Lifeline of Galveston County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of animals and the community we serve. As an animal rescue, pet adoption center, and community outreach organization, Lifeline of Galveston County relies on the support of generous donors to fulfill our mission. One of the most impactful ways you can support our efforts is by becoming a recurring monthly donor. In this blog post, we will explore the many benefits of choosing to be a lifeline for animals in need through monthly donations.
One of the primary benefits of becoming a recurring monthly donor to Lifeline of Galveston County is that it provides the organization with a consistent and reliable source of funding. This regular income allows Lifeline to plan and execute our rescue and outreach initiatives more effectively. It ensures that we can continue to provide food, shelter, and medical care to animals in need without interruption.
By making monthly donations, you can sustain the impact of your support throughout the year. Even a modest monthly contribution can add up to a significant annual gift. This means that your commitment goes beyond a one-time donation, making a long-lasting difference in the lives of animals and the communities we serve.
Monthly giving is budget-friendly for donors. Instead of making a large one-time donation, you can spread your support over the course of a year. This makes it easier to incorporate charitable giving into your financial plan and ensures that you can continue to support Lifeline of Galveston County without straining your budget.
Join a Community
Becoming a monthly donor allows you to join a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for animal welfare and community outreach. Lifeline often provides updates, newsletters, and exclusive content to recurring donors, giving you a sense of belonging and a deeper connection to the organization's work.
Setting up a monthly donation is simple and convenient. Once you've established your recurring donation, you can relax knowing that your support is ongoing. Lifeline of Galveston County will handle the details, ensuring that your contribution is received and used efficiently to support our vital programs.
Donating to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit like Lifeline of Galveston County can provide you with tax benefits. Be sure to consult with a tax professional to understand how your monthly donations may be tax-deductible, potentially reducing your taxable income.
Lifeline of Galveston County can plan and implement larger-scale projects and initiatives with the confidence of consistent monthly support. Your recurring donations contribute to the organization's capacity to rescue and care for more animals, offer educational programs, and expand their outreach efforts.
Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, and here at Lifeline of Galveston County, we're excited to invite you to join our cause as a virtual fundraiser. This year, we're calling on compassionate individuals like you to step up and make a difference in our community. By setting up your own fundraising page on our Giving Tuesday campaign, you can contribute to our mission of providing crucial support to pets in need. As an added incentive, if you raise $200 or more, you'll receive a special edition "Lifesavers" t-shirt as a token of our appreciation. In this blog post, we'll explore why becoming a virtual fundraiser for Lifeline of Galveston County this Giving Tuesday is a meaningful and impactful way to make a difference.
Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, and there's no better way to embrace the spirit of generosity than by supporting Lifeline of Galveston County, a grassroots nonprofit organization founded in 2020. Despite being a relatively young organization, Lifeline has achieved remarkable feats in helping animals in need. We've transformed an old hair salon into a pet adoption center, saved nearly 500 pets this year alone, facilitated free spay/neuter services for over 350 community cats, and launched a pet food bank. In this blog post, we'll delve into 10 compelling reasons why you should consider donating to Lifeline of Galveston County this Giving Tuesday.
1. Lifeline's Remarkable Transformation
Lifeline's journey is a testament to dedication! We've turned an old hair salon into a vibrant pet adoption center, providing a safe haven for animals in need. Your donation can help us continue our mission and improve the lives of even more pets.
2. Saving Lives
Just this year alone, Lifeline has rescued nearly 500 pets. Your contribution can directly impact our rescue efforts, enabling us to save more animals from homelessness, neglect, and danger.
3. Spaying & Neutering
Lifeline's commitment to the community extends to the welfare of community cats. By facilitating free spay/neuter services for over 1,000 community cats since 2021, we're preventing overpopulation and reducing the suffering of countless feline lives.
4. Pet Food Bank
Times can be tough for pet owners, especially during financial hardships. Lifeline's pet food bank ensures that families in need don't have to choose between feeding themselves and their beloved pets. Your donation can help stock this essential resource.
5. Veterinary Care
Many homeless pets rescued by Lifeline require urgent medical attention. Your contribution can provide these animals with the medical care they need to recover and thrive, ultimately increasing their chances of finding forever homes.
6. Community Impact
Lifeline's work doesn't just benefit animals; it also strengthens the community. By supporting our efforts, you're contributing to a more compassionate and caring society.
Lifeline relies on the dedication of volunteers who work tirelessly to make a difference. Donating helps sustain these volunteers' efforts and ensures that Lifeline can continue its life-saving work.
