Nonprofit organizations typically receive 30% of their annual giving in the month of December, with 12% in just the last three days of the year. HSSC is no exception. The support of generous people like you is so crucial to helping our organization fulfill our lifesaving mission. We have already found homes for over 1,450 dogs and cats this year. That’s 1,450 animals who are resting comfortably in their furever homes this holiday season. But there is still work to do. There is always one more dog with a tragic backstory. One more litter of motherless kittens in need of round-the-clock care. One more senior pet who can’t understand why he’s been abandoned. This is the work we do at HSSC. We could not do it without you. We hope you will find it in your hearts to donate this season.
We’ve made our list and checked it twice, and we came up with 25 Ways of Holiday Giving. We hope these 25 Ways will inspire you to support the Humane Society of Sarasota County—the area’s premier no-kill shelter—and to make this holiday season a memorable one. Download a printable copy of the 25 Ways of Holiday Giving (PDF).
If you have an IRA and you’re over 70-1/2 years old, you can satisfy your IRA’s required minimum distribution and reduce your ordinary taxable income by making a direct transfer gift to HSSC. Contact your IRA administrator today to make the transfer by December 31. Details.
Share the wealth with HSSC. If you have appreciated stocks, bonds, or shares of mutual funds, you can gift them to HSSC for an immediate tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities. You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold by HSSC. Learn More.
Trust us, a gift to HSSC is a powerful way for your trust or foundation to meet its required annual distribution. You can simultaneously make a significant difference for HSSC and fulfill your financial objectives. Talk to your financial professionals today. Details.
Set up an online donation page on Facebook or the platform of your choice. Tell people why you support the work HSSC does, then share your fundraiser with your circle. The number-one reason people give is because someone they care about (you!) asked them to. Get Started.
It’s our turn to express our gratitude for everyone who has given time and treasure to HSSC this year. We envision a community where all animals are cared for and loved. By working together, we are making that vision a reality. Thank You.
HSSC urges all prospective donors to seek the assistance of personal legal and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts, including the resulting tax and estate planning consequences. The information above is intended to provide general information on gift giving and should not be used as specific legal, tax, or investment advice.