Other Ways to Lend Support
There are so many ways you can make a difference.
Unique ways to help
There are many ways individuals, groups and businesses can impact the health and wellbeing of pets in need, support AWS community programs and foster philanthropy right here in your community.
If you have any questions about how you, your family, group of friends or colleagues can get involved supporting AWS’ mission, please reach out to our Development Team via email or at (207) 985-3244 ext. 200.
As a Loyal Friend, be connected by kindness to each and every pet that comes through our doors.
Loyal Friends are AWS’ recurring donors. With regular gifts, you give safety, love, care and companionship to each of the 350 pets that arrive at AWS each and every month. You – and our pets – are connected by the kindness you share with your regular (monthly or quarterly) gifts. By giving regularly, you ensure funds are always available to provide everything for an animal in need, whether that is major medical care, an enriching new toy, a nutritious meal, and/or simply a safe and comfortable place to rest. You ensure no pet goes without.
Automatic Payroll Deductions
Check with your HR department to find out if you can automatically send donations as a payroll deduction. Even the smallest amount provides regular income to support AWS programs and services. It’s an effortless way to support a worthy cause.
This is a great way to support AWS. By having a small amount charged to my credit card each month, I’m able to give them more than I would otherwise. I know how much goes into taking care of so many animals and I’m glad I can do a small part.”
Start Your Monthly Gift Today!
We are grateful for the individuals and businesses in our community who fundraise on our behalf, who bring much needed funds into our organization and help us achieve our mission, vision and values. Together, we support the care and wellbeing of thousands of pets each and every year.
Whether you have a one-time fundraiser, plan an online giving campaign or keep a donation canister at your service counter, you make a difference. Thank you!
Gather friends, coworkers and/or family members to collect items from our wish list. Supply drives are a great way to celebrate your birthday, bond with your colleagues, or have fun as a family. Be sure to visit our wish list so you’ll know what items we need most!
Thank you for ensuring that all the pets at AWS will have a joyful and happy time while they’re with us with plenty of treats, toys, and nutritious food.
Employer Gift Match & Support
Donate a Vehicle
Have a car or truck that you don’t use? Is it taking up space in your yard or garage? Consider donating it to AWS though our partnership with Vehicles for Charity.
Most any vehicle is accepted, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and RVs! Vehicles do not need to be in new or even running condition. The vehicle must have an engine and be towable. Restrictions based on the vehicle’s condition may apply, especially for non-cars. Your vehicle will be sold at auction or to salvage based on condition, with proceeds coming back to AWS. Your donation is tax-deductible.