Giving the Gift of Independence
When you make a gift to CPL, you are making it possible for individuals with disabilities to receive service and companion dogs that will transform their lives.
The total cost to raise, train, place and provide lifetime support for each CPL dog is over $30,000. Recipients are asked to make a nominal donation, however, no one is denied a dog due to their inability to contribute.
Your support is giving individuals with disabilities hope, increased confidence and greater independence. Thank you for your generosity!
Ways to Give to Canine Partners for Life
There are many ways you can give support to CPL’s programs and services:
- Mail or Online Donations
- Independence Society and Puppy Naming Program
- Stock Gifts
- Solla’s Partners (Planned Giving)
- Wish List (Amazon)
- Workplace Giving
- The Partnership for Independence Campaign
- Third Party Fundraising
Mail or Online Donations
Mail: Checks can be made payable to Canine Partners for Life and mailed to P.O. Box 170, Cochranville, PA 19330.
A mailed or online donation can be made in memory or honor of a friend or family member. If you provide the name and mailing address of the person you would like notified, we will send them a certificate with any personal note you wish to include.
Independence Society—A tradition of giving
Independence Society members belong to a distinctive family of generous and compassionate friends of Canine Partners for Life. Members make an annual leadership financial donation of $1,000 or more to support CPL’s general operations during our fiscal year (July 1 — June 30). Many choose to contribute their support via automated online monthly giving.
Members receive special invitations to exclusive member events throughout the year, an opportunity to name a puppy, and are also invited to provide ongoing feedback and guidance pertaining to the future of CPL.
Puppy Naming Program
CPL’s Puppy Naming Program is an exclusive opportunity reserved for our most generous supporters. A donor who gives $1,250 or more in a year will be invited to name a future CPL puppy in training. Namers receive periodic updates and photos as the puppy progresses throughout the training program. This up-close and personal look into our program is a small way to show our appreciation for your investment in the lives of the people we serve. Invitations will be sent to prospective namers from the development staff biannually. To accept this opportunity, namers must complete and return CPL’s naming invitation form.
A namer receives:
- Milestone email updates and photos as the puppy progresses through the two-year training program at 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and other relevant updates.
- Invitation to meet the puppy between 6 and 8 weeks old (if whelped onsite)
- Invitation to meet the puppy when he/she returns to the kennel
- Invitation to view Team Training
- Graduate bio, if matched with a recipient
- Invitation to meet the puppy before graduation, if they are matched to a recipient
- Invitation to attend Graduation (if applicable)
- If named puppy becomes a breeder, invitation to visit litters between 4 & 8 weeks (if whelped onsite)
- Recognition in the bi-annual newsletter mailed to approximately 5,000 households
- A photo certificate of the puppy at the end of training (Graduation or released)
If you are interested in making a leadership gift or have questions about naming a future CPL puppy, contact Kirstin Downie, Director of Development and Communications, at (610) 869‑4902 x214 or email@example.com.
One of the easiest ways to contribute to CPL is with a gift of stock. It is simple and generally offers a number of valuable financial benefits, including the total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible and there is typically no obligation to pay capital gains taxes. CPL recommends you consult with your tax advisor regarding your specific tax situation.
Procedures for Stock Gifts:
- Before facilitating the transfer, please notify us of the name of stock, number of shares, if you prefer to designate the gift to a specific purpose (such as Capital Campaign), and the time frame you expect to complete the transfer.
- Your broker may need our brokerage information in order to facilitate the transfer:
- O’Brien Greene & Co. (Custodian is Fidelity)
- Account number 479–765309
- DTC #0226
It is important that you authorize the broker to disclose to CPL your name and the details pertaining to the stock transfer. This will allow us to identify the gift when it arrives.
Solla’s Partners (Planned Giving)
Solla’s Partners (named for Solla, the very first CPL service dog) was established to recognize and thank those who have included Canine Partners for Life in their estate plans either through a will, trust, retirement or life insurance plans, bank accounts, or life income gift such as a charitable gift annuity. Through your thoughtfulness, you make a timeless commitment to continue the work of CPL to increase the quality of life of individuals we serve, by providing and sustaining professionally trained service and companion dogs for years to come.
Contact your legal or financial advisor to discuss your options. Then contact CPL to let us know of your gift. We acknowledge and respect if you wish to remain anonymous but we encourage you to notify us of your plans on a confidential basis, as it allows us to plan for the future.
Legal Name: Canine Partners for Life, Inc
Tax ID number: 23–2580658
Mailing address: 334 Faggs Manor Road, Cochranville, PA 19330
Contact: Kirstin Downie, Director of Development and Communications, (610) 869‑4902 x214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Partnership for Independence Campaign
With phase one complete, building the Marian S. Ware Program Services Center, CPL is actively moving forward with phase two of the campaign which will construct the new Mollie and Minor Barringer Training Center. This building will include a mock apartment to train and practice service skills to assist with daily living activities, an industrial sized kitchen to support special activities and events, additional handicapped restrooms (one with an adult changing station), and a huge new training room, the Gerret and Tatiana Copeland Education Hall, with plenty of natural light that will provide efficient space for group training sessions.
Contact Kirstin Downie, Director of Development and Communications, (610) 869‑4902 x214 or email@example.com to discuss how you can make an impactful gift to the campaign.
Wish Lists (Amazon)
Do you shop on Amazon?
There are two ways to support CPL through Amazon purchases!
- Purchase from CPL’s Amazon Wishlist
- Shop on AmazonSmile
When you shop through AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com) and choose Canine Partners for Life as your charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases back to CPL! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and love and has the same products as Amazon.com. Set this as a favorite in your web browser and support CPL every time you shop!
Many corporations have workplace giving programs to help develop philanthropy by their employees. We salute those companies and the generosity of their employees.
If you work for a large corporation, check with your human resources department to find out about its matching-gift policy. CPL is also a member charity of America’s Charities. Thanks to this alliance, CPL participates in workplace giving campaigns with state employees, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #10357), and in the private sector. CPL supporters that work in the private sector can donate through their donor-designated contributions in workplace giving drives such as the United Way. Please list Canine Partners for Life, P.O. Box 170, Cochranville, PA 19330, as your charity of choice on your United Way pledge forms.
Third Party Fundraising
Host a fundraising event to support Canine Partners for Life! Before you plan your fundraiser, register your event so our staff can support you and answer any questions that may arise regarding your event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and support.
We are so grateful for your support. For additional information on giving, please contact:
Kirstin M. Downie
Director of Development and Communications
(610) 869‑4902 x 214
Associate Director of Development and Communications
(610) 869‑4902 x 216
The official registration and financial information of Canine Partners for Life may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1–800–732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Our tax ID is 23–2580658.