Wedding Donations

Make your special day special for the homeless animals at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa by asking your guests to make a donation on your behalf to the ARL in lieu of (or in addition to) a wedding gift.

Due to the multiple requests we receive each year, we've now made this process even simpler. There are 3 ways you can have guests donate to the ARL in honor of your special day:

Your guests can mail a check to the ARL and reference your names in the memo (i.e. "In honor of the Smith Wedding"). Checks can be mailed to:
Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.
ATTN: Candy Bell
5452 NE 22nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50313

You can direct your guests to this link on our website where they can donate online and then select to have their donation in your honor and to have you notified of their donation. Click here.

You can create a personal webpage to accept gifts to the ARL for your wedding. Click here and then click "Get Started". It will walk you through setting up a page for your special day. The money will automatically be sent to the ARL so you don't have to do anything else.

Here's are a couple examples of wedding fundraising pages for the ARL:


If you have any questions along the way, please contact Stephanie Filer at or (515) 473-9116.