Other Ways to Help

MaxFund "Pennies for Pets" Change jar

What is it?

There is a 5 gallon jug in the lobby at the shelter for your change (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters), please give it a visit! MaxFund has always taken cash donations, thats how we got started! But we realize not everyone has the money to donate a lot, but one thing most people do have is change! It sits in a jar in your closet, it sits in your vehicles ash tray, it finds its way under couch cushions or it just sits on countertops or in drawers and you always wonder what to do with it.

MaxFund Penny Jar

How do we do it?

Bring your spare change in to the shelter and deposit it in the jug! Many people have set up change jars in their offices and encouraged their children to help save their pennies as well. It doesn't put a dent in your pocket but it helps us a lot!

How much do we get?

The last time the jar got about halfway full, there was nearly $600 worth of change in there! This makes a HUGE difference at the shelter!

Remember - a little change can change a lot, so please leave a lot of change!

Amazon.com Wish List

Amazon Wish List

What is it?

MaxFund has set up a wishlist with amazon.com so you can purchase items and they will be shipped directly to MaxFund! Items include pet bed, cleaning products, pet comfort items, pet food, and more!

How do we do it?

To find the amazon wishlist, just go to Amazon.com, click on "Wish List" at the top right, and in the "Find a Wish List or Registry" enter "maxfund". You can also click on the Amazon Wish List icon above or visit the direct link. If you see some items on amazon.com that we should include but that aren't already on our wish list, send a note to Tami at tamimaxfund-volunteeratyahoodotcom  (tamiatmaxfundvolunteersdotorg)   and she'll get it on the list!

How much do we get?

We don't raise money with this one, but rather supplies! We've already had hundreds of dollars worth of supplies donated, keep it up!

Sell your own items on eBay!

Ebay

What is it?

An international auction site, for listing anything you'd like (with a few exceptions) to millions of potential customers! Everything from sports memorabilia, auto equipment, pet supplies, cars, etc. If you can think of it, you can probably sell it on ebay! eBay's mission fish program allows sellers to automatically designate a percentage of the final auction price to the charity of your choice (MaxFund!)

How do we do it?

When you list items on ebay, one of the options presented is donating to charity. You can select a percentage from 10%-100% of the final auction price, and make sure you select MaxFund as your charity of choice! The buyer pays you the money as normal and then missionfish takes out the specific amount from your credit card after you authorize you have been paid for the item. Another benefit is items that benefit non-profits are given free ribbon icons next to the item which helps the item stand out even more! You must register once via MissionFish (the organization that handles the charitable donations) to ensure MaxFund gets paid for their part. For more details visit eBay Giving Works - Selling for Charities.

How much do we get?

We get whatever people list for us! This has in the past been several hundred dollars worth of funds raised by people and companies listing items for us.

 

Aluminum can recycling

What is it?

Recycling aluminum cans helps MaxFund as well as the environment! We collect cans behind the shelter. We take both aluminum soda/beer cans as well as cat food cans (you can check your dog food cans, but typically dog food cans are steel which we can't accept)

Recycle

How do we do it?

Collect aluminum cans at home, at work, at school! Bring your bags of aluminum cans and drop them off near the spay/neuter RV in the back of the shelter (ask a staff person if you can't find it). The cans will be recycled and the money collected will go to a cause you know and support! If you'd like to set up recycling at your school or office, you can use a sample poster such as this one to make people aware of who the cans will go to help.

How much do we get?

The price of Aluminum Cans varies from 60 cents to 80 cents per pound. Roughly 31 cans make a pound, so figure one bag of crushed cans will net a few bucks. May not sound like a lot, but when the bin fills up it's typically 2-3 pickup truck loads full, and anywhere from $200-400 per trip! It also saves landfill space and saves energy of extracing new aluminum!

While we also encourage recycling of plastics, steel, newspapers, copy paper, etc. because these items aren't paid for, we are unable to take them at the shelter.

Computer Equipment/Cell Phone recycling

What is it?

MaxFund takes a variety of used computer equipment and cell phones and works with other companies to recycles them for cash!

Phone Recycle

How do we do it?

Bring your items in and place them in the bin near Petunias Room (ask a staff member if you can't find it). The list of items currently is limited to:

Laser/Copier Toner Cartridges
Cell Phones
Inkjet printer cartridges
PDA's
IPOD's
Laptop computers
Video game systems
Video games

How much do we get?

Depending on the items age and condition, some items might bring 50 cents while others might bring hundreds! Typically this bin equals several hundred to several thousand dollars per year!

Earn money for MaxFund by searching the net!

Good Search
What is it?

 

An internet search engine, using yahoo as the engine, that donates to maxfund for each search performed!

How do we do it?

All you have to do is go to www.goodsearch.com, enter "MaxFund" under the "I'm supporting" and then search the web like you normally would!

How much do we get?

MaxFund gets 1 cent from each search. May not sound like a lot, but this adds up to typically about $30-50 per month. Additional revenue is earned by purchases made through goodsearch.org.

Donate your old car!

What is it?

Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? We've partnered with Vehicles for Charity to make donating your old vehicle to MaxFund convenient and easy. Your donation may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting the dogs and cats of MaxFund! Questions? Click FAQ1 for answers! 

How do we do it?

All you need to do is click here to complete the online donation form, or call 1-866-628-2277, and we’ll take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you.

How much do we get?

The value is determined based upon the gross proceeds from the sale of the vehicle.

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