing, or Yahoo and search for something on the Internet. Do you realize that you can benefit AFH simply by using GoodSearch as your search engine? Visit GoodSearch.com and sign up now – it takes only a few seconds, and the clicks really will add up!
Do Your Online Shopping via iGive
Every time you shop at any of the 1,200+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits A Forever Home Rescue Foundation. It’s a free service, and you’ll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. In fact, smart shoppers will enjoy iGive’s repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. To get started, just create your free iGive account.
> Start iGiving at: www.iGive.com/AForeverHome
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
BarkBox is a great service for your dog (or to be given as a gift to your dog-loving friends)! When you sign up for BarkBox, use our special referral code (AFHRBBX1 – yes, that’s a one at the end) during checkout. You’ll receive a five dollar ($5.00) discount and AFH will receive a $15.00 donation! With your signup, you (or your lucky friend) will receive a monthly BarkBoxes that contain all-natural treats and other of the coolest pup products in each box — things you can’t find at the typical big-box pet store. We have our treat and toy scouts scouring the country every month for the best toys and treats that will make your dog happy and healthy.
A bequest to A Forever home Rescue Foundation, Inc. through your Will or Trust helps ensure that we can continue to carry out our mission of helping homeless and abused animals receive the care they need.
By remembering A Forever home Rescue Foundation, Inc. in your estate planning, you can leave a legacy that will benefit future generations of animals and help provide for our future work. The federal government encourages these gifts or bequests, by allowing an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction.
There are various methods for making such a bequest.
- A specific bequest allows you to leave a specified gift in the form of a cash distribution. To make such a bequest use the following language: “I give, devise and bequeath to A Forever home Rescue Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 222801, Chantilly, VA 20153-2801 the sum of (insert amount) to be used for its general purposes.”
- A residuary bequest allows you to leave a “remainder” of a percentage of your estate to A Forever home Rescue Foundation, Inc. To make a residuary use the following language: “I give, devise and bequeath to A Forever home Rescue Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 222801, Chantilly, VA 20153-2801 all (insert percentage amount) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, to be used for its general purposes.”
- A contingency bequest allows you to make a gift contingent on certain circumstances. To make a contingency bequest use the following language: “If any of the above-named beneficiaries should predecease me, I hereby bequeath his or her share to A Forever home Rescue Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 222801, Chantilly, VA 20153-2801 to be used for its general purposes.”
- If you already have a Will, you can use the suggested wording to write a codicil (an addendum) that names A Forever home Rescue Foundation, Inc. a beneficiary of your estate.
Regardless of how you designate your bequest, know that we will treasure the gift and ensure that it is used for the benefit of the animals in our care.