PLEASE CONSIDER THIS AS YOU DONATE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON and PLEASE CONSIDER DONTING TO ANGEL'S REST:
As we head into the holiday season, which is also the season of giving, I just wanted to share a few facts as food for thought:
88% of U.S. households give to charity.
One-third of all charitable giving occurs in the month of December.
The average annual household contribution in 2012 was $2,213.
Less than 1% of all charitable giving goes to animal-welfare organizations.
Government support of charities amounted to $10.34 billion in 2012.
The fourth largest charity in the U.S., by total revenue, received nearly 56% of its revenue from government support.
The CEO of the second largest charity in the United States received compensation of $2.3 million in 2012. This organization also received over $447 million in government support in 2012.
Angel’s Rest’s Officers and Board members all receive $0 in compensation. Angel’s Rest receives $0 in government support (companion-animal charities do not qualify for any government support).
Please consider donating to Angel’s Rest this holiday season. Better yet, your continued support throughout the year would make an even greater difference. Remember, if you’re a taxpayer, you’ve already given to those other large charities.
Can’t donate money?
In 2012, 36.5% of all American households included at least one dog and 30.4% included at least one cat as members of the household. Consider adopting your next pet from Angel’s Rest or offering one of our wonderful animals a HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Founder and President