Violet’s Friends in Need Fund
Violet’s Fund for Financial Assistance for Vet bills
Every time you purchase Oscar Newman and CocoTherapy products, you are helping a pet owner pay for their pets medical bills.
Being animal lovers and having several fur-kids of our own, we know how it is to have unexpected veterinary bills. In Violet’s last year in life alone, she incurred mounting vet bills due to a serious illness. Violet’s kitty sister Amanda-girl, also had unexpected bills due to bile duct cancer, which required surgery and post-op care. So we know, despite the best of care, unexpected or critical veterinary care is unavoidable.
What is Violet's Friends in Need?
Violet's Friends in Need is a program created by Oscar Newman LLC to help pets and their owners by providing financial assistance for urgent or critical veterinary care.
Many pet parents are faced with vet bills that are too costly, and some may need to choose to end a pet's life prematurely, or surrender their pets due to lack of funds. Violet's Friends in Need offers financial assistance for urgent or critical veterinary care, surgeries, therapies or mobility solutions that are too costly for pet parents.
Is Violet's Friends in Need a non-profit 501(c)(3) program?
Launched in 2016, Violet's Friends in Need program is financed solely by Oscar Newman LLC and its brand company CocoTherapy. The program is a separate fund operated under Pets With Disabilities, our program’s sponsoring 501(c)(3) organization.
Pets With Disabilities (PWD), is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping and promoting the adoption of physically disabled animals into great homes. Founded by Joyce Darrell and husband Michael Dickerson in 2000, Pets with Disabilities is an officially recognized 501(c)(3)Non-Profit Organization. Learn more about Pets with Disabilities.
Violet's Friends in Need will be solely funded by proceeds from Oscar Newman and CocoTherapy products and will be supported by sales from the company, Oscar Newman LLC.
How does Violet's Friends in Need work?
Oscar Newman LLC will be solely responsible for selecting recipients of Violet’s fund. Every quarter, we will evaluate all eligible entries we receive via our Assistance Request Form. We will review every case and do due-diligence on each case. In some instances, we may require additional information and will contact the prospective recipient(s) as needed.
We will select recipient(s) every quarter to assist them with their veterinary bills, depending on fund availability and cost of treatment. Payment will be made directly to the veterinarian responsible for the treatment or care.
Which products help support the fund?
ALL Oscar Newman and CocoTherapy products are eligible to contribute to Violet’s fund. A portion of proceeds from all product sales contributes to Violet’s fund. This means that every CocoTherapy or Oscar Newman product you purchase helps to grow Violet’s fund.
How much of my purchase does Oscar Newman donate to Violet’s fund?
Violet's Friends in Need will donate a portion of the purchase price from all products you purchase. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to Violet’s fund. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.
Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases of Oscar Newman and CocoTherapy products?
You cannot receive a tax donation for any Oscar Newman or CocoTherapy product that you purchase. Donations are made by Violet’s Friends in Need and are not tax deductible by you.
How can I avail of Violet’s fund?
As a recipient, there are certain prerequisites you must fulfill in order to be considered for financial assistance.
Please click here to see if you qualify.