Sunday, January 27, 2013

Share the Love Valentine's Day Fundraiser

There are so many creative pet bloggers out there who come up with great ways to help out pets in need. Many pet blogs that I visit have come up with interesting ways to fund-raise for animal rescues and charities. This has always been particularly inspiring for me, but I've never been able to come up with any fundraising ideas myself -- until a few weeks ago.

I sparked an idea  that has inspired me to start a Valentine's Day fundraising project. I've decided to call it the "Share the Love" project. On Valentine's Day, people give candies, flowers, and cards to their loved ones to show them how much they care. This Valentine's Day, I would like to offer my readers the chance to be able to help out a pet rescue or charity that they care about. Here are the details...

From now until February 11th, 2013, you can donate $1 (US Dollar) towards the Share the Love fundraiser. In return, I will make you a Valentine's Day graphic/card with your pet on it. So not only will you be donating for a good cause, you also get something in return! 

Wondering which charity will receive the funds when it's all done? That's the even better part! After the fundraiser is over, I will add the names of everyone who purchased a Valentine's Day graphic into random.org and choose a random name. That person will select their favorite pet rescue or charity and all of the proceeds will be sent off to them!

If you would like a Valentine's Day graphic and a chance to win a donation for your favorite pet rescue, you can donate your dollar at the Chip-In HERE or at the bottom of this post. Please leave a comment telling me that you've donated and which pet you want to be included on your graphic. Also, leave the name of the charity you want the funds to go to should you win. 

If you want a certain picture to be included on the graphic, you can email me at annstaub at yahoo dot com. Any super special instructions can be emailed as well. Otherwise, I can find an image on your blog or facebook page. Please make sure I'm able to find your blog easily! 

Good luck to everyone! I am excited to host Share the Love as my first fundraising project! Thanks for your participation.

Here are some examples of Valentine's Day Pet graphics I've created with my own critters.

Happy Valentine's Day from Nibblet! 

Shiner is sending her love your way! 

34 comments:

  1. Good luck with the fundraiser. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. I think this is a really great idea! Kudos to you! I donated $2 because I want to include BOTH of my boys in one graphic if that is ok.
    If you need a photo of them together, let me know.
    I am thinking I would like to donate to Backdoor Friends in Farmington Hills Michigan

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  3. I donated $4.00 just for the heck of it. This is a great idea. If we win, I would like Mahoney to be the Valentine. Take care.

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  4. We gave $2 (in Canadian that is $2.07). Our Lady can't pick who you should do an image of, so you can pick a picture from our blog of Lee, Phod, Baggy or Nin for this project. If we were lucky enough to win we would want the money go to Catahoula Rescue Ontario, cause they rescued both of us.

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  5. I think that is a terrific idea and my Dad (Terry) will donate $7, one for each of us!

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  6. I sent one for each of my three kitties, one for Ray and one to make it an even $5. I will email the pics of the kitties.

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  7. Neat idea, Ann! We're going to donate $2, one for Sammy and one for Moosey, :)

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  8. What a pawsome idea! We can't donate, but we sure will share this post to those who can!

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  9. This is a very good idea! And Shiner makes a very nice Valentine!

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  10. This is such a great idea! I donated $5 and I'll send you a graphic if I win. I'd also like the money to go to the Houston Boxer Rescue. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  11. Excellent idea! I sent in a donation, but, don't have a pet at the moment, so, please just direct the money to wherever it will do the most good. Cheers,
    Debbie (Doglady)

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  12. What a pawsome idea! Rather than send flowers or chocolates she couldn't eat, I just contributed $5 as my Valentine's gift to Shiner. You can use any photo of mine that you want, or I'll be happy to email one to you.

    If I were to win, I'd like the money to be donated to Odessa Rescue and Rehabilitation in Mechanicsville, VA. (I can send you the address if I win.)

    It's really awesome of you to do this!

    your pal,
    Garth

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  13. I meant to comment earlier about the graphics.. Nibblet is adorable!!! <3

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  14. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! You have already far exceeded my expectations for this on only the first day! I am busily working on everyone's images :)

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  15. What a fantastic idea, does this click thing take you to pay pal ? xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  16. What a wonderful idea! We've donated a couple dollars and Cocco would love a card with his cute snout on it :-) Thanks for sharing!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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  17. A pawsome idea! We can't wait to hear and see who won!

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  18. Yep, I've done it :) use what ever photies you like :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  19. That really is a wonderful idea!

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  20. I've donated too!! Feel free to help yourself to which ever image you like from my bloggy - thanks:-)

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  21. Beautiful idea and one I am happy to support! Good on you for coming up with something so creative! I am not a Valentine's Day person at all but for a good cause, I'll submit to a little mushiness. ;-)

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  22. For some reason, I couldn't get the link to work yesterday but I have now donated $2.06 Canadian. Thanks again for doing this!

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  23. This is a great idea! I have contributed $6, $1 for each of my pets.

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  24. I just donated $5 of my treat money. This is a great idea!! I will be sending you an email with my picture for the Valentine. The charity that I love supporting is St. Anne's Homeless Shelter Pet Area. Thank you for doing this, it's beautiful.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  25. I just donated, Ann. This is such a wonderful idea. I would like one for Freedom (brindle girl greyhound), Casper (white boy greyhound), Nikki (black girl greyhound) & Twinkie (black girl kitty). If you can select pictures from my blog (whatremainsnow.com), that would be great. You can do them together (1 or 2 badges) or individually...whatever you think looks best. If we win, I would like the donation to go to Allies for Greyhounds of West Michigan (afgwm.org). Also, I mentioned your Share the Love fundraiser on my blog today and will do so several more times before the 11th. I probably won't use my Valentine badge(s) until Valentine's day, so no hurry. Thanks, Ann, and it's nice to meet you.

    P.S. I heard about the fundraiser on Hailey's blog.

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    1. Nice to meet you too and thank you for the donation! Good luck to the Allies for Greyhounds! Very nice of you and everyone else to share.

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    2. To everyone - thanks for all of your kind donations! The donation funds are growing everyday! Also, thanks to everyone who has shared it. I have already met a lot of wonderful new people and can't wait to see who all of the proceeds will be going to in the end. Thanks for making the fundraiser successful thus far!

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  26. I have donated as well. You can pick any picture of kirby from the blog that you wish. Charity of choice is : Hope for paws

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  27. Thanks for doing this! I just donated $1 and will e-mail you a photo. If the photo I send you doesn't work well, you can select a different one from our blog. (http://lifewithwrigs.blogspot.com)

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  28. Hi! I found this fundraiser over at Mollie and Alfie's blog! What a good idea. I went and donated 5 but I only need two pictures. One for Princess Gracie and one for Prince Henri. I have to go look at the pictures I have and which two I'd like done and I will email you. Or, maybe I'll make a post, I'll include the two pictures and promote your fundraiser! Thats's what I'll do!

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  29. Okay, made a post and left two pictures that have good face pictures! So excited!
    Oh, it's at www.mostphotogenicdog.com

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  30. I donated 5 dollars,for the 2 kitties I asked for graphics for, Cheese and Asia, as well as for my own kitty, Nina, and in memory of my dog Bear, and his sister, Maggie. So hard to choose a charity or rescue, but my picks would be Best Friends Society, or Big Fluffy Dog Rescue. This is an awesome fundraiser, Ann, thank you!

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