Giving Tuesday

Join Safe Haven on Giving Tuesday

Sweet rescued goats Bessie and Tyler want you to know that November 30 is Giving Tuesday, when people around the world are encouraged to give to the charities and organizations they love.  If you believe in our mission and are committed to helping animals, we can build a better future for farm animals together.
      
Bessie and Tyler are examples of how your gift makes an impact for farmed animals in need. Tyler was rescued this past summer from a filthy backyard goat slaughterhouse in New Jersey.  His mother had been sent to slaughter and Tyler was next in line to be sold to customers who slaughter young animals as part of religious rituals.  Because he was ill, he could not be sold.  Bessie, whose son passed away earlier this year, has become Tyler’s adoptive mother. At Safe Haven, new families are formed and you make this possible. Bessie was able to provide Tyler with the nurturing he craved.  Safe Haven was able to treat his illnesses and he is now thriving. 

Your support not only helps us rescue animals in need, like Tyler and Bessie, it also helps us cover costly medical care required to provide the quality of life our rescued family deserves.  We hope you’ll mark your calendar and support Safe Haven this Giving Tuesday. 

In the same way that Black Friday is focused on materialism and shopping, Giving Tuesday is about giving back to the organizations who fight every day of every year for the causes we care about.

Ways to Help Us Help Animals

There are several ways you can help us continue our mission!

  • Donate to Safe Haven’s Facebook Fundraiser:  Safe Haven’s Giving Tuesday fundraiser is live!  Click here to donate. Meta will match $8 million in qualifying donations made on Facebook on Giving Tuesday.  Matching begins at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on November 30 and will continue until the $8 million match is reached. So, if you plan to participate, please make your contribution early!
  • Create a FundraiserDid you know that you can create your own Giving Tuesday fundraiser for Safe Haven on Facebook? It’s easy! Just click here and follow a few simple steps.

If you are not on social media or if Facebook “isn’t your thing”, there are several other ways you can show your support today for Safe Haven and our mission. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has begun and we want you to know that you can donate via any of these options today and scratch it off your to-do list! 

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 (ellen.wu@ubs.com / 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 only able to give just a few dollars, Giving Tuesday is a unique opportunity to show your favorite organizations that you have their back, and that you appreciate their work.

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 farm 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 farm animals destined for slaughter and currently provide a lifelong, loving home for more than 150, many of whom need intensive medical treatment to help restore them to good health.

We have attracted nearly 10,000 Facebook friends and over 12,000 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