Why Do We Need Your Support?
Although Project POOCH rents kennel space at a state facility, we do not receive government funding so individual support is essential to our program. Any donation, no matter how small, makes a big difference!
In 2013, Project POOCH spent approximately $2,630 on dog food, $2,000 on
trainer fees, and $6,350 on veterinary bills. These are just a few of our major
expenses and don't include administrative costs, facility costs, costs for dog
and youth supplies (such as jackets for the youth, dog collars/leashes/bowls/
crates/blankets/jackets etc.), cleaning/grooming expenses or transportation
costs. Spaying and neutering all the dogs is our major expense.
Project POOCH, Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, Tax ID # 93-1252054 – your donation is tax-deductible.
Love Dogs? Care about Youth? Want to help homeless dogs and youth in corrections get a new leash on life? There are several ways you can help the dogs and the youth at Project POOCH, Inc.®
- Support us through Willamette Week's Give!Guide from now through December 31st
We're thrilled to be participating in Willamette Week's 2014 Give!Guide! Kick off is Wednesday, November 5th. Please click here to donate now.
Among other things, your gift during this upcoming season of giving will provide the young men with the winter clothes they need so they can make sure each dog gets out for daily walks, playtime, training, and fun – activities critical to our dogs' well-being and mental health. It will also ensure each dog has a cozy bed to snuggle in during the cold and rainy months. Thank YOU!!!!
Please click here for information about Give!Guide incentive prizes for all donations of $10 and above!
Donate on a Big Give Day and earn a chance to win a cool prize! When you make a minimum gift of $10 to Project POOCH through Give!Guide (on the days listed below), you could be chosen at random to win a great incentive prize! Cool, huh?! It's a win-win opportunity just like our program. The incentive prizes are generously donated by area businesses. Check out the list below to see what prizes you could win on each Big Give Day. Please mark these dates and make a donation on one or all of them for a chance to win the listed prizes. Good luck! And thank you for supporting Project POOCH!
Nov. 25 - Timbers & Thorns Ticket Package
Dec. 2 - Bike Gallery Bike Giveaway
Dec. 11 - Salt & Straw Ice Cream Party
Dec. 18 - Rogue Distilled Spirits Case Giveaway
- Make a direct gift
You can do so by making a secure, online donation, or by mailing a check to Project POOCH, Outreach Office, PO Box 305, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. You can make a gift in honor or memory of someone and if you'd like, we'll send notification of your gift to them or their family.
- Become a Monthly Paw-scriber
You can save paper, stamps, and the bother of writing checks or going to the post office by setting up an automatic monthly gift.
- Do you walk your dog? Walk to get your morning coffee? Bike to work?
Well while you're at it you might as well raise money to help animals in need. ResQwalk is an app (iPhone or Android) that enables you to raise money for Project POOCH, Inc., every time you set out. This is how it works:
- Download the app from http://www.resqwalk.com, log in, and choose Project POOCH, Inc.
- Each time you set out on your walk, run, or bike ride, log in. Your distance is recorded and added to Project POOCH's weekly sum.
- Each week ResQwalk announces a donation pool (for example, $2,000). A portion of the weekly donation pool will be donated to us based on the miles you log! AWESOME!
- Wanna spoil your dog rotten or make your dog the coolest canine around? Then, purchase a BarkBox subscription. You'll save 10% on your purchase and Project POOCH will receive $15! How cool is that!?! Just CLICK HERE to go check it out! (The link includes the special code needed to let them know you're supporting Project POOCH: BBX1PRJCT)
- Be a POOCH Partner
We believe one of the best ways to succeed is to build win-win partnerships with businesses and organizations in our community. If you own or know of a business interested in partnering with us and supporting our work, please email DeVida at DeVida@pooch.org or call her at 503.697.0623. Whether it be a benefit day/night, sponsoring an event, donating goods or services, or inviting us to provide information and bring available dogs, we'd love to hear from you!
- Celebrate with POOCH
Having a birthday or special celebration? Ask for donations to Project POOCH, Inc., in lieu of receiving gifts. You can collect funds or items from our Wish List. Wish List items and donations may be dropped off at our Outreach Office in Lake Oswego at 543 3rd Street, Suite C3. We only ask that you call in advance at 503-697-0623.
- Have a bake sale or lemonade stand with proceeds to benefit Project POOCH, Inc. We'll provide you with signage you can use at your stand – eEmail DeVida at DeVida@pooch.org for more information.
- Be a POOCH Ambassador
We are always looking for folks who are interested in representing Project POOCH, Inc., at area events. As we increase our involvement in the community, our need for ambassadors will also increase. It is a great way to show your support and help raise awareness about our work and our available dogs looking for their forever homes. Email DeVida at DeVida@pooch.org for more information.
- Leave a Legacy of Compassion
One of the lasting ways you can support us is to include Project POOCH, Inc. in your will. It is very easy and only requires you to include some specific language in your will to designate Project POOCH, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, as a beneficiary. You can make an outright bequest by leaving a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Here is example bequest language to get you started:
I give, devise, and bequeath to Project POOCH, Inc., EIN: 93-1252054, 543 3rd Street, Suite C-3, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034, ______% of my estate or the sum of $____________ (or describe stocks, bonds, life insurance, or other assets) to be used for the general purpose of helping incarcerated youth learn patience, responsibility and compassion by socializing, training and helping rehome shelter dogs.
You Can Contribute Through Global Giving
Project POOCH® is honored to be included among the projects supported by GlobalGiving!
Become a POOCH® Program Partner
Your Partnership Changes Lives! Every dollar you donate to Project POOCH®’S Partnership directly benefits the dogs and the youths at Project POOCH®. Your donation helps to provide opportunities for youths in corrections to learn compassion, patience, responsibility, and respect for all life through training shelter dogs. Click on the picture at the right to download a form that suggests Partnership amounts and describes the impact that each donation has at the POOCH kennels.
Add a Project POOCH toolbar to your browser!
Once you add the Project
POOCH toolbar created for us by GOODSEARCH/GOODSHOP
to your IE or Firefox browser, each time you shop at one of more than 1,300
participating stores a percentage of what you spend will
be donated to us at no extra cost to you! (you could even save money
as the toolbar provides coupons and deals). The
toolbar also has a search box and each time you search the Internet,
about a penny is donated to us. No registration is required!
Do you shop at Fred Meyer?
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Project POOCH at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name: Project POOCH or by our non-profit number: 91284.
Are you an online shopper?
Then we have the perfet way for you to support Project POOCH without paying a dime!
One of the easiest ways to help is by signing up for a free iGive.com account. iGive is a free service where shopping at great stores like Amazon, jcpenney, Office Depot, HSN, Staples, QVC, Expedia, Lands' End, Groupon, Nordstrom, Dell, Macy's and Apple plus over 1,300 retailers causes those stores to donate a tiny percentage of the sale.
That’s right, it comes out of their pocket, not yours! It’s easy, particularly if you get the iGive Button for your browser when you sign up – iGive does all the paperwork and keeps you posted on what’s going on. CLICK HERE to check it out!
Or how about supporting POOCH through the Amazon Smile program: