Giving Tuesday

Join Safe Haven on Giving Tuesday

Matilda and her son Boomer want you to know that November 28 is Giving Tuesday, a global movement that inspires people around the world to support the charities and organizations they love. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to focus on giving back and making a difference in the lives of others. We know you believe in our mission and are committed to helping animals. We hope you will join us on this international day of giving. Together, we can build a better future for farmed animals. 

We know it’s busy this time of year with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We want you to know that you do not need to wait until Giving Tuesday to participate – you can check this off your to-do list and GIVE TODAY!

Mattie and Boomer are perfect examples of how your gift makes an impact for farmed animals in need. This precious mother and son goat duo have been living a happy life with an abundance of love and care at Safe Haven for 15 years! Matilda is one of the first animals to join our farm sanctuary back in 2008. She was rescued from a live meat market in the Bronx where she had been kept in a crowded pen awaiting slaughter. She was very sick upon her arrival at the farm, infested with parasites, and had contracted a viral illness. We later found out that she had been impregnated while on the way to slaughter, so her unborn baby would have been killed along with her if she had been chosen by a customer.

After evaluation and treatment by the vet, Mattie received gentle, loving care from our dedicated caretakers, and soon her human friends earned her trust. She was provided with all the nourishment she needed to thrive and she gave birth to her son Boomer just a few months later. It is our mission to provide lifelong homes for rescued farmed animals like Mattie and Boomer so they can live in peace and be free of exploitation. At Safe Haven, Matilda and Boomer are surrounded by the respect they deserve. Mother and son are deeply bonded and are always by each other’s side. They especially love cuddling and enjoying the sunshine.

How can you participate this Giving Tuesday?

Here are some simple ways you can support our mission!

If you prefer using the social media route, here are a couple of ways you can show your support via Facebook.

You can also make a powerful impact for rescued farm animals by considering the tax free benefits of gifting stock or a qualified charitable distribution.

Gifting Stock: Donating appreciated stock is an easy and economical way to give more to a cause you care about.  By donating stock directly to Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary, you could be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the shares, and therefore avoid paying capital gains taxes.  This allows you to make a more significant gift that will have an even greater impact on our rescued farm animals.

Qualified Charitable Distribution: Another way to save on your taxes while making a powerful impact on rescued farm animals is to make a tax-free gift from your IRA to Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary. If you are age 70 ½  or older and have a traditional individual retirement account (IRA), you may make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA to a qualified charity. A QCD can total up to $100,000 per year and can be used to satisfy your required minimum distribution. There is no income tax on the funds leaving your IRA and being gifted to the charity.  

You can contact your financial advisor to learn more or contact Ellen Wu ( / 212-713-3792) for further assistance.

Why Give? You’re Making a Difference!

Donations big and small are the life source for nonprofits. Whether you’re a large company looking to match donations or a single person who can give a few dollars, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to support the charities that mean something to you.

For Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary, every donation makes a difference. Each contribution made to Safe Haven gives power to our cause and shows us that we are not alone in our fight for farmed animals. Donations to Safe Haven go towards fulfilling our mission: to rescue abused and neglected farmed animals, to restore them to health, and to provide them with a safe and loving forever home.

Rescuing and Transforming Lives Thanks to Your Help

Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary has come a long way thanks to the support of our generous donors and advocates. Our progress proves that a few dollars from every person can produce powerful impacts. Since our founding in 2008, we have rescued hundreds of farmed animals destined for slaughter and currently provide a lifelong, loving home for more than 170, many of whom need intensive medical treatment to help restore them to good health.

We have attracted over 11,000 Facebook friends and nearly 14,000 Instagram followers, hosted several local events, including an annual thanksgiving celebration for the turkeys.  In November of 2019, we moved to a 52 acre location so that we can rescue more animals from abuse and slaughter. None of our animal rescues, accomplishments, or growth would have been possible without your support. It is not just large donors who grant us the power to grow and improve the lives of these animals, but also the small recurring donations, the dollars sent our way on social media, the birthday fundraisers, and the pledges for recurring donations.

There Is Still Work To Do and More Lives to Rescue

Our accomplishments are still overshadowed by the tremendous number of animals who remain suffering on factory farms, and by the millions of people who remain unaware of the inhuman treatment and suffering of farm animals. There is a long road ahead. Join us in our mission and together we can build a better future for farm animals. 

We cannot do it without you!

You continue to wrap your arms around our sanctuary family and we are filled with immense gratitude.

With deep appreciation,

Ellen and Bill Crain, Co-Founders