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From The President
Written by Tammy McAuley   
Monday, February 24, 2014

“With Faith, Anything is Possible” Challenge Fundraiser


We recently received a wonderful donation from the Patch Fund of the Chicago Community Trust Foundation. Donors pool their money and pick charitable organizations to receive their combined funds, those funds then having greater impact on the recipient organizations. We don’t know who the members of the Patch Fund are except that they are animal lovers who lean more towards cat organizations. We are amazed each and every day with the faith that people in Feral Fixers!


We would like to acknowledge and celebrate the faith that the Patch Fund donors have shown in Feral fixers and grow their donation with a Challenge Fundraiser to raise a matching dollar amount. We have aptly named this fundraiser the “With Faith, Anything is Possible” Challenge Fundraiser. Please help us raise a matching $3,000 to build their original donation to a total of $6,000! This would mean having the funds on hand for a total of 160 feral cat surgeries! Please place your faith in us, that once again, that we will give the cats of DuPage County the best care and the best future we possibly can!


With Faith, Anything is Possible!!!


“Grow Funds for Feral Fixers!” Flower Power


Flower Power has some new products this year – they are offering herb & veggie & sunflower seeds and the equipment and seeds for growing your own sprouts! And a cook book! The best part about shopping with Flower Power is that you place your order and it is shipped directly to your home! The plants are mailed at the right time for planting in your area – and they ship anywhere in the United States, so our new friends across the country can still participate and benefit Feral Fixers with beautiful plants that we Chicagoans could never grow! I’m looking forward to seeing my blue geraniums come up for the third year, as well as the daffodils and lily of the valley that I’ve planted in previous years. 50% of your purchase goes to Feral Fixers and your purchases can beautify your yards for years to come!


Bazaar


Our “Shop 4 Strays” Bazaar will be on April 6th at the Villa Park VFW from 12 noon to 3 PM. We have our starting line-up of vendors with a few more weeks for sign up. We ask for an entry fee donation of $3 at the door and will be offering beverages. Come in, shop, sit awhile and look at catalogs, participate in our Door Prize Raffle and take home some goodies from our Bake Sale! Join the rest of the cat-lovin’ crowd and have a great time!


Frosty Claws Recap


The positive energy that flowed in before the event in the form of donations and offers of assistance was unbelievable. The atmosphere during the event was nothing short of amazing. We had a total attendance of about 250 people during the event and so many smiling and happy faces! We cannot express our gratitude for the kindness and thoughtfulness you all showed!


Uhlik Repeater Traps


The Uhlik Repeater Traps have arraived! “Some assembly required” has been a challenge, we’re still working on them! Can’t wait to use them! Thank you so much for the donations – we ordered a total of three – we are hoping this gives us more cats per attempt and quicker resolution of the locations we’re working on. And, no matter that we’ve neutered 6,000+ cats, those un-neutered colonies are still out there!


We couldn’t do this without YOU!

 

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