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Quita Memorial Challenge Grant - Dec. 26 update

Here is the Dec 26 Quita Memorial Challenge Grant update:Quita

We have raised $2,230 so far, which will be matched by $743 from the Challenge Grant's matching funds.  There's $9,257 more matching funds to be had, so we're looking forward to your help!  One may give:

  • online, with a credit card or check, through Network for Good
  • online through PayPal (login to *your* Paypal account, if you have one, and send money to donations "at" mickaboo.org)
  • by sending a  check or money order to: Mickaboo, P.O. Box 697, San Jose,  CA 95106-0697

ALL gifts of any size are welcome and are fully tax-deductible! 

Learn more about this Challenge Grant here. Stay tuned to this space for another update tomorrow!

 

 

Matching Gift Event! Quita Memorial Challenge Grant

Quita

An anonymous donor has provided a $10,000 Challenge Grant in honor of his beloved parrotlet, Quita (at left). For every $3 donated online or by check between now and midnight on December 31, 2014, $1 will be matched, until the matching funds are gone!  AND - an artist is donating an award-winning sculpture to the person who donates* the most money during this Challenge Grant event!

Give in any of these ways:

  • online, with a credit card or check, through Network for Good
  • online through PayPal (to donations@mickaboo.org)
  • by sending a  check or money order to: Mickaboo, P.O. Box 697, San Jose,  CA 95106-0697

ALL gifts of any size are welcome and are fully tax-deductible! Macaw Head Sculpture

The macaw head sculpture (pictured at right) received an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Lodi Art Center’s Spring Art Show and will be a stunning addition to your artistic collection.

Stay tuned to this blog for progress updates!  Email questions to donations@mickaboo.org.

Happy Holidays to one and all! 

* If two or more donors give the same highest amount, the donor who gives first will receive this one-of-a-kind sculpture.  Mickaboo has sole discretion in determining the first/highest donation.

You're Invited to Mickaboo's 2014 Annual Holiday Party and Funraiser!

The Holiday Party is our biggest in-person gathering of the year!  Come to meet Mickaboo's volunteers and officers, get some holiday shopping done, and help Mickaboo's birds all at the same time!  Learn more and RSVP here.

When and Where

       Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 5 pm - 9 pm 

       Third Workplace
       7000 Sunne Lane, Suite 112
       Walnut Creek, CA

       Enter from the street (Treat Blvd between Sunne Lane & Jones Rd).
       Garage entrance is on Sunne Lane (see red balloon on this map), and parking is FREE!

       The location is easily accessible from the Pleasant Hill BART station (2 blocks!).

Cover Charge

       $20/Adult, $35/Couple.  Pay online or at the door.ay at the door.

Transportation

  • BART - Use the Pleasant Hill station, and look for the party entrance on Treat Blvd.  You'll see us through the glass windows - can't miss us!
  • Driving? We have FREE underground parking on Sunne Lane.  As you enter Sunne Lane from Treat Blvd, the entrance will be on your right. It's a short walk within the building (which we'll aim to mark with signs) to get from the garage to our party.

If the underground parking described above is full (garage capacity is 80), the underground parking *across the street* on Sunne Lane will also be available.  At this "across the street" garage, you must remove your car by 10 pm (party officially ends at 9 pm).

Free parking is also available at the Pleasant Hill BART station.

Payment

Bring checks/cash (preferred) to buy raffle tickets, birdie supplies, holiday gifts, silent auction items, bake sale items, etc!  We will also have a limited ability to take credit cards via Square, and a laptop to take PayPal payments.

Dress code

If you would like to dress up for the occasion (many of us enjoy doing so), you're welcome to!  Casual attire is also ok.

Birds

We will have a small quarantine room set aside to facilitate the transportation of any foster birds in transit.  Birds are NOT allowed in the main party area.  If you plan on taking advantage of this, please email pr@mickaboo.org so we can make sure we will have enough room for all our feathered friends.

Bring

  • Party attendees always relish our potluck.  Mickaboo will supply a "core offering" of vegetarian / vegan / gluten-free dishes. Potluck items can be anything (and it will ALL be labeled) *except* fowl (for obvious reasons). 
  • Bake sale items are also welcome!
  • If you are bringing a dish or serving utensils and want to make sure it gets back to you (lost-and-found always being a challenge), please put alabel with your name on your item.  Our registration desk volunteers will try to remind you about your "stuff" as you exit, but sometimes the memory doesn't quite work until we get home...
  • Have you saved feathers for Art for the Birds?  Bring them!  Put them in your car (or by the door) now!  We'll have a box at the registration desk.
  • Have you saved empty inkjet cartridges, old cell phones, or other small electronics for Mickaboo's recycling fundraising?  Bring them!  We'll have a (separate) box at the registration desk.
  • Bring your older clothing for our first-ever clothing drive!  The donation truck will be present 5:30 - 7:00 pm, in the garage behind our party. Tax receipts given on the spot!
  • Just like at many of San Francisco's and San Jose's stores, please bring your own bag for your purchases.  We'll have some on hand... maybe not enough...

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Email any questions to pr@mickaboo.org. We look forward to seeing all of you!

GlobalGiving Bonus Day progress report - FINAL

Your collective generosity resulted in a total of donations and matching gifts of $21K - more than our $20K fundraising goal! The vet bills keep coming, so going over THIS goal is great news! We at Mickaboo are deeply humbled and thankful for your generosity.
 
We had 130 donors - not enough to win the "most donors" bonus grant, but certainly enough to show the wide breadth of interest in the birds in our care, and the work we do to help them find permanent homes.
 
