I started Stewie to the Rescue (STTR) right smack in the middle of 2010, as we actually got our Certificate of Incorporation on June 30th.
We had a great first six months, having raised close to $4,000, especially considering our first fundraiser wasn't until August 19th (at 11th Street Bar).
I'd like to thank all of you who either attended an event or donated (and especially those who did both!).
Thanks to your donations (or event attending), you helped a few dogs (like Frankie and Buddy) get training so they can be adopted. You helped pay for surgery for a couple of dogs, who would've died otherwise (many low-income people surrender their dogs to the shelter when they cant afford surgery...and the shelter then kills them as they have enough healthy dogs they can't even re-home).
Not only did you help dogs, but you helped people, whether it be the owners who couldn't afford the surgery for their best friend, or the future adopters of the now-trained dogs.
2011 is gonna be a huge year for us. We will have more and different types of fundraisers (Like our event at Fiddlesticks Bar on Jan 6th - Thanks Erin!).
We will help more people keep their pets and we will help more rescues with their financial emergencies. We hope to raise a lot more as word of our mission spreads (we have a PR person now to help - Thanks Carl!). We hope you will be part of that too, by continuing to support us financially and by telling your friends. Please, have them join our mailing list on our home page at www.stewietotherescue.org -
We can't do this without you.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, thanks for helping in 2010, and we look forward to bigger and better things in 2011.
Founder and President
P.S. If you wanna start the new year with a donation, we won't turn it down - go to our home page and click on paypal link - thanks!