Holiday Photo Contest

Tis the season to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives! Get out your camera and your festive props, we want your photos!Holiday pet photo contest

Three Chances to Win

One grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card to the pet food supplier of their choice, and a FLOA gift box. (Sorry, it won’t arrive until after Christmas.)

The second and third place winners will each receive a $50 gift card to the pet food supplier of their choice.

Pet Costume Contest Rules

  1. Submit your photos here! Photo must be of a pet.
  2. Deadline to enter is Thursday, December 20 at 11:59 pm.
  3. We will post photos, a few a day, through Christmas Day.
  4. The winners will be determined by the combined votes.
    How to Vote:
    Like the photo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Each like is one vote.
    Donate on the Facebook photo: Each photo will be posted on Facebook. Any donations made on the Facebook post will also count as extra “likes.” Each dollar is one like. All donations will go toward the dog fund or cat fund, depending on what type of animal it is.
  5. Voting will end on December 26 at 12pm, and the winner will be announced shortly there after.

The Prize

The winner will be featured on our social media sites with bragging rights, and receive a $100 gift card to the pet food supplier of their choice and a gift basket. The two runners-up will receive a $50 gift card to the pet food supplier of their choice and some pretty spiffy bragging rights!

Pro Tips

Tell everyone! Sharing the photo of your pet supporting For the Love of Alex is a great way to spread the word about the work we do as well as help to bring in donations. Email and text your friends and family about the contest as well las sharing on social media. Sometimes posts are missed, but a text is almost always seen.

Make sure your photo is high quality. Here are some quick tips to help you take a great photo:
– Take the photo in an area with good lighting.
– Avoid using the flash if you can, because it creates a glowing effect on pet eyes.
– Turn your phone to get a landscape photo instead of portrait if possible.
– Don’t add a bunch of filters or frames to the photo. In many cases this makes the photo look grainy or too busy.

Thank you for participating. Spreading joy and good feelings is good for everyone, including our pets!

*No purchase necessary to enter. Facebook is not sponsoring or otherwise associated with this contest.In the event of a tie, the winner who reached the total first will win.

Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. This a day for making donations to causes you care about. Save the date to make your tax-deductible donation to For the Love of Alex on Tuesday, November 27. Here are some ways to make the most out of your donation.

Facebook Donations

This year Facebook has partnered with PayPal to match the first $7 million donations received via facebook. That means your donation made via facebook will be matched while funds are available, starting at 8am EST. Please make your donations early.

We encourage you to make any donation you can afford through For the Love of Alex’s Giving Tuesday fundraiser on Facebook, on Giving Tuesday.

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Getting Tuesday

In an effort to encourage early donations through facebook on Giving Tuesday, we will be rewarding the first 75 donors who donate $50 or more starting at 8:00 am. We have a limited supply of gifts, so they will be given on a first come first served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Matching donations start at 8 am EST.

Gift boxes will include a For the Love of Alex ceramic Christmas Tree ornament, a mouse pad, pen, and other items to show our thanks.

How Can I Be Sure to Receive My Gift?

  1. Make a donation to For the Love of Alex through our donate button on Facebook on Tuesday, November 27 after 8 am EST. (Donate buttons on individual posts and the main page will be counted equally.)
  2. Fill out this form to ensure that we can find you if your name is amount the first 75 people to make a $50 donation.

Facebook reports for Giving Tuesday will not be immediately available. Donors who are receiving a gift will be notified the first week of December.

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If you make a donation on Giving Tuesday through Facebook, Facebook will double it! Whenever you make a donation for For the Love of Alex we encourage you to check with your employer and see if they offer charitable donation matching. If your employer will match the donation, and Facebook matches the donation, you will have given a gift three times higher than you actually paid. It’s a great way to stretch your donations.

Help Cats and Dogs

Please choose For the Love of Alex as your charitable organization on Giving Tuesday. We currently have 53 open cases, and can’t help any new emergency cases until we raise the funds for these animals. Emergency veterinary costs are often a complete surprise to pet owners. If they are already living paycheck to paycheck or have fallen on hard times, these costs can be completely unmanageable. This leaves otherwise responsible pet owners facing euthanasia or surrendering their pet to a shelter. We work to keep families together and pets healthy. Your donations truly create miracles.

Pet Costume Contest

Enter our pet costume contest to add a little laughter to the world. In addition to helping animals in need, we like to celebrate the joy these amazing pets bring to our lives.

 

cat in hat for the love of Alex We would love to see how your beloved pet is dressing up for Halloween or just for fun! One winner will receive a $50 gift card for pet food. 

Pet Costume Contest Rules

  1. Submit your photos here!
  2. Deadline to enter is Saturday, October 27 at 12pm.
  3. We will post photos sporatically in the days leading up to Halloween.
  4. The winner will be chosen by adding up likes on Facebook and Instagram. Any donations made on the Facebook post will also count as extra “likes.” Each dollar is one like. All donations will go toward the dog fund or cat fund, depending on what type of animal it is.
  5. The winner will be announced on Halloween around 1pm EST.

The Prize

The winner will be featured on our social media sites with bragging rights, and receive a $50 gift card to the pet food supplier of their choice.

