By Jaime Greenwald, Director of Development
Animal Friends is so fortunate to have dedicated and passionate supporters. Whether it’s donors, volunteers or people in our community who help spread the word about our lifesaving work, their support of our mission is immeasurable and we are extremely grateful. One such supporter is Amy Bacik. Amy has been a volunteer in our Therapets program for over two and a half years. She and her dog Piper visit people throughout the region who are in need of a little extra cheer.
Earlier this year, Amy reached out to our Development team offering to donate several raffle baskets for our upcoming Biscuits Bingo fundraiser. The beautiful baskets had various themes and were filled to the brim with goodies! Since then, Amy has also provided dozens of baskets for our Bow Wow Basket Auction and Black Tie & Tails, along with other themed baskets for different events this year. Each of the baskets are stuffed with incredible items including beauty products, pet toys and accessories, kitchen gadgets, family-oriented items, gardening, tailgating and more!
Amy’s impeccable design and coordination of these baskets helped us raise critical funds during a very challenging and uncertain time. In a year where we have had to postpone or cancel most of our fundraising events, having such a solid base of items for online auctions and other fundraisers has been incredible. Thanks to Amy’s talents, we were able to provide our supporters with exciting online auctions featuring high-quality packages.
From everyone at Animal Friends, thank you to Amy Bacik for her tremendous support and hard work in helping us reach our goals and continue our life-changing work!