Read all about it in the December 2012 PetPromise PawPrint
PetPromise Awarded $20,000 by Chase Community Giving
10/3/2012 - A big THANK YOU to our wonderful PetPromise supporters who helped us win $20,000 from the Chase Community Giving program. Your continued support helped our Columbus nonprofit dedicated to animal welfare get one step closer toward building a cageless animal care and adoption center in Central Ohio. PetPromise competed with over 7,000 charities nationwide; only the top 196 charities received grants. Charities with yearly operating budgets of up to $10 million were eligible to compete. People voted for their favorite charities to receive a grant: that means that YOU made it happen! We - and the animals we help - thank you with all our hearts.
Groupon Grassroots Campaign Raises $2,880 Dollars for City Kitty Program
8/27/2012 - The PetPromise Groupon Grassroots campaign was wildly successful. 288 Groupons were purchased for $10 each. That translates into over 50 cats that can be spayed and neutered through the City Kitty TNR program.
Through the City Kitty Program, PetPromise provides rabies vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and offers the use of humane traps when needed. Additionally, PetPromise volunteers provide guidance in the humane trapping of, and post surgical care of, altered feral cats and kittens and expert advice to novice caregivers in their guardianship of feral cats in their neighborhoods.
Local Charity PetPromise Needs Your Support to Receive $250,000 Grant from Chase Community Giving
PetPromise supporters can make a huge impact by voting on Facebook
Columbus, Ohio (August 24, 2012) – PetPromise, Inc., a local non-profit dedicated to animal welfare, is working to build the first cageless animal care and adoption center in central Ohio. Competing with charities nationwide, PetPromise seeks a grant from the Chase Community Giving program. Supporters can help ensure up to $250,000 for this charity simply by voting for PetPromise through the Chase Community Giving program on Facebook
“Approximately 4 million dogs and cats are killed yearly in U.S. shelters. That is thousands of dogs and cats killed every day. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats. PetPromise is working tirelessly to decrease these statistics. A grant from the Chase Community Giving program would help us do just that, by funding the first phase of construction of PetPromise's sanctuary and adoption center for homeless pets,” said Amanda Joseph (Treasurer, PetPromise)
Through the utilization of social media networks, the Chase Community Giving program has already directed more than $20 million dollars toward charities nationwide, putting the power to bring positive change across the nation into the hands of those who need it most. The program is being continued this year, giving hundreds of additional charities, including PetPromise, the opportunity to win grants to further their mission.
The Fall 2012 round of the Chase Community Giving program is designed to benefit smaller and local charities by being limited to 501(c)(3) charities with operating budgets under $10 million. The top eligible charity receives $250,000 and the remaining 195 top charities earn $10,000 through $100,000 awards, for a total of $5 million dollars in grants. PetPromise has the opportunity to get much needed resources to implement big changes!
“I still can’t believe that my new puppy, Arnie, almost missed a second chance at a forever home. I am so grateful to the PetPromise volunteers for rescuing him and bringing him into my life. He is a goofball who lights up the room and makes friends everywhere he goes. PetPromise did a great job with him, and I can’t wait to see what they will accomplish with the funds from this grant,” said Megan Riley.
PetPromise is a Columbus, Ohio-based animal welfare organization dedicated to helping create a world where there are no more homeless pets through education, rescue, sterilization, and adoption. PetPromise rescues stray animals from animal shelters where they are often minutes away from euthanasia. They are working to secure a no-kill sanctuary where rescued pets can be safely sheltered and rehabilitated until we can find them adoptive homes. Their City Kitty program provides spay and neuter services for feral cats in order to reduce the number of unwanted animals in our community. They also educate the community on the seriousness of the pet overpopulation problem. PetPromise does not have a shelter. All of their pets are cared for in volunteer foster homes until adoption. They are a no-kill animal welfare organization and do not support euthanasia as a method of population control. PetPromise is funded solely by public and private donations and volunteer fundraising.
About Chase Community Giving
Chase Community Giving is grant program inspiring a new way of corporate philanthropy by letting participants vote to help determine which small and local non-profits will receive donations from Chase. The program has given away over $20 million in grants to charities nationwide, with focuses including animals & environment; education; health; military & veterans; poverty; and the arts. To learn more about the program, visit http://Facebook.com/PetpromiseInc.