Monday, August 31, 2015

Local pet rescues join forces to raise funds! #ShowThemTheLove #GivingChallenge15

The PlexiDor pet door is manufactured in Bradenton, Florida. We're in an area with many animal rescue organizations, and September 1-2 is an exciting time for many of them: it's the 2015 Giving Challenge

We are not involved in the Giving Challenge - just spreading the word.

Over 400 local charitable organizations participate overall, and 36 work with animals, ranging from dolphins and sea turtles to dogs and cats. Between them, these organizations rescue many thousands of animals every year.

Great Dane from Honor Animal Rescue
manning the Cat Depot welcome center!
Examples include Mote Marine, several Humane Societies, Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary, Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, Cat Depot, and Honor Animal Rescue.  Click here for the full list of animal-related participants.

Some of them, like Cat Depot and Honor Animal Rescue, have teamed up, encouraging people in their network to help the other. They've had fun activities to raise awareness, sent volunteers to each other to help out, and much more.

Practically, the Giving Challenge is a huge opportunity for participating organizations, because contributions between $25 and $50 from donors who didn't give to the specific organization in last year's challenge will be doubled. That means that if you give $25, the organization will get $50!

There are also many prizes the organizations can win, such as most individual donors, best video campaign, best campaign, first organization to get 50 contributors giving $50, and much more. Needless to say, every dollar given will have a big impact on animals in the area.

The Giving Challenge runs from September 1st to September 2nd, noon to noon EST. If you've considered helping a charity, this is the perfect time to do so.

Do you support a rescue organization? Is there a similar event in your area?

~ Maria Sadowski ~

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