Did you miss the matching gift event?  Online donations are always welcome at www.mickaboo.org (see the links at the left), or via check to:
Mickaboo
PO Box 697
San Jose, CA  95106
 
THANK YOU again for all your support - we truly could not do what we do without you.

GlobalGiving Bonus Day progress report - 8:00 pm PT - AND BONUS GRANT update

GertieWith just about an hour left in today's fundraising event, here is the latest update. 
 
Matching funds are now gone. Your generosity so far has resulted in a total in donations and matching gifts of $21K - more than our $20K fundraising goal (and the vet bills keep coming, so going over THIS goal is A-OK)! Thank you ALL for your generosity!
 
With 125 donors, we have fallen to SECOND PLACE (so far) in the "most donors" $1000 bonus grant contest, 25 short of the leader! There's only one bonus grant cash prize in this contest. :( The bonus grant deadline is 9 pm tonight; it seems unlikely we will catch up without a minor miracle.  Ask your friends to give, even if it's just a bit, to be included in the "most donors" count!
 
We were earlier entertaining hope of winning a $1000 bonus grant for the "most dollars raised".  At one point we were a mere $300 away from the leader - that gap has now increased to over $4K!  This contest also ends at 9 pm Pacific today.
 
Would you like to join the giving party? It'll take just a few moments at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rescue-unwanted-and-abandoned-companion-birds/  
 
Thank you as ALWAYS!

GlobalGiving Bonus Day progress report - 5:00 pm PT - AND BONUS GRANT update

Amazingly, there's STILL $2K in matching funds still left!  Let's use it up FOR THE BIRDS!Sun Conure
 
Your generosity so far has resulted in a total in donations and matching gifts of $19.7K - practically equal to our $20K fundraising goal. Thank you!
 
With 107 donors, we have fallen to SECOND PLACE (so far) in the "most donors" $1000 bonus grant contest, ten short of the leader! There's only one bonus grant cash prize in this contest. :( The bonus grant deadline is 9 pm tonight; we are in an excellent position to win the grant with your continued help.  Keep asking your friends to give, even if it's just a bit, to be included in the "most donors" count!
 
Excitingly, we are also in the running to win a SECOND $1000 bonus grant if we have the "most dollars raised".  We're close - just $2500 away from taking the lead!  This contest also ends at 9 pm Pacific today.
 
Haven't given yet?  It'll take just a few moments to give at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rescue-unwanted-and-abandoned-companion-birds/  
 
Thank you as always, and especially now.

GlobalGiving Bonus Day progress report - 3:30 pm PT - AND BONUS GRANT update

Wow!  There's STILL $7K in matching funds still left!  Let's use it up FOR THE BIRDS!Henry
 
Your generosity so far has resulted in a total in donations and matching gifts of $18.8K - about 95% of the way toward our $20K fundraising goal. Thank you!
 
With 96 donors, we are in FIRST PLACE (so far) in the $1000 bonus grant contest!  The bonus grant deadline is 9 pm tonight; we are in an excellent position to win the grant with your continued help.  Keep asking your friends to give, even if it's just a bit, to be included in the "most donors" count!
 
Excitingly, we are also in the running to win a SECOND $1000 bonus grant if we have the "most dollars raised".  We're tantalizingly close - just $2000 away from taking the lead!  This contest too ends at 9 pm Pacific today.
 
Haven't given yet?  It'll take a few minutes to give at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rescue-unwanted-and-abandoned-companion-birds/   
 
Thank you as always, and especially now.

GlobalGiving Bonus Day progress report - 11:45 am PT - AND BONUS GRANT(S) update

Gasp - there's $20K in matching funds still left!  Let's use it up for the birds!Henry
 
Your generosity so far has resulted in a total in donations and matching gifts of $15.5K - about three-quarters of the way toward our $20K fundraising goal. Thank you!
 
With 65 donors, we are in FIRST PLACE (so far) in the $1000 bonus grant contest!  The bonus grant deadline is 9 pm tonight; we are in an excellent position to win the grant with your continued help.  Keep asking your friends to give, even if it's just a bit, to be included in the "most donors" count!
 
Excitingly, we are also squarely in the running to win a SECOND $1000 bonus grant if we have the "most dollars raised".  We're just $600 away from taking the lead!  This contest too ends at 9 pm Pacific today.
 
Haven't given yet?  It'll take a few minutes to give at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rescue-unwanted-and-abandoned-companion-birds/   Thank you!

GlobalGiving Bonus Day progress report - 10:45 am PT - AND BONUS GRANT update

DuncanThere's almost $25K in matching funds still left!  Let's use it up for the birds!
 
Your generosity so far has resulted in a total in donations and matching gifts of $11.2K - more than halfway toward our $20K fundraising goal. Thank you!
 
With 54 donors, we are in FIRST PLACE (so far) in the $1000 bonus grant contest!  The bonus grant deadline is 9 pm tonight; we are in an excellent position to win the grant with your continued help.  Keep asking your friends to give, even if it's just a bit, to be included in the "most donors" count!
 
Haven't given yet?  It'll take a few minutes to give at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rescue-unwanted-and-abandoned-companion-birds/   Thank you!

GlobalGiving Bonus Day progress report - 9:07 am PT - AND BONUS GRANT opportunity!

CongoThirty-five generous supporters have collectively funded about $7,000 toward our $20,000 fundraising goal.  THANK YOU! 

Because so many of you have donated, we have a very real opportunity to win an additional $1000 BONUS GRANT for having the most donors today.  That's enough to pay for about a week of hospitalization for a severely needy bird, like Congo (an African Grey, pictured.  Please consider asking a friend to donate to help us win that Bonus Grant?  It would be MUCH appreciated!

 

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