PHINNEY’S NAMED ‘2021 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT’ By GreatNonProfits
Lincoln, MA (April 6, 2021) -- Phinney’s, a nonprofit that helps low-income people keep their pets, has been named a “2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, a leading website for community recommendations of charities.
“The pandemic has been challenging for small nonprofits like us, and we are honored to be named a 2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” said Daniela Caride, Phinney’s President. “This honor is a testament to our volunteers, who tirelessly work to avoid pet surrenders and increase the quality of life of pet owners in crisis.”
The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that Phinney’s received from volunteers, donors, and aid recipients.
“I know that every dollar I contribute goes straight to helping a pet in need of food or medical care," said donor Maureen Harmonay, a Coldwell Banker real estate agent. “The people at the helm of Phinney’s have the highest integrity and devote themselves tirelessly to helping people and animals who have nowhere else to turn. They need and deserve our support.”
Phinney’s is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with Phinney’s.”
Phinney’s has been helping low-income pet owners with pet care, financial help for veterinary bills and boarding since 1996. Since then, the nonprofit has expanded its coverage from greater Boston to the entire state of Massachusetts and has even helped pet owens in neighboring states.
The effects of COVID-19 decreased the chances of fundraising with the cancellation of physical events, bringing the number of contributions down. As a result, Phinney’s has had to shift its giving programs to solely online for now.
“This has tested Phinney's and the resolve of our donors and volunteers,” said Caride. Despite the odds, though, “we have survived and are more energized than ever to be part of the solution.”
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GreatNonprofits is the largest donation website for nonprofits and where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities–as donors, volunteers, and recipients of aid.
The complete list of 2021 Top Rated Nonprofits can be found at: https://greatnonprofits.org/awards/browse/Campaign:Year2021/Issue:All/Page:1.
Phinney’s is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in keeping people and their beloved pets together. We do this by extending a helping hand to pet parents in need. We do everything in our power to make sure animals and their beloved people can stay together by educating pet parents, taking their animals to the vet if needed, helping to pay vet bills, fostering when people are hospitalized, walking dogs, and otherwise helping to care for pets on a regular basis.
GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find stories and ratings of nonprofits. Stories on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year. Visit www.greatnonprofits.org for more information.