The Pet Prescription Team Big Round Up fundraiser has been an amazing event. September 30th should have been our last day for raising funds for the Pet Prescription Team. This morning I received an email from a donor that shared that he will match up to $2,500 by Friday, October 4, 2013. He shared how he has been watching our fundraiser and has seen how much the Pet Prescription Team does for all that they visit. He asked that I send an email out to our supporters sharing of his match funding and to hold the fundraiser until the end of the week. So we ask that if you haven't donated please do so... his kindness and belief in what the Pet Prescription Team stands for not only is a reflection on our members but a statement of how much assisted therapy visitations touch lives!
Today we received a very special letter for a donation to the Pet Prescription Team. It was so special that we wanted to share it with all our supporters. The donor wanted to remain anonymous but the words within the letter will forever be cherished.
We are hoping to reach the $10,000.00 mark by Friday. We have been amazed by one of our volunteers Barbara Turner who came to the Pet Prescription Team yesterday to drop off donations from those that she knew. What an amazing idea she had... She went to all those that she is close to and asked for them to donate to our fundraiser. She had checks from the pool man, vets, jeweler and friends. What a great idea and smart thinking on her behalf to help participate in our efforts!
Starting on August 14 through September 30, we started an online drive for financial support. As of today we have raised $800.00 towards our $20,000 goal.
We have partnered with two forms of online fundraising for the Pet Prescription Team organization.
The first is Gofundme.com. The Pet Prescription Team first developed a site with our mission, started a campaign about our mission and have used social networking and email contacts to promote our fundraiser and have started to receive donations through our efforts.
The second is Giving Work. Through Giving Work we are able to auction the various items we have received for the Big Roundup in a live online auction. Those who win the final bid will receive a tax deductible receipt for their records.
eBay Giving Work is a program that enables members of the eBay community to donate to their favorite cause. Sellers can give a portion of the proceeds from their sales, buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout, and anyone with a PayPal account can donate to nonprofits right away "“ without buying or selling anything. Better yet, eBay Giving Work makes it easy and cost effective for non-profits to sell items in the world's largest online marketplace. Special features help non-profit items stand out and, if the listing sells, eBay will credit back 100% of their insertion and final value fees.
So we are asking you to get involved as a supporter of the Pet Prescription Team. For the next 6 weeks items will be up for bid with all proceeds going to the Pet Prescription Team.
So How Can You Help?
Items for auction
We are requesting items for auction. Some of the most popular items are tickets to sports events and concerts, dinner coupons, trips, furniture and dog stuff.
Get the word out
It's not necessarily true that if you build it, they will come "“ you still need to promote the event with word of mouth, to friends, family coworkers and neighbors. It's a lot easier to ask someone to go check out some items up for auction than to ask for a cash donation to support your cause.
Keep checking on new items listed daily
One of the many benefits of running an online auction fundraiser is that it can be adjusted while the auction is in progress, something that cannot happen at a live event. Evaluating the auction while in progress can ensure that revenue objectives are met and exceeded. It also gives us the opportunity to add to our listing daily.
So please share the following two sites with your friends on your social networks and make sure they are aware of our fundraising efforts at the Pet Prescription Team.
One of the major activities of the Pet Prescription Team is to provide support for the "Pet Prescription Team," which is made up of volunteers who want to share the joy and value of pet interaction and its overall benefit to society. The Pet Prescription Team is a pet therapy group made up of volunteers who visit nursing homes, hospitals, hospice facilities, children's oncology wards and schools with their certified therapy pets.
The Pet Prescription Team provides assistance to interested pet owners in utilizing their family pets for therapy visits to a variety of locations. The Pet Prescription Team provides the following to volunteers of their organization: "¢ Assistance and training "¢ Certification "¢ Liability Insurance "¢ Facilities
In addition the Pet Prescription team offers two special programs throughout the Southern California area.
The Faith Dog project supported and offered by the Pet Prescription Team.
The Pet Prescription Team (PPT) founded: "The Faith Dog Project" in memory of Brielle Murray and her dog Faith. Brielle was a member of the (PPT) organization and passed away from a very rare form of cancer known as RMS. Before Brielle died the (PPT) organization founded the Faith Dog project which hands out stuffed Faith dogs to children in oncology battling cancer. Brielle lives on through this program as these little stuffed dogs encourage and give hope to all those that receive one in her memory.
There's No Place Like Home project supported and offered by the Pet Prescription Team
The Pet Prescription Team founded a program called; "There's No Place Like Home" project. This projects goal as well as vision is extremely clear, to take the time and energy to create a relaxing atmosphere for a less fortunate resident/patient room, helping them to pick up their scattered belongings and creating small acts that can leave a lasting impression on their lives giving them hope and purpose.
Decorating a healthcare facility room to a more homelike atmosphere is the Pet Prescription Teams loving way to care for those special resident or patient that has no family or belongings. Simply adding a few decorations, new bed comforters, relaxing chairs, cherished items and a casual rug will instantly change the comfort level and atmosphere of the resident's room and turn it into a;"There's No Place Like Home" room.
Our vision of the; There's No Place Like Home" project is to select a resident/patient each month and assist in making their room feel more like home.
Your contribution will help continue the vision of the Pet Prescription Team and continue to help touch lives through Assisted Pet Therapy visitations as well as the various programs the Pet Prescription Team offers. The Pet Prescription Team is a 501(c)3 and exemption number is: 37-1596134
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