***Abby Needs Your Help!!***
Abby, a sweet one year old yellow lab who arrived in Connecticut with her five puppies has become very sick. Despite getting excellent care in her foster home, and by two veterinary hospitals, Abby still needs additional diagnostic tests and care. She is currently hospitalized at Sand Road Animal Hospital and we need your help to get her better and on her way to a forever home! A donation of any amount is appreciated.
The Little Guild finds home for several hundred cats and dogs every year. Providing proper care for animals is expensive and without your help, it wouldn’t be possible. As a registered non-profit organization, donations are the way we are able to provide for the shelter costs and care of the pets. The Little Guild is a local leader in the areas of rescue, adoption and welfare, and your tax-deductible donation will make a life-changing difference for our dogs and cats. Medical exams, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, and food are just some of the ways that donations are used every single day.
Use the secure form below to make your donation to The Little Guild of St. Francis.
To make a donation using PayPal, select the dollar amount that you wish to contribute below. Click the SEND box and it will take you directly to the PayPal® site to complete your payment. Other credit cards are also accepted on the PayPal page.
A big woof and a cat’s meow thank you from all our pets for your generosity.
Planned Giving Pledge
“Planned giving” is a term commonly used to describe a wide variety of giving vehicles that allow you to give to charity during your lifetime and/or after your death, while meeting your current income needs and providing for your heirs. Planned giving is typically done in conjunction with estate planning, and is a viable option for donors of all income levels.
From a donor’s perspective, planned giving is attractive for many reasons. It may allow you to make larger gifts than you otherwise could out of your current assets. Depending on how a planned gift is set up, it may also let you receive a stream of income for life, earn higher investment yield, or reduce your capital gains or estate taxes. Planned gifts often appeal to people who want to benefit a charitable organization but aren’t certain how much of their assets they’ll need for themselves during their lifetimes.
Please contact the Director of the Little Guild at 860-672-6346 to discuss the variety of options for supporting the work of the Little Guild through planned giving.
THE LITTLE GUILD OF ST. FRANCIS DONORS JOIN THE MONTHLY PLEDGE CLUB
You might want to consider becoming a member of our “Monthly Pledge Club” program. Other generous animal lovers are already part of the Little Guild monthly giving program and their support is life-saving.
Planned Giving FAQs
Q. How does my monthly pledge help more than my regular contribution?
A. We can depend on your monthly gifts! When we receive your donation every month, we’ll know we have enough money to provide food, medicine, veterinary care and shelter for our animal friends.
Q. How does the pledge program work?
A. We’ll send you a monthly statement that shows the amount you have pledged. Just send a check with the return form in the envelope we will provide.
Q. How much should I pledge?
A. We suggest a pledge which will allow you to feel you are doing your part.
Q. Can I make my contribution larger than usual once in a while?
A. Sure! You can make an extra gift at any time that will be credited to you. We’ll be very grateful and so will the animals.
Q. What happens if I have to cancel my pledge?
A. You can cancel your pledge at any time. If your situation changes, you can reduce or increase the amount of your pledge.
Q. Do you offer a accept a donation matching program?
A. Yes! Many companies offer a matching gift program that doubles the value of your gift to The Little Guild. Please ask your Human Resources representative for a form, complete it, and send it along with your gift today.
Q. Are donations tax-deductible?
A. Donations are tax-deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of IRS code. Notification of your donation will be e-mailed to you.