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. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, Indian Trail, NC

    Awesome people, all volunteers. We have adopted 6 ducks, 4 turkeys, 3 hens and one giant rooster from them. Couldn’t be happier to have these new additions to our flock.

  2. My vote is with Uplands PEAK Sanctuary (Salem, IN) again, this time featuring their new calf, Vegan. *heart*

    Also, thank you for leading this brilliant effort!

  3. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue in Indian Trail, NC helps countless birds who are abandoned, injured, abused, or in other ways in trouble. The volunteers are ready at any time day or night to go out to help. They don’t limit their hearts to birds, but help any animal they can. Fantastic lot of dedicated people who are careful stewards of the resources they have.

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