RPCF FACTS Solicitation For Charitable Purposes Card
Contributions made to Retired Police Canine Foundation, Inc., (RPCF) are used for fundraising expenses, administrative costs, public education and program services. The services of a paid professional fundraiser are used to professionally assist RPCF in the solicitation of funds. Retired Police Canine Foundation does not have an audited financial statement. It is estimated that of the contributions received in its first fiscal year Retired Police Canine Foundation will spend 65% on fundraising, 5% on administration, 5% on program services, and 25% on public education in conjunction with fundraising appeals. The cost of this solicitation is charged partly to fundraising and partly to public education. Fundraising costs include costs incurred in establishing a donor base. Public education costs include costs incurred in disseminating information contained in solicitations. Retired Police Canine Foundation was founded in 2011. Retired Police Canine Foundation’s first Annual Report/Audited Financial Statement will be available by 2017. A free copy may be obtained by writing our headquarters address at Retired Police Canine Foundation, P. O. Box 92, Yaphank, NY 11980 • (315) 307-7625. For Florida residents - A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 toll-free within the state or go to the website at www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval. or recommendation by the state. Florida Registration #SC-03411. Georgia residents - A full and fair description of the programs of RPCF and a copy of the most recent financial summary are available from the office and address set forth above. Illinois residents - Contracts and reports regarding RPCF are on file with the Illinois Attorney General. Kansas residents - The financial summary of RPCF for the preceding fiscal year is available from the Secretary of State, Capitol 2nd Floor, Topeka, KS 66612. Maryland residents - Copies of documents and information submitted by RPCF are available for the cost of copies and postage from the Secretary of State, Statehouse, Annapolis, MD 21401. Michigan Registration Number MICS 9663. Mississippi residents - The official registration and financial information of RPCF may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Minnesota: Direct Response Consulting Services, Inc. is on file in Minnesota as the professional fundraising consultant assisting with this solicitation. NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS - INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT. New York residents may also obtain a copy of RPCF’s annual report by writing to the Office of Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271. North Carolina residents - Financial Information about RPCF and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. Registration with a state agency does not constitute or imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Pennsylvania residents - The official registration and financial information of Retired Police Canine Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Virginia residents - A Financial Statement for the most recent fiscal year is available upon request from the State Division of Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23209. Registration does not imply endorsement. Washington State residents may obtain additional financial disclosure information by contacting the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-GIVE.
Our Assurance To You... If you wish to obtain a refund of your donation to Retired Police Canine Foundation, simply send a photo-copy of both the front and back of your cancelled donation check made out to Retired Police Canine Foundation to our headquarters address and a refund will be issued immediately.
Privacy Notice: Your name may be made available to other organizations. If you would prefer your name not be made available, please send a postcard with your name and address to: “Do Not Share”, Retired Police Canine Foundation, P.O. Box 758542, Topeka, KS 66675-8542. If you decide you no longer wish to receive mail from us, please send a postcard with your name and address to: “No Mail Please”, Retired Police Canine Foundation, P.O. Box 758542, Topeka, KS 66675-8542. After you send your request in it will be processed within 30 days. However, you may continue to receive mailings already in progress, but your request should be honored within 90-120 days. For more information about Retired Police Canine Foundation please visit our website at www.policek9help.org.
YOU CAN HELP RETIRED POLICE CANINES THROUGH A BEQUEST IN YOUR WILL
If you already have a Will, it generally is possible to add a bequest to help retired police canines without preparing a new Will. Through
a short separate document (known as a “codicil”), you can include Retired Police Canine Foundation as your beneficiary.
Or simply add this language to your will: “I bequeath to Retired Police Canine Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, the sum
of $ .” For more information please write to: RPCF Estate Planning, P.O. Box 758542, Topeka, KS 66675-8542. The net
proceeds of all funds received from wills and bequests will be spent exclusively on program services.
Law Enforcement dogs are on duty 24-7 to protect you and your loved ones - but they need your help when they retire.