Last year, we ended up just under $49,000 and the previous year, just over $23,000 so when you add that all together, we have raised over $138,000 for homeless cats and kittens in the past three years!
That is SO much money. SO much.
You are all so amazing, and I hope you understand how much your love, commitment and support means to me. Everyone at the shelter appreciates you so much too - they were all completely blown away by all that you gave. During Dog-A-Thon, I heard so many nice words from the staff and volunteers. They were all so touched by your generosity - many moved to tears by it. There's a very special and dedicated group of people working at the HS who care SO much about their shelter and the animals they care for . You supporting the Humane Society means so much to them.
So, thank you for everything.
Thank you for giving so much, for posting our links, telling your friends about the blog, and asking them to donate. Thanks for leaving nice comments and sending lovely and encouraging notes. Thank you for caring and helping in so many ways. Most of all, thank you for being so dedicated to the animals.
There are a few folks I would like to give a special shout out to...
TEAM IBKC - (Sarah, Shana, Katherine, and Cora) Thanks for bringing in all those dollars that help put us OVER THE TOP this year! You ladies are awesome, and I appreciate all you do for the cats and kittens at the HS.
Marguerite - Thanks for always being so helpful, fielding all my questions, and bringing us cake when we met our goal!
G - Thanks for lending your ear and giving support before, during and after the fundraiser. I appreciate your expertise so much.
Sue - Thank you for being the dear, supportive friend that you ALWAYS are.
Craig - Thanks for being such a sweet and supportive husband. Thank you for never complaining when other parts of our life got put on the back-burner during the fundraiser. Thank you too for the beautiful paintings you made, and gave. xoxoxo
Our auction winners - I know many of you had made donations already, and I appreciate your generous bids so much! You all went above and beyond!
Our auction donors - A HUGE thank you to all the awesome artists who donated work to our fundraising auction: Mari Voipio, Matte Stephens, Vivienne Strauss, Jay Bryant, Craig Miller, Patti Kahler, Jamie Shelman, Anne Bryant, Marianne Sao and Deborah Crump, Alicia and Tony of Chroma Lab, Jeane Gallo, Michaela Eaves, Annette Hicks, Hey Pais, Amy Sprouse, Chloe and Boo, Julie Kangas, Betty Johnson, Eternal Knights Chainmail, Equos Designs, Julie Jackson , Modern Cat Studios , and Alexis Balkowitsch.
And, of course, our dear friend Cynthia.
Honestly, I cant even begin to thank you for all that you have contributed to this fundraiser. I appreciate your enthusiasm and generous spirt, your awesome sense of humor, creativity and your kitty-loving heart. You gave in so many ways, and inspired many others to do the same. We appreciate you so much. We would of fallen way short of our goal without your generous donations.
And Now, The Numbers:
Grand Total = $66,104.25
Online donations = $55,232.38
Offline donations = $936.64
Paypay donations = $150
Auctions and Art Sales = $8140.61
Team IBKC donations (Sarah, Shana, Cora, and Katherine's donations) = $1644.62
And our designated donation days:
Senior Cats (two days) $6759.43
Foster Program $3208.31
Emergency Food Bank = $2908.44
Spay and Neuter = $3204.03
We had a total of 926 donations averaging $59.65 per donation.
Last year, there were a total of 880 donations. The average donation was $42.59.
Pretty outstanding, don't you think? Honestly, I couldn't be prouder of us.
Nice work, friends.
OK, are you ready?
Marguerite at the HS put a nice little video together of Dog-A-Thon, and as soon as it goes public, I'll share with you. There's a nice little message to the community at the end, and an appearance by "Kisses" the kitten. Stay tuned!
That's it for now. I'll be back later and show you what those darling Batsels are up to. Also, a few more Dog-A-Thon pics.
Thank you beautiful people. I love you.