2020 was an extremely memorable year for many reasons. The COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge for nonprofit organizations, like Philadoptables, who rely on in-person events and fundraisers to generate money to support our animal lifesaving activity. Thankfully, we will be able to hold our annual Love Potions event in February- although this 2021 event will be virtual!
Here are some of our other notable accomplishments in 2020:
- We kicked off 2020 by donating a total of $12,000 to 20 amazing local rescues in a “20 for 2020” campaign.
- We ramped up our involvement with community cats by funding a large number of spay and neuter surgeries. We hosted a TNR (trap, neuter, return) clinic with The Peanut Fund and funded 119 surgeries.
- After rescheduling twice, we held our Second Annual Philadoptables’ (socially distanced) Golf Outing in November and raised almost $12,000.
- We partnered with Philly Auto and Parole to hold a pet food pantry event to help struggling pet owners.
- We shot our 2021 Hunks for Hounds calendar outdoors at the beautiful Thistle Dew Farm in Bucks County, PA.
- We had our first ever outdoor fitness challenge fundraiser hosted by Earn Your Break (who also modeled in the 2021 Hunks for Hounds Charity Calendar) and Dub Fitness.
- We masked up and held one of our much needed Shelter Clean Up events at ACCT Philly.
- We donated $10,000 to help revamp the cat housing at ACCT Philly.
- We wrapped up the year with “12 Days of Giving” where we donated $500 each to 12 deserving rescue groups.
- Finally, we would like to express our gratitude for our partnership with PetValu. This wonderful business was extremely generous and supported all of our endeavors for the last 11 years. We are sad to see them shut down, but we will always fondly remember our relationship.
All of this activity would not be possible without our supporters. Whether you donated/participated/volunteered with us or just shared our social media posts, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Ali, Diana, Michelle, and Sandy