Help Make #GivingTuesday a Milestone for Shep’s Place

Hey, Sheppers!  This Tuesday, Nov. 28, we have a special opportunity to raise funds for the renovation of Shep’s Place.  Starting at 7:00 AM Central, the Gates Foundation has agreed to match all charitable donations given though Facebook, up to $50,000 per charity.  Facebook has also agreed to waive its usual 5% processing fee.  How cool is that?  That means every $1 you give will contribute $2 toward refurbishing Shep’s Place.  However, Gates will only match the first $2 million donated.  That sounds like a lot, but given how many charities there are, it won’t last long.  We’ll have to act fast to get a piece of the pie.

Why should you give?  As you hopefully know, we have an agreement in place to purchase land and a building for Shep’s Place.  Before we can open, though, we’ll have to renovate the building to meet state codes for animal care, and to make it a safe and comfortable home for the dogs and volunteers.  The Clothiers are going to purchase the property, but the charity will have to raise funds for the renovation.

So, dear folks, we are asking you to help us with this, our very first fundraiser.  It’s easy!  Here’s what to do:

  1. Before 7:00 AM Central, be on our Facebook page @ShepsPlaceSDS, ready to hit the Donate button under the cover photo, up top. Have a debit or credit card ready.
  2. At 7:00:00.00, hit the Donate Button!
  3. Fill out the info as quickly as possible, to beat the deadline.
  4. Feel good about yourself for the rest of the day, knowing you helped get Shep’s Place ready to serve senior dogs.

Don’t forget, Shep’s Place SDS is a registered 501(c)(3) public charitable foundation, so donations are tax-deductible.  Facebook will automatically generate a receipt, which you should save for your tax records.

That’s it!  For the dogs’ sake, please help make #GivingTuesday a success.  Thanks!