FAQs


Through MyHumane, you can join The HSUS in celebrating animals and confronting cruelty by raising money to support our lifesaving work. You can participate in any way you want: ask for donations instead of birthday or wedding gifts, hold a bake sale, start a lemonade stand, establish a memorial donations fundraiser or come up with your own idea. It’s easy to create a fundraising campaign, ask your friends and family to donate and track your progress.

Go to the registration page to set up your campaign, You’ll receive access to your own Fundraiser Center, where you can personalize your page, upload a photo or video, send emails to your friends and family, share your campaign on social media and track your progress. Your campaign toolkit, loaded with goodies and tips to make fundraising easy, is also in your Fundraiser Center.

Through your Fundraiser Center, email your friends with personalized appeals to contribute. Use the easy sharing options to publicize your campaign on social media, and if you’re hosting a birthday party, check out our tips.

You can send your contacts a direct link to your personal campaign page whenever you use the Fundraising Center to send an email or share your campaign.

Friends and family can also find a campaign or fundraiser by using the simple search tool on the MyHumane homepage.

Each online donor will receive an emailed acknowledgment from The HSUS. This email serves as a receipt and can be used for tax purposes.

You can also use the email and social media tools in the Fundraiser Center to thank your donors.

Your contributors will never be automatically added to any of our mailing lists. They can choose to receive email from us through a checkbox on any donation form, but we will not email them without their express permission.

Checks should be made payable to The Humane Society of the United States. In order to count toward your fundraising campaign, you must send check donations with a printed copy of the offline donation form. A separate form must be submitted with each check. Send check donations and completed offline donation forms to:

The HSUS | myHumane
Attn: Carie Lewis Carlson
700 Professional Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Please do not send cash donations through the mail. Ask your cash donors to convert their contributions to cashier's checks or personal checks.

Contributions through your campaign provide the vital support needed to continue our efforts on behalf of all animals, wherever the funds are needed most.

We hope that you will choose to support all of our work through unrestricted fundraising, but you may choose to earmark your contributions to a specific campaign by supporting a Featured Project.

You may delete any comments on your personal page through your Fundraiser Center.

If you cannot find your campaign, email myhumane@humanesociety.org. Your campaign may be deactivated by The HSUS, at its sole discretion, if the content contains any of the following elements: misinformation, spam, profanity, graphic imagery, photos depicting animal cruelty, personal attacks, promotion of violence, promotion of illegal or questionable activities or rallying on behalf of people or organizations that support animal abuse.

Visit the login page and scroll to the "Forgot password?" section. Enter the username that you used when registering, and your password will be emailed to you. If you have lost your username, select "Email me my username" and provide the email address that you used when registering. Your username will be sent to that email address.