My name is Sally Williams. You may know me as the Founder and Director of The Brodie Fund, a cat behaviorist, a cat sitter or as Mom to Marlin The Buddha Cat (and now The Pawsome Foursome).
I’m excited to share with you a new title I’ve added to my resume. The Founder of a new nonprofit - Mission Meow.
This fundraiser is to help pay for start-up costs as they add up fast and we want to get started as soon as possible. Our predicted launch date is October 2022.
Below please find additional details about Mission Meow and how start-up funds will be designated.
The Mission Meow Mission Statement:
Mission Meow works with businesses to increase the level of charitable donations for small feline-centric nonprofits to help create meaningful change for cats in need.
What Does This Mean?
Imagine 25-50 different businesses coming together each month to donate a combined $10-$20k to one small feline-focused non-profit.
Twelve small rescues/non-profits will receive a large injection of funds they would never have otherwise been able to raise independently.
There is power in numbers and we are stronger if we work together to help small
Mission Meow ``matches” 25-50 businesses each month with one worthy feline charity. Instead of each of them donating say $500 to one small rescue/charity, working together through Mission Meow, 25-50 businesses can donate $12k+.
Imagine the life-changing nature of this sort of donation.
- Shelter renovations
- Launching new programs i.e. foster, spay/neuter, neonatal care
- Purchasing vehicle for transports
Why Is Mission Meow Uniquely Poised to Make this Happen?
With my experience as Founder and Executive Director of The Brodie Fund
(which helped 71 of pets fighting cancer with $200,000 in grants) I have the expertise to make this happen.
Mission Meow also has an incredible Board of Directors. And as we all know, teamwork makes the dream work!
Board Members (to date):
Tamar Arslanian author of Shop Cats of New York and the blog I Have Cat
Tamar has 20+ years of experience in advertising and marketing along with deep
connections in the cat-world from her experience as a feline influencer and published author. She shares her home with two rescue cats: Kip who is 19 years of age; and Haddie who is 15.
Jen Glick, founder of Volana Kote
Jen Glick is the founder of Volana Kote, creating keepsakes that help pet parents stay connected with their companion animals. She is also the co-founder of The 50/50 Company, a creative design company that gives back to animal welfare groups with a percent of all proceeds.
She is the creative power-house behind Mission Meow. She shares her home with four rescue cats, Molly, Beaver, Lil’ Kim and Suge White.
Dr. Liz Bales DVM.
Liz Bales, VMD is a 2000 graduate of The University of Pennsylvania School of
Veterinary Medicine. During her nearly two-decade veterinary career, Dr. Bales has had a focus on small animals. Dr Bales is also the founder of Doc and Phoebe’s Cat Company, inventor of The IndoorHunting Feeder for cats and creator of Dr. Bales One Source Cat Litter. She shares her home with cats Phoebe and Bean, Plankton the Junkyard Dog, Basil, Rudy, Lilly and Sheppard the horses, and two human children.
- Establishing nonprofit status $800
- Creating the website $3500
- Networking and marketing $1500
- Office supplies $500
We project these funds will allow Mission Meow to continue the start-up process and allow us to launch in the Fall of 2022.
Thank you for your contribution to Mission Meow’s launch. We are all very excited to start making dreams come true for small feline-centic nonprofits across the country and your donation is making that possible!