We need your help!
Pals For Life helps the elderly and ill every day with its pet visitation programs held throughout the Delaware Valley. In this section you will find ways to support PFL with donations of cash or goods from an individual, company, or foundation. Please help us bring the joy of pets to people in need.
If you wish to make a donation to Pals For Life, simply fill out the online form with the following information: your name, address, and credit card information.
Thank you in advance for your contribution.
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If you want to make a donation in memory of a deceased family member or pet, Pals For Life will send a letter to that person or pet's family acknowledging your thoughtful donation. You will receive confirmation of your donation as well.
Donating Online is easy...
We will ask you for your name and address, the deceased's name, and to whom you want the acknowledgement sent. After you provide this information, we'll help you fill out the credit card payment information.
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Gifts-in-kind help Pals For Life spend less overhead dollars buying supplies to keep our office and pet visitation and education programs going. When you donate certain personal possessions, company services or products to Pals For Life, we are able to direct more funds to support our mission. Donations such as collars, leashes, pet toys, biscuits, office equipment and furniture make ideal gifts-in-kind.
For Gifts-in-kind, please contact us.
By sponsoring a Pals For Life event, a corporation can impart its brand messages to our supporters and the media. Sponsorship of corporations and individuals is welcome for our Annual Benefit and our Pet Photo Contest.
In addition, donations of services or new merchandise towards our Silent Auction are always welcome. The Silent Auction is held in conjunction with the Annual Benefit.
To sponsor an event, please contact us.
Gifts By Will
A will is the easiest and most effective means to ensure that you fully provide for your family and that your assets are distributed as you wish. You can remember Pals For Life in your will while providing for your family. Your bequest will provide continuing support of our ongoing work, and would be sincerely appreciated.
A gift to Pals For Life through your will has several advantages:
- Charitable gifts made through your will are 100% deductible for estate tax purposes.
- A charitable bequest may place your estate in a lower estate tax bracket.
- You may specify that your bequest is used for general purposes of PFL or for a particular area of interest.
A Gift By Will might be worded:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to Pals For Life Association, 939 Radnor Road, Wayne PA 19087, __________ for its general purposes all (or state fraction or percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real or personal."
"I give, devise, and bequeath to Pals For Life Association, 939 Radnor Road, Wayne PA 19087, the sum of _______________ to be used for the general purposes of the association."
Gifts Of Securities
By including Pals For Life in your charitable giving, you will make a decision to take an active role in significantly increasing the number of people in need who will benefit from receiving a pet visit. A gift of appreciated securities held for more than one (1) year may bring about significant befits to you as a contributor to Pals For Life. Here is how:
- You become entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gifted securities as of the date of gift.
- You eliminate capital gains tax that would ordinarily become due if you had sold the appreciated securities on the open market and donated the proceeds from the sale to charity.
- Your charitable deduction can be claimed against up to 30% of your adjusted gross income and any unused deductions can be carried forward over the next 5 years.
- Helps you to achieve your long-term financial objective of reducing your income and estate taxes
If you find that you have securities that have declined in value over the years and are interested in donating them to charity, you may find it more advantageous to sell the securities first and contribute the proceeds to charity as proposed to donating the securities outright. This strategy should allow you to claim a deduction for both the loss from the sale of the securities as well as the charitable gift.
If you are considering donating stock that is subject to a cash merger or tender offer, it is important for you to note that you will be subject to tax on the capital gain even though the shares were transferred to charity before the tender offer became effective.
You should always consult with your financial advisor before initiating a charitable gift arrangement.