Other Ways to Give

Leave A Lasting Legacy

Consider a planned gift or bequest in your will which can provide a lasting legacy. Your gift will ensure that animals are given a second chance and make a lasting difference in this world. With your help, AARCS can continue to lead the way in providing thousands of homeless animals a Safe Haven and all the love and care they need and deserve while working towards the root cause of animal homelessness.

By helping animals through estate giving, you could minimize your income tax, capital gains, or estate tax.

Ways to Provide a Bequest

If you would like to name AARCS in your will, please be sure to use our full registered name:
Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
5060 74th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C3C9
Charitable Registration # 80718-8479-RR0001

In your Will, you can leave a specific dollar amount, percentage, or a specific asset. Types of bequests can include cash, real estate, artwork, stocks, bonds, etc.

Name Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, bank account, RRSP account, or stock account.

It is always recommended that you work with your financial advisor and lawyer to help you plan a bequest that works best for you.

This sample language may be useful:

"I give and bequeath to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS), registered charity 80718 8479 RR0001  [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] [ _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes." 

Notifying AARCS of Your Gift

Please let us know when you have named AARCS in your will so that we can thank you. Please submit contact Deanna Thompson, Executive Director, at 403.869.4694 or [email protected]  for more information.

Wish List

Looking to donate much-needed supplies?

Consider dropping a wish-list item off at our shelter locations in Calgary and Edmonton, or sending one via Amazon, Costco Online or Instacart. Learn more on our AARCS Wish List page.

Auction Donations

Throughout the year we  host online and in-person auctions to raise much-needed funds for animals in our care

We are always seeking new/valued items, gift cards or certificates year round to enhance our fundraising auctions. If you have something in mind that you believe would be beneficial to our organization’s cause,  please contact [email protected] 


Skip the Depot

Bottle donations are very much appreciated. Your empties are full of opportunity.

Please bag your bottles and drop them into our blue bottle bins out front of our Safe Haven shelter.
Funds raised from donated bottles will go towards our animals in AARCS’ care.

You are more than welcome to drop off your bagged cans and bottles at AARCS Safe Haven or you can sign up at Skip the Depot to have them picked up directly from your residence on a set schedule!

Choose the Animal Rescue Crew Society as your benefactor and you’ll receive a valuable tax receipt!

AARCS & CIR Realty Partnership

Through its new charitable giving program, CIR Realty and its Realtors support AARCS to help save the lives of hundreds of abandoned and abused animals in Alberta.

Other Ways TO GIVE

Employee Matching & 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.

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.

Find out if your company has a contribution program with AARCS.

Donate-a-Car Canada

You can help AARCS by donating your car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle, quad or even airplane! It’s easy! Just go to their website to submit your vehicle information and the folks at Donate-a-Car Canada Inc. will look after all the details to sell your vehicle. It’s a no-hassle way to get rid of an old vehicle and donate to your favourite charity. We’ll send you a tax receipt for net sale proceeds. Remember to select the ‘Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society’ as the charity of your choice and we will gladly mail you a valuable tax receipt and a thank you card for helping us help more animals.

Click here to donate your vehicle to AARCS.


Make your miles make a difference in the life of animals. Donate your unwanted or unused Aeroplan points to AARCS. Please visit the link for more information!

Click here to donate your points today!

DNA My Dog

Are you interested to know what breeds might be in your mix breed dog? Every time a sale is generated using our unique affiliate link, AARCS will earn a $12 commission per product sold. When you click on our AARCS-specific link, you have 30 days to follow through with the purchase in order for AARCS to be credited with the sale.  It’s that simple!

CLICK HERE to purchase a Dog DNA Kit!

Andy's Paw Prints

AARCS is proud to announce that we are the first Canadian charity to be approved through Andy’s Paw Prints! Andy’s Paw Prints transforms your favourite pet photo into an artistic pet portrait which can be purchased from their website. Once you’ve made your purchase, they donate 25% of the profit back to AARCS! It’s a win-win. You get a pet portrait piece of art to memorialize a pet that may have passed on, or just a fun piece of artwork to show off in your home, and in the process, you help give back to AARCS!

Click here to purchase your custom pet photo!

Sponsor Energy

You have the opportunity to help — just by switching from your current energy company to Sponsor Energy. Whether you are a residential or small business customer, we will make a donation of 50% of our profits on your electricity and natural gas usage to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society — AARCS each month.

Sign up here!