8. Educational Outreach
Preventing pet overpopulation and animal suffering requires education. Lifeline actively engages in educational outreach to promote responsible pet ownership and advocate for animal welfare.
9. Transparency and Accountability
Lifeline of Galveston County is committed to transparency in its operations and finances. Your donation is in safe hands, and you can trust that it will be used effectively to support our mission.
10. Be Apart of Something Bigger
By donating to Lifeline this Giving Tuesday, you become part of a compassionate community of supporters dedicated to making the world a better place for animals. Your contribution, no matter the size, can make a significant impact.
Lifeline of Galveston County is a shining example of the incredible work that grassroots nonprofit organizations can achieve when fueled by passion, dedication, and community support. This Giving Tuesday, consider making a donation to Lifeline to help us continue our life-saving efforts, rescue more pets, and make a positive impact on the lives of animals and people in Galveston County. Your generosity can truly make a difference and be a source of hope for those in need. Donate today and be a part of Lifeline's inspiring journey.
Lifeline of Galveston County is a beacon of hope for animals in need and an essential force in our community. Committed to rescuing and improving the lives of animals while fostering a stronger community, we rely on the generosity of individuals like you to make it all possible. In this blog post, we'll explore an exciting incentive that we are offering to encourage you to donate or fundraise for our cause. By giving back, you can become a "Lifesaver" and proudly wear your special edition t-shirt as a badge of honor.
Become a Monthly Donor:
Lifeline of Galveston County understands the importance of consistent support, which is why we are offering a special incentive for monthly donors. When you sign up for a recurring monthly donation of $20 or more, you become a vital part of our ongoing efforts to rescue and care for animals in need. As a token of our appreciation, you will receive a special edition "Lifesavers" t-shirt when you sign up to become a monthly donor now until 12/5/23.
Why Monthly Donations Matter:
One-Time Donations of $200 or More:
For those who prefer to make a significant impact with a single donation, Lifeline of Galveston County has a fantastic incentive in store. When you make a one-time donation of $200 or more, you not only contribute to our life-saving mission but also earn the special edition "Lifesavers" t-shirt.
Why One-Time Donations Are Important:
Fundraising Through Our Peer Fundraiser Option
Lifeline of Galveston County encourages supporters to take an active role in fundraising through the Peer Fundraiser option on our website. When you raise $200 or more through this platform, you not only champion our cause but also get the chance to proudly wear the special edition "Lifesavers" t-shirt.
Why Fundraising Matters:
Lifeline of Galveston County relies on the compassion and generosity of people like you to continue our crucial work in rescuing animals and serving the community. By making a monthly donation of $20 or more, giving a one-time donation of $200 or more, or fundraising $200 or more through their Peer Fundraiser option, you become a "Lifesaver" in every sense of the word. The special edition "Lifesavers" t-shirt serves as a symbol of your commitment to making a positive change in the lives of animals and people in Galveston County. Join Lifeline's mission today, and together, we can create a brighter future for our community and its furry friends.
Pet Sleepovers: Can a shelter dog or cat stay at your place for a few nights this Thanksgiving Break?
Are you looking for a way to make Thanksgiving break extra special this year? Look no further! Consider participating in our special "Home for Holidays" Sleepover program. This is an opportunity to bring joy into your home and give on of our adoptable furry friends a much-deserved break from shelter life. This Thanksgiving break, you can open your heart and home to a lovable dog or cat, and create unforgettable memories for both you and your temporary fur companion.
Why Pet Sleepovers Matter
At Lifeline, our mission goes beyond simply finding homes for animals. We are dedicated to providing the best care and support for our shelter residents while they await their forever families. The Pet Sleepover Program is designed to achieve multiple goals:
How It Works
Joining the Pet Sleepover Program at Lifeline is as easy as pie! Here's a quick rundown of how you can get involved:
Pick-Up Dates & Times:
Steps to Participate:
Jumpstart the Process!
For your convenience, you can begin the application process online by visiting our website: www.lifelinetx.org/sleepover.
Give Thanks & Love
This Thanksgiving, let your heart overflow with gratitude and love by participating in our Pet Sleepover Program. It's an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our shelter animals and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
We can't wait to see you this Thanksgiving break. Join us in giving thanks and giving love to our furry friends in need!
For any inquiries or more information, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com or give us a call, or send a text to 409-797-6248.
Let's make this Thanksgiving extra special for our animals and our community. Together, we can make a difference!
