Street Tails: FALL 2018
Catios On the Rise!…page 1
Story from the Streets…page 1
President’s Corner…page 2
FCCO Wish List…page 2
Frequently Asked Questions…page 2
5 Ways YOU Can Help the Cats…page 3
A New Trend in Making Donations…page 3
Cans for Cats!
BottleDrop is the newest way to help the cats!
Did you know that there are BottleDrop redemption locations around the city where you can drop of your returnable bottles and cans and the money will go to the cats?
Here's all it takes:
Step 1: Come by FCCO and pick up a special blue donation bag with an FCCO label
Step 2: Fill up the blue bag with returnable deposit bottles and cans
Step 3: Drop off at a local Redemption Center near you (find one here)
Step 4: The money from the cans will be deposited into FCCO's account to help the cats!
It's that easy!
Already have a BottleDrop account? You can also donate funds from one account to FCCO. Click here to transfer funds. If you have questions, please contact Ashley for help. Purrs of thanks for helping!
Vote for $1,000 for the Cats +
Our Amazing Volunteer, Gracia!
At 80 years young, Gracia volunteers at more FCCO outreach events than anyone. You might also have seen her at the Furball or, in past years, helping in our clinic.
Gracia found FCCO fifteen years ago when she was nearing retirement. She wanted to give back and looked into causes near to her heart. It was her love of cats that brought her to FCCO. She started volunteering in our clinic cleaning traps and watching the cats recover from their spay/neuter surgery. She enjoyed working closely with the cats for five years, but her true passion and incredible talent is being their voice.
With her lively spirit, unfailing cheerfulness, and drive to get the message out to the community, she is a natural at outreach and fundraising. She is an inspiration to all who have the opportunity to work with her. At outreach events it is her mission to connect with every person who walks past our booth - truly every single person - and her genuine enthusiasm and engaging style make that happen.
Gracia applies this same passion to fundraising where she is exceptional at collecting auction items, and works at our annual Furball fundraiser engaging guests to bid on items. Her spirit is contagious and she motivates others to a higher level helping make this important event a success.
Asked why she still volunteers, Gracia replies, "Do you have to ask? It is for the cats. They can't speak for themselves."
Each person gets just ONE vote. Voting ends August 20, 2018.
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