| Photo by Imtiaz Khan |
Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 17th.This the time when we raise most of the money for the upcoming operating year. In addition to donations from our supporters, there are several large grants from GiveMN for each size nonprofit. The top five nonprofits in each category earn additional prize money. Every year, we go up in the ranking. Last year we placed 11th out of a field of about 100 small nonprofits. This year, we hope to place in the top five and win one of the additional grants.
If you are able to donate to help our cause, please consider giving on the 17th. You can even schedule your donation early, if you prefer. Every donation we receive not only helps us fund the rescue, but increases our chances to earn prize money.
I believe we have such dedicated supporters because we have created a shelter that is an excellent working model for companion birds who need a home. We work hard to train individuals seeking to adopt, but we also provide an excellent, 'homey' atmosphere for birds who stay with us. We keep our numbers reasonable so all birds can enjoy quality time out of their cages and so we can respond when someone needs an emergency placement. We are the only shelter the top avian veterinarians in the area will recommend, and we have been written up numerous times in the local media.
Our fundraising goal is $20,000. Please help us reach that goal. And as always, thank you for your generous support.