What is $5 Friday?

What is $5 Friday?
I started “$5 Fridays” to inspire people to support farmed 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 many of us donate $5, it will add up and help support animals. We’ve donated more than $100,000 so far and we’re just getting started.

How can you help?
1) Donate $5 directly to the $5 Friday pick via their website.
2) Follow my blog at KirschnersKorner.com so you can receive the articles via email or check Kirschner’s Korner on Facebook on Fridays.

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 for lawsuits and criminal prosecutions, review social media activity and recent videos, vet the organization’s financials, read media coverage, and think critically about every decision. I focus on organizations that can quantify the effectiveness of their work, offer robust humane education including regular tours, and make the biggest impact for animals. Sanctuary candidates should be able to pass this test. I pass on many of the organizations I review for various reasons.

Why should we donate?
Farmed 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. Click here to learn more.



208 thoughts on “What is $5 Friday?

  1. I hope my vote above is going to count because it is only 8:15 pm eastern time on feb 8th yet it is showing 1:13 am feb 9th. Cheers!

  2. Thank you to everyone for voting in this contest. It was such a pleasure to watch your enthusiasm for these deserving organizations. I hope you find consolation knowing that I’m going to consider all of the nominees on this thread for future $5 Fridays. I will add them to my list of candidates. They are all winners!

    It’s now time to announce the first place contest winner. Obviously something special is going on in North Carolina. If this many people are excited, it has to be a spectacular organization. I just got off the phone with the leadership team and congratulated the organization on their impressive victory. It will be my honor to feature them this Friday. But, our work has just begun. We need all of you to check back here on my blog to read their story and click the donate button on their website to donate $5 this Friday, February 12 (Click the “Follow” button on the bottom right of the page if you want to receive the story via email). If we all give a little, it will add up to a lot. Let’s show them how much we appreciate everything they do to save so many animals. Congratulations to the contest winner: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue!

    1. Please note that, although I completed this donation on March 18th, 3:02PM Hawaii Standard Time, this comment was date stamped the 19th.

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