High demand for our services and rising costs make this a very important year-end request.
As the graph above shows, our vet care and pet supply costs have nearly doubled in 2022. And with this year coming to a close, many people are experiencing economic hardships, so great demand for our services continues.
Your generosity is the reason pets of the most vulnerable low-income populations get the care they need through Phinney's and we are truly humbled by your support and contributions!
We also appreciate those of you who are making the season brighter by supporting Phinney's Godpets, who need our ongoing assistance.
As we look forward to the New Year, we hope you'll consider making a tax-deductible donation, which will provide continued relief to the people and pets who need us most.
And on behalf of Phinney’s, please accept my sincere thanks for your support. It truly means so much.
Judy Bell, Phinney’s President
Phinney's participates in Amazon Smile, PayPal Giving Fund and EBay for charity!
PayPal Giving Fund, Amazon Smile and eBay for Charity make it easy to support nonprofits like Phinney's when shopping online!
Are you a busy online shopping elf this holiday season? If so, we want to let you know that there are a couple of neat ways you can turn your online purchases into donation dollars.
For instance, Phinney's is a PayPal Giving Fund charity. So if you select us as your favorite charity, every time you make a PayPal purchase you'll have the option to donate $1 to support our mission of helping keep people and their beloved pets together. (To complete the process you just need to sign into or create a PayPal account.)
Also, if you shop at smile.amazon.com, you can select Phinney's as your charity of choice, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to us, which really makes our hearts smile!
And, through eBay, you can add Phinney's as your favorite charity to donate at checkout.
If you already participate through these online giving platforms, thank you so very much.
Freyja's Happy Giving Tuesday story!
Giving Tuesday is here, and we can think of no better way to show what your generosity means than to share a heartwarming message we just got from Freyja's person.
"Thank you again for helping me get my girl the emergency services she needed, she is everything to me and I would be lost without her. I am forever grateful for everything and will be paying it forward."
~ Leanna, who Phinney's recently helped when her beloved Freyja needed emergency treatment after accidentally chomping down on corn of a cob
Fortunately, after x-rays it became clear that Freyja had chewed the corn into pieces before gulping it down, and her symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea subsided after 2 days. Leanna says she's got a reinforced trash can now and was able to happily celebrate Thanksgiving with her furbaby now that everything is safely stored so she can't get into things!
This Giving Tuesday, we could think of no better way to show what your generosity means than to share Leanna and Freyja's story. After all, it's the people and pets like them that benefit when you give to Phinney's.
Right now, we're at 15% of our Giving Tuesday goal, and we need your help to raise the rest, so Phinney's can always be here for pets who need our help to get the veterninary care they need.
To everyone who gives to Phinney's, THANK YOU! It is because of your generosity that we can lending a helping hand when pets and people like Freyja and Leanna need us.
Giving Tuesday is coming up November 29, and you can get involved with this global movement of generosity right now to help us reach our $5,000 fundraising goal.
Giving Tuesday, a global movement of generosity, takes place on November 29, and we're so pumped to participate that we've already launched our annual Giving Tuesday campaign where you can keep track of our fundraising progress.
The tax-deductible donations we receive for Giving Tuesday will make a tremendous difference in the lives of so many who can't afford vet care, pet food, medication, and supplies.
Take for example adorable furbabies like:
Each and every donation we receive, no matter the day, means so much to pets like Drama, Max, Clyde, and Sable (who are featured in the photo above, left to right) and their people, too. And you can visit Our Memories to read stories that show how important every giving dollar is.
So whether you choose to give on November 29 or want to take advantage of "early bird" giving, Phinney's thanks you from the bottom of our hearts!
High gas, food, housing, and other prices are no match for an altruistic spirit,
and we've got 5 budget-friendly giving ways that show just that!
Gas prices in Massachusetts have taken a dip, down to an average of $4.63 per gallon this week, according to AAA.
That's good news, but the reality is that prices on gas, food, housing, and other necessities are still very high and are hitting many people hard.
But, while times can be tough, fortunately for the people and pets who need us, there are many budget-friendly ways to show support for nonprofits like Phinney's:
Get creative with birthday, wedding, and other tokens of celebration or tribute for your loved ones -- For instance, when you make a donation to Phinney's Honor Wall, we can send an acknowledgement note letting them know that a gift has been made in their honor to help people and pets in need. So, you can give one gift that can do so much good for so many!
