Charitable Check-off

Help us collect 10,000 signatures so that Oregonians can donate portions of their tax refund to help stray pets and injured or ill wildlife.

What is Oregon Charitable Check-off

Oregon Charitable Check-Off is an easy way for taxpayers to donate a portion of their income tax refund to eligible charities. DoveLewis is trying to be listed by the State of Oregon as a charity eligible to receive donations from Oregon taxpayers.

The State of Oregon requires us to collect at least 10,000 signatures from registered Oregon voters in order to do this. Individuals who sign a petition are verifying that we are a charity in Oregon eligible to receive donations. DoveLewis will NOT use signee information except to send to the State.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you doing Oregon Charitable Check-of?

DoveLewis is proud to care for all animals in Oregon and Southwest Washington, including animals who don’t have families. We care for thousands of stray pets and native wildlife with donations from our community, and the need for our services is growing.

Last tax year, organizations on the Charitable Check-Off list received, on average, nearly $18,000 in donations. Being eligible for this program could result in donations that could help us care for over 100 injured lost pets a year.

Will you have to collect signatures for Oregon Charitable Check-off every year?

No. Once we’re approved by the State of Oregon, we will not have to petition again. We plan to submit our application and signatures by July 1, 2020.

How can I help with Oregon Charitable Check-off?

Anyone 18 or older can gather signatures on behalf of DoveLewis. Please contact us at 971-255-5918 or development@dovelewis.org to sign up!