More Ways to Give

BARCS has so many wonderful animals that need new homes. Even a small donation will make a BIG difference! Donations large and small can help a young puppy that needs special medication or help a cat in pain get the immediate care that it needs to get adopted. If you would like to make a donation to BARCS, you can do so in a variety of ways.



Mail a check made payable to "BARCS" to 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225. If your gift is in honor, memory or celebration of a person or pet, please include that information with your gift including the honoree's name and full mailing address.



Charity Campaigns

Donate to BARCS through Charity Campaigns at your work by using BARCS’ designated numbers:

  • Baltimore City Charity Campaign: #0192
  • Maryland Charity Campaign: EIN/Taxpayer ID 86-1130456
  • Combined Charity Campaign (Federal): #33054
  • United Way: Write in BARCS as Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc.



Matching Gifts

Did you know that many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees? Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses. By enrolling in your company’s matching gift program, your gift could be doubled and go that much further in helping support BARCS' mission.

Here are two ways to initiate your matching gift:

  • Submit a matching gift verification request through your company’s online portal. Obtain a matching gift verification form from your human resources department.
  • Please send your completed form and a copy of your donation receipt to You can also mail it to us at: BARCS, Attn: Matching Gifts, 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225



In Lieu of Flowers

If you would prefer not to receive flowers for a memorial service, ask guests to donate to BARCS. Suggested text to use for memorials:

“In lieu of flowers, the family of ______________________ requests your consideration in donating to Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS), 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225. In memory of ______________________.”


In Lieu of Wedding Favors

Getting married? Ask your guests to donate to BARCS for your wedding favors. Suggested text: “In honor of this special day, a gift has been made on behalf of all of our wonderful supportive family and friends gathered here today and those with us in spirit to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS).”


BARCS Custom License Plate

Show your support for BARCS by purchasing a custom BARCS license plate. They are $75, and $50 from each plate goes directly to BARCS to care for our animals. 

Just send a check for $75 made out to BARCS to: BARCS License Plate Program, 2490 Giles Road, Baltimore, MD 21225. You will receive an application in the mail that should be completed and returned to the above address. You will then receive your new plate in 6-8 weeks. Please make sure you include your address if the address on your check is not current.



AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support BARCS every time you shop at no cost to you.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to BARCS. Be sure to use our specific link so that we benefit from your purchase!

For more information on all of these programs, please contact us at