I am trying to put together a raffle to raise money for our group. I am contacting you in the hopes that you may have a member or members who would consider making a donation to our efforts. My goal is to have each item/items/basket be valued at around $50 or more, but I would, of course, be pleased to accept anything you would like to donate.
I'd like to have all donations in by the end of this month (February) and then begin photographing them and make the display table. Then I will begin ramp up publicity on our FB page, then sell tickets and likely do winner draws on April 12th. That's my rough plan. I am going to have an impartial person - a friend's little girl - wear a Weimaraner mask and pull the winning tickets and photograph the entire thing for FB.
1. The knowledge that you helped support abandoned, abused, & neglected dogs get the medical & emotional help they need so that they can be placed in loving forever homes.
2. Your business will be highly publicized on our Facebook page as we promote the raffle. We currently have well over 4000 likes, but we grow every day. AND our fans are not only in NM. In fact, we have fans in almost every state in the US as well as all over Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc. They are very loyal - our posts average over 200 likes, sometimes 500-700, with many, many comments.
3. Any donation you make is fully tax deductible, as we are a registered non-profit 501(c)(3).
2. Unlike many rescues, we take in dogs outside of our coverage area. We have taken in dozens of dogs from states across the US, typically special-needs and dogs other rescues would deem less adoptable because of appearance or health concerns. We believe strongly that these animals are worth helping and we have had great success placing them in loving homes. Unlike other breed specific rescues, we sometimes take in dogs of other breeds or mixes who need our help when other rescues are unable to help them.
Sometimes we have dogs who have not been as socialized as we'd like, so we put them through obedience classes and some dogs become patients of the behavioral veterinarian we work with. We take in many special-needs dogs and so we use the expertise of board-certified surgeons and specialists as well. We go to great lengths to meet every medical, emotional & social need of every dog so that each one is set up for success when it is adopted. We easily spend between $1K and $10K on each dog, depending on the severity of the medical issues it comes in with.
5. When dogs are adopted, we send the dogs on their way with information on all kinds of products we believe in and use, including but not limited to food, supplements, bedding, toys, accessories, or artwork Weimaraners and their owners might enjoy.