Join us on December 1 for our GivingTuesday Challenge 2020 on Facebook!
DogsBite's 2020 Fundraiser
DogsBite.org - Tuesday, December 1 is #GivingTuesday. This year we are fundraising for "Rising Above and Beyond During COVID-19." Facebook will match up to $7 million dollars under a new matching scheme! The match starts at 8:00 am Eastern Time. We promised you in May that we would "Stay the course during COVID-19." We did. And then some. We rose above and beyond during this global pandemic to ensure the integrity of our national dog bite fatality statistics.
We sent out 30 FOIAs, public information requests, for dog bite fatalities and uncovered 7 unreported deaths inflicted by pit bull breeds.
Of the total breed identification photographs captured for fatal dog maulings since January, our nonprofit is responsible for 77%. How many is the U.S. media responsible for? Only 23%. Between our FOIAs and gathering of breed identification photographs, our nonprofit contributed to over half of all U.S. dog bite fatality reports so far in 2020. With the month of November dropping to only one reported fatality, we know there will be considerable FOIA work ahead of us too.
How Does the Match Work?
This year, Facebook has changed the matching rules. The first $2 million is matched 100% and will last less than a minute. For the remaining $5 million, Facebook will match 10%, ensuring that the match lasts longer. If you donate within the first 30 minutes, your gift could be matched by 10%. The speed is part of the challenge! Thousands of nonprofits are competing for these match dollars. Facebook donations all day long on GivingTuesday are FREE of transaction fees as well.
Ways to Participate
You can donate directly to our Facebook campaign. Facebook also encourages people to start their own fundraiser for a nonprofit. On Monday evening or Tuesday morning, you can start a fundraiser for DogsBite.org by using one of our campaign graphics. You can also create a campaign "In Memory" of a special person or pet or use one of our graphics to create a theme. Then share it on your Timeline and tell your friends why it is important to act on GivingTuesday.
Ways to Give
Many of our blog readers are already monthly or annual donors. Thank you so much to all of you! GivingTuesday is always a giving day to attract new people to our cause and to invite casual readers of the blog to support our cause on this global giving day. There are also many ways to give to DogsBite. You can give a one-time gift or a re-occurring gift through PayPal, you can give to our ongoing GoFundMe charity page and you can give to our PayPal Giving Fund page.
Help us reach our goal of $8,000 for DogsBite's GivingTuesday Challenge 2020!
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Seven weeks ago, I began thinking that l am going to do November Giving a few weeks early. Colleen has taken a lot of time and effort to “…contributed to over half of all U.S. dog bite fatality reports so far in 2020.”, and it takes all of our support to help her continue to do this and the many other core functions that she does for all of us. If it were not for Colleens’ efforts, this scourge would be effectively swept under the carpet. This season is the time for us to support Colleens’ efforts.
Agreed. Cuz with all the news focused elsewhere, people are locked down with non-functional dogs that don’t respond well at the best of times…
…never mind how bad it can get during the worst of times.
Nobody should be sold or given a dog that has them fearing for their lives.
I couldn’t give much, but hope my gift helps.