Need a New Hat? Beatrice Poppins Braymore Ordered Hers Online
and Tomten Farm and Sanctuary Received a Donation!
Consider Naming Tomten as Your Online Nonprofit Charity Choice
Do you post items on auction or buy or sell items using online marketers like Amazon, eBay, Etsy or iGive? Did you know that many bidders/buyers prefer to deal with sellers who
believe in doing good…especially if the good they are doing benefits causes that buyers identify with, saving and helping animals?
That alone might be a good reason to name Tomten Farm and Sanctuary as your charity partner.
And then there is our Mission statement:
We're an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing peace, protection and possibility to animals in need.
Helping animals, helping humans and making dreams come true one life at a time though rescue, sanctuary, adoption and education.
And even more important, the overwhelming need: Of domesticated animals used and killed by humans in the United States, over 99.6% are farmed animals,
about 0.2% are animals used in laboratories, 0.07% are used for clothing, and 0.03% are killed in companion animal shelters. However, about 66% of donations to animal charities in the
United States go to companion animal shelters, 32% go to groups with mixed or other activities, and just 0.8% of donations go specifically to farmed animal organizations,
while 0.7% go to laboratory animal organizations.*
And, while we love (and rescue) cats and dogs that are in need too,
most of the animals we save from slaughter are the ones who benefit the least from the public's donations: the cows, the goats, the sheep, the pigs, the horses, the rabbits, the ducks, the chickens, the geese and the donkeys.
We at Tomten Farm and Sanctuary would appreciate your help in boosting that 0.8% donation rate for animals like ours. Selling and shopping online is one easy way to do it.
* According to Animal Charity Evaluators, "Why Farmed Animals?" November 2016.
Ready, Set, Shop!
Smile! Your Amazon Purchases Can Help Tomten Farm and Sanctuary!
How about indulging in a little "shopping therapy"? Amazon makes it so darn easy! Just buy the things you were going to order anyway on AmazonSmile after you sign up
and name Tomten Farm and Sanctuary as your charity of choice.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on
AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice…which we really hope
will be Tomten Farm and Sanctuary!
Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked
"Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages.
And sometimes you can even double how you help Tomten, with just one purchase—our Wish List frequently asks for items readily available on Amazon. You'll be granting
an animal's wish and a portion of that total purchase will be donated back to Tomten Farm and Sanctuary (as long as you are registered for AmazonSmile). Don't wait…
gallop over to sign up for Amazon Smile now!
From leftover card to impactful contribution.
We all have them. Left over gift cards that for one reason or another are for places and services we just don't use. We hate to throw the cards out, after all they were a gift
and it would be a shame for them to go to waste; but what do you do with them? Charity Choice makes it easy. Now you can pay the gift forward and trade them in for
donation dollars to Tomten Farm and Sanctuary via the Charity Choice website.
Exchanging unwanted gift cards in for contributions and providing peace, protection and possibility is just a few clicks away. Any remaining balance (minus fees) will be
donated to Tomten Farm and Sanctuary where 100% of the funds received go directly toward making a difference! How cool is that? Even better? It is a tax-deductible
Do you have a gift card that has been just sitting in a drawer? Check to see it it is one their list at https://www.charitygiftcertificates.org/Mobile/GCE/ and spend it
knowing you helped us give a needy animal the gift of life. It is simple and fulfilling and we would be ever so appreciative of your support.
If You're Selling on eBay, We're Bidding for Your Support!
Here are just a few of the benefits of stating your intention to donate a portion of your sales to an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit like Tomten Farm and Sanctuary:
- Items tend to sell more often and at higher prices because buyers are more willing to purchase items that benefit a nonprofit
- Your item will stand out because eBay adds a unique charity ribbon icon to the search view and the full details of the charity donation on the item description
- Your item will appear in searches where buyers are specifically looking for items that benefit charity
- If the item sells, your listing and final value fees will be discounted by the same percentage that you donated. For example if you donate 25% to charity then you will
get a 25% discount on your listing and final value fees.
Get more information on how to be sure Tomten Farm and Sanctuary receives a percentage of your eBay proceeds.
Etsy Sellers, Can We Sell YOU on Tomten Farm and Sanctuary?
Do you have an online Etsy Shop?
Whether you're a crafter, artist, collector, sell handmade creations, vintage goods or both handmade and non-handmade crafting supplier, naming Tomten Farm and
Sanctuary as your nonprofit of choice could appeal to many of your buyers as well.
Unlike eBay, there is no registration program and you, the Etsy Shopkeeper, are free to choose whatever 501(c)(3) charity you want to support and forward the portion of
your sales you have promised to donate directly to them. We like how easy that is and we hope you will consider naming Tomten Farm and Sanctuary as your Charity. We
would enjoy the chance to establish a long-term relationship with you.
Get tips for ensuring the success of the Etsy program.
Attention Shoppers… Everything You Would Ever Probably Need
is Available at iGive … even a Pink Pig Headband.
Imagine a shopping mall on your computer screen. The good news is that this ONLINE mall currently has 1,900+ stores…everything from Alex and Ani to Zuma Office
Supply. And naming Tomten Farm and Sanctuary as your charity of choice is easy. You don't need to enter any codes, notify the store, or iGive. It's all automatic!
The only bad news is that iGive hasn't found a way to get that sweet freshly baked Cinnabon® aroma that we all love to waft through your smart phone or computer screen
as your fingers do the walking through all of their "stores."
Back to the plus side—they even offer coupons.
Here is how it works: You Shop. Your Charity Gets Money. For Free. We're hoping that the Charity you select to support through your purchases is
Tomten Farm and Sanctuary.
To start raising money for Tomten Farm and Sanctuary, begin by creating your free iGive.com membership at www.iGive.com.
Click here for more information about iGive and how it works.
Our mission is clear. Our mission is challenging. And we appreciate your help, however you can contribute. We're an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to
providing peace, protection and possibility to animals in need. Helping animals, helping humans and making dreams come true one life at a time through rescue, sanctuary,
adoption and education.
Our Facebook followers like our varied mix of educational and fun posts, and, of course, the photos of our Rescues
(like pig Mabel Consuela wearing her headband above)..
Follow/Comment/Like/Share. Adjust your settings so that Tomten Farm and Sanctuary's posts
will be the one you see first and ensure they don't get lost in the shuffle.
Don't miss our animals' antics. See more of
Pippilottaspotslongstocking (left) and Taabe Summer Storm on Tomten Farm and Sanctuary's Instagram page.