Maple Farm Animal Sanctuary - Mendon MASS
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Fundraise for MFS this Winter!

Maple Farm Sanctuary (MFS) is seeking to raise $30,000 to keep our animals fed and safe this winter—and we need your help!

MFS has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $30,000 by January 2018 to help buy hay and shavings and make barn repairs for the winter.

If you are part of a club, organization, or group that loves animals, please consider running your own fundraising event or activity to help us reach our goal.

What is this fundraiser all about?

MFS is seeking to raise $30,000 by the end of January 2018 to help us feed our animals and keep them safe this winter. Specifically, the funds will be used as follows:

  • Purchase 3 trailer loads of hay to feed our hungry residents for $18,000
  • Buy 950 bags of shavings to serve as warm bedding for our animals for $5,000
  • Pay for $7,000+ worth of essential barn repairs, including repairing a roof in our lower goat barn, fixing multiple plumbing issues, and repairing  several doors, gates, and windows

You can find out more about the fundraiser on our GoFundMe campaign page.

What materials can my group use to promote the fundraiser?

We have put together some materials that you can use to promote the fundraiser:

You can also access the campaign video shown below on YouTube. Feel free to share the video online and at events!

You can also get creative and make your own materials to promote the fundraiser. We request that you include the following information on any materials you create:

  • The name of campaign: Maple Farm Sanctuary’s 2017 Fundraiser for Winter Hay & Repairs
  • The campaign’s web address: bit.ly/Hay4MFS2017.

What type of activities can my group do to help raise money?

There are so many ways that you can help raise money for our campaign, including many seasonal and holiday-themed activities and events. Here are some ideas, and you can find many others by searching online:

  • Vegan bake sale
  • Vegan ice cream social
  • Craft sale
  • Garage sale
  • Penny/Spare change drive
  • Car Wash
  • Painting party
  • Book swap
  • Raffle
  • Photo booth
  • Film screening
  • Holiday party
  • Giving tree
  • Ornament sale
  • Ornament swap
  • Holiday gift wrapping booth
  • Make and sell holiday cards

How do we give MFS the funds that we raise?

If you are able to visit the sanctuary in person, you can bring the funds raised by cash or by check made out to Maple Farm Sanctuary. Please contact us ahead of time at jenw@maplefarmsanctuary.org to let us know that you will be coming by so we can make sure someone is available to meet you.

You can also mail a check to the address below. Please include a note specifying that the funds were raised for our 2017 Fundraiser for Winter Hay and Repairs and letting us know more about your fundraising activity:

Maple Farm Sanctuary

101 North Avenue

Mendon, MA 01756

If you are would like to contribute collected funds electronically, please contact jenw@maplefarmsanctuary.org.

How will my group's contributions be added to the online GoFundMe campaign?

We are able to add donations given offline to the online GoFundMe campaign page manually. Once we receive funds from your group, we will add your donation to the campaign.

We also have a poster at the sanctuary with a thermometer marking the campaign’s progress in coordination with the online campaign page, and your contribution amount will be added to the thermometer meter as well.

How will be my group be recognized for our fundraising efforts?

All supporters who raise $20 or more will receive a thank you postcard from our rescued cow Boo Boo. Please make sure to give us the names of all your group members and an address to which we can mail the card.

As an additional thank you for your participating in our fundraiser, we are happy to offer giving reward levels for group fundraisers as follows:

  • $500 – 5 free tickets for a public tour
  • $1000 – 10 free tickets for a public tour
  • $5000 – a group private tour for up to 20 and an article about your group’s fundraiser on our website
  • $10,000 – a vegan picnic for your group at MFS, an article about your group’s fundraiser on our website, and a plaque recognizing your support to be displayed at the sanctuary

Thank you again for helping keep the animals at MFS fed and safe this winter!