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TRUCKEE, Calif. November 18, 2016 – The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT)’s third annual Giving Tuesday Campaign takes place Tuesday, Nov. 29, with all donations matched dollar for dollar with $50,000 in matching funds – the largest matching gift HSTT has ever had.
“We are very excited because we’ve secured the largest matching gift we’ve ever had $50,000,” said Dale Lawrence, Development Director of HSTT. “Because one of our very generous supporters has offered to match every donation made that day – saving twice as many lives – we have the opportunity to raise $100,000 in one day and save hundreds of deserving little lives!”
This year’s theme, Winter is Coming, is based on multiple puppies maturing in HSTT’s care that will be ready for adoption on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29.
The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe helped over 150 homeless puppies find loving families in 2016 and will be able to help even more with additional support from this campaign. The cost of preparing a puppy for adoption includes puppy pads and puppy food while living in foster homes, spay/neuter surgeries, all vaccinations and any medical treatment. The adoption fee of $150 for puppies does not cover all of these costs, so help from donors is important.
For those that already donate to HSTT, please make an end-of-year gift on Nov. 29 and consider increasing your donation that day.
There are many ways to donate on Giving Tuesday:
- Online athstt.org
- By phone at530-582-2468
- By mail at 10961 Stevens Lane, Truckee, Calif. 96161 – just indicate the donation is for GivingTuesday
- At one of HSTT’s donation stations around town – Mountain Hardware & Sports, Wild Cherries Coffee House, Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge,Full Belly Deli and Burger Me will have counter collection jars making it easy to donate while grabbing coffee, lunch or doing some shopping.
About Giving Tuesday:
Giving Tuesday happens each year on the Tuesday immediately following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The day-long event focuses on philanthropic gifts and kicks off what is considered the giving season. Giving Tuesday is a fairly new concept, driven by a social movement to add a donation element to the notion of holiday giving, whether that’s donating time volunteering or making a monetary contribution to a worthy cause. The success of these campaigns is based largely on social media and sharing, which is why there is a huge need for community support.
About the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and the Town of Truckee: The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe was founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers. Shortly after establishment, the Humane Society and the Town of Truckee became partners and together have become the driving force of animal welfare in our region through rescue, protection, and adoption. The partnership has continued to grow over the past two decades, solidifying a long-standing partnership in September of 2013 by opening the region’s first public animal shelter…together. This facility, located at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee, maximizes efficiency and effectiveness by housing the public and private entities under the same roof.
The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is saving 100 percent of the community’s adoptable homeless pets. In addition they rescue animals from overcrowded shelters whenever space allows.
Since opening the doors to their beautiful new shelter, they’ve increased their adoptions by 150 percent.