- Become a part of the Miracle
- Membership Fees
- Individual Membership Family Associate
Member Super Supporter Lifetime Friend
- We are all non-paid volunteers so 100% of your tax deductible donation goes to the animals!
You get the pleasure of knowing that you have helped an animal, annual meeting notifications, a membership card and your choice
of the newsletter online or mailed to your home. Any donation is always appreciated. Send membership information
and fee or donations to:
P.O. Box 54
Careywood, Idaho 83809
- OTHER WAYS TO HELP!
- Any contribution you can give demonstrates your belief in our mission
and reinforces your commitment to save lives through shelter and successful adoptions. Many types of gifts allow you to fulfill
your charitable intentions and may result in immediate and possible future benefits for you.
- Cash contributions are deductible as an itemized deduction in the year
you make the donation, up to a total of 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Excess charitable deductions can be carried
forward for up to five additional years.
- The best stocks to donate are those that have increased greatly in
value, particularly those producing a low yield. In order to preserve tax advantages, it is critical that you transfer the
physical securities to us rather than the proceeds from a sale.
- Appreciated Securities. If you donate stock that has risen in value
and that you’ve held for more than one year, you pay no capital gains tax on the transaction and are entitled to a charitable
contribution for the full fair market value of the stock. (Your income tax deduction is limited to 30 percent of your adjusted
gross income. Any excess can be carried forward for five additional years.) If you wish to keep a certain stock in your portfolio,
you could donate the stock and then use cash to buy the same stock, thus increasing your cost basis to current fair market
- Depreciated Securities. If you have stock losses, generally you should
not contribute the stock, but rather sell the stock yourself to realize the loss for tax purposes. You can then contribute
the cash and take a charitable deduction.
- Mutual Funds
- A charitable
contribution of mutual fund shares can provide
the same tax advantages as a gift of appreciated stock. Due to the complexities involved in the transfer of mutual fund shares,
we encourage you to begin the transfer process well before December 31.
- You can contribute a life insurance policy to us by naming us either
as the owner and beneficiary or simply the beneficiary. If you name us as owner and beneficiary, you will be entitled to an
tax deduction limited to the lower of the value of the policy or your cost basis in the contract.
- Life income gifts allow you to receive an income as a result of making
a charitable gift. Depending on the plan you choose, the income can be fixed or variable and can be for you or other beneficiaries
you choose. For example, you might create a charitable remainder trust to pay income to you for life and contribute money,
stock, or other property to it. Once placed in the trust, the assets can be sold (without capital gains tax) and the proceeds
reinvested to produce a higher yield. Life income gifts entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction, which is based upon
the present value of your gift to us.
- If you own property that is not subject to a mortgage and has appreciated
in value, a charitable gift may be an attractive option. You can claim an income tax deduction based upon the fair market
value of the property, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. Or, you can transfer
your home or farm to us now and continue to use the property for life and pay no property taxes. Due to the complexities
involved, we encourage you to contact us to discuss any gift of real estate.