Throughout August, and now into September, the Fur Kids Foundation board couldn’t decide upon just one volunteer to highlight and say thanks to; we had several! These volunteers include:
Daiton Bartow: Daiton volunteered her time to paint faces at The Rusty Bucket booth during the Gillette Main Street Eclipse Festival, and made $11 in donations for FKF! She created this volunteer opportunity herself, and used it toward her National Honor Society volunteer hours. You rock our socks, Daiton! We are very appreciative of your help and love it when our volunteers create events to help the Foundation raise money and awareness.
Jamie Marchetti: Jamie volunteered a few hours one night to help FKF enter the registration forms from Pooch Plunge into our mailing list, while she was volunteering for the Crisis Text Line. For those who don’t know, our marketing list is essential to the Foundation, as it helps us market our fundraisers to the people who wish to attend them. While this type of work is not the most fun, it is essential to helping the Foundation run efficiently. Jamie joined our pack this summer after participating in a few FKF events in the past. We can’t wait to see you at more events, Jamie!
Jill Matson: Jill must have spent hours this summer reaching out to businesses for donations for the Silent Auction at Pet-A-Palooza. She also spent some time to help search for vendors for the event, and helped get Oglala Pet Project to attend the event for the first time. And, Jill and her daughter Abbie always go out and hang up posters for FKF when we need to advertise our events, and they always come back with a list of other businesses that will hang them in their windows afterward. We are super grateful for their hard work.
And, we’d also like to give a great big shout out to the FKF board of directors: Donna Crippen, Cody Friedlan, Shannon Henshaw, Mary Melaragno, Felicia Messimer, Robynn Nehl, and Linda Tufvesson. As you know, August and September are quite busy months for Fur Kids Foundation, and the board works really hard to make sure that Pet-A-Palooza and Pooch Plunge (and any event that is planned) are the best that they can be. Many of these board members work full-time, are involved with other charity work, and take care of their families (yes, pets are included in this statement). This board gives a lot of their valuable time, and often money, to make the Foundation better, and to help local families and their pets. This side of the Foundation can often be thankless, so make sure you tell a board member thank you when you see them again. They work really hard to make FKF a great organization.
Fur Kids Foundation is able to help sweet animals and their families because of the dedication of our volunteers who plan and work fundraisers, promote the organization and support our community. Our volunteers are our heroes. If you are interested in learning how you can help us help more animals in Campbell County, Wyoming, please complete our application online or email Fur Kids Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!