Today’s Video: Eric & Andrea share the details behind the creation of #BedWeek, with special guest Grace Kelly Herbert of Finding Shelter Animal Rescue.
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How Is #BedWeek Going So Far?
Our goal is to raise $20,000 for the rescue community. Every time a Big Barker bed is ordered from our website, we’re donating $63.17! And every time a Barker Jr. is ordered, $31.63 will be donated. That means we need to sell roughly 350 beds on bigbarker.com from now until November 12th
See our fancy goal thermometer to the right? We raised so much that we broke it! The original goal was $20,000. We’re WAY past that now, as of 4:55 pm EST on Saturday, November 12th, #BedWeek has generated $33,009 in donations for our rescue partners!
How Can You Participate in #BedWeek?
If you have a dog that would appreciate a therapeutic mattress that’s good enough for humans, go check out Big Barker beds and decide if they’re right for you. If so, you have two options:
- Go ahead and order a bed from www.bigbarker.com. We’ll automatically be donating whenever a bed is ordered between November 6th – November 12th.
- If you’d like the $63.17 (or $31.63) from your bed to be donated to a specific one of our mission partners, please select one of them below! Click the button below their name and you’ll be taken to a page where you can register your support for that partner. Once you register your support, any order you make will automatically be credited towards that rescue.
If you’re not really in the market for a new bed (or if you don’t have a dog!), you can still be a HUGE help by telling your dog loving friends or by sharing this page on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else that you like to share 🙂
Our Wonderful Mission Partners – Find One Near You!
If you’d like to support a specific rescue, select them here and click the button below their name to go register your support. Once you register, that rescue will automatically receive donations that result from any beds you order from our website.
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Why is #BedWeek Important?
Rescues need money. We donate beds where we can, which is great for the dogs that get to sleep on them, but rescues have a LOT of bills to pay. Besides food and maintenance costs, the vet bills can be crushing. Many of the dogs brought in by the rescue groups are suffering from severe medical conditions and need urgent and/or long term care.
Fundraising is very challenging. Good rescue groups (like our mission partners) normally have very loyal donors and supporters, but they can only ask for checks to be written so many times before the well dries up.
So, with #BedWeek, we worked with the rescues to develop a fundraising concept where anyone in the country can support rescue dogs NOT by writing a check, but by buying a wonderful gift for their own dog. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
What Should I Do Next?
Either pick a specific one of our mission partners to support, or just go order a Big Barker bed 🙂
Remember, #BedWeek ends on November 12th, so hurry!