What is $5 Friday?
I started “$5 Fridays” to inspire people to support farm animal rescue and advocacy organizations. Every Friday, I select an organization and kindly ask everyone to donate $5 to it. Many people don’t have a lot to give but most people can give a little. If we all donate $5, it will add up and help support animals.
How can you help?
1) Donate $5 directly to the $5 Friday pick via their website.
2) Post the organization’s name and your donation amount in the comments section below so we can keep a running total of donations. I confirm our total with the featured organization the following day.
That’s it. It’s that simple!
How do I select the organizations?
I interview organization leaders, speak with volunteers, read websites and Google reviews, check social media activity, review the organization’s financials, and think critically about every decision. I focus on organizations that can quantify the effectiveness of their work and make the biggest impact for animals.
Why should we donate?
Farm animal rescue and advocacy organizations rely on our generosity to propel their work. Whether it’s providing humane education to students, designing and printing veg starter kits, launching online pro-animal advertisements, employing undercover investigators, organizing boycotts or protests, advocating for pro-animal legislation, or providing medical care, food, and shelter to rescued animals, it costs money to run these organizations. Our donations directly help them save more animals’ lives.
What makes a farm animal sanctuary special? They understand the importance of blending animal rescue with humane education in schools and frequent tours, articulate their mission, communicate and actively pursue goals, manage their finances, provide transparency, maintain an active social media presence, reply promptly to requests, show appreciation to volunteers, gain the trust of supporters, and maintain a positive and professional image in all areas. They are competent, relentless, open-minded, creative, and strategic.
To decide where to focus my energy, I make a mental note of every interaction with farm animal sanctuaries. It is these interactions and a thorough evaluation process that form the basis of my beliefs about these sanctuaries and their potential to save lives. The organizations I’m spotlighting today have consistently exceeded expectations. For these reasons, I’ featuring them as $5 Friday picks again. This isn’t something I planned but rather something they earned. I have the highest degree of confidence in these sanctuaries.
It’s a $5 All-Star Friday — four sanctuaries at once!
You get to pick which one you want to support
or you can donate $5 to each one!
To demonstrate how much I believe in these sanctuaries and to show how much I appreciate them, I’m donating $1,000 in animal advocacy t-shirts, jewelry, etc. ($250 to each sanctuary). The packages are in the mail. I’m also paying for targeted advertising to reach 50,000 non-veg people with a photo and story of a rescued animal from each sanctuary on Animals of America to inspire people to stop eating animals. I hope my experience with these sanctuaries inspires you to donate $5 to allow them to continue to rescue farm animals and provide humane education.
$5 Friday Pick #17: Top Picks
Let’s show these incredible farm animal sanctuaries how much we appreciate everything they do to make the world a more humane place for animals by empowering them to do even more.
Please list your donation amount in the comments section below or on my personal Facebook page so we can track our total. Thank you for participating in $5 Friday!
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