How to Help

From Terry Libro, MWCR President
The Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue (MWCR) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit that derives most of its revenue from adoption fees and donations.  The extent to which we depend on donations for our survival struck home as I reviewed the 2012 financial reports prepared by our accountant at MAP for Nonprofits in Minnesota.
In 2012, the income from the adoption of our Collies totaled $9,922 and we spent $58,347 on veterinary care for our fosters.  MWCR provides basic veterinary care (vaccinations, spays, neuters, treatment of existing conditions such as heartworm infections and other infections, etc.), dental care when abscessed teeth are present, and specialty care for broken bones and other serious conditions.  If it weren’t for the generosity of our members and supporters, we could never have provided the level of care that our rescued Collies needed.
Your tax-deductible donations make a world of difference to our Collies.  There are a variety of ways that people can support our work.
  • Make a generous donation during the Give to the Max Day Fundraiser ( on November 14 and encourage friends, colleagues, and relatives from around the world to do so as well.
  • Donate at any time on our website (  It is not necessary to have, or to set up, a PayPal account to make a donation; simply use your credit card via PayPal to make a donation.
  • Mail a donation directly to MWCR at our mailing address (1600 18th Avenue NE, PO Box 68006, Minneapolis, MN  55418).
  • Purchase MWCR merchandise via our website or at any of our events.
  • Attend our Collie Frolics and  Annual Dinner Meeting and Fundraiser and bid on silent auction items.
  • Support our affiliated vendors who donate a portion of their sales to MWCR.  Affiliated vendors are listed on our website and include Gray Gables Farms, Critters and All, Jane’s Panes, US Bones, Pawlees Treats, Best Bully Sticks, Café Press,  Zeppa Studios, and BenefitWines.  What could be better than enjoying a glass of our private label Collie Isle Winery wine and knowing that BenefitWines donates $6 to MWCR for every bottle sold!
  • Donate via iGive or JustGive.
  • Buy Bon Ton coupon booklets for $5 and the full purchase price is donated to MWCR.
  • Check with you employer regarding corporate donations for volunteer work, matching donations, or options to donate to us via the United Way or Community Giving campaigns.  We have volunteers whose employers will make donations to MWCR based on the number of hours that their employees do volunteer work for us.  Other employers will match employee donations to eligible nonprofits.  My last employer matched employee donations  dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 per year.  (Clearly , the company wanted to encourage its highly paid executives to make donations!)
  • Make a donation in memory of a late relative, friend, coworker, or pet.
  • Are you someone who has difficulty giving others suggestions as to what to get you for a  birthday or Christmas gift?  Why not suggest a tax-deductible donation to MWCR in your honor?

So, please consider MWCR when making your charitable contributions.  No donation is too small and all are greatly appreciated.  Your donations go directly to helping our Collies lead healthy and happy lives.  Thank you very, very much.

One thought on “How to Help

  1. I checked out the dining section of the Good Search and one of my favorite restaurants, Fat Nat’s, is on their list. I signed up my card and now every time I eat there, I will be donating to MWCR! – Chris

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