Oh, we're still floating on air around here after hitting our HUGE goal yesterday. Thank you, thank you again for wanting us to meet the goal as much as we wanted to, and helping make it happen!
I'm thrilled we met our goal early, and so excited that there's one full day of fundraising left!
And yes, our dear friend Cynthia is back with one last match, and it's a very nice $5000 match. Cynthia will be doubling every dollar we donate until we reach the $5000 cap! The match ends at 5:00 PM (pacific time).
Think of this as the "bonus round". It's our chance to bring in a few more squillions for the shelter, and beat our FUNdraising record. Last year, our online donations brought in $107,000. When we added on money raised through auctions, Paypal donations, and funds brought in from other IBKC team members, we ended things at $117,000. If we meet Cynthia's match, we should be able to beat last year's total!
But wait, it gets better! You know how we have days throughout the fundraiser that are dedicated to specific causes and funds? Well if you make a donation today, you'll be able to donate to what you care about most, and it will be DOUBLED. While you're making your donation, you'll see a field to leave a comment. In that field, designate where you would like to see the donation go.
Here are the options:
Foster Program/ New Foster Room/ Kitten Head-Start Program
Kitty Meals-on-Wheels / Emergency Pet Food Bank
Special Needs Cats and Kittens
Spay and Neuter Program
If you don't have a preference, that's fine! The shelter will still put it to good use!
PRIZES! There are prizes today! The fine folks at iPop, the company that produces the IBKC magnets, donated several sets for us to give away! Four lucky winners will win two sets of IBKC magnets!
Another winner will receive a signed copy of the IBKC Book! It will be personalized just for you!
And then there's the super-duper prize package:
Three sets of IBKC magnets, the 2012 and 2013 IBKC poster, a pack of sparkle balls, AND you get to name a kitten from a future IBKC litter!
So how do you enter? There are two ways.
You can enter by making a donation of any amount to our FUNdraiser. Each donation today is an entry in our contest. If you prefer to remain anonymous when you donate, please do so. When I am notified of your donation, I do see the name of the giver, so if you donate as "anonymous", and are a winner of one of the prizes, I will be able to notify you.
You can also enter by simply leaving a comment on this blog post. No need to give your email address in the comment, we just need a name to identify you. I will announce the winners in a blog post next week, and will ask the winners to email me with their contact information.
We've got a full day ahead! I've still got a bunch of alumni updates to share, so there will be many posts to come!
OK friends, you know how this works. To make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite cause or fund and have it doubled by Cynthia's match, please pay a visit our our Firstgiving page!
THANK YOU!!! Thank you, Cynthia! Thank you, everyone!!
OH, and don't forget our auctions end this morning! Craig's painting wraps up at 10:00, and Cora's cozies are done at 10:23 (pacific time).