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Fundraise for WSPA

Thank you so much for your commitment to the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). We are extremely grateful for the support of donors like you who want to fundraise to help animals and to spread the word about WSPA’s work and mission!

The following provides some guidelines to not only help you in your fundraising efforts but also to keep us informed of all of the good works that are happening on our behalf.

Getting started

Here are some ideas for the types of events you could organize to raise money for animals in need:

  • Bake sale

  • Car wash

  • Yard sale

  • Craft Sale

  • Silent Auction

  • Baby or Pet Sitting

  • Lemonade Stand

Or – ask friends and family to sponsor you in an activity, such as walking, swimming, even running a marathon!

Consider planning your fundraising to coincide with a particular event, such as World Animal Week (every year, October 4-10), or to raise awareness of an animal welfare issue you are particularly passionate about.

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Let us know!

Once you have decided what you want to do, let us know! You can do this by having the event organizer fill out and submit a Fundraising Event Information Form. Completed forms can be submitted to wspa@wspausa.org or mailed to WSPA, 450 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10123.

We understand that all details for your proposed event may not be available at the time of your submission, but please fill out the form to the best of your knowledge.

And once your event is complete, please send us pictures and tell us how it went - we'd love to hear about your efforts! Your story might even be featured in WSPA's magazine or on our website, where it can inspire others to help animals in need.

Fundraising

All funds received from this Grassroots Fundraising Event will be considered unrestricted unless requested otherwise in writing. To facilitate your fundraising process, we would recommend that the organizer collect all monetary gifts and submit them all together to WSPA. There are several ways that donors can make a gift. They are as follows:

  • Checks made payable to WSPA

  • Credit Card donation through our website (www.wspa-usa.org) or phone: 1-800-883-9772.

  • Cash donation (in order to meet IRS guidelines for tax-deductibility, please indicate the name, address and amount each individual has given using the donation form.)

All donations to WSPA are fully tax deductible and may be sent to:

WSPA USA

450 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor

New York, NY 10123

Marketing materials

Depending on the nature of the event and number of participants involved, WSPA may be able to provide materials for distribution. Give us a call at 800-883-9772 and we can help you determine what is most appropriate for your event.

If you develop advertising or promotional materials for your event, it is OK to state that the proceeds of an event will benefit WSPA, but you should not imply or state that WSPA is the host, sponsor or endorser.

Please note that WSPA owns the registration for the World Society for the Protection of Animals name and logo; unfortunately, use of the WSPA name, logo, or any of its licensed marks is prohibited by third parties.

Legal responsibility of event

Because your fundraising event is not sponsored or promoted by WSPA, we are unable to assume any risk, expense or liability for your event.

WSPA defines a Grassroots Fundraising Event as any fundraising activity by an individual or a group (third party) that meets the following conditions:

  1. The individual or group has no formal affiliation with WSPA (i.e. they are not an agent or employee of WSPA)
  2. WSPA has no fiduciary or financial responsibilities to the individual or group
  3. There is no involvement by WSPA staff in your fundraising event

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Thank you again for your interest in joining the movement and for supporting the critical work of WSPA through a Grassroots Fundraising Event. If you have any questions about these guidelines, please contact us at wspa@wspausa.org or 800-883-9772 .

Download Grassroots Fundraising Guidelines and Forms (PDF) >>

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