The ARLGP is very excited to join the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose at local non-profit organizations this holiday shopping season
#GivingTuesday is a first of its kind effort that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Taking place December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland sees #GivingTuesday as a unique and exciting way to give back to local non-profit organizations. As an animal shelter serving 14 Greater Portland communities, we provide treatment and care to over 4,000 animals annually. #GivingTuesday will assist the ARLGP with harnessing support for homeless and displaced animals in our communities.
This will be our first year participating in the #GivingTuesday movement. We see this as a wonderful opportunity to share our mission with the community and to generate support for homeless animals in Greater Portland. We are asking for our friends and supporters to consider donating a small amount of money on #GivingTuesday to help us provide treatment and care to animals at our facility.
- Just $5 helps the ARLGP provide a vaccination to an animal upon intake at our shelter
- Just $15 helps us cover the cost of a wellness examination of a stray animal when it arrives at our shelter
- And, just $25 covers one day of boarding and care for one cat, dog, or small animal
Whether you donate $5, $15 or $25 to the ARLGP on Tuesday, December 2nd, it all makes a significant difference to the 4,000 homeless and displaced animals we care for every year.