WE RELY ON DONATIONS
Rescued Horses Like...
… and we need you!
Many think that the State or a slew of grants fund us… the truth is not. We apply for one grant a year, which only covers about 10% of the budget. The rest is raised through fundraising or donations from giving individuals such as yourself.
Donating can come in many forms. Read on to see how many ways there are to donate.
Your financial support makes a significant impact on the Rescue’s day-to-day operations. We make it easy and painless for everyone to support South West Florida Horse Rescue. We can process cash, check, credit, and PayPal. Donating money is very helpful; click “Learn More” to see how.
Do you have questions or something to donate?
Additional ways you can help
Phone In / Store Credit
Making a phone-in donation credit is a great way to ensure your donation goes directly to feeding the rescues in our care. Mostly this is done at Feed, Hay, & Veterinarian offices, but phone-in credits don’t end there. Go ahead, surprise us.
Feed & Hay
FUTRAL'S FEED STORE
(239) 334- 3431
3371 Palm Beach Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33916
ITEMS NORMALLY PURCHASED
* Mana Pro 12% Pleasure
* Tribute Kalm ‘N EZ® GC Plus
* Legends Fortified Pelleted Rice Bran
* ADM Grostrong – Loose Mineral
* Stampede Timothy Grass Pellets
* Stampede Alfalfa Pellets
Our wish lists consist of items that can help improve our operational abilities and achieve better results in terms of quality, safety, and security. We would greatly appreciate it if you could consider donating any of the items on our wish lists. Many of these items can be purchased through Amazon or Chewy at reasonable prices that are comparable to local prices. However, we understand that some items may be too expensive to purchase through online retailers. If an item is listed on our wish list, please consider it as a reference.
Please keep in mind that if you are able to purchase the items at a lower cost elsewhere, we encourage you to do so. If you need any clarification, please feel free to contact us at (239) 567-4111. We appreciate your support for our local rescued equines. If you decide to purchase through Amazon, please use Amazon Smile and select us as your charity of choice to maximize your donation. You can read more about this on our website. Additionally, if you choose to buy locally and bring your contributions to our facility, please contact us first to gain access, as we have an automatic gate system for controlled entry.
Amazon Wish lists
Amazon wish lists have been around for some time. The links below will take you to any one of our current wish lists on Amazon. And if you go through smile.amazon.com, we can even earn a percent give back. It’s a win-win for You and SWFHR, as you will double your charitable efforts.
You can ship items directly to us or after receiving mail or bring them to us directly at:
14811 State Road 31
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Chewy Wish List
The “Chewy Gives Back” program offered through chewy.com kicks back to our rescue when new purchases are made. Chewy’s wish list is like Amazon’s wish lists but, in some cases, a better option for selection and price. Be sure to look at both lists for a better price when donating items.
Christmas Jingle Horse Campaign
Seasons Greetings Happy Holidays Merry Christmas Frohe Weihnachten Yuletide Greetings Happy Christmas Feliz Navidad Joyeux Noël Joyous Kwanzaa Vrolijk Kerstfeest Happy Hanukkah Mele Kalikimaka
This year's Christmas wishes
The ‘Christmas Wishes’ project was designed to collect specific item donations for individual rescues. Horses have written letters to Santa listing the items they need, and supporters can help by purchasing as many items from a horse’s wish list as they want. All items purchased will be considered as a donation for the respective horses.
This year's Stocking stuffer
The Stocking Stuffer event was created for small item donations. It is meant to fill stockings with brushes, sprays, gels, combs, medications, and other small items needed for the coming year for rescued equines.
In many cases, you can double, sometimes even triple, your donation with a matching gift from your employer. Many employers offer philanthropic options to their employees.
Your time is one of the most unrecognizable values that can be had. Strength is in numbers, some say. Being a part of our volunteer program at first, you may not see your value. We value every volunteer regardless of expertise or hours you can give out of your life.
Buying or Selling through eBay can help local horses.
Purchase and proudly wear or display SWFHR Logo’d gear. Nothing better than a win-win by purchasing merchandise to raise funds but you can even advertise and get the word out about SWFHR
Whether it is local or online, Shopping Kickbacks help. Sometimes it doesn’t sound like much but, remember, that kickbacks values increase as the numbers of participants increase.
Collecting recyclable material has always been a steadfast way to earn funds and make an impact on the cleanliness of our local environment. Through our ‘Recycle For Rescues‘ campaign, we make monthly trips to the recycling plant to scrap mainly aluminum cans for much-needed funds.
Fundraising through social media is becoming a constant norm these days. Do you know you can create your own fundraiser for SWFHR on your Facebook page? Follow this link to fundraise on Facebook for SWFHR –> facebook.com/fund/swfhr/
Platforms like FundRazr.com, GoFundMe.com, Chuffed.com, Fundly.com, Bonefire.com, and many others are good sources to build a fundraiser for your favorite charity.