Monkey Helpers: support us – your donation, no matter the size, links you to a caring group of individuals who know the power the human-animal bond has to change lives. In order to support our recipients and service animals, we count on individual, corporate, and foundation donations and grants. While we can give you plenty of great reasons to support our organization, we think our recipients, supporters, and even some of our staff and monkeys do it better. So take a minute to view our videos and know these are just tiny pieces of the moving story your donation helps to create.
Take a minute to view Our Videos and know these are just tiny pieces of the moving story your donation helps to create.
We want you to be able to select both the amount and method that best fits your needs. We have tried to include a variety of ways you can help. If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Development Office or call us at (617) 787-4419 ext. 113.
Select any of the many ways you can support our mission:
Your Gift at Work
There are many aspects to providing care for a monkey helper. Here are some of our most common expenses and how your donation, regardless of size, can help:
• $25 provides toys, blankets, and stuffed animals for a monkey at the Monkey Living Center
• $50 provides monkey chow, fruit, vegetables, and training treats for a post-service monkey
• $150 can support shampoo, water, towels, and all the necessities to give our monkeys their baths
• $250 can support technology upgrades at the Monkey Living Center, in order to provide the best placement support using internet and online tools
• $500 can support an equipment upgrade for a long-term monkey helper placement
• $1,000 can help us with ongoing costs to maintain the residences, kitchen, and laundry facilities at the Monkey Living Center
• $3,000 can provide monkey housing and adaptation technology for an active placement or play spaces at the Monkey Living Center..
• $6,000 can provide three months of veterinary care and support for the monkeys at the Monkey Living Center.
The Monkey Living Center Wish List
Caring for all our monkey helpers is a big job and there are some supplies that are always needed. You can help us reduce program expenses by purchasing and sending some of our most needed items to the monkeys. To make it easy, we have created an Amazon Wishlist. Don’t forget: shop through AmazonSmile and increase the amount of your donation! Thank you for your support; we appreciate your generous donations of in-kind gifts!
Ship to address: Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers, 541 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02134. Please don’t forget to include your name and address when shipping items from your home or Amazon.com so that we may acknowledge your gift.
Monkey Needs & Treats
Fleece (uncut, high-quality, polar fleece material)
Pro Bono Professional Services*
Professional framing & matting service
Photography services for events and other needs
*Please contact Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers regarding the donation of these items.
You can also purchase gift cards to stores we use most often and have them sent directly to Helping Hands. Click on the logos below:
“Helping Hands’ hard work has consistently resulted in monkey helpers enriching and in many cases totally transforming, the quality of life of their recipients. Fostering a special relationship between the helper and recipient, where each benefits from, and to some extent is dependent upon, the other is at the very heart of Foundation Robmar’s philosophy of supporting projects which have the human-animal bond at their core. Robmar is privileged to be associated with Helping Hands in its endeavors to assist those living with disabilities.”
– Marie-Christine Jaeger-Firmenich, President and Founder, Foundation Robmar
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers relies on private donations for its operating income. We do not receive any government money or insurance reimbursements for our service animals. Employing a sound mix of development efforts, including special events, foundation grants, corporate partnerships, and individual giving, we currently operate with a $1.3 million budget that supports 9 full-time and 1 part-time staff members who oversee a wide range of programs. These include veterinary care, Special Care Homes, and aftercare programs.
We are grateful to all the generous individuals, foundations, and businesses that support Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers. Their partnership with us deeply enriches and enhances the lives of people living with physical disabilities. We take the donations entrusted to us very seriously. Below, please find the last few years of our Annual Report, our 990, and our audited financials.
State Fundraising Disclosure Statements
A copy of the latest financial report, registration filed by this organization, and a description of our programs and activities may be obtained by contacting us at: Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers, 541 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02134, 617-787-4419. If you are a resident of one of the following states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency.
Colorado: Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, 303-894-2860, www.sos.state.co.us
Reg. No. 20153043185
Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Registration #CH47142
Georgia: A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at our office and phone number indicated.
Illinois: Contracts and reports regarding Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers are on file with the Illinois Attorney General.
Maryland: For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Michigan: MICS #21022
Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.
New Jersey: 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: http://www.state.nj.us/
REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.
New York: Upon Request, Attorney General Charities Bureau, 102 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. This license is not an endorsement by the state.
Oregon: Any written or oral statement made in connection with a solicitation of contributions that the person or organization conducting the solicitation is registered or has filed, will file or is required to file any report with the Attorney General, or any statement of similar import, shall be immediately followed by a statement of equal prominence that such registration or report in no way constitutes or implies any indorsement, sanction or approval of the solicitation, its purposes, the manner in which it is conducted or the person or organization conducting it, by the Attorney General or any other governmental agency or officer. (O.R.S. § 128.891)0
Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Virginia: State Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
Washington: The notice of solicitation required by the Charitable Solicitation Act is on file with the Washington Secretary of State, and information relating to financial affairs of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers is available from the Secretary of State, and the toll-free number for Washington residents: 1-800-332-4483.
West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305
Registration with a state agency does not constitute or imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by that state.