The Annual Benefit Dinner/Auction - The Home Stretch
MGA has had an annual dinner-auction event for the past 6 years. We have appreciated so much all of the many volunteers, donors and attendees who have made these events very successful. Due to a variety of situations beyond our control this year, MGA will not be able to host a dinner-auction event in 2019. Once these situations are passed and if there is interest in the future, there may be occasion to plan another dinner-auction event for MGA. As a completely volunteer organization that operates solely on charitable income from friends of retired greyhounds, we would appreciate any financial donations to the organization to assist in preparing these retired athletes for adoption into a loving home. Thank you for your continued support.
NEW FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER
Regretfully, MGA is unable to hold the Home Stretch Dinner Auction this year. This auction has been responsible for raising a good majority of our yearly operating budget. Due to this situation, MGA has to find other ways to generate the funds we need to continue our work.
The major goal for the next 15 months is raising funds to cover the huge influx of dogs we expect due to the Florida Track Closings. More tracks will close as of 12/31/19, with all tracks shutting down operations at the end of 2020. We must be prepared to take in as many dogs as possible, i.e NO DOG LEFT BEHIND!
We will create a Facebook Fundraiser, starting on 10/1/19 and running thru Thanksgiving. An extremely generous donor and MGA member has offered to match the first $5,000 we raise. All who donate thru Facebook will receive an immediate receipt for their donation. If you prefer to mail a check, you will receive a donation receipt letter for your records.
Checks can be mailed to:
Midwest Greyhound Adoption,
P.O. Box 338, Sugar Grove, IL 60554.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU WISH TO MAKE AN ANONYMOUS DONATION, WE WILL HONOR YOUR REQUEST. YOU WILL RECEIVE A RECEIPT LETTER FROM A BOARD MEMBER.
If you are a regular attendee of our Home Stretch auctions, please consider the following. What would you have spent in one night for dinner tickets, Silent and Live items, Trip Raffle tickets and the centerpiece and wine wall draws? Not all of the money you spend on that night is tax –deductible. Now consider this, All donations to this Facebook Fundraiser are 100% tax-deductible. And, Facebook/Network for Good charges NO FEES, so every dollar you donate goes directly to Midwest Greyhound.
Because we have no auction this year, we are setting a goal of $20,000. Please consider making a gift to MGA this year, as there are so many dogs that will be needing us to take them in. Any amount you choose to donate will be greytfully appreciated.
2020 MGA Calendars
The 2020 MGA Calendar will be available soon!