Do you remember Skylar, who appeared on the blog last Friday? She’s the gal who tore her second ACL and has a CorgiPals Helping Paws Campaign going on her behalf.
If you’ve ever had a Corgi (or any dog) with an ACL tear, you know what pain they can be in. Skylar is soldiering on, and as part of my commitment to helping Corgis wherever I can, I’d like to ask that you help me bring her family’s fundraising goal of $3,370 closer to a reality. Right now giving is at $625 (18%), which is great. Hers is a campaign moving forward, but let’s shoot the works and get it to goal!
Today I am contributing $10 of my own birthday bucks to get this chickie back to her spunky self, and I have a matching grant challenge. In order to give Skylar back her mobility and frap-ability, I’ve set a goal of having 275 of my readers donate a matching $10 each to this campaign over the next week. This represents a small portion of the nearly 8,000 visits to The Daily Corgi each week.
I think it’s a reasonable figure for a first-time-ever Daily Corgi matching grant event … and a bit of a step out on a limb for yours truly, but one completely worthwhile for the dogs who inspire and make this blog what it is.
So … are you with me? Would you like to be a part of Skylar’s story? Visit her page today and match my donation of $10 … collectively we are going to make a HUGE difference for her and her family, all of us together getting something big done by giving a little.
What’s that? Say you can’t afford $10? Your $5 or $3 are welcome … every dollar will help make this CorgiPals campaign the success it deserves to be and is worthy of a big ol’ Corgi face wash.
You ROCK my friend, whether you can give to this time or not … you rock because you’re here and you’ve read this far into my rambling! 🙂
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Now look at this face. This is Hiro, whose thinking cap is obviously working overtime (it’s all in the eyes). Right about now he’s probably pondering how great it’s going to be to get out of his pesky cast and get back to being a busy Corgi again.
He took a spill trying to navigate some stairs nearly two weeks ago and shattered one of his legs. The surgery to save the leg from amputation was pricey (but worth it!) and his Mom put down a sizable deposit to make it happen. She signed a promissory note pledging to pay the balance, and CorgiPals is running a campaign through the end of April to raise that money.
Giving for Hiro is at 16% of goal, and I’ve no doubt that the total ($2,500) will be reached by April 30th. However, there will surely be more Corgis who need CorgiPals help between now and then, and I think it would be phenomenal to get Hiro’s bill squared away sooner rather than later. CorgiPals is going to be there as best as they are able to for every Corgi family in need who meet the funding guidelines, and as word spreads of the fabulous things they do, more people are coming forward and asking for the help. (Never an easy thing asking for help, is it?)
I’d love to see a big ol’ sharing of Hiro’s story spread throughout Corgi Nation, so that his Mom will have the burden of worrying about the bill off her mind while she takes care of her boy. Can you help me with that? What do you think about starting a small matching grant program among your besties in Corgi Nation? Or do you have some other, even better ideas? Perhaps a spare change jar in every Corgi household to get those coins adding up for this deserving low rider?
I’ve got a big mouth for Corgis, now I need some big ideas. Or little ones. I need you, friends!
As the President of the Board of CorgiPals (full disclosure) I am open to your ideas for getting the word out — and funds coming in — for both Skylar and Hiro, and future dogs in need too! Drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org. I love raising funds, and helping CorgiPals raise funds, but I want to get better at what I do and just know there’s a vast, untapped pool of ideas and talent out there. We’re having our Board Meeting this weekend, and it would be terrific to bring some of your input to the table to share with my colleagues.
Thanks for reading, and CORGI ON!