Amplify Austin - It’s only one day, but it makes a great financial impact on our community. Amplify Austin is our city’s proud annual 24-hour fundraising campaign that will occur this year from 6:00 PM Thursday February 28 through 6:00 PM March 1, 2019. Last year’s event raised $10.3 million for 700 Austin non-profit organizations.
This year the WA2S all volunteer team is raising money for a special purpose – to provide program support to build DogAide, the new free crowd-sourcing dog rescue mobile app from the World Animal Awareness Society.
The World Animal Awareness Society is thankful to have already secured $35,000 in matching grants from generous campaign partners like Tito's Vodka as well as an anonymous $25,000 donation from an animal lover.
You can help us unlock these matching funds by going to our pledge page and making a donation today. Help us reach our goals and unlock these matching funds.
How to Support:
HOW TO SET UP YOUR PERSONAL FUNDRAISING PAGE
We’ve compiled this detailed, step-by-step guide to help you get set up with your very own fundraising page.
*Please note that once you hit submit, you won’t be able to make any changes to your page! If you find you need to make some changes, send our Communications Manager, Eugene Thomas an email: eugenethomas@WA2S.org and he’ll make any changes the system will allow.
Visit the World Animal Awareness Society Amplify Austin page and click “FUNDRAISE”.
Login to your Amplify Austin account. If you’ve never donated through Amplify Austin before, you can use the form to create a new account or sign in with Facebook.
Once you’re logged in, start building your World Animal Awareness Society fundraising page!
In the summary statement, tell the world why you support the World Animal Awareness Society
This is also the section where you’ll decide on your personal fundraising goal and add photos. When setting your goal, be realistic… but don’t be afraid to dream big. Self-fulfilling prophecies and all that.
Click “submit campaign for approval.”
You’ll get an approval notification from us in about 24 hours letting you know your campaign is good to go.
And remember, you can’t make any changes once you submit for approval!
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CAMPAIGN IS LIVE?
Once you’re logged into your Amplify account, make sure you’re under the “My Fundraisers” tab. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see some of the great tools and resources Amplify Austin provides for fundraisers for the World Animal Awareness Society!
We think one of the easiest ways to engage your friends and family is to write them a short email or post on your social media page. Tell them why you support the World Animal Awareness Society and send them a link. You can even send them this blog post!
We love you all so much and are so grateful for your support. Together, we can #AmplifyATX for the World Animal Awareness Society
Former Director, Austin Animal Services
Killing pets for population control is socially unacceptable and morally reprehensible and the work that the World Animal Awareness Society does is pivotal to social change.
I've worked with them in Texas in multiple situations (as the Animal Services director in Austin and during Hurricane Harvey) and plan to keep working with them.
They are documenting and exposing what Is happening to pets. The good and the bad. Without their presence and ground breaking work the killing and abuse will continue. Pets aren't trash and the notion that cities and counties should round them up and dispose of them is barbaric. Organizations fundraising on the claim of saving pets and then selectively killing some of the pets should be illegal.
Humane communities create social capital that draws businesses and people to them.
Why stop professional and civic excellence at animal services? We want the best schools, parks, fire and police departments. Why not also strive for community based municipal -non-profit partnerships designed to prevent the killing, keep pets and people safe and celebrate the human-pet bond?
Thanks to WA2S's bold, brave and cutting edge work the world is changing.
Chip N Snip
Volunteer Dog Rescuer
As a Houstonian, I have seen the importance and impact World Animal Awareness Society has had on our extreme animal overpopulation problem. I was able to work closely with them post-Hurricane Harvey and was able to experience first hand their dedication to those without a voice.
Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward Project
Volunteer Dog Rescuer
The World Animal Awareness Society has spent a lot of time in Houston's 5th Ward with our group Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project . It has helped bring so much awareness to the animal overpopulation crisis here in Houston and that is what we need. It has been a pleasure to work with them and have them follow us to document the dogs we feed and rescue and to help us get an accurate number of just how many homeless animals there are here.
Although there are many charities aiding animals in need of rescue, the WA2S goes beyond the animal. The video's are great educational aids, world-wide. They demonstrate more than just getting strays from street to home. Their interactive-ness with community and outreach is bar-none!! Education is key in any project, and this group has a formulation that may end homelessness in companion pets, they are worth following and contributing to!
As an animal related Charity with community interaction and accountability of projects, the World Animal Awareness Society is always my recommendation when others ask who to donate to.