Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give


North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign

Paws4ever is included in the 2019 North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign! If you work for UNC or any other state government department, you can now designate your workplace gift directly to us. Most workplace campaigns kick off in late summer and run throughout the fall. We are listed in the campaign literature under our legal name, The Animal Protection Society of Orange County – Donation Number 3729

CODE 3729

United Way of the Greater Triangle

If your workplace has an annual United Way Campaign, you can specify that your gift goes to Paws4ever by writing in our name and EIN (23-7181780). Only your gift of $50 or more comes to Paws4ever

Gifts of Stock

Donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds to Paws4ever is quick and easy. We work closely with BB&T to receive and sell your transferred securities. The proceeds are put to work saving animals. Contact Sondra Jones, Development Manager, at support@paws4ever.org for more details.

IRA Distribution

When planning your IRA withdrawal strategy, consider making charitable donations through a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, as long as certain rules are met. In addition to the benefits of giving to charity, a QCD excludes the amount donated from taxable income, which is unlike regular withdrawals from an IRA. Keeping your taxable income lower may reduce the impact to certain tax credits and deductions, including Social Security and Medicare. Also, QCDs don’t require that you itemize, which due to the recent tax law changes, means you may decide to take advantage of the higher standard deduction, but still use a QCD for charitable giving.

Contact your finance professional to see if you meet the requirements for making a qualified charitable distribution.

Host a Supply Drive

Paws4ever is always in need of supplies from our wish list. Hosting a supply drive is a fun and easy way to get your friends and family involved in supporting animals together! Supply drives are a great idea for birthdays, office or business lobbies, churches, neighborhoods, scout groups, or civic groups! To get started, check out our easy guide to hosting a supply drive for Paws4ever!

Host a Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook fundraisers are a great way to express your passion for animal rescue on a special occasion. Facebook Fundraisers are easy to set up and fun to share! Get started here.

Shop & Save Lives


You can support the work of Paws4ever by shopping at one of these businesses that give back by donating a portion of their proceeds.

Paws4ever ReSale Store in Hillsborough
Shop for high quality gently used goods and support animals in need at the same time! We carry furniture, pet supplies, home decor, antiques, dishes and kitchenware, books, games, and more at our dog-friendly ReSale Store!

Shop at Amazon and help Paws4ever’s homeless pets – at no cost to you! Just visit www.smile.amazon.com and log in to your Amazon account as usual. Then choose “Paws4ever (Animal Protection Society of Orange County)” as your selected charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases back to Paws4ever. Purchases must be made through this special gateway to the Amazon site, so be sure to bookmark the smile.amazon.com page so you’ll remember to shop there.

When you shop for pet products at Bissell.com, enter the code ADOPT at checkout. Simply select Paws4ever as the shelter you’d like to support, and Paws4ever will get $1 of proceeds for any pet product under $40, $5 for any pet product $40-$99, and $10 for any pet product over $100.

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Temporary Change in Hours

Out of an abundance of caution, and to protect our community, visits to the Paws4ever Adoption Center will be by appointment only in order to mitigate risks related to the novel Coronavirus known as COVID-19. Please call 919.241.8438 ext. 103 or email adopt@paws4ever.org if you are interested in meeting an adoptable pet at Paws4ever.

*We ask that you do not visit if you have any illness symptoms, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath.*

Paws4ever dog training classes are postponed until further notice.
The Paws4ever ReSale Store in Hillsborough is closed until further notice.