Midlands Gives

Watch a video about the improvements needed for our facility and training school.

Thank You to our Matching Donation Givers.

$30,066 – THANK YOU!

Update: 7 additional donations totaling $1,800 were received after the official midnight deadline. So we achieved our $30,000 goal!

Thank you to each of the 189 individual donors, matching donors and prize awarding organizations whose generosity helped us raise $28,266.16 on Midlands Gives Day 2017.

Here are some of the highlights of the day:

Description Amount
Individual Donations $19,766.16
Additional Individual Donations $1,800
Team Gamez Matching Donation $2,500
Tito’s Vodka Matching Donation $1,000
Anonymous Donor Matching Donation $2,500
SCE&G Energize Prize $1,000
AFLAC Inspires Leadership Prize $500
South State Bank Power Hour Prize $1,000
TOTAL $30,066.16

PAALS had the second most individual donors and the third most total donations in the small npo category. Among all npo’s, we had the sixth most individual donors and ninth most total donations.

Midlands Gives Day for 2017 is May 2!

Each May, the Central Carolina Community Foundation sponsors Midlands Gives Day. The goal for this day is to raise as much money for Midlands nonprofits as possible in a 24 hour period from 12:00:01AM to 11:59:59PM. All donations must be made online at the Midlands Gives website. A link to this site will be on the PAALS Home page and this page on May 2nd.

In 2016, PAALS raised almost $23,000 during Midlands Gives. This year our goal is to raise $30,000 to make much needed major improvements to our Facility and Training School. These improvements will help to provide a safe, clean, dry, comfortable, accessible and welcoming environment for our pups, our Summer PAALS campers, our clients in training, our volunteers and our staff. Improvement projects include making the outside training area/playground dry and accessible, making foundation repairs and improvements to the drainage in the front the building and parking area, and providing doggie dorms for all the pups in training (rather than the current individual crates).

Your generous contributions will help fund these major projects one donation at a time:

  • $30 – two hours of labor for foundation and drainage repair
  • $50 – 10 sq. ft. of artificial puppy turf for outside playground/training area
  • $100 – one hours of heavy equipment rental for foundation and drainage repairs
  • $250 – 3 ft. section of accessible ramp for the outside playground/training areas
  • $500 – 50 sq. ft. of roofing for covering the outside playground/training area
  • $1,000 – one Doggie Dorm for two dogs (you may name the dorm room)

As with 2016, we are going to try and win one of the “Power Hours”. During a “Power Hour”, the non-profit with the most *unique donors wins a bonus of $1,000. We are targeting the 7:00AM to 7:59AM “Power Hour”. So if you arrange to make your donation during this time, you will help us win this bonus.

Also, we have a matching donation challenge from three donors: Team Gamez Foundation, Tito’s Vodka and an anonymous donor. When we reach 100 *unique donors, these three will collectively donate $4,500 to PAALS.

*Unique Donor = a donation made with a unique name, credit card # and email address (i.e. John Smith, VISA card #, [email protected] and Jon Smith, AMEX card #, [email protected] = two unique donors)

if for some reason, you will not be able to access the internet on May 2nd, you can make a scheduled donation using the button below. Advance donations do NOT count towards Matching Funds or the Power Hour. So, please only make a scheduled donation if you will be unable to donate on May 2nd.