AARCS is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the public to help cover the costs of all our expenses, the majority being veterinary care for our animals. While we have the manpower, drive and ambition, financial support is essential to cultivate and maintain not only the basic costs, but to further develop our programs and initiatives.
It’s easy to donate and we make every dollar count!
Announcing AARCS’ Holiday Giving Catalogue!
The AARCS Holiday Giving Catalogue includes a variety of symbolic gifts to help you honor the special people in your life this holiday season. By purchasing a gift via the Holiday Giving Catalogue, you and the recipient will feel good knowing that your gift will go towards helping save animals across our province!
To view the catalogue, click HERE and then select ‘Purchase Items’ to the right to see the list of items available. You will also have the option during the check out process to send an e-card to the recipient of the gift, or to have AARCS mail them a card.
Thank you for supporting AARCS and Happy Holidays!
Mail your Donation
Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
Bay G 3851-21 street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6T5
Become a Monthly Donor
Please consider becoming monthly donor. Sign up for any monthly amount, $20, $50, $100 directly from your bank account or credit card. It may not seem like a lot, but this reliable and steady monthly donation helps maintain our programs and ultimately help more animals. A tax receipt and thank you card will be mailed out at the end of each year.
Consider AARCS in your Estate Planning & Life Insurance Policies
Create a legacy by giving a donation to AARCS upon your passing. There are benefits that can be had now and later when setting up planned giving gifts. Talk to your financial advisor today on how you can leave a legacy.
Donate Your Appreciated Securities / Stocks
There are many great benefits to donating your appreciated securities. Giving publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares) is a tax-smart way to support AARCS. You will receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of the donation and you are not subject to any capital gains tax.
|IF YOU SELL SHARES AND DONATE THE CASH||IF YOU DONATE SHARES DIRECTLY TO AARCS|
|Fair Market Value||$100,000||$100,000|
|Tax Credit (at 50%)||$50,000||$50,000|
|Tax on Gain (at 50%)||$20,000||$0|
For more information on how you can donate your appreciated securities to AARCS, talk to your financial advisor and contact AARCS by emailing Deanna@AARCS.ca.
Employee Matching and Volunteer Programs
Many local companies such as Devon, Suncor, Encana, BMO Bank of Montreal, BP Canada, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Husky Energy, Nexen, Intact Insurance, ATB Financial, PennWest, Shell Canada, Suncor, Telus and TransCanada have employee-matching programs. Click HERE to find out if your company has a program and double your donation.
Some organizations also provide volunteer grants, whereby after a certain number of volunteer hours the company will provide AARCS with a donation to reward you for your contribution to the volunteer sector.
Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society plans to raise $500,000 this year on fundraising campaigns. It will cost the organization approximately $35,000 to raise this amount. The money raised will go to support the organizations mission to improve the lives of animals by rescuing and providing sanctuary to abandoned, surrendered or abused animals. For further information, please contact Deanna Thompson, 403-250-7377. Our address is Po Box 99076, RPO London Town, Calgary, AB T1Y 0A6 and we are incorporated in Alberta.