With the holiday season behind us and 2015 well underway, I can’t help but take a moment to pause and think about the amazing things that are happening here at SGH. From August through the end of 2014, we were able to find forever homes for over 160 dogs. I love opening my email to see updates, pictures, and even videos about our former guests and how they are flourishing in their new homes. Thank you to every volunteer and adopter who helps make this possible and contributes to this amazing place that is SGH.
I am a goal setter. I like to think BIG and dream BIGGER, and what better time is there for some lofty goal-setting than the turn of a calendar year? So, I would like to propose the following goals for this year and I’m going to need everyone’s help to try and achieve them. If we do, it’ll be our most successful year yet!
Here we go. By 12/31/15, I would like to:
- Find forever homes for 350 dogs
- Raise $1,000/month in online donations to help support SGH rescue operations
- Host a wildly successful gala/evening of fun (May sounds nice) to help spread the word and raise money for this puppy paradise
- Achieve 4,500 likes on our Facebook page
- Continue to build a one-of-a-kind community of dog lovers and rescue enthusiasts
Some of you are probably saying, “Jill, your nuts”! Perhaps, but I think we can do this. I know the power of the SGH community. But, in order to attain these goals, I’m going to need the help of SGH volunteers, past adopters, future adopters and a bunch of other people I don’t even know yet.
So, what can you do? Well, I’m so glad you asked! Please continue to spread the word about our work. Share photos of our adoptable dogs with your family, friends, colleagues, and even with strangers walking down the street (I’ve always found dogs to be great ice breakers)! Urge everyone you know to “like” our Facebook page. Direct folks to our stunning website, where photos of available dogs are plentiful, online donations are always accepted, and updates will be flowing regularly. And most importantly, please continue to be the amazing community that you are!
I am looking forward to a BIG year ahead, hopefully our BIGGEST yet! Are you ready?!?!?
Thank you for all you do,