In today's world, corporate social responsibility is a growing priority for businesses across the globe. Many companies recognize the importance of giving back to their communities, and they encourage their employees to get involved in charitable initiatives. If you're working for a corporation and want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of shelter animals, you're in the right place! In this blog post, we will explore how you can research and take advantage of volunteer hour matching, donation matching, and other typical corporate giving programs. We'll also provide tips on advocating for these programs at your workplace.
Research Corporate Giving Programs
The first step to making a positive impact is to understand your company's corporate giving programs. Most corporations have established philanthropic initiatives, and some even have dedicated departments or teams for managing their charitable efforts. Here's what you can do to get started:
Volunteer Hour Matching
Volunteer hour matching is a fantastic way to double the impact of your time spent volunteering at our animal shelter. Here's how you can take advantage of this program:
Donation matching is another powerful way to support our shelter financially. Here's how to make the most of this opportunity:
Advocating for Corporate Giving
If your company doesn't have established corporate giving programs or you believe there is room for improvement, consider advocating for change. Here's how:
As an employee of a corporation, you have the power to make a significant difference in the lives of shelter animals through volunteer hour matching, donation matching, and corporate giving advocacy. By researching your company's programs and taking advantage of these opportunities, you can help support our shelter and contribute to a more compassionate community. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of the animals we care for.
Check out the cat’s that were adopted at the Petco Love Mega Adoption Event above!
What A Month!
I’d love to say October was a great month, but if I am being honest, I am happy to see it go! I won’t bore you with the gory details of the downsides of running a grassroots non-profit, but I can say we ended the month in a much better position than my last email, and for that I am very grateful. We had great support from you, and that allowed us to keep up with our commitment to providing high-quality care to our pets.
Despite the tough month, in October we welcomed 39 homeless pets into our organization. We found loving homes for 43 pets. We also facilitated TNR for 22 community cats.
Thanks to being awarded a vaccine grant from Petco Love, we were able to provide free vaccines to 58 pets in October, protecting them from deadly diseases. We also officially launched our Pet Food Pantry, which will be another great resource for pet owners.
Our FIP cat Pepper is starting to feel much better thanks to the treatment she has been receiving. We were also able to provide emergency medical care to two kittens from Galveston County’s municipal shelter this month through IV fluid therapy and antibiotics we already had on hand. This saved their lives.
Running a non-profit at the level we do, while still being a fairly young organization (just over 3 years old) definitely means finances are always tight. Donations are still the only way we will be able to continue our work.
If you would consider becoming one of our monthly donors, know your impact will be tremendous. A monthly $10 donation adds up to $120 by the end of the year. That could be the difference between us being able to pull an at-risk pet from a local shelter. You can set up a reoccurring donation at www.lifelinetx.org/donate.
As we start to reach the end of the year, we hope you will consider a donation. Remember, all donations through our organization are tax-deductible! Why send your money to the government when you can send it to the animals?
We have some exciting things planned for November, and I can’t wait to share them with you next month.
Thanks for reading!
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Lifeline of Galveston County
Other Exciting News
Extended Hours: Starting this month, the adoption center will be open Wednesday through Friday 12pm-8pm and Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm.
Cat Cafe: Our cat cafe will now be opened 12pm-7pm Wednesday-Sunday! Attending our cat cafe is another great way to support the work we do.
Online Volunteer Orientation: We are revamping our volunteer program, and now offer an online orientation. Get started at www.lifelinetx.org/volunteer.
Holiday Sleepovers: While we offer sleepovers every Sunday at the pet adoption center, we will be launching a special “Home for the Holidays” campaign for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you would be open to taking one of our felines or canines homes for the holiday, sign up for sleepover at www.lifelinetx.org/sleepovers
Did She Say Cat Cafe?
Sure Did! Learn all about it by watching the video below.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
In July of 2020 I sat with two other women in a coffee shop. I had just quit my job to pursue what many thought was a crazy idea… starting a non-profit to save pets and support their owners.
I had experienced first-hand what our largest county shelter deals with.. dogs, cats, kittens and puppies coming in at alarming rates with no place to put them. Pop-up kennels in hallways, burnt out staff doing soul-crushing work, upset citizens in the lobby demanding more than could be given and euthanasia lists around every corner. Not because that’s what anyone wanted, but because that's all there was to do.
There has to be something else I can do. I remember thinking. And so I left…. and I put my whole heart and soul into building something to help. Along the way, many joined me. Some, like my executive team, made just as many sacrifices, if not more, to make the dream work.