Become a Phinney's Godparent -- Our Godpets need ongoing help with pet food, supplies, and even vet bills, and you can designate the amount you want to give one-time, or on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis, making this a budget-conscious way to give. You can learn more on our website about how to become a Godparent.
Like and share Phinney's (@phinneys) posts on social media -- When you share our content with your network on Facebook, Instagram, and even Twitter, you're helping get the word out about our mission. The more people who know about the services we provide to those who need help is a win for nonprofits like Phinney's!
Become a Forever Friend to Phinney's -- Planned giving is a simple way to benefit Phinney's while living or after, and you can learn more on how to become a Forever Friend here.
Join Phinney's volunteer team -- Phinney's is always looking for new people to join us on our quest to help low income people and their pets stay together! Right now we have several volunteer opportunities available. If you have interest in getting involved through client coordination, PR/media, grants, event coordination, video production, tech support, social media, or other areas, you can check out our currently volunteer listings on VolunteerMatch or email email@example.com.
Volunteering is a heart-warming way to support Phinney's mission!
Volunteering for Phinney's can be a super gratifying way to hone your professional skills and pursue your personal interests all for the love of people and pets!
And right now we've got several open positions in the areas of:
Table Event Coordinators – Do you like reconnaisance missions and project management?! We're looking for volunteers to take the lead on researching and identifying events for Phinney's to participate in, such as recruiting fairs, festivals, large-scale nonprofit events like pet walks, etc. In this role, you'll recruit and coordinate other volunteers to work our exhibit tables, order supplies and make sure we create the necessary marketing materials for a given event, supervise the packing up and return of materials ahead of the next event, deposit donations, and make monthly reports to the Fundraising Committee on table event progress and results. We also need people to staff our tables!
Phinney's Calendar Coordinators – We may have an opportunity to make a 2023 calendar to raise funds for Phinney's. Those interested in being a calendar coordinator would be responsible for requesting donations to a group of donors (via email) who would buy a Calendar page, following up on their answers, collecting pictures of their pets (each month would be a different pet), or arranging for volunteer photographers to go take pictures at donor's homes, arranging the design of the calendar, arranging printing and collecting incoming funds. This project would start in July and the calendar would need to be ready by the end of November.
Senior Client Coordinators – We are looking for volunteers to assign incoming requests from low-income pet parents in need to our group of Client Coordinators (and anyone with previous client coordinator experience is strongly urged to apply)! This role requires availability to check emails and texts at least once a day and the ability to discern which Client Coordinator is most suitable for each case. Those in this role should also be available to help them solve cases and be there to help when they can't finish a case on their own. If you're interested but don't yet have experience as a client coordinator, we still urge you to reach out because we could train you to become a client coordinator to get some experience under your belt so you could later apply for this more senior role!
Godparents Program Writers – We are looking for volunteers with a love of wordsmithing and a knack for interviewing to call our Godpet parents and interview them, collect pictures, and write stories, so we can update their profiles on our website. Check out our Godpet profiles to get a better sense of the type of writing style this job entails.
Associate PR/Press Relations Managers – Do you know any assignment editors, radio and/or TV producers, reporters, other local media professionals or social media influencers? If so, we'd love to talk to you! We are looking for volunteers with radio, TV, social media, and newspaper contacts here in Massachusetts to help our PR Manager with pitching story ideas about Phinney's to area editors, producers, and reporters.
Data Analyst – We are looking for data analytics professionals who enjoy analyzing and reporting on web, email and social media performance who can advise us on what we’re doing well and how we can improve engagement.
Video Producers – We are looking for volunteers who know how to create, edit, and publish videos so we can use video as a regular means for telling stories about the good Phinney's does and sharing tips that appeal to pet parents.
Volunteer Relations Coordinators – If you've got great people skills, enthusiasm and a genuine desire to understand our volunteers' needs this position may be right for you! Volunteer relations coordinators regularly call and/or email our volunteers to help them find their perfect spot within our organization and build and foster relationships with them.
Thanks for taking the time to read through our open volunteer positions! If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to connecting with you and having you as part of our life-saving team!
Kermit needs your help!
Kermit, who has a feeding tube, is back home, and we're glad his new heating pad is keeping him warm while he continues on the road to recovery!
When a pet is sick, it can be so stressful for the pet and their person, especially when they can't afford the diagnostics to figure out what's wrong.
That's precisely what happened for Kermit the Cat and his mom. Kermit couldn't poop, and Phinney's helped pay the initial vet bill to avert the crisis and find the cause of the problem.
