Volunteer - As a not-for-profit organization, volunteers are very important to us as we strive for superior care of our animals through education and outreach. We offer a broad spectrum of volunteer opportunities. Whatever activity you choose, you play an important role in our organization. It requires special people to care for our animals and our volunteers will be specially trained just like our staff. Volunteer Page.
Donate - The Humane Society is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization that greatly relies on donations. All donations received are fully tax deductible. Additionally, we collect fees through our adoption program and other services offered. Elkhart County and some of the cities within the county contract with the Humane Society to provide animal control services for Elkhart County and their cities. It should be understood that this is a private contract with the Humane Society and therefore, is not automatically supported by tax dollars like other municipal services such as law enforcement and other city and county offices. Donate Page.
Wish List - Our wish list is updated on a monthly basis. We list all the items we are in need of from the most expensive to the least expensive. Donations from our wish list help us not to have to purchase items and spend necessary funds. Our high priorities are always listed first as these are items we need ASAP. Your donations from our wish list are also tax deductible. Wish List.
Fundraising - Fundraising is a great way to support us without spending your own money. You can raise money for us through garage sales, car washes, bake sales, etc. We just ask that you call us and ask for permission first. That way, if anyone has questions about donating to your event, they can call us.
Due to IRS regulations for nonprofits, we cannot advertise or post information endorsing your sale or items. You can, however, determine if you, as a business owner, wish to donate a portion of your proceeds from your business sales to a nonprofit. There are more crack downs by the IRS on nonprofits related to what is called “cause related marketing” whereby a nonprofit is generating income from associations and agreements with businesses which are unrelated to the purpose of the organization and gaining income from this association. In fact, in some cases, the nonprofit can lose their tax exempt status.