Business Community Steps Up to Save Alameda's Animal Shelter

Another in a series of updates on the campaign to save the Alameda Animal Shelter from closure.

Fundraising Update

Since Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter began in 2009, the Alameda business community has been extraordinarily generous in support of our efforts through cash and in-kind donations.

Eleven businesses gave us items for our silent auction last October: Alameda Pet Hospital, Barceluna, Bill Botts Mirror Finish Auto Detailing, Café Fudgelato, Citizen Canine, Dog Bone Alley, Hobnob, McGees, Pet Food Express, Raintree Photo Studios and Seiji Morikawa Certified Groomer, who has also been grooming shelter dogs for free since the current fundraising campaign began.

A number of other local businesses and organizations have helped us raise funds. Golden Gate Fields gave $3,000 for serving hot dog and beer at their Dollar Days on three different occasions. We raised $1,875 during Mohito Monday Night at Angela’s Bistro and Bar and $127 at two events at Urban Island Home Furnishings.

Dog Bone Alley Tomatina, Books Inc. and Daisy’s donated a portion of their sales generating almost $1000. LaVal’s Pizza made us the beneficiary of raffles at four car shows at Harbor Bay Landing, generating $480.

Aeolian Yacht Club, IAL Club and Ballena Bay Yacht Club raised another $1,000 in raffles at their dinners. The Community of Harbor Bay Isle gave us $100 for a presentation by Janice Borens about animals. Muse Media Center donated $50. Other support has come from Three Wishes Cards and Gifts, Burma Superstar, Jim’s Coffee Shop, Juanita’s Restaurant, Pappo, Scott’s Shoes and See Spot Run.

Please patronize these businesses and, when you do, thank them for their support. If you know of any businesses that would like to help out, have them contact us at faas909@gmail.com.

Matching Funds: Many large corporations will match gifts to FAAS given by their employees, among them Chevron and Bank of America. Check with your employer to see if they offer matching gifts and double your donation. Individual Donors: When making donations – or urging your family and friends to do so – please remember to make the check out to Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), not the shelter itself. Money given directly to the shelter will be used to fund current operations, not help us raise money to turn it into a nonprofit. Donations of any amount help. Please visit the website to donate securely online and spread the word to your family and friends.

Help Wanted

Without paid staff, we depend on the time and effort of volunteers. A number of critical jobs need to be done. If any the following fit your interest and skills, contact Volunteer Coordinator Cindy Shelby at volunteerfaas@hotmail.com.

  • Researchers who can compile lists of individuals, organizations and companies that might donate money or in-kind services.
  • Email List Developer who can compile a list of email addresses of shelter supporters. 
  • Speaker’s Bureau Coordinator to contact local service clubs to arrange for someone from FAAS to speak at a meeting.
  • Events Committee Members who can be part of a team planning and implementing events. 
  • Event Volunteers who can help before, during and after events.            
  • Photographer to take pictures at events and for FAAS communications.                                   

Upcoming Events

Sept. 10-11: FAAS booth at Webster Street Jam.

Oct. 24: Mojito Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, at Angela’s Bistro & Bar, 2301 Central Ave.

Oct. 27:  After the Ball, an evening of fun, awareness and fundraising from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Rockwall Winery.

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Barbara Mooney September 07, 2011 at 01:53 AM
I will happily do it again. Just name the date you want. Barbara Mooney/Daisy's


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