Sat, Apr 29 2017

SerendiPittie's First Birthday Bash,

Chicago, Illinois, United States Chicago, Illinois, United States

  • About the event

          Last year, our biggest fundraising event raised about $2900 through the help of partnering with local establishments to hold events at, in kind donations for raffles and silent auctions, and our supporters additional donations. This year, we are planning our first annual "Birthday Bash" fundraising event to not only raise funds for the dogs we currently have in foster care and the many more lives we can potentially save in our second year of operation but to celebrate the success of everything we were able to accomplish in our first year as a new rescue!

    This event will take place on April 29th at jack and ginger’s bar and restaurant in chicago.  We are selling tickets to the event which will partially cover the expenses of food and beverage provided to our guests.  Our goal for this event is to raise $6000 which would cover the medical expenses for about 30 potential dogs that we would could save from a devastating fate, as well as allow us to take in dogs that need additional and quite expensive medical treatment that many times causes them to be overlooked and not make it out of high kill shelters. We are looking for 4 companies to sponsor this event with a donation of just $250 so that we can get $1,000 closer to reaching our goal from the start!  As a sponsor, you would receive the highest level of promotion.  In each post or mention of our event, your business would be recognized as a sponsor.  If you choose, your companies logo will go on all flyers, invitations, our event website, as well as the special T-shirt we are having made for this event.  We will also have a designated table recognizing our sponsors where you could have a representative come if you'd like, or we would set out any promotional literature, business cards, or samples if you wish.  

    Why should you sponsor?

     In just one year our rescue has grown at such a substantial rate that we have become one of Chicagoland most well known and supported rescues.   Our followers and supporters are extremely loyal to our rescue as well, and I personally speak with our top supporters almost daily.   Every event we have hosted, our audience has almost doubled, and for this event in particular, we are expected to it have  the highest number of attendees yet.  We have set our goal for the event at double what our previous event raised because in our second year we would like to implement new programs to not only get the dogs out of the shelter and into rescue, but raise funds  to assist financially and spay and neuter programs, financially assisting pet owners who feel they have no choice but to surrender their part due to financial problems, and push initiatives towards helping to solve the root of the problem of over population  of pit bulls in the Chicagoland area.   We have invested more money and advertising, mobile bidding software, and have also invested more volunteer hours to ensure that we get great items that are sure to draw a crowd and get people excited!

    Stephanie McDonald

    My name is Stephanie McDonald, and I am the president and founder of SerendiPittie Rescue.  I personally founded the rescue last year as just one person who wanted to make a difference and fight the problem whether the rescue saved two lives or 200. After a lot of researching and work friends started joining me to be part of the difference.  Friends who share the same passion, dedication, and absolute love for this so commonly misunderstood breed! I distinctly remember having to fill out one of many, many forms and estimating the number of lives would save in our first year and thinking in my head “I don't know  maybe 15-20 lives in our first year!?”  We ended 2016 with an astonishing 105 lives saved, placed in foster homes, and then adopted out after being fully vetted including some receiving treatment for some very dangerous and potentially fatal medical issues.  I attribute our success 100% to having the greatest most dedicated group of volunteers and foster homes who will drop anything at any minute to do something to help a dog in need.  As our adoption fees only cover basic vetting, we rely on donations from our supporters as well as continuous fundraising efforts to help cover the many dogs that we take in knowing they may have serious medical needs.  About 80% of all shelter dogs are some sort of Pit Bull type breed, and of those, only about half make it out alive simply because there is not enough space to keep up with the volume of strays and owner surrenders coming in.  It is our mission to make a significant impact on these numbers and work towards Illinois being a no kill state!


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  • 51-100 attendees expected

    30% Male Attendees

    70% Female Attendees

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