We cannot overstate the importance of all our volunteers, foster homes, and donors. Rescue is labour-intensive and expensive – we spend tens of thousands of dollars on vet bills alone, and that is with significant discounts and subsidies. So when our community members come forward with creative ways to gain financial support, we are thrilled and grateful.
Here is a roundup of a few current campaigns that are ongoing and offer creative ways to support the work we do:
Knits for Pits
JoAnna is a committed pit bull advocate and loving guardian to her own sweet pittie gal, Chia. She loves making fun and functional scarves (for humans!) and started a “Knits for Pits” project on Etsy, where $10 from each sale is donated to our foster dogs.
Follow this link or use the promo code HUG2BBX1 to receive 10% off your subscription while HugABull receives a $15 donation…and your own pup feels very lucky!
Shop for a cause! UKUSCAdoggie is a local company that specializes in high quality supplies and accessories for dogs and cats. They are currently offering a $10 discount for purchases over $70 (before taxes) and 10% of your order will come to HugABull when you use the promo code above.
Shipping is free and they will hand deliver to orders within the Greater Vancouver area. Check out their website and use the promo code ADOPT ME. Be sure to indicate in your order that you wish to support HugABull, as it will otherwise default to another rescue!
Dogsafe First Aid Course
Michelle of Dogsafe First Aid is a long-time supporter of HugABull, and about once a year she donates her time to offer a canine first aid course as a fundraiser for HugABull. These courses provide important, easy-to-understand information that may help you save the life of a pooch you care about. At the same time, a portion of your registration fee will help save the life of a shelter dog. How great is that?
The session will be held on Sunday, May 3 at Dizine Canine Training Centre. For more information or to register, contact email@example.com.
Interested in starting your own project or campaign? Email HugabullFundraising@gmail.com with questions or to start brainstorming. We are always happy to collaborate on fundraising projects and help however we can. Some ideas:
- Organize an event. It can be as simple as a birthday party where cash or supply donations are collected in lieu of presents, or something public like a car wash, bottle drive, pub night, barbeque…the possibilities are endless and lots of fun.
- Have something you can sell? Whether you have an established business or wish to put your baking or DIY skills to work, this can be a fun way to collect donations and inspire people to give.
And remember – we now have our charity status so anyone wishing to make a cash donation can receive a tax receipt!
Thank you to Knits for Pits, BarkBox, UKUSCAdoggie, and Dogsafe and the many other supporters who make our work possible. We hope you’ll enjoy these great opportunities to support HugABull while getting something fantastic in return.