Twenty-twenty was Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary’s first Giving Challenge. As newbies, we weren’t sure what to expect but we were excited to be a part of such a huge community event. We completely embraced the #BeTheOne theme, and our volunteers and supporters helped us show that we could all be the one together. Working with local business community sponsors and other nonprofits helped to create lasting relationships that have become mutually beneficial for all involved.
Our volunteers and board put a lot of time and work into creating fun interactive virtual events including a pet photo contest, a virtual visit video, free downloadable kids’ activity pages, online T-shirt fundraiser and so much more.
The hard work paid off in many ways. We raised over $21,000 through grant awards, donations and matching funds from The Patterson Foundation which were used to complete renovations and projects at the sanctuary. The challenge exposed many new supporters to our little nonprofit including a local animal tv show who later featured us on their show. Many who donated have become sustainable donors and we have also received new volunteers.
All of us at Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary are proud to be part of such a wonderful community of giving people and we look forward to being a part of the 2022 Giving Challenge.
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