Ways to Give

General Donation

Your donation will make a difference!  The support you provide will help the Creature Comfort Pet Therapy teams provide comfort and healing for people of all ages.

In Memory of

A donation given “In Memory of” is a meaningful way to express your sentiments about a family member, friend, co-worker or beloved pet.

With the passing of a loved one, there is also the option to provide family and friends the opportunity to make a donation to CCPT. At such a difficult time, CCPT would like to offer help by providing this suggested addition to the obituary: “In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Creature Comfort Pet Therapy.  Checks can be mailed to Creature Comfort Pet Therapy, PO Box 872, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 or you can go to www.ccpettherapy.org and click on the Donate link.” 

A notification of your gift will be sent to the person you designate. The donation amount will not be specified.

In Honor of

A donation given “In Honor of” is a wonderful way to recognize special: 

  • People - relatives, friends, teachers, neighbors, caregivers
  • Events – birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, graduations
  • Milestones - a new baby, a new house, a new job
  • Sentiments – thank you, get well soon, thinking of you
  • Pets – a therapy animal or a beloved pet
A notification of your gift will be sent to the person you designate. The donation amount will not be specified.

Employer Matching Gift Programs

Many companies set aside funds for philanthropic purposes and allocate these monies through employer gift matching programs. They allow employees (and often spouses, retirees, and directors) to make a contribution to a non-profit which is then matched by a corporate gift. Many companies also encourage their employees to volunteer their time to non-profits in their communities and match those efforts with dollars and other means of support to the non-profit.
 
Although procedures vary, matching gift forms are usually obtained through the employer’s corporate internet site or human resources office.

Securities Donations

Donors can make gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value because of certain tax advantages. You may be entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gifted securities as of the date of the gift.

We encourage you to consult your financial planner or tax adviser who can assist you in evaluating the tax advantages available to you when making a donation of appreciated securities.

We ask that you copy us on transfer instructions or send a “gift letter,” to the attention of CCPT, PO Box 872, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 in order that we may confirm that your instructions have been completed. The “gift letter” can also be emailed to info@ccpettherapy.org. We will provide you with an acknowledgment of your gift which you will need for tax purposes.

Planned Giving Options

The advice of an attorney and qualified financial planner is necessary to assess your personal situation and help you to decide which options might best serve your goals.

  • LEAVE A LEGACY
Planned giving options offer donors unique and meaningful ways to support Creature Comfort today while leaving a legacy for future generations.
 
  • BEQUESTS

By remembering Creature Comfort as a beneficiary in your will, you can support the mission beyond your years. This enables you to retain control and use your assets during your lifetime and that of your spouse’s. Many people find they can make a more generous gift through a will bequest than they can comfortably during their lifetime.
 

  • RETIREMENT PLANS

CCPT can be named as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. If retirement plans such as pension funds, 401ks, 403bs, and IRAs are given to CCPT these funds escape all income and estate taxes and reduce the size of your total taxable estate. CCPT could receive up to 100% of the remaining benefit in your retirement plan, whereas your heirs may receive only a portion of the benefit. To name CCPT as the beneficiary of your retirement plan you need to contact the administrator and state that you wish to give all or part of the remainder to CCPT.
 

  • LIFE INSURANCE

If you own a life insurance policy that is no longer needed, you may use it to make a gift to Creature Comfort. You may name CCPT as the owner and irrevocable beneficiary of the policy. In doing so, you qualify for an income tax deduction for the cash value of the policy. Alternatively, you could name CCPT as the beneficiary of the policy. In this case, your estate would be entitled to a tax deduction equal to the value of the policy.