We originally started out stating how much money in donations went out the rescues, we removed this for the past years but has been asked a number of times to be brought back. While I agree to bring this back, it will not be itemized to specific rescues since this is more time consuming, many rescues were donated to, and we'd rather be making things for them instead of going back through files to list them all here. Amounts are stated from both money sent, money saved by ordering thru us, and products donated by Sewing 4 A Cause. We do not include in our figures, donated materials, or donated orders by customers.
Established 510c3 Cat and Dog rescues. There is only one of each that will be donated to. Products sold under each category (cat or dog), donations will go to that respective rescue at the end of the month.
501c3 Cat and Dog Rescues:
1) Provide a link from your website to www.windepsirit.com with one of the provided banners below or other link you were emailed.
2) Spread the word!
Established 501c3 Small Animal Rescues that wish to receive donations, we have established a set of guidelines. (revised Oct. 20th, 2010)
1) Provide a link from your website to www.windespirit.com or www.sewing4acause.com with one of the provided banners below.
2) Send us an e-mail with your rescues name, web address, and post mailing address.
Small Animal Rescues will be rotated monthly as of 11-01-2010. With the growing request of products requested instead of cash donations, we will be donating in the form of products until further notice.
All rescues are requested to add the sizes of their cages for any cage blankets.
I'm a rescue and I've sent you customers, why haven't I received anything?
The number one reason is because our modest link and email requirements have not been met.
I'm a small rescue and not 501 but want to participate, can I?
Due to how this went in the past, keeping our prices low as possible with these difficult economic times, we regret to say no. Though if the amount of customers and purchases surpass a modest point each year, we do make exceptions and enjoy sending products your way.
Where exactly is the donation amount stated when we order and to what name should the tax deductions go to?
Donation amounts are stated as "discounts" any time a rescue orders from us and donations are given. It is the rescues responsibility to keep track of these and send in by Jan. 31st of the next year for tax deductions to the name of "Eric Ross". Those that do not send in theirs will be removed from the program.
Donations given without an order placed, the total is clearly stated.
Why has my rescue been removed from your program?
We do periodically check rescue web sites at random times to make sure you are still 501c, and still provide a link to us.
Who gets the donations otherwise?
We periodically send out made items that would help a rescued animal, or bring things to a local shelter to bring some comforts to those without. At times this can be for people as well as animals. When occasion needs, we also use donated funds for the basic needs (houses, cages, food, etc...) for fosters in our care to lessen the burden from the rescue we foster for.
I didn't get a notice?
Notices are given out in our Newsletters. It is very rare we directly e-mail any changes beyond the newsletter. As a recipient of donations, there is very little requirements and it is up to you to fulfill those. We reserve the right to make necessary immediate changes at any time if a circumstance is within reason to do so and/or a requirement is not met.
We're a rescue and we prefer to sell items that are donated to us for the cash. Is this allowed?
Yes! However, there is restrictions. Items that are donated directly to a specific animal MUST go to that animal and can not be sold. We understand if shared with cages mates. Items listed as "promo" can not be sold. Promo items are intended to stay at the rescue for your use and show adopters items that can be ordered that can benefit your rescue. If a promo item does not work out well for your cage set up, please let us know.
We will no longer accept any used materials for any reason. No exceptions!
Any box sent to us with used items will be directly deposited in the nearest garbage receptacle without entering our residence regardless if new items are also inside.
Material Donations accepted - New unwashed materials only.
Fabrics allowed - printed cotton, flannel, denim, broad cloth, corduroy, berber, sherling, anti-pill or polar fleece, terry cloth or towels, and packaged polyester batting.
Current needs to finish items - terry cloth / towels, and batting.
2012 - we're busy sewing and sending things out to those waiting for forever homes and won't be updating this in the near future!
2011 - $1613.04 +
2010 - $2452.23
2009 - $1880.93
2008 - $1025.93
2007 - $1585.35
2006 - $1927.86
2005 - $1041.80
2004 - $534.00 (Sept. - Dec.)