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AHS' 1st Online Shelter Drive A Great Success



Associated Humane Societies Wraps Up First Online Animal Shelter Drive with YouGiveGoods

Largest Animal Shelter System in NJ Raises Over 8 Times Their Initial Goal Via Online Platform

When The Associated Humane Societies (AHS) decided to run their pilot Online Animal Shelter Drive with YouGiveGoods, they had no idea of the amazing results that it would yield. In an economy where people are struggling, some barely able to afford food for their families, pets are often overshadowed. The influx of animals in need to the AHS in the past several years has been heavy, making the need for food and supplies more imperative than ever.

AHS Assistant Director, Scott Crawford said, “We have a lot of animals in need of our help here. Not just animals that we find, but animals that are surrendered to us because their owners can no longer care for them. Going into this experience with YouGiveGoods, we hoped to raise $1,000 worth of goods. We’re thrilled that we raised more than 8 times that much, and we credit that to our wonderful supporters and YouGiveGoods’ new and easy way of giving.”

In the course of their first online Drive Campaign, AHS quickly exceeded first their $1,000 goal, and then their $2,000 and $3,500 goals. Thanks to their loyal supporters who were made aware of their YouGiveGoods campaign via e-mails and social media efforts, AHS ultimately wrapped up their drive having raised almost 6,000 pounds of food and supplies and over $8,400 worth.

YouGiveGoods Animal Shelter Drive Coordinator, Marie Maxwell said, “The Shelter Drive that AHS ran on our site was a huge success. They spread the word, they got the donations, and they had fun doing it. Everyone came together for a wonderful cause, and all of us at YouGiveGoods are so excited to be a part of their first of hopefully many drives with us.”

The Associated Humane Societies (AHS), founded in 1906, is a not for profit, 501 (c) 3 organization. AHS is the largest animal sheltering system in New Jersey and is comprised of three shelters located in Newark, Forked River, and Tinton Falls. The Society prides itself on it’s devotion to the thousands of animals that they care for annually and the chance for a better life that they offer them.

YouGiveGoods is based in Mendham, NJ and is operated by a group of people who strongly believe in the importance of helping others in need. It was developed to allow people and organizations to send goods more efficiently and effectively to food pantries, animal shelters, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other organizations across the country. The innovative e-commerce platform is designed to inspire people to give and help others. Visit YouGiveGoods.com.

7/17/2013

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