Cash and other gifts
Cash is the most common form of giving. Contributors provide the yearly financial resources to operate two animal care facilities. Some contributors may elect to give us stock, securities, real estate or life insurance policies. More information on these types of donations may be obtained through the development department. Make a donation now, using our secure online e-commerce system! A safe and secure way to donate to our shelter. Click Here to proceed.
Material Item Donations
We are always in need of newspapers! You can pull up out front of our Chicago Ridge location and come inside for help. We'll gladly unload for you. Papers can also be left under the front awning any time.
For additional Items, please view our Wishlist!
Our Thoughtful Place - Commerative Brick
The Animal Welfare League offers a way to remember a special pet or honor those who are committed to the humane care and treatment of animals in need. "Our Thoughtful Place" is a garden located on the grounds of the League’s Chicago Ridge shelter. It features a beautiful garden setting with a patchwork of engraved bricks. The bricks are inscribed with names and messages chosen by people who truly love animals. Help support the League by giving a lasting tribute to a loved one.
You can order online, or download an Order Form!
Kuranda Beds for Our Dogs
Give the gift of comfort for our dogs while they wait for their forever home. Click on image below to order directly from manufacturer and ship to our shelter.
Stretch & Scratches for our Cats
Stretch & Scratches help relieve stress for our cats by providing entertainment and exercise. Click on image below to order directly from manufacturer and ship to our shelter.
This method goes hand-in-hand with cash gifts. If your company is participating in a matching gift program, your donation is matched to some percentage by your employer. More information on these types of donations may be obtained through the development department.
Endowment / Trust
The interest earned from these major gifts (that can be named in honor of the donor) helps secure the longevity of the Animal Welfare League.
Planned and Estate Gifts
Contributors can make life income arrangements and donate monies using trusts, gift annuities, pooled income funds, etc. Individuals can choose to make provisions in their estates for the support of the Animal Welfare League using a variety of gift vehicles. These gifts can provide present and future program support for growth and organizational stability and can offer you valuable tax advantages and income benefits.
Donations given to pay respect to the memory of a deceased pet, relative or friend who cared about animals. Notifications can be sent to the family with a minimum gift of $25 or more. Click here to make a Memorial Donation.
Donations given to honor a pet, someone special or one of life's special occasions. Notifications can be sent to the family with a minimum gift of $25 or more. Click here to make an Honorary Donation.
Purchases through our Partnership with USBones
Please click on the picture below and help AWL to raise funds through your purchases from USBones.
Animal Welfare League
10305 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Animal Welfare League has been awarded the highest ranking possible by Charity Navigator, considered one of the premier charity evaluators. Our organization has earned a 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Check out our ranking here