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Workplace Giving

Many employers sponsor annual workplace giving campaigns through which employees can elect to make payroll deductions to selected charities.  Others will make a gift in honor of an employee's volunteer service hours. There are many ways local businesses support the Wisconsin Humane Society. Ask your HR department if your company participates in these programs and if not, encourage your employer to give back through workplace giving. If you have any questions, please contact Alex Lombard. Thank you for your support!

Matching Gifts

Many generous employers in the Milwaukee area encourage charitable contributions by matching your gift dollar for dollar. Companies such as Harley Davidson, Assurant Health, Johnson Controls and many others participate in matching gifts programs and make a positive impact in our community. Check with your company to find out if they offer this great opportunity!

Company Grants for Volunteer Service

Some employers will give grants to organizations where their employees volunteer. Ask your Human Resources department if this is available at your company and how you can take advantage of this opportunity to help us even more.

 Does your company participate in United Way or Community Shares?

If your employer participates in a United Way or Community Shares workplace giving campaign, you can support Wisconsin Humane Society through simple payroll deduction! WHS is proud to be a Community Shares Member Organization, and though we are not listed as a United Way agency, you may select “Donors Choice” and designate your dollars by writing in “Wisconsin Humane Society” on your pledge form.

Work For a Government Agency?

If so, you may be able to give to WHS through payroll deduction in your Combined Giving Campaign. Encourage your co-workers to designate their pledge to WHS, too  -  oftentimes, the biggest reason people don’t give is that they aren’t asked. Find our organization information easily by looking under the “Community Shares” umbrella in the pledge brochure. Thank you!

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Donate your cell phone!

Wondering what to do with your old cell phone?

Don’t throw it away! Your phone can help animals at the shelter.  The Wisconsin Humane Society participates in a cell phone recycling program. This program helps protect the environment by keeping these recyclable items out of landfills, while at the same time bringing in funds to help animals in our community.

WHS can earn up to $100 per phone! You can drop off your phone during our business hours. If you have any questions, please contact our Development Department at 414-431-6270 or email.

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Join our Society Clubs

We invite you to join one of our society clubs today and help us build a better tomorrow for animals.

When making an annual gift of $500 or more, you become a member of an esteemed group of people that is changing our community for the better. Your membership will provide rewarding benefits for you and a solid foundation for animals.

Benefits of joining include invitations to exclusive WHS events, sneak peeks at the latest WHS news and special opportunities, regular updates, and more.

When you have decided which society club level is right for you, simply click here to make your donation over the web. Our SECURE, online donation form makes it easy to offer your support right now. Club membership is renewed annually and is based upon your total annual gifts.

 

Lifesaver Club
$500-$999 
JOIN NOW!
  • Your name displayed on a donor recognition board 
  • Discount coupon to Animal Antics 
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler e-newsletter
Henry Bergh Club 
$1,000-$2,499 
JOIN NOW!
  • Your name displayed on a donor recognition board 
  • Discount coupon to Animal Antics 
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler e-newsletter 
  • Behind-the-scenes Director’s Tour 
Caregiver Club 
$2,500-4,999 
JOIN NOW!
  • Your name displayed on a donor recognition board Discount coupon to Animal Antics
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler  e-newsletter
  • Behind-the-scenes Director’s Tour
  • Online animal sponsorship
  • Special invitation to a WHS annual appreciation event
Protector Club 
$5,000-9,999  
JOIN NOW!
  •  Your name displayed on a donor recognition board 
  • Discount coupon to Animal Antics
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler e-newsletter  
  • Online animal sponsorship 
  • Special invitation to a WHS annual appreciation event
  • 30 minute animal training consultation Humane education presentation at a school of your choice
Champion Club 
$10,000+  
JOIN NOW!
  • Your name displayed on a donor recognition board 
  • Discount coupon to Animal Antics 
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler e-newsletter 
  • Behind-the-scenes Director’s Tour 
  • Online animal sponsorship 
  • Special invitation to a WHS annual appreciation event 
  • 30 minute animal training consultation 
  • Humane education presentation at a school of your choice
  • Special invitation to join a WHS expert on a wildlife release
Director’s Circle   $25,000 + 
JOIN NOW!
  • Your name displayed on a donor recognition board 
  • Discount coupon to Animal Antics 
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler e-newsletter 
  • Behind-the-scenes Director’s Tour  
  • Online animal sponsorship 
  • Special invitation to a WHS annual appreciation event 
  • 30 minute animal training consultation  
  • Humane education presentation at a school of your choice  
  • Special invitation to join a WHS expert on a wildlife release 
  • Luncheon and presentation with Executive Director and Board of Directors President 
  • Personally engraved Henry Bergh statue
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Recycle for cash!

Are you interested in helping to save animals and the environment at the same time?

You would be amazed at the things you have laying around the home, basement, and garage that can be recycled for cash! The Wisconsin Humane Society and Action Recyclers have teamed up to give you the chance to donate your scrap metal and help animals at the same time. Here is the process:

  • Collect any unwanted items and bring them to Action Recyclers.  Please do not bring these prohibited items.
  • When you drop off your items, inform Action Recyclers that you want your donation to go towards the Wisconsin Humane Society. 
  • Upon the completion of the donation, you will retrieve your voucher indicating the value and the type of item(s). This voucher may be kept for your personal records.

Drop off your items at:
Cimco Recycling
5329 W. State Street
(414) 671-5777

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Community Shares

The Wisconsin Humane Society is part of a workplace giving organization called Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee. Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee (formerly ACHOICE) is Milwaukee’s only workplace giving federation with an emphasis on Social Change, Economic Justice and Environmental Awareness – with its focus completely on conditions in metropolitan Milwaukee. Founded in 1981, its mission is to build a community that ensures social equity and a healthy environment by connecting donors with issues they are passionate about. Its agencies address a range of issues including: animal welfare, crime and drug abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia, unemployment, the environment, urban violence, homelessness, civil liberties, housing, voter education, child abuse, needs of the elderly and the education of our children.

For more information about how your company can participate in Community Shares, email or call our development department at (414) 431-6128. 

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Community Events/Fundraisers

Are you looking to host an event or fundraiser benefiting WHS? If so, please visit our Community Events/Fundaisers page. If you're looking for tips or ideas, or how to get listed among other fundraisers on our website, check it out! Thank you so much for your generosity and compassion.

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