We've outgrown our Linden Street building. We cannot expand at our current location because the shelter is located in a flood zone and is owned by the City. After some searching and a lot of planning, we've found a new - larger - home!
We will move into a former school building on Church Street in New Kensington. The building requires some rehabilitation work and a slight expansion to accommodate our needs. Construction activity started in April! This building will give us the space we need to operate, care for our animals, meet with potential adopters and manage the organization.
The existing building is 10,000 square feet and sits on four acres of flat land. The total square footage with the addition will be about 14,000 sq ft. (In comparison, our current building is only 3,000 square feet.) This will give us the added space that we so desperately need.
This, of course, isn't free and we very much appreciate the numerous, significant donations that we've already received. We still need a little more, so please consider donating and making this a reality.
Purchase a Memorial Tile to be Displayed in Our New Home
Other Ways to Give
GIFTS OF CASH Cash contributions may be made in one trans-action, in several pledge payments, or on an annual basis through a check, electronic banking transfer (EBT), or by credit card.
GIFTS OF SECURITIES Appreciated stocks, bonds, closely-held stock in family businesses, or other property may be given to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Val-ley. The value of a gift of stock is determined by the average market value of the stock on the date the gift is made. To identify the best procedure for making such a gift, contact your broker. Additional information and a stock/bond donation form are available.
BEQUESTS The bequest is the most common form of planned giving. With a bequest, you may make provisions for Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley in your will, designating either a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley. Whatever the amount, bequests to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley are entirely free from federal estate tax and the estate and inheritance tax-es of most states. Bequests should be prepared and executed with your attorney’s assistance.
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GIFTS OF REAL ESTATE Real estate may provide a convenient way to support Animal Protectors of Allegheny Val-ley. You may contribute real estate as an out-right or deferred gift. For example, with a life estate agreement, a donor can make a gift of a home or farm while retaining life tenancy. Gifts of real estate should include a letter of transmittal with instruction for use of the gift.
GIFTS OF LIFE INSURANCE You may assign Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley as a beneficiary, co-beneficiary, or a secondary, remainder, or residual beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Annual dividends also may be assigned to Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley. When Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is named as owner of a policy and/or the irrevocable beneficiary, the cash value of the policy may be deducted on your income tax return. The premiums paid there-after also are income tax deductible.
CHARITABLE GIVING THROUGH YOUR IRA Congress passed legislation for the IRA Charitable Rollover. The law allows individuals who are 70 1/2 or older to make direct gifts up to $100,000 to charitable organizations through their IRA. You can convert your taxable IRA distribution and potentially reduce your taxes.
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Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley 533 Linden Avenue New Kensington, PA 15068