Friday, July 21, 2017

Running WILD!

Quarantine was officially up yesterday so last night I sprung the Alexanders from the kitten room. It didn't take any time at all for them to get used to their bigger world. Just a few moments after I opened their door, they started running wild!

I left in the wee hours of the morning today and will be away this weekend for a wedding. I'm so sad to miss Dog-A-Thon tomorrow, but I do hope that some of you will be attending and represent the cats for Team IBKC.   Details on the event can be found HERE.

We will see you on Monday with more fundraising wrap ups, thank yous, and lots of pics of our Alexanders exploring.  See you then!


And enjoy this show ---prepare yourself for lots of super fun crazy kitten action!!!



Thursday, July 20, 2017

So Much Love for You

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 Well, THAT was amazing!

There's still a tiny bit trickling, so the total will rise just a wee bit, but get this, my dear friends, team IBKC raised $144, 284 this year!  This brings our all-time grand fundraising total to $894,005!  I was having a hard time wrapping my brain around all of this last night, so I added, and added again, and again, and again, and I kept getting the same numbers, so this must be right!


You all must be so exhausted after giving so much!!!


It truly is remarkable the way you give. I talk about this Community of ours all the time, and people are always impressed by you. Friends I have who work in the world of fundraising can hardly believe that you exist! You are such a rare, beautiful gem.

I appreciate your donations so much, and I am so happy to place this $144,284 in the capable hands of our Humane Society.  They will put it to good use, and so many cats and kittens will benefit from your generosity.

But your gifts are not just a monetary amount -- it goes way beyond that.

These gifts make our hard-working shelter staff and volunteers feel supported and appreciated. This work isn't easy on the soul.  Your donations illustrate that there is great value in the work they are doing. It lifts them.

You are putting something very positive into the world.  There are a whole lot of people who prefer being negative -- offering no solutions -- just criticism and complaints. You recognize there's a problem and know you can do something to help. You take action  -- you give.

Watching you give inspires other to do the same  -- to our shelter, and to other rescues. Your giving is contagious.

And personally, your gifts impact me profoundly.  Can you imagine how good it feels to have so many lovely people, most of whom you've never met in real life,  supporting you in this way?  I am so grateful for all of the love you show me -- not just during our fundraiser, but year 'round.



So, thank you for all of this.  I appreciate you big-hearted kitten lovers so much.  You are what's right in this world -- you are positive, you are good, you are inspiring.  Thank you for making this happen, dear Community.  We love you.


I'm far from done thanking you. I've got so many individuals that I need to give a "shout-out" to -- I'll be sharing that tomorrow. The list is long so it's going to take some time to put that together!


Thank you, beautiful friends.  You are amazing. You made something huge happen.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

AND, We're Done!

Just a quick post to say we met the match, I threw the money in, and we're putting this baby to bed!

What a day! What a fundraiser! We passed $119,000 (WOOT WOOT) but I still have auction money and other checks and cash to throw in before we have our grand total.  OH boy, it's gonna be huge!

I'll be back tomorrow morning and we will start winding down and saying our thank yous!

Thank you so much for all of the love and support you have shown us.  This community is so special -- I hope you understand what a rare gift you all are to the world.

See you in the morning, dear ones.

 xoxoxo Laurie

We Need Your Help! Please Hurry!

HELP! We've got 30 minutes left and need to bring in $670 more to complete Cynthia's generous match.  Chip in anything you can --- really, every penny helps --- and we will get there.

Please don't delay! We're running low on time!  THANK YOU!  We can't end this glorious fundraiser with a missed match!


Heeeeeeeeeelllllllllllpppppp!!!!

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Running Out of Steam! Running Out of Time1

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Two hours left to meet this last match!  We're running out of time and these kittens are running out of steam!  If you're planning to give to give, please hurry! We've got to $1630 to max out Cynthia's generous match!  It's easy to donate -- just click HERE and give with your big ole hearts!   xoxo!

Wake up, Fancy Pants! Wake up!!

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