Financial Support

FREQUENT FLYER MILES

Our dogs need to be comfortable flying with their new handlers. With your gift we will take short flights that expose the dog to airport security lines, foot traffic, rolling bags, people movers, and a stressful/hectic environment. On the plane the dog will learn to back into the footwell, lay quietly during the flight, ignore all of the new sights and smells, stay calm during takeoff and landing, and deal with air pressure changes. The last thing we want is for an anxious flyer to have an anxious dog. The IRS recognizes award points and miles as a gift or an award from the corporation to the individual. Therefore, points and frequent flier miles donated to us are not considered tax deductible.


APPRECIATED ASSETS

You can support our mission by donating appreciated assets like stocks, securities, real estate, or works of art.  This one time gift provides us with ongoing operations and endowment funding, allowing us to expand and shorten the current 2 year wait for most people needing a psychiatric service dog. You may also benefit from an income tax charitable deduction at the current market value and not pay capital gains tax on the asset’s appreciation.


CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS

Double your donation today! Many employers offer matching gifts programs in which your contribution is matched by your company with a donation of its own, usually dollar for dollar. In effect, your contribution is doubled and sometimes even tripled. Companies often want to support nonprofit organizations that operate in their own local areas. Contact your human resources department to see if you employer participates. If you already sent your donation without checking it may not be too late – check with your human resources department for their filing deadlines. Most employees match gifts from the current year.


DONATIONS FOR DOG TRAINING

Gift Certificates for training equipment, harnesses, leashes, etc.
Local Pet Stores
Chewy.com
Amazon.com
Walmart.com
Donate Tickets for Local Training Trips for the dogs:
Zoos
Metro North Passes
Museums & Aquariums
Amusement Parks

PERSONAL DONATIONS

Please use the DONATE button at the top of the page to make an online contribution.
Personal one-time donations may be mailed to:
The Exceptional Sidekick
3 Simm Lane
Newtown, CT 06470
or consider a reoccurring donation through a payroll deduction or monthly credit card charge.

AMAZON SMILE

A simple and automatic way for you to support The Exceptional Sidekick every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price. These donations are tremendously valuable to our program.