Who are we?
Friends Of The Animals For The Jackson Area, Inc. is a locally based non-profit organization put in place to assist needy animals in the Jackson, MI Area.
Can anyone request a donation from us?
You must be a non-profit, federally recognized 501©3 organization or a community based organization (such as the Jackson County Animal Shelter) to submit any type of request. If you feel your organization qualifies, feel free to send a letter (on your letterhead is preferred) to our mailing address (see "Contact Us" tab above) to ask for a donation request form.
How do we raise money?
We do not receive any government funding. All money donated to our non-profit organization by businesses or individuals is tax deductible.
Money we use to support animals in the Jackson area must come through fund-raising events or donations to our organization. We hold several fund-raising events during the year. Our annual events are: “Bowl For The Animals” at Airport Lanes in April, and Craft-A -Rama , a juried arts and crafts show held at the American 1 Fair Events Center in October. Please check our "Events" page to read about any and all other events that we may have planned for the coming year.
How can you help us to help the animals in the Jackson area?
Participating in our events is an excellent way to help us raise money for the animals. We also value time that volunteers will give to us to help make our events successful. If you would be interested in volunteering for our organization or if you would like additional information, please send us a note with your contact information to us at: Friends Of The Animals For The Jackson Area, Inc., PO Box 4269, Jackson, MI 49204. In addition to events and volunteering, becoming a "friend" to our organization will help ensure that we are able to continue to support our worthy causes.
How can I become part of Friends Of The Animals?
If you would like to be a "friend" of our organization, please fill out the form which is located by clicking the tab above that reads "more..." and you will see the next option to become a "friend". A one-year donation is only $25 for a family, $15 for an individual, $10 for a student plus a special pet friendship of $5 is also available for your pet(s) to support "Friends." Forms with your check or money order should be sent to Friends Of The Animals For The Jackson Area, Inc., PO Box 4269, Jackson, MI 49204. Or if you would like to just make a donation, please click on to our donation button below. We thank you for your support!
What do I get when I become a friend?
One way we can be successful is to keep people informed of our upcoming fund-raisers and activities. Friends would have access to our calendar of events by e-mail in advance so they could plan ahead to attend an event or volunteer if they desired. Occasionally we have special perks for friends such as free admission to Craft-A-Rama. Friends also may act as our ambassadors in the community to help get the word out to other people on how our organization is set up to help those in need.
How do I make a monetary donation to Friends? Please click on to the "Donate" button below to make a tax deductible donation to Friends Of The Animals For The Jackson Area, Inc. by credit card or PayPal. Or if you prefer, send a check or money order to Friends Of The Animals For The Jackson Area, Inc. P. O. Box 4269, Jackson, MI 49204. Thank you for your support!
Eventually we will most likely have a newsletter for our friends but it is not available at this time. However, we do plan to update this website with new information as it comes along.
The most important thing you would receive as a friend would be the knowledge that you are now an important part of a group of volunteers who are doing their best to make life better for homeless and needy animals in the Jackson, MI area. We would love to welcome you to our team!