As I sit here writing this in an adoption center of my own… feeling just as burnt out if I’m being honest... I find peace knowing the impact that decision I made back in 2020 created. I feel gratitude to the many who believed in the organization enough to be a part of it. Do I lay in bed some nights wondering how I’m going to keep our doors open and pay my staff? Yes..more nights than I care to admit.
On those nights I tell myself, even if it all goes to ****, at least I know we tried. At least I know over 1000 cats in Galveston County are fixed and not adding to the problem because of Lifeline. At least I know because of our organization, we were able to pull over 150 pets out of the county shelter this year and guarantee a live release for them. At least I know we’ve been able to take over 200 stray pets directly from citizens this year. And at least I know 238 more pets are sleeping in their very own homes this year because of us. It all matters.
I am proud of this organization we’ve created. I’m proud of my team.
Times have been hard. Between AC outages, months of high adoptions, months of low adoptions, parvo outbreaks and the big learning curve that comes with running a non-profit and a brick and mortar facility, we are struggling a little right now. I think my least favorite part of this job is asking for money, but there is no way around it.
I know times are tough for everyone, so if you are not in a position to give, we completely understand. If you are able to donate, please know your donation will go a long way to support the very necessary work we are doing.
For everyone who has donated up until now, thank you so much. If I haven’t told you that directly, I hope you know how grateful I am for you.
To learn more about our work or for any inquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to give you a tour of our adoption facility and a personal overview of our current programs.
Thank you for considering our request and for your continued commitment to making a difference.
Lifeline of Galveston County
Checks can be made out to Lifeline of Galveston County and dropped at our adoption center (100 E Nasa Parkway, Ste 55, Webster, TX) or mailed to PO Box 974, Texas City, TX, 77592.
Come see us this Saturday & Sunday at our Pet Adoption Center located at 100 E Nasa Parkway, Ste 55, Webster, TX between 10am-8pm for a special adoption event! We will have lots of amazing dogs available for adoption at a discounted price. Almost all of them are under a year old, and many of them will remain under 20lbs.
Save a Life!
Many of these dogs were pulled out of a tough environment. Thanks to Fix Ur Pet Galveston County and Lifeline of Galveston County, their fate has changed! We can't wait to place them in your home and give them the amazing life they deserve.
Learn More about their story at Click2Houston!
Below are a few of the pups that will be available!
Hey there pancake enthusiasts and community changemakers! This Thursday, we're hosting a delightful pancake breakfast fundraiser and award ceremony that you won't want to miss. The best part? It's all on the house, thanks to the generous donations of Snooze AM Eatery for pancakes and Blackline for coffee.
A Morning to Remember
Picture this: the aroma of freshly flipped pancakes wafting through the air, mingling with the rich scent of brewed coffee. It’s a perfect start to your day, and it's happening at our event this Thursday.
Date: Thursday, September 21st
Time: Doors open at 7:00 AM, program begins at 7:45 AM, and we'll conclude by 8:45 AM.
Location: Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce, 9702 Emmett F Lowry Expy, Texas City, TX 77591
Celebrating Community Impact
We've had an incredible year, all thanks to the unwavering support of our community. This event is an opportunity to celebrate YOU, the people who have helped us make a significant impact in Galveston County.
Since the beginning of this year, we’ve achieved remarkable milestones, such as opening a pet adoption center and facilitating Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for 355 cats in Galveston County. But that's not all! We're thrilled to share that we've found loving homes for 210 pets, making a positive difference in the lives of both animals and the families who adopted them.
Embrace the Casual Vibes
The atmosphere at our pancake breakfast and award ceremony is incredibly relaxed and casual. You can drop by at your convenience and stay for as long as you'd like. The program will kick off at 7:45 AM, ensuring you have enough time to enjoy breakfast, catch up with friends, and hear our exciting announcements.
Let’s Toast to More!
And what's this exciting news we've been hinting at? You'll have to be there to find out! Trust us, it’s something that will elevate our mission and impact in the community to new heights.
Moreover, there's no entrance fee, making this a perfect opportunity for you to come, celebrate, and connect with fellow animal lovers and community champions.
So, mark your calendars for this Thursday, and join us for a morning of delectable pancakes, heartwarming awards, and a celebration of the strides we’ve made together for our beloved community.
We can't wait to see you there, and let's make this breakfast one to remember!
For more information and to RSVP, click here!
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