We are thrilled to announce that our animal-loving community rallied to raise over $22,000 for the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) during the 2014 edition of GiveBIG, the annual one-day online giving event hosted by The Seattle Foundation. That figure is a new record for our organization!

More than 190 donors collectively contributed a generous total of $19,560 in gifts to SASF. Based on our number of individual donations, we placed in the top 50 among 1,400 nonprofits that received gifts through GiveBIG.

Beyond individual donations, we received a $1,600 GiveBIG “stretch” – our proportionate share of a $1 million matching pool provided by corporate sponsors, local philanthropists, and The Seattle Foundation. Plus, one of our donors won a coveted “Golden Ticket,” which brought in a bonus gift of $1,000 to SASF!

This outpouring of generosity came on an amazing day for local nonprofits, when more than 64,000 online gifts were made through GiveBIG, raising a total of $12.8 million.

The GiveBIG funds will support SASF’s vision of enriching and enhancing the lives of animals cared for by the Seattle Animal Shelter. A hearty thank you to everyone who gave big and small to support the cats, dogs, and critters in our community. You are truly a hero to the animals!