The poor little guy, who is only 4 years old, was in rough shape. The vet suspected an upper respiratory infection may be the culprit and stated Kermit's condition may have been aggravated by a severe case of pancreatitis.
The good news is he's back home and stable for now, with a feeding tube to give him the nutrients he needs to recover.
To date, the generous support of concerned donors has meant Phinney's was able to cover $3,000 of the vet costs for Kermit. But Kermit will continue to need our help.
Would you consider making a donation today? It's tax deductible! Kermit's mom, who even started her own GoFundMe page and has raised over $300 to help Kermit, would be so appreciative. And we would be, too!
Any issue with his feeding tube could mean a bill of around $1,000 or more, and he will need more treatment, so whatever you can give will make a difference for the better for Kermit.
Fingers crossed and thank you!
Broozer Bob is a 9-year-old kitty that Phinney's supplies with insulin, syringes and other items needed to control his diabetes. His elderly mom is very grateful!
As 2021 comes to a close, our neighbors continue to suffer economic insecurity. Phinney's is still committed to doing all we can to provide relief to pet owners in need, and we hope we will be able to pursue our mission with even more vigor in 2022.
We are awed by your enormous generosity. We serve the populations that are most vulnerable to COVID-19, and as their needs continue to increase during the pandemic, we are more grateful than ever for your contributions.
We also appreciate those who are making the season brighter through the Phinney's Angels Tree, by purchasing ornaments of our neediest pets.
In this season of charitable giving, please consider supporting Phinney's by making a tax-deductible donation.
Thank you for your support!
- Daniela Caride, Phinney's President
Yesterday Phinney's bought Sparkly a winter coat so she can walk the streets of Boston safely with her dad during the cold winter months. Your Giving Tuesday donation will do wonders for our cause!
Giving Tuesday is here! And there are so many ways you can help.
Make a Giving Tuesday gift
Choose a one-time, monthly, quarterly or annual gift. And, believe us, no donation is too small. Whatever you can afford this Giving Tuesday will help make a world of difference to pets in need. For instance, $10 will buy a winter jacket for a dog in need, like the one we just sent Sparkly. $25 covers 2 months of food for a small pet. $100 means a pet can get the vet check and medication they need, and $500 can cover a vet visit and tests during an emergency.
Become a Godparent
Phinney’s godparents are a lifeline to pets Phinney's helps regularly. Your donation ensures that your godpet receives vet care, food, meds, and other needed supplies. And if you choose to become a monthly sponsor, you’ll receive quarterly updates on your Godpet! Visit phinneys.org/be-a-godparent to see pictures and read stories about the cats and dogs -- like Ethel, Roxie, Griffin and Miss Chevious -- in need of sponsors today.
Join the Honor Wall
Phinney’s Honor Wall lets you post a special message to celebrate and honor your loved ones. We can also send the honoree an acknowledgement note if you would like. Donations honoring a special person or a pet in this special way go to support Phinney’s pets and can help save a pet’s life.
On behalf of the people and pets who rely on Phinney’s, we sincerely thank you for your support this Giving Tuesday! Our goal is to raise $5,000. With your help, we can make sure low-income pet parents won’t have to worry about how they’ll pay for their pet’s bills during the long winter ahead.
This year, Giving Tuesday, a special day when people come together to celebrate acts of giving, is on November 30 and Phinney’s goal is to raise $5,000.
With your help, we can ensure that the pet owners who need our help can get through the holiday season and the long winter ahead. Imagine not having to worry about how you'll pay for their pet’s food, supplies, or vet bills. You can make it happen for so many low-income families!
Here are 3 ways you can get into the spirit of Giving Tuesday:
1) Visit Phinney’s to make a one-time, monthly, quarterly, or annual gift in any amount you choose. Every dollar counts and no donation is too small. Whatever you can afford this Giving Tuesday, you can help make a world of difference to pets in need. For instance, $25 can cover 2 months of food for a small pet, $100 means a pet can get the vet check and medication they need, and $500 can ease the worry a low-income pet parent has when their pet makes an emergency vet visit.
2) Launch your own Facebook Fundraiser to help spread the good cheer of Giving Tuesday. Setting up your own Facebook Fundraiser is simple. Here’s how:
3) Create a Flipcause fundraiser that will show up on your Facebook page. Select Champion the Cause to get started.
We hope you can join us in celebrating Giving Tuesday and the spirit of generosity that on November 30 will be hugging the world with a warm, loving embrace!