Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
We are excited to share some of our favorite Giving Tuesday local rescue choices.
We hope that you will consider donating to them on this year's Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018!
Please read all of the below, BUT do not donate until #GivingTuesday, as Facebook is making donations ON THAT DAY ALONE.
At the end of 2016, Alive Rescue was gifted a 4,800 square foot barn in Salem, Wisconsin. The donors had previously adopted a dog from ALIVE Rescue and fell in love with their mission. They decided that they wanted to give back so Alive could further that mission. This donation will allow us to more than double the amount of animals Alive saves. Their goal is to raise $50,000 for the first phase of the Big Barn's construction. It will have two birthing suites for pregnant and nursing mommas and a retirement room for sanctuary dogs along with 18 additional suites for "hard-to-place" dogs.
The Real Dog Moms of Chicago want to help them this Giving Tuesday, to raise some of these funds.
For every $35 donation we will allow the donor to host a one day Instagram story take over of their dog. For every $50 you get a whole weekend!!
More amazing local rescues to consider for #GivingTuesday!
Click the logo to go directly to their donation links!
Holiday Card Exchange:
Get into the holiday season by sending joyful cheer.
We will be creating a spreadsheet so everyone can access the names and mailing addresses of those from our community to send cards to. We will collect sign ups now through the end of the month, and then we will upload the information into a Google doc and share with all participants!
Please fill out the form by November 30th, so everyone can mail out the cheer in early December!
Secret Gift Exchange:
Join us for this fun dog related gift exchange, regardless of what you celebrate!
To keep this as easy as pawsible, we are using a website called Elfster where you can create a profile for your dog in order to join in on this fun. Elfster will have you create an account and will automatically pick your exchange recipient the day after sign up ends. Please mail your gift by December 5th to allow adequate time for everyone to receive their items. ***Be sure to list any restrictions such as food allergies (or for the love of all things holy NO squeaker toys), etc. Feel free to give gift ideas, though that doesn’t ensure it’s what your pup will receive.
Decorate My Dog Contest
Join our 2nd annual decorate my dog contest. Submission begins December 1st and ends December 12th. Join us in the first 12 days of Christmas to dress your dog up in their holiday best, whether it's Festivus, Hanukkah or Christmas you celebrate. See here for last year's entries for ideas.
Photos are to be submitted to via email to email@example.com. Voting begins December 13th and ends midnight December 15th. Winner announced December 16th at 9AM.
There will be 4 winners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place decorated dogs and one winner for best dog and human décor.
All winners receive a “dog lover’s absorber towel” Best Decorated Duo winner selects first from the following items, followed by 1st, 2nd & 3rd:
- The Walkease Gloves
- Mo&Pea Snood
- Saltsox booties
- Wag and Gem Tee Shirt
Then the 1st & 2nd place winners also receive one of the paw salves for their beloved *tortured by decorations* pups, plus the coupon code for % off pairs of Saltsox Booties.