Be a friend in deed to thousands of local dogs, cats and people in need of a friend. Take action Thursday, May 4, 2017 during East Bay Gives and donate $20 or more to help Valley Humane Society provide lifesaving rescue, medical care and emotional support to companion animals and individuals throughout our community.
East Bay Gives is back with a brand-new giving platform! We’re planning to raise $10,000 in donations and prize money during this year’s online-only, 24-hour local giving event. Join us!
- Donate at https://www.eastbaygives.org/valleyhumane on May 4. Automatic donations may be scheduled ahead of time, but will not count toward prizes. Minimum gift is $20.
- Check out the contests below, and plan your gift to help us win additional prize money.
- Download our flier and hang it in your cube, on your fridge, etc.
- Like our event on Facebook to receive updates, information and reminders. Tell your family and friends! Encourage them to get involved and donate on May 4.
- Follow us and share on Twitter at @valleyhumanesoc or @eastbaycf
- Follow the hashtags #eastbaygives and #catspajamas
Valley Humane Society has the opportunity to win a variety of additional cash awards throughout the day, based on when giving occurs. If you want your gift to have even more impact, and have the flexibility to do it anytime that day, plan to make it at the following time:
The Cat’s Pajamas Contest: 4-5 AM
HELP US WIN! This year, the early birds will get much more than a worm! Help Valley Humane Society win $3,000 during East Bay Gives by making your donation between the wee, wee hours of 4-5 am. The animal organization with the most unique donors from 4-5 am will win $3K from East Bay Community Foundation. So gather your early-risin’ friends, call your family back East and set the alarm clock. Minimum donations are just $20, but we need the most donors to win this prize. Donations must be actively made online between 4-5 am on Thursday, May 4 (pre-scheduled donations do not qualify toward the prize). Donate at https://www.eastbaygives.org/valleyhumane.
YOU CAN WIN, TOO! We already know our supporters are the cat’s pajamas…but now we want to SEE the pajamas! Take a photo of your cat or dog in bed (with or without you) and post it Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #catspajamas and #eastbaygives. Be sure to tag Valley Humane Society (@ValleyHumaneSociety on FB and Instagram, @ValleyHumaneSoc on Twitter)! Our favorite photo will win a $25 Starbuck’s gift card. Post must be made by 10 am on Thursday, May 4. We’ll select a winner and announce online during East Bay Gives.
Power Hour Matching Opportunities: Multiple times
Want to give your donation a chance to double? Make your #eastbaygives donation to Valley Humane Society during one of the Power Hours!
From 11 am to 12 Noon and again from 9-10 pm, all donations will be matched by East Bay Community Foundation up to a $10K cap. Donations made between 6-7 am will be matched up to a $5K cap. Caps are met by all donations to all organizations within the hour, so donate at the top of the hour for best results!
Donations must be actively made online within the specified hours on Thursday, May 4 (pre-scheduled donations do not qualify toward the prize). Donate at https://www.eastbaygives.org/valleyhumane.
First $500 Donation: 1-2 PM
Planning a larger gift? Make it at 1 pm! The first organization to receive a $500 donation from 1-2 pm will win an additional $2,500! That’s a 500% increase in your gift’s impact! (Think of all the kibble…) Donations must be actively made online between 1-2 pm on Thursday, May 4 (pre-scheduled donations do not qualify toward the prize). Donate at https://www.eastbaygives.org/valleyhumane.
Lucky #7: 7-8 PM
The first nonprofit organization to receive a donation of $20 or more from 7-8 pm will win a $3,000 prize. Donations must be actively made online between 7-8 pm on Thursday, May 4 (pre-scheduled donations do not qualify toward the prize). Donate at https://www.eastbaygives.org/valleyhumane.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT. Walk-in, mail, and telephone donations cannot be accepted.