Make a Donation
For as little as $25, you can become an Anderson Animal Shelter Member and receive several great benefits to the Shelter and other local businesses. To become a member, click here.
Donations and Monthly Giving
Any amount of donation at any time is so very critical to our animals in need.
Join our monthly giving program that allows you to give conveniently and automatically with either your membership or as a stand-alone donation. A Shelter Supporter donation allows us to plan and budget more efficiently and expand spay and neuter and outreach services to alleviate the problem of pet overpopulation and homelessness, not just react to it.
Anderson Animal Shelter (AAS) provides outstanding medical attention and care to ALL of the homeless animals that come through our doors. We depend on your kindhearted donations to make these miracles happen.
Estate gifts, commonly called "planned gifts," include bequests, securities, charitable trusts, life insurance, retirement accounts, and more. By naming AAS as a beneficiary, you leave a legacy that continues your compassion and commitment to animal welfare.
However you decide to include AAS in your estate plan, tell us about it! Find out more about our Planned Giving Program and how your gifts can help our mission at (847) 697-2880 or email the Development Department at: email@example.com. We also recommend that you contact your attorney to set up any planned giving arrangements, as they can best advise you what will work for you and your family.
Charitable Remainder Trust
It offers advantages to AAS as well as you and your loved ones. This irrevocable trust will pay you an income for life or for a period of years. The trust can also pay income to a spouse, children, or others. At the death of the beneficiary, the remaining principal in the trust goes to support AAS.
Charitable Lead Trust
Similar to the previous option except AAS typically receives the income from the trust for a stated number of years and then the remaining principle passes to a beneficiary. The lead trust is ideal if you are willing to forgo investment income on an asset, but do not want to have estate taxes reduce the principal passed on to heirs.
Charitable Gift Annuity
Designed for people 60 years of age or older that want to make a tax-deductible legacy gift while receiving a lifetime annual income from that gift. The donor receives a guaranteed stipend for life. Upon their death the remainder amount is added to the AAS endowment fund providing a stream of income - forever.
Your gift of just $35 or more helps us to provide care for any one of our shelter animals. This one-time gift sponsors an individual animal until it is adopted. Your financial support directly assists animals through services such as: adoptions, lost pets, spay/neuter assistance, lifesaving medical treatment, and adult and child humane education programs.
Over 500 volunteers help AAS animals become adopted through a variety of work efforts including veterinary services, animal care and socialization, customer service, humane education, and assistance with public events. For information on how to get involved, email Jeff Pal, Director of Volunteer Services at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Making a charitable donation is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize an individual or pet while showing your compassion for the homeless animals who are still waiting to find their forever families.
In Honor or In Memory Donation
What better way to honor a special person or occasion (perhaps a birthday, wedding, anniversary or holiday) than by helping others? Looking for the perfect way to remember a special person or pet? An honorary or memory donation to Anderson Animal Shelter will help further our efforts to provide shelter and care for the thousands of homeless animals that enter our doors each year.
By donating much needed items from our wish list, you help defray the costs of caring for our many homeless animals in need of food, shelter, and supplies. For the most updated wish list, click here.
Paws to Recycle
Collect your aluminum cans to raise money for our homeless animals! Drop off your donations at AAS. Encourage your friends, relatives, and coworkers to get involved. Every can helps!
Hundreds of people support our work each year through payroll contributions in this workplace giving program.
Matching Gifts Programs
To find out if your employer participates in a matching gifts program, please check with your Human Resource department and ask for the proper forms. Then just fill in your portion, send it to us, and we'll do the rest! Many employers will even match gifts after you retire.
Online Surfing and Shopping
Would you like to help AAS in a big way? All you have to do is do all your online shopping through iGive.com! When you buy your everyday necessities or that great gift for someone special at the iGive.com Mall, up to 26% of each purchase is donated to our homeless animals, at no cost to you. Sign up today!
GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up! Go to GoodSearch.com and be sure to enter Anderson Animal Shelter as the charity you want to support. And, be sure to spread the word!
Advertise Your Company
Too many new clients? Schedule constantly booked? No? If your business is like most, you struggle to bring more qualified clients in the door on a very limited marketing budget. And that's why we're pleased to announce new targeted, very affordable advertising options that will not only greatly benefit your business but our shelter and shelter animals as well! Consider advertising in our Pawprints newsletter and reach over 9,000 circulation in addition to the online electronic version of Pawprints that stays on the website for up to a year.
Sponsor an Event
Anderson Animal Shelter hosts four events per year. Our newest event will be coming in the Springtime and is PET EXPO, focusing on a holistic and green approach to the way we care for our pets and ourselves. The Annual Golf Outing is held in July and brings in 144 golfers at some of the nicest golf courses in Kane County. Our Jewelry Faire is held in Geneva on the same weekend as the Festival of the Vine and is a smashing success! Our biggest event is our Annual Gala and Auction in November. All of these events bring in needed revenue to help support our mission and your sponsorship not only helps you gain recognition as an organization that supports our efforts, but helps you reach new clients, new friends, and we all benefit!