Ways to Donate

Ways to Support Friends

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Community Partner
Program

Become a member of a group of individuals and businesses whose charitable contributions have a significant impact on the lives and well-being of pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

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Forever Friends
Planned Giving

Leaving a legacy to Friends through your estate plans today helps ensure the Shelter’s mission of providing compassionate care will be sustained in the future.

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Friends Tribute
Garden

Give a gift that is straight from the heart! Purchasing an engraved brick for the Friends Tribute Garden is the perfect way to pay tribute to a special pet or person in your life. Your gift will create a lasting memory that benefits the pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter for years to come.

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Spotlight Pet
Program

Want to spread the word about a great pet you feel is being overlooked? Make a Spotlight donation in that pet’s honor.

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Finnegan’s
Fund

Your donations to Friends and Finnegan’s Fund are crucial to saving lives.

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Giving Tuesday

You don’t have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back. #GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together, doing extraordinary things.

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Combined Federal
Campaign

If you are an employee or a retiree of the federal government, you can donate to Friends through the Combined Federal Campaign. Designate 88219 as your charity.

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Shop on
Amazon

Go to Amazon Smile through Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Shop and place your order. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends.

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Attend Friends
Events

Have fun with Friends while doing good! Each year, Friends hosts several fundraising events, with proceeds benefitting pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. View our events page to become a sponsor, purchase tickets, bid on items, and more.

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Matching Gifts and
Grants

Companies are helping their employees support meaningful causes, such as Friends, through matching gifts, volunteer grants and community grants. Ask your human resources department or check your company’s corporate website to see how your employer supports the community.

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Coin Drive

Loose change weighing you down? You can donate your spare change to Friends Coins for Critters Coin Drive to help support the wonderful pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter! Coins can be dropped off at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at 4500 West Ox Rd Fairfax, VA 22030 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Please ring the buzzer at the front of the Shelter near the Adoption Center doors and a Shelter staff member will assist you.

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Gift of Stock

In addition to including Friends in your will or estate planning, you can donate gifts of stock or you can make an individual retirement account distribution. You can also designate Friends as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy, bank or brokerage account, retirement fund, or charitable trust.

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Donate a Car

Did you know you can turn your used car, truck, RV, or boat into support for Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter? Our vehicle donation program powered by CARS makes donating your vehicle easy. CARS provides free vehicle pick-up, handles the processing, and provides you with a tax acknowledgment letter for your charitable donation.