Yes that is right – it is auction time! As part of our fundraising drive this year we will be organising an online auction of both products and also of skills and services. We have just started reaching out for donations for the auction and we will actively be gathering item pledges of the next few weeks to ensure a wide range of products and services to temp people with. Some of the items already pledged include handmade soaps made to order as well as original artwork by award winning artists. Some of the services pledged include business offers such as 1 day of consulting or a twitter lesson. We will also have some interesting items such as bed & breakfast in Barcelona – where you could get to meet the famous Don and Ninja!
The goal of this fundraising is as always to try to improve the lot of stray and injured animals in Romania. In particular we would like to have sufficient funding to cover:
- Improved Shelter conditions – we would like to provide more robust dog houses and try to provide a seperate area for puppies and injured dogs to increase their chances of survival at the shelter (currently there is a 90% mortality for puppies in the main shelter).
- Vaccinations and emergency care – we want to carry on with our programme of vaccinating puppies and covering the vet bills for injured animals from the shelter and streets
- Neutering programme – we want to carry on the vital neutering programme we started last year to try to reduce the number of strays on the streets and in shelters
The more funds we can raise with this fundraising drive the more we can do and the more animals we can save and rescue. We are asking that people contact us with items – be they products or services – that they could donate to the auction. Perhaps you have some left over Christmas gifts that you do not use or a skill that you think people would bid for? Or perhaps you know a local shop that might donate an item or two? We are happy to showcase business logos on our website and auction page for companies that wish to contribute.
Of course also once the auction goes live in a few weeks please come and join and bid for items that interest you – the more bidding the more funds we raise and the more dogs we save!
If you would like to help or can contribute items please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the item and an image we can use on the website.
What a good and urgent initiative, and credits to you for still working with this after almost a year! It must be easy to loose energy and quit during start-up time, when few know about you and can donate… I’ll get back shortly with ideas on how I can help! (Have been away from animal protection a few years due to hard fulltime working.)
Thank you for your kind words and also for your great donation also, we can’t wait to hear your ideas, any type of help is more than welcome since we are still beginners, struggling to go further day after day.
If you are on facebook also, please feel free to attend our fundraising event, you are already on our list of donors there 🙂 Best wishes , Aniela http://www.facebook.com/events/562344753796482/?fref=ts