To our Members, Supporters and Friends:
Thousands of bunnies have been saved because of YOU. Please read Zazzle’s and Mayflower’s story, they are just two of our hundreds of rescues this year. There are so many more out there yet to be saved AND the KEY to saving them is YOU!
For 17 years we have worked to rescue, assist and provide care to over 3500 rabbits! With many HOPS and PRAYERS, angel investors and the vision of many people who love rabbits, we emerged three years ago from rescuing rabbits out of basements and garages and began the journey to a sustainable “Forever Home” to call our own! With your continued help, so many challenges have been met and overcome!
Now, our journey takes us on our most important and ambitious undertaking yet, A Capital Campaign for 2012 – 2013 to buy “Our Forever Home.” Our lease/purchase agreement is due and with your help we can own our building and do needed repairs and expansions. Our goal is to raise $150,000, as this will completely pay off the Rabbit Center, ensuring a sustainable future for rescue, education and advocacy for rabbits in Georgia. The Rabbit Center is the model and hub that serves as a lightning rod for the movement to gain rabbits the same status in society as dogs and cats.
Because we are a non-profit 501c3, if we own our building we do not have to pay property taxes and combined with not having to pay interest this will be a huge yearly savings of over $10,000 that will go directly to rabbit care. Your gift is completely tax deductible, important at this time of year! Our financials are available for anyone to see. With a licensed CPA as our treasurer/accountant, we are on solid ground as a non-profit with complete transparency that qualifies for all companies that provide matching funds for donations, a great way to double your donation! You will be the “Key” that ensures people realize, “rabbits are pets that deserve a home of their own!”
Whatever you can give, we thank you for believing in us. As an all volunteer organization, it is this validation that gives us the energy and enthusiasm to continue our efforts to save discarded rabbits and ensure your gift is used to provide the foundation needed to continue. And you will always be part of a historical accomplishment, the first, permanent facility for rescued rabbits in the Southeast, completely owned and run by the non-profit, member-elected board of the Georgia House Rabbit Society. As the campaign progresses we will keep you updated on our progress, future events and exciting plans to acknowledge your gift in a permanent way at the Rabbit Center. You are the “Key” that will ensure rescued rabbits always have a “Forever Home.”