LCR is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization which means its lifeline is fundraising. The Covid-19 pandemic hit all animal rescues hard, including LCR, and most fundraising events had to be canceled. In addition, our thrift store also had to shut down from March 16th to June 5th which caused at least a $45,000 decrease in funds used towards operating expenses.
Our LCR team needed to turn to online projects and the hope that supporters wouldn’t forget that all animals continue to need care. Fortunately, we received a $12,000 grant from the Evelyn Smith Foundation to assist during Covid and were able to hold virtual fundraising events that raised $30,000 for the animals.
As in the past, we held our 21st Annual Open House on September 19! The event was a little different due to social distancing and Covid 19’s state required guidelines, but was extremely important to support LCR’s efforts. Food was served up all day by Big Poppa’s BBQ and we hosted a family fun scavenger hunt for groups of up to 6 people. The hour-long scavenger hunt took groups on an educational tour of LCR where they got up close and personal with many of the current animals, while on a quest to find unique items and complete tasks.
We raised $7000 through our raffle basket, 50/50 raffle and scavenger hunt. All raffle baskets were donated by volunteers!
Any donations can help! In additional to financial support, here are some other opportunities:
- Amazon Smile.
Please visit our donate page to learn how you can help: http://www.lastchanceranch.org/donate/
LCR plays an important role in our community and the staff works diligently to shelter animals in need and find new homes for them. They also help reunite pets with their owners – our next blog will feature a “sheep on the run”!
Posted: September 27, 2020, by Jill Roggio