Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law and are greatly appreciated.
Veterinary care expenses are our most costly and critical financial need, historically accounting for about 93% of our annual costs. Our adoption fees cover about 30-40% of these costs. We rely on donations for the rest.
When we first take in a dog, it is impossible to know their healthcare needs. A substantial number of dogs we rescue have unpredictable and serious conditions requiring expensive treatment. However, it is a joy to see these resilient dogs, who with love and proper care, blossom into happy and loving companions. Your donation will help us to continue providing quality care and loving homes for our dogs.
We welcome a variety of donations including planned giving, matching gifts, personal fundraising, as well as one-time and recurring donations. Please see below for opportunities to give through AmazonSmile, Kroger, and iGive.
Donations can be made by credit card and other personal accounts through Paypal by clicking the donation buttons below. You do not need a PayPal account to make an online donation.
Tax Benefits for Charitable Contributions
With the CARES Act, individual taxpayers can deduct up to $300 in charitable giving above the standard deduction amount. Married individuals filing joint returns can deduct up to $600. This amount is subtracted before Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is calculated.
If you are over 72, you may need to take a Required Mandatory Distribution (RMD). When you need to take an RMD, consider making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) which allows you to make a donation directly from a taxable IRA to one or more charities without having to pay taxes or penalties. As with all personal financial and investment decisions, please consult your tax advisor to be sure that a QCD is appropriate for you.
Donate to our Tree of Hope Christmas Tree
We invite you to help us decorate our annual Tree of Hope with your generosity. Click here for all the details and to help us reach our goal of $50,000.
Donate by Check
Donations may be mailed to:
P.O. Box 940325
Houston, TX 77094
Donate by Shopping through AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Golden Beginnings every time you shop, and at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support, and we would love it if you would choose Golden Beginnings!
When you visit AmazonSmile, select Golden Beginnings as your supported charity, then shop the site just as you would on Amazon.com. Golden Beginnings will receive a portion of your purchases from Amazon. You only need to select your charity once, as the information is linked to your Amazon account. Encourage your friends and family to sign up for this benefit as well.
Donate by Shopping at Kroger
It’s enrollment time again! Participants in Kroger’s Community Rewards Program must re-enroll every year. If you already shop at Kroger, this is a simple way for Golden Beginnings to receive a percentage of what you spend. One step is all you have to take for the entire year.
To enroll, go to Kroger Community Rewards and follow the on-screen instructions. You may enter Golden Beginnings in the organization search box or GBGRR’s program number – WX015. Thank you!!!
Donate via iGive
iGive is a free, easy way to support Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue.
If you’re not already a member, please join iGive, and invite your friends, too! iGive will donate an extra $5 to Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue when you or your friends make a first purchase within 45 days of joining, in addition to the percentage indicated by each merchant.
And with over 700 stores, including OfficeMax, Home Depot, Banana Republic, Amazon, Apple, Ann Taylor, Best Buy, Dell, iTunes, Drs. Foster and Smith, Dog.com, SitStay.com, Orvis, Macy’s, Gap, Nordstrom’s and MANY MANY more, iGive offers something for everyone!
Use our GBGRR referral link, send it to all your friends, and Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue will benefit. Those $5 donations can really add up – so start inviting! And remember, you can use this link in your e-mail signature line, and on your Facebook, Twitter or other social profiles.
Donate to our annual Tree of Hope Christmas Tree
Each year during the winter holidays, our annual Tree of Hope fundraiser involves a gradually decorated a tree—starting the day after Thanksgiving and concluding on New Year’s Day—filled with ornaments, lights, gift boxes, and nutcrackers as well as heartfelt messages and adorable photos that appear on the page. Be sure to sign up for our email list and like us on Facebook so you can be notified of when the fundraiser begins. Click here to see last year’s tree, total raised, and heartfelt messages from our donors.