Dear R.O.A.R. Supporters,
Now one-fourth of the way through the year we are already working at a running pace, implementing new projects and continuing with current initiatives. As you’re aware, the R.O.A.R. Fund provides financial support to our R.O.A.R. charities and to helping animals in need. This year, for the first time, we used Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to remind and encourage our fans to purchase R.O.A.R. branded pet and consumer items to help the R.O.A.R. Fund, since proceeds of those sales goes into the R.O.A.R. Fund. We did this by sending an e-blast to our Animal Planet subscribers with the message to show their pets love by giving them a Valentine’s Day gift!
In addition to helping build the R.O.A.R. Fund for this year, our partners are busy helping animals in other ways. Below are just some of the updates from our R.OA.R. partners, thanks in large part to the support we continue to receive from you!
Since our last update:
Thank you, The R.O.A.R. team
With January already mostly past, we at the R.O.A.R. Fund have been reflecting on 2012 and all of the ways we are grateful for your support. If you’ve been thinking back over the past year as well, remember all that you’ve done to support the R.O.A.R. Fund and add these accomplishments to your list:
Because of your continued support:
Thank you for all that you’ve done through your contributions in 2012! Here’s to a 2013 full of continued great work from our R.O.A.R. partners and many more happy and healthy animals.
Dear R.O.A.R. Fund supporters,
Thank you for your continued generosity! Thanks to donations from people like you, our partners – leading animal organizations – are making the world a better place for animals.
We just completed a two-month-long matching campaign with this year’s R.O.A.R. partners: American Humane Association, Earthwatch Institute, EQUUS Foundation, the Jane Goodall Institute, National Wildlife Federation, Petfinder Foundation, and Villalobos Rescue Center. Throughout September and October 2012, those seven organizations raised more than $165,000 dollars, $120,000 of which was generously matched by Animal Planet!
In all, more than 1,000 donors helped these organizations continue their programs, ranging from working with pandas in the Sichuan province of China to rescuing and rehabilitating pit bulls in the New Orleans area. In case you weren’t following the excitement, you can see the results of the matching campaign here: http://www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/roar-2012/.
We’re very grateful to work with such a great group of partners, but none of us could accomplish all we’re able to without the support of donors like you. We hope you enjoy the holidays, and we’ll be back in touch in the New Year to provide more updates on what our R.O.A.R. partners are doing.
Kind regards, The R.O.A.R. Fund
Let us begin by expressing gratitude for your tremendous generosity and your continued support of the R.O.A.R. Fund. The projects benefiting from the Fund have been doing incredible work to make the world a better place for animals and we wanted to provide you updates from some of our partners.
We are also excited to inform you that in the months of September and October (2012) Animal Planet is generously offering up to $120,000 of matching funds to the R.O.A.R. Fund and its partner projects on GlobalGiving. We hope you will visit: http://www.globalgiving.org/ROAR/ to learn more about these R.O.A.R. partners and their projects beginning on September 1st.
Updates from the R.O.A.R. Fund partners:
Again, thank you for supporting the R.O.A.R. Fund and showing compassion to animals in your communities and in the wild.
Best wishes, The GlobalGiving Team
Dear R.O.A.R. Supporters,The R.O.A.R. Fund is off to a great start. Each R.O.A.R. beneficiary received its initial $5,000 grant from Animal Planet, and the organizations are gearing up for a matching campaign that is set to start this September. Matching funds, as well as prizes for various categories to be announced closer to September, will be generously provided by Animal Planet to the R.O.A.R. Fund and its beneficiary projects on GlobalGiving.org.
In the meantime, we wanted to let you know what some of the R.O.A.R. beneficiaries have been up to lately with some updates from the field:
We will continue to update you on their progress throughout the year, and don’t forget to look for the upcoming matching funds that will be available this September!Thanks for your support,The GlobalGiving and Animal Planet R.O.A.R. teams
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