Sharing the photo of your pet supporting For the Love of Alex is a great way to spread the word about the needed work we do and help to bring in donations.

Thank you for participating. Spreading joy and good feelings is good for everyone, including our pets!

*No purchase necessary to enter. Facebook is not sponsoring or otherwise associated with this contest.

October Update: Donations Needed

For the Love fo aLex October newsletterHello Angels! We are beyond grateful for all of the recent donations and positive comments and reviews. Over the past 5 months we’ve helped 53 pets. Thank you for helping to save lives and keep families together. Unfortunately, we cannot take on anymore cases until we make up the funds spent on these 53 animals, including their ongoing care. Donations are needed to keep us going.

The Pets You’re Helping

We have 53 open cases. Here a few of them.

Angel the dog For the Love of Alex Angel is almost completely done with treatments. It’s been a long road, but thanks to your support she is receiving the help she needs for her odd case of puppy strangles. For the Love of Alex still must raise approximately $500 toward her care.

Chess the cat For the Love of AlexChess, short for Cheshire, is happy and healthy since his operation for a urinary blockage. If you are concerned about your cat’s urinary health, check out this educational website, and always consult a veterinarian you trust. For the Love of Alex still must raise $2,800 toward his care.

Maui the dog. For the Love of Alex Maui has had a truly remarkable recovery after his major surgery. As a dog with numerous vascular abnormalities, we expect he may need future care, but for now he is happy and healthy. For the Love of Alex must still raise $4,500 toward his care.

Finnain the cat For the love of Alex Finnian had rough summer, in and out of veterinary hospitals, but he is great now! After many tests he was determined to have a rare cryptococcosis fungal disease. With treatment, he is thriving and his owner is smiling! So are his dog brothers. For the Love of Alex must still raise $1,900 toward his care.

Donations Needed Desperately

On September 7th we announced, via Facebook, that we would be shutting down our application for support until we raised $70,000, and I issued a challenge of raising $10,000 a week to be able to reopen by the end of October. (See original post here: http://bit.ly/2PLHObT) As of right now we are not making our goal and still need to raise $48,000. Your help is needed more than ever right now!
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If you can make a donation I encourage you to do so. No amount is too big or too small! 

Thank you all for your support. We look forward to saving more pets with you in the near future.

8 Ways to Help Animals Without Making a Donation

At For the the Love of Alex we are able to help animals by ensuring that pets get emergency veterinary care because of donations from people like you. Please make a donation, if you can. But there are also several other ways to help animals at For the Love of Alex.

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Tell Your Friends 

Share social media posts and tag friends, but also tell a friend in real life. Not everyone is on facebook or checks it often. Start a conversation. Ask a friend, “Do you want to help animals?”

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Tell Your Boss

Please invite your employer to support For the Love of Alex with a jeans day fundraiser or corporate gift. Even the “big cats” like to help animals. This 501c3 might be just what they are looking for.

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For the Love of Alex is now part of Amazon Smile. If you are going shop on Amazon anyway, please go to Amazon Smile first!

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Follow Us

Facebook: For the Love of Alex Inc
Twitter: @ForTheLoveAlex
Instagram: @For_the_Love_of_Alex_inc
LinkedIn: For the Love of Alex Inc

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Walk Your Dog

With the Walk For a Dog app, you can help raise money just by walking!
Thank you all for your support. We look forward to saving more pets with you in the near future.

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Join Our Mailing List

The next time you run to check your email, look forward to getting something featuring Alex the cat! Stay up-to-date on our current cases, and learn about new opportunities to help. Sign up here.

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Make Sure You Are Getting Updates

If you ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us, that’s great, but make sure to click “See First” and “Get Notifications.”

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Visit GreatNonprofits and leave a review about the important work we do. If we’ve helped your pet, please include a photo of your pet to make it more impactful. 
And as always, if you can afford to make a donation, please do! 

Walk Your Way to Helping More Animals

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For the Love of Alex is now participating in Walk For a Dog. We call it, “Walk for Alex.” It’s a simple way to support our organization by walking, biking, or running! You don’t even have to have a dog.

How to “Walk for Alex”

  1. Download the Walk for A Dog app to your smart phone.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Choose your charity to support. Find “For the Love of Alex Inc” under Pennsylvania.
  4. Every time you go for a walk, with or without your dog, open the app and select “start walking.”
  5. The app will track your walking distance. You can even open other apps while you walk, like Pokemon Go.
  6. For the Love of Alex will get a donation based on our number of walkers and the miles you’ve collected.

You can even add Alex as one of you “dogs” on the app, to see his picture and remember why you’re doing this in the first place.

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We hope you will participate in this fun way to get more exercise for you and your dog, as well as raise money for For the Love of Alex Inc.

Get started here! 

FLOA is a 2018 Top-Rated Charity

For the Love of Alex Inc. (FLOA) has been recognized by Great Nonprofits as a 2018 Top-Rated Charity. The distinction is given to organizations which rate highly by people who experience their work first hand.

FLOA has also received a 2018 Bronze Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. This is the first step in updating information to eventually grow our transparency rating, and makes our organization easier to find.