Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wharton TX: Good news... and bad from Smiling Dog Farms

From: <HELLERICH@aol.com>
Date: Aug 20, 2014 3:57 PM
Subject: Good news... and bad
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Helen says, "Jay asked me to write to you.
He said we have a lot of news to report, but he has been so busy,
he hasn't been able to send out an email himself!"



"Well the GOOD news is that our good friend Dan is offering
$5000
in matching funds for our summer fundraiser.
That means your $50 donation will be matched and become $100!
And if we can match all $5000, then it will be $10,000!!!
We need to match these funds by the end of August!!"

If you can help us dogs, please go to
You can sign up for a one-time donation, or monthly donations.

Or you can mail a check to:
Smiling Dog Farms, P.O. Box 743, Wharton, TX  77488
If you want to make monthly donations by check,
most banks have Auto Bill Pay and will send the checks for you.
The bad news is...
We still need a total of $12,000 to pay off
our line of credit at the bank,
and carry us through the end of the year.
Each month, our income falls short of expenses by about $3000.
If we can raise that $12,000 now, it will get us through
until the end of the year

Our problem is simple enough:
We have more dogs
than we have sponsors to pay for them!
People and Rescues have sent us dogs,
promising to help us pay for their care.
Many have been faithful to do so.
But some just walk away and leave us holding the bag!"

If just 49 more dogs were fully sponsored,
we would never need another fundraiser!
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New Monthly Donors since last report:    $0
Cancellations since last report:    $10
Net Gain/Loss since last report:  - $10
Net Gain to date:  $65/mo
Thank You!!
We need more regular, monthly donors to continue our work.

Koda says, "Don't forget my great idea!!

What if you go to the people you work with...
your office, your sales floor, your school...

And ask them to sponsor care for us dogs for one week.
It could be an annual event - raise $2500 for one week's care!
Once a year.
Everyone can ask friends, family, neighbors to contribute.

Michelle can put the name of your group/business on our website.
And if we could get 52 groups to each sponsor one week,
we could cover the whole year for food and caregivers!

Send a note to me, Koda, in care of Jay's email (i dont have email!)
at Hellerich@aol.com and let us know if you are willing to try!
We'll help you with materials to share with your co-workers and friends.
Just once each year!

If you can help us dogs, please go to
You can sign up for a one-time donation, or monthly donations.

Or you can mail a check to:
Smiling Dog Farms, P.O. Box 743, Wharton, TX  77488
If you want to make monthly donations by check,
most banks have Auto Bill Pay and will send the checks for you.
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