‘Tis the season to share WHY you are a supporter, volunteer or foster for our pet welfare community. This holiday season for GivingTuesday and to launch this year’s WHY Holiday Campaign, we are asking you to support WHY we dedicate our time and resources to keep pets with the people who love them. Could there be a better gift for the holidays?

Last year, we decided to allow participants to set their own fundraising goal and this year is no different. The only change is the fundraising event length has been extended – from 4 to 10 days!

Fundraising reward details:

  • If you raise $500, you can name one dog or cat that is selected by our staff OR receive a photography session in our shelter studio! With naming, please submit three names for consideration as we need to ensure all names align with our policy.

  • If you raise $1,000, you will receive a limited-edition tee or beanie (design unveiled soon!)

The campaign will run December 1-10. To sign-up, contact Diana Pupillo, Development Director, at diana@gatewaypets.org or 618.687.8007, ext. 715. If you wish to sign-up after the Nov. 29 deadline, please contact Diana directly.

If you are unable to fundraise, but would like to contribute, consider making a gift today. BONUS! Early gifts are also doubled thanks to the generosity of our returning $25,000 match partner, Ameren Illinois! For every $1 you donate, we receive $2! With your support, we hope to reach our $50,000 goal to continue empowering pet families.