WAYS YOU CAN HELP ESRA

Remember, the first three letters of "fundraising" are F-U-N!

Adopt a Springer Instead of buying, please give one of ESRA's many Springers a loving home and a second chance.
Join ESRA Become a member and join the ESRA rescue network. Membership is simple and free. Volunteer to help with transport, computer work, home checks, temperament evaluations, etc., and join our mailing list.
Foster a Springer Apply to become a foster home for ESRA. Our foster homes provide housing, medical care, rehabilitation, exercise, and love to an endless number of homeless dogs every year.
Donate ESRA is supported entirely by donations and our fundraising programs and events. Your support is vital for us to help our Springers. Donations are tax deductible. You can donate online via credit card using our secure servers, or mail a check. There are several options for you to earmark your donation, including the Jan Flagg Memorial Fund, a special-use fund, in memory of ESRA's founder, to assist with the elderly and critically ill Springers that we rescue.
Sponsor Sponsor a "Special Needs" Springer. Your contribution will go a long way toward paying for the care of one of our foster Springers with serious medical issues. Your donation will help us care for that dog until he or she is adopted into a permanent home.
Shop Smile.Amazon.com There's no easier way to give a little back than to buy through Amazon Smile . When you shop using the URL smile.amazon.com , Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to a charity of your choice, in this case, ESRA! It's all the same items and prices, with the added benefit of helping a Springer in need. You can find out more about the program here .

Want to make sure you never forget to use it? There are a few plugins that can help you with that. For Chrome, there's an extension called Smile Always that automatically redirects you to the Smile URL anytime you browse Amazon. Its Firefox counterpart is called Amazon Smile Redirect and also includes a Chrome version .
Recycle for Rescue Keep your eyes open for recycling opportunities, and act on them! Recycling not only is good for the environment, but will also be great for a homeless Springer if you Recycle for Rescue!
Natural Balance Charity Rebate Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance benefits rescue organizations with its Charity Rebate Program. Rebates are available on both dog and cat products. Your purchases could mean cash for ESRA! Just save your Natural Balance UPC codes, attach them to the original purchase receipt, then forward them to: Vicki Wingo, PO Box 600728, San Diego, CA 92160-0728
Provide items on
our Wish List
Our various foster homes around the country are always in need of kennel supplies. Any such items donated to us are tax deductible, and ESRA will provide a receipt to anyone donating to us.
Shop Online If you are an internet shopper, you can shop at some of the more popular stores on the net and a donation will be sent to English Springer Rescue America with each purchase.
Grocery Shop Many grocery store chains have programs that will rebate a small percentage of your grocery shopping funds to your favorite charity. Here is a list of those of whom we are aware and with whom we are registered.
Drink Coffee! Help Support English Springer Rescue AND enjoy the best, organic coffee available. Purchases made through ESRA's Rescue Roast program provide ESRA with financial support.
Buy Magazine Subscriptions Subscribe, renew or give the gift of a magazine subscription. You can also order cookie dough. ESRA receives 40% of each purchase. Click on "SUPPORT US".
Join
ESS Airlines
If you're a private pilot, or you have a friend or family member who is, ESRA needs your help in transporting our dogs from shelters to foster care, and/or from foster care to permanent home. Please help if you can.
A Bequest
in your Will
Including ESRA in your will or trust is a meaningful way to continue to help English Springer Spaniels in peril. Bequests can enable us to do many things we would not have been able to do otherwise. If you want to continue to help Springers, why not include us in your will?
Hold a raffle Hold a raffle to help raise money for rescue. Many merchants will donate items and gift certificates to help and the money raised can be used to save lives.
Hold a
Garage Sale
Hold a garage sale in your community and donate the money to rescue. If you do some advertisement beforehand, people will donate items for the sale. Be sure to ask family members, friends, neighbors, and area merchants for donated items.
Have a
"Yappy Hour"
A "Yappy Hour" is a fundraising event that usually takes place at a restaurant or bar that is dog-friendly. You can ask the owners of such establishments in your local area if they will be willing to host one.
Holiday Gift Wrapping Each Holiday season, some bookstores allow charities to do their Holiday gift wrapping for them in exchange for donations. Some even allow Springers in the store as "ambassadogs"! See how!
Network Check where you work and see if they have a program where they donate money to nonprofit organizations as a way to help groups their employees do volunteer work for. Check in your community and see if anyone in your area has experience in writing grants. Ask if they would be willing to help a rescue group write out an application for a grant.
Neuter your pets and educate others Help us stop the overpopulation of pets. Help educate your friends, children, and family members about responsible pet ownership. Be sure they know what a Forever Home is, and help them learn how to care for their pets. SPAY/USA is a national referral service for affordable spay/neuter services.
Link to ESRA If you have a web site, feel free to link to us! The more people visit our web site, the more dogs can be adopted. Download our logo and save it to your computer.
Link to "English Springer Rescue America" at http://www.springerrescue.org