Donate Your Birthday to Kitties

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Donate your birthday to our Lifesaving Kitten Nursery and help save orphaned kitties!

Your family and friends probably all know that you are very passionate about animals. But do you really need another “everything tastes better with cat hair” mug? We didn’t think so!

Create a personal fundraising page on Facebook and share it with your family and friends to let them know that this year, in lieu of gifts, you would like them to donate to our Lifesaving Kitten Nursery. You can personalize your Facebook Campaign page with your own message and pictures. Every dollar you raise through your page furthers the kitten nursery’s groundbreaking work with neonate kittens and helps us get closer to being a No-Kill state.

As a thank you for donating your birthday to kitties, we want to send you a gift! Raise $200+ and you will receive a free Team MEOW T-shirt in the mail.

When you join Team MEOW you’ll gain access to our complimentary toolkit to help you host fundraiser events so you can meet your goal! The toolkit includes printable items like flyers and decorations as well images that can be shared on social media. Get started today!

Why should I fundraise?

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of homeless, abused and injured kitties. When you fundraise for the Lifesaving Kitten Nursery, not only are you raising crucial funds to support our life-saving programs and initiatives, but you are also spreading awareness of the Kitten Nursery’s mission to save orphaned cats & kittens from “Put to Sleep” lists in government run shelters throughout California. And there is no fundraising minimum—a gift in any amount is much appreciated and goes a long way in helping our kitten friends.

What do I need to customize my personal fundraising page?

Content:

We provide a short message that you can use, or you can edit it to make it more personal. For example, you can share a personal story about an orphaned kitten in your life or why the Lifesaving Kitten Nursery is your favorite cause.

Images:

We provide a default image you can use, or you can upload one or more of your own images to personalize your fundraising page. Camera shy? You can upload a picture of your favorite kitten too!

Video:

You also have an option to add any video from YouTube

Do I have to have a Facebook account first to start creating my fundraising page?
Yes, you must create/have a Facebook account in order to create your fundraising page.

Is there a minimum age requirement for creating a personal fundraising page?
Yes, you must be at least the age of majority in the state where you reside.  In most states, the age of majority is 18 years old, however, in a few states, such as Nebraska, Alabama and Mississippi, the age of majority is older than 18 years old. Creating a page requires registering your name and contact information with MEOW co. If you are under the applicable age of majority, please ask your parent or guardian to register on your behalf.

Where do donations made through my online fundraising page go?
Online donations made on your fundraising page go directly to the MEOW co. Lifesaving Kitten Nursery. The donation amount will be shown on your page and 100% of the contributions will be attributed towards your fundraising goal.

Still have questions? Please contact a Team MEOW staff member at (661) 381-1367 or via email at teammeow@meowco.org 

Spread the word

Tell your friends and family that you are sharing your birthday with orphaned kittens in need! You can use these examples for birthday invitations or emails, or you can create your own personal message. Make sure to let your friends know why the MEOW co.’s Lifesaving Kitten Nursery is important to you!

Join me for a special birthday celebration!

 Date:
 Time:
 Location:
 RSVP by:

This year, I am celebrating my birthday by helping animals in need.
In lieu of birthday gifts, please donate to my TeamMEOW birthday campaign [URL]
See you at the party!

You can paste this text into any email or word program you normally use. Please feel free to edit this example and make it your own!

Hi, friends!

Thank you so much for helping me celebrate my birthday. I am so happy to have a friend like you to join me on this special day.

The greatest gift you could give this year is helping orphaned kittens in need. In lieu of gifts, please consider making a donation to my TeamMEOW Birthday Campaign [URL].

Your donation will help the MEOW co. Lifesaving Kitten Nursery continue to rescue, protect and find loving homes for orphaned kittens in need all across the country. MEOW co.’s and its mission are very important to me, and I appreciate your help in saving the lives of kittens. 

Please make your online donation here: [URL]

Thank you for helping to make my birthday extra special this year!

-[INSERT YOUR NAME]

Fundraising Tips

  1. Customize your campaign page with a photo and tell your supporters why you are choosing to celebrate your birthday with a campaign in support of the Lifesaving Kitten Nursery.
  2. Spread the word about your birthday campaign by including a message about your page in your birthday invitation, sending an email, or making a social post.
  3. Consider making the first donation yourself to show your supporters that you are dedicated to the cause.
  4. Make sure people know that if they can’t join you at your birthday party, they can still show their support by making a donation to your campaign page.
  5. The #1 reason people don’t donate is because no one asks them to. Make sure to ask everyone! It is also OK to send reminders.
  6. Say “Thank You” to people who have donated. Posting a Thank You message to social media helps remind friends in your social circles to make their donations too.
  7. Send reminders to friends who have RSVP’d to your party or who are animal lovers.
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