Arizona Animal Welfare League Raises More Than $77,000 on Giving Tuesday
By Christina Caldwell -
Monday Dec 07, 2020
Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), the stateâ€™s largest and oldest no-kill animal shelter, is proud to announce that, due to the communityâ€™s incredible generosity, it raised more than $77,000 on Giving Tuesday to benefit its mission to save, care for and adopt homeless animals. A total of $38,184 was raised from the community at large and was doubled by The Cecilia Claudio Lifesaving Miracle Fund, bringing the grand total to $77,368.
The funds will be used the benefit the thousands of homeless animals that come into AAWLâ€™s care every year, including rescuing pets from abandonment and hoarding through its Rural Rescue Program, saving dire medical cases through its Medical Miracle Fund and much more.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic impacting nonprofit organizations everywhere, in 2020, AAWL raised the most it has in five years.
â€œWe know times are tough for many, but itâ€™s clear that when things are hard, our community pulls together to help the most vulnerable animals,â€ said Judith Gardner, president of Arizona Animal Welfare League. â€œWe canâ€™t thank the public and Cecilia Claudio enough for their generosity as we continue this lifesaving work.â€
While Giving Tuesday has passed, itâ€™s not too late to donate to AAWLâ€™s mission. Make a one-time or monthly donation, sponsor a pet, plan a corporate giving initiative or donate wish list items to the shelter at http://www.aawl.org/donate. You can also complete your holiday shopping (or buy something for yourself!) during AAWLâ€™s â€œGive a Gift, Save a Lifeâ€ online holiday auction at http://www.aawl.org/holidayauction. All proceeds from the auction benefit AAWL.