Other Ways to Give
Looking for a unique opportunity to donate to CAT? We offer a variety of ways to express your support — from employee giving to shopping to stock donations.
Your favorite pet supply store is located right inside our shelter!
We’re open during regular shelter hours, and you can find everything you need for your feline friend — cat food, cat trees, bowls, litter and litter boxes, toys, tags, carriers, and more. All proceeds support CAT’s lifesaving work. Visit us at: 14175 SW Galbreath Dr., Sherwood, OR 97140.
Visit the CAT Thrift Store for amazing deals
You’ll find an incredible selection of items, including clothing, home goods, books, jewelry, collectibles and more at our CAT Thrift Store in Portland. All proceeds benefit CAT, and donations are welcome. Visit catthriftstore.org for hours, location, and other information.
Support CAT just by using your Fred Meyer Rewards Card
Fred Meyer donates $2.5 million each year to nonprofits and community groups in our area, including CAT. It’s easy! Simply link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Cat Adoption Team and Fred Meyer will donate to CAT on your behalf every time you shop with your rewards card.
Sip coffee and save lives
For every 1-lb. bag of Caturday Morning Blend coffee you order from Portland-based Blind Coffee Roasters, $5 of your purchase comes right back to help the cats and kittens at CAT.
Employee Giving Can Double Your Donation!
If you work for (or are retired from) a company that offers matching gifts, your contribution to CAT could be doubled. Many employers will match your gift dollar for dollar, which means twice the donation amount — at no extra cost to you!
Here are a few ways your employer might match your contribution:
- Pay a certain dollar amount for every hour an employee volunteers with a nonprofit
- Match employees’ monetary donations
- Give employees time off to volunteer
- Offer payroll deduction for automatic donations
Check with your employer’s human resources department to find out how you can make your volunteer time or donations go even further.
If you already have a Matching Gift form from your employer, simply fill it out and mail the form to:
Cat Adoption Team – Development Office
14175 SW Galbreath Dr
Sherwood, OR 97140
A stock donation is a unique option for supporting a cause you care about — saving the lives of cats in need!
You have a number of options when considering a donation of stocks.
If you are holding an investment because you believe it still has upside potential and do not want to sell it, consider donating the security to CAT and then re-purchasing it. With this option, you avoid paying capital gains tax on profits to-date and get a tax credit for the donation. You will also have “stepped up” the adjusted cost base of your investment, reducing capital gains and associated tax when you sell the investment.
If you own securities that have depreciated since purchase, consider triggering a capital loss by selling one or more “under-performers” and donating the cash proceeds to charity. With this strategy, you get a tax credit for the donation and you also generate a capital loss. This, in turn, can be used to offset other capital gains in the current year or in the past three years, or may be carried forward indefinitely.
In short, some advantages of donating stock are:
- Receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction for the full value of your gift
- Pay no capital gains tax (on assets held for more than a year)
- Reduce adjusted gross “taxable” income
Thank you for considering CAT as the recipient of your stock donation! Let us know of your intent to make a donation of stocks and get our stock transfer information by contacting our Development Office by phone (503) 925-8903 ext. 6 or email.
This material is solely for educational and informational purposes and is not offered as, or intended to take the place of, legal or tax advice. Such advice can only be obtained from a qualified tax advisor, attorney, and/or financial planner. Please consult your own advisor for specific details about donating stock to CAT.
Thank you for choosing to support the Cat Adoption Team by planning a fundraiser! Your fundraising activity — whether it’s an event, cause-related marketing (i.e. donating a portion of sales of item/services to CAT), Cat Food Bank drive, or other fundraiser — will make a big difference to cats and kittens!
We welcome all ideas that help raise positive awareness of CAT. Because we want to ensure that all activities are lawful and align with CAT’s mission and values, some activities may not be approved.
For more information, please review our Community Fundraising Activities Packet and read through the Fundraiser FAQ below. Thanks again!
Anyone! Any individual or group (employees of a corporation, school/university organization, religious group, etc.) can host a fundraiser as long as it is approved by CAT’s Communications and Development Manager or Volunteer Manager.
Once you have decided the the type of fundraiser you would like to host and when you would like to host it, the first step towards getting approval from CAT is to complete, sign and return the Community Fundraising Activities Packet. We ask that you allow one week (at least 5 business days) for the office to approve your event. During busy times of year, it may take longer to review and approve your packet—we appreciate your patience and understanding!
Individuals and groups hold all sorts of events and fundraisers, from supplies drives to concerts to product sales, wine tastings, and more.
There is no minimum amount required to host a fundraiser, but the amount of logistical support you can expect to receive from CAT as well as the use of our trademarked logo in your publicity and advertising materials will depend on the amount of your anticipated donation to CAT.
Yes! CAT will provide specific wording about our organization that you can use in publicity materials. Whenever possible, CAT should have the opportunity to review and approve any advertising materials (posters, invitations, email announcements, press releases, etc.) prior to print and distribution. This is so we can make sure that the terminology and images used accurately represent our organization’s mission and values.
We ask that you refrain from soliciting organizations/companies/stores without prior approval from CAT. Our organization may have an existing relationship or request with an organization and we don’t want to conflict with these efforts.
As wonderful as it would be to get involved in every community fundraiser, CAT’s limited fundraising resources and volunteers are typically reserved for activities planned directly by our organization. We may be able to provide printed CAT brochures and/or a donation box for your fundraiser. However, we ask that you pick-up any materials (and return unused materials) from our Sherwood shelter location. If CAT is able to provide PDF files for posters or other marketing materials, you will be responsible for printing these items.
The proceeds from your event go directly toward our mission. Donations assist by providing supplies, staff, and other support that helps cats and kittens have better lives!