Welcome to our fifth annual Santa's Paws for Cause fundraiser!
Every year during the holiday season, shelters in Manitoba are beyond capacity due to the extreme weather conditions. With a decrease in monetary contributions, shelters also suffer from the financial responsibilities of supporting the animals by providing basic care such as food, shelter and medical support.
In 2014, Santa’s Paws for Cause was founded. We created a Wish List with the most needed shelter items, and an online fundraising page to create hampers for four No-Kill Shelters in Winnipeg. To our surprise, in the first year we raised over $1,000 with the support of family, friends, and our community. During the 2015 holiday season, we increased our goal to $1500 and added a fifth shelter as a recipient. By the end of that year, we had raised over $2245 in cash donations, plus over 700 supply donations!
For the last two years, we raised the bars even higher! We contributed to EIGHT No-Kill Animal Shelters in and around Winnipeg after raising over our goal amount of $3,000 plus over 900 Wish List donations.
This year is no different! We are aiming to reach our $3,000 goal amount once again and plan to purchase Wish List items to create holiday hampers for eight No-Kill Rescue Shelters in and surrounding Winnipeg, MB.
All contributors (individuals and businesses) are listed on a Donator’s List delivered with the hampers to the shelters. You can also remain anonymous, or choose to donate in memory of a loved one or pet and have their names included as well. Whether it's Wish List items, $2, or $20 - every little bit counts and makes a substantial impact on those volunteering their time to keep the rescues operating during the holiday season.
Without your help, this won't be possible but the fun part is, there are many ways to participate and we’re hoping you will join us in spreading the cheer this holiday season!