Why Do We Need Your Support?
Project POOCH is very grateful to the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility and the Oregon Youth Authority for their invaluable partnership support. MacLaren provides all the kennel and training space for Project POOCH free of charge. This allows us to focus our resources on spay and neutering costs, veterinary care for the dogs, dog food and supplies, training curricula and materials, and support of the youth as they develop their skills.
Project POOCH is funded entirely by individual donations and private foundations and receives no direct government funding. Every gift large or small makes a difference, and we thank you for your support.
Project POOCH, Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, Tax ID # 93-1252054.
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.®
- 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.
- Support us through Give!Guide starting November 4th
We're excited to be participating in Willamette Week's 2015 Give!Guide! Kick off is Wednesday, November 4th. Please check back for details about Big Give Days and incentive prizes, as well as a link to donate to Project POOCH!
Last year, thanks to your generous support, we raised over $21,700 to help the youth and dogs in our program receive the time, attention, guidance, and care they need to become the best human and canine citizens they can be. This year, we'd like to beat last year's record amount and raise $25,000 through Give!Guide so together we can help even more dogs and youth find a better path in life.
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!!
- 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.
- 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.
- Contribute Through Global Giving
Project POOCH® is honored to be included among the projects supported by GlobalGiving!
Partner with Project POOCH
- Be a POOCH Business 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.
Support for Project POOCH that's easy on your pocketbook
- 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.
- 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!
Shop to help Project POOCH
Ruff Guide and BringFido
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
- 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)
- BarkShop, the new online destination for dog treats and toys, will now be making donations to us! BarkBox just launched this brand new way to help YOU raise funds for Project POOCH.For every purchase made with our unique code (BBX1PRJCT), they will donate 10% of the purchase price to Project POOCH! No limits, no expiration date. They have curated a selection of treats (all healthy and made in the USA) and pup-tested toys that will keep any dog happy. They even have a "Shop the Box" feature, where each month, BarkBox selections are available in stores so pupscribers can repurchase and non-pupscribers can snag the goodies they might have missed. Check it out: https://barkshop.com/
- Does your dog need a vacation? Ruff Guide to the United States features 365 of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. Whether your pooch prefers to 'ruff it' on a hiking adventure or sit in the lap of luxury at a five-star resort, the assortment of trips in this book is sure to have him (and you) begging for a vacation! When you enter code POOCH at checkout, you'll get free shipping, and we'll get a $10.00 donation for each book sold! CLICK HERE to shop now.
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- Vacation time is fast approaching. For all you travelers out there, the next time you're traveling with your pooch and in need of pet friendly travel accommodations check out BringFido.com! Each time you book a pet friendly hotel room using the gift code “POOCH”, and complete your stay, a $5 donation will be made to Project POOCH.
- 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. Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Project POOCH earn a donation! And yes, you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
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- Shopping with eScrip allows you to support up to three schools or nonprofits L– and we're hoping that Project POOCH is the first one you pick.
- 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:
Did you know, for double the impact you can use AmazonSmile, to purchase items from our Amazon Wish Listthat will be shipped directly to us. Bonus: you can share it with your family, friends, and coworkers! Log into AmazonSmile first and then select Project POOCH on the "Wish List" drop-down list in the upper righthand corner!
- Earn double the donations for Project POOCH!
Sign up for iGive AND Amazon.Smile. Once you've signed up for both, use this special link and your purchases will earn .5% from Amazon.Smile, and .8% from iGive. Earning 1.3%. Better than double, actually!
- Just add this little app to your browser and when you visit any of their 2,500 major retail partner sites you automatically get: coupon alerts for great discounts; up to 20% of your purchase donated to Project POOCH; the option to add good search as your default search!
In addition to monetary contributions, we rely on the generosity of our community to help with in-kind donations. Your gifts in kind will ensure the health, comfort, and safety of the dogs and youth in our program, and help keep our administrative costs down so more of our resources can be dedicated directly to our mission. CLICK HERE to review our Wish List.Back to top...