Dollar Donations founder and APO member, Jacob Stein with Hallie Norden, APO Service Vice President, working the fundraising booth at William & Mary.
The Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity chapter at William & Mary used the Dollar Donations fundraising platform to raise money for the Williamsburg, Virginia, Heritage Humane Society on April 24 and 25.
There are an estimated 70 million homeless dogs and cats struggling to survive in the United States. Because of the growing number of strays, many animal shelters are forced to turn animals away, increasing the number of stray animals in Williamsburg and communities across the country.
Heritage Humane Society serves as compassionate stewards of homeless pets that are in transition from strays/surrender to forever homes. They have 530 dedicated volunteers who logged in over 17,233 hours of service in 2022 to serve our community. They work to educate the public about humane animal care and treatment, advocate animal welfare, and provide affordable adoption and spay/neuter services to measurably reduce overpopulation of unwanted companion animals. In 2022 they:
- Saved 1943 Lives Through Adoption and Transfer Partnerships
- Fostered 750 Sick, Injured, and Under Socialized Pets So They Could Adjust and Heal
- Rescued 189 Pets Working With Rescue Partners
- Facilitated the Adoption of 1404 Pets Including Dogs, Cats, Birds and Reptiles
A big thanks to all of the William & Mary students who donated $1 or more to help raise over $200 for this worthy nonprofit.
Nearly all of the donations were for $1, so the fundraiser helped empower a large number of students on campus to get involved and help make a difference in the local community, which is the goal of Dollar Donations. Go, Tribe!