FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 5, 2015
CONTACT: Kay Hyman
Charleston Animal Society Supporters Shatter State Record on Day of Giving
More than1,000 Donations in a Single Day!
CHARLESTON – Charleston Animal Society was proud to take part in the second annual Lowcountry Day of Giving on May 5th, coordinated through the Coastal Community Foundation. More than 100 charities took part in the 24-hour online giving challenge, where community partners agreed to match donations at various levels for each charity. Community-wide, more than $4-million was raised.
“We are humbled by the generosity of our constituency,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore, “what they said today was loud and clear, ‘we love our community’s animals.’”
Charleston Animal Society donors came out strong, giving more than twice as many gifts (1,068) as any other organization, demonstrating our community’s commitment in the fight against animal cruelty. Also amazing, Charleston Animal Society donors contributed $102,871 in the 24-hour period. “Receiving more than 1,000 gifts in one day is breathtaking,” said Charleston Animal Society Board President Elizabeth Bradham, “we want to thank each and every person who took the time to donate.”
During the Day of Giving, Charleston Animal Society received the Palmetto Prize incentives for being the first large non-profit to surpass 150 and then 300 donors.
Charleston Animal Society is the oldest animal organization in South Carolina and its most honored charity. In 2014, Charleston Animal Society adopted 5,000 animals, more than every any other animal organization in the state.
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About Charleston Animal Society
At 141 years old, Charleston Animal Society is the oldest animal organization in South Carolina and one of the oldest in the Nation. It is also South Carolina’s leader in adoptions, spay/neuter procedures, free roaming cat services and research projects and has a nationally recognized Veterinary Science Initiative. For the second year in a row, Charleston Animal Society is South Carolina’s most honored charity.