Change Of Policy Questioned

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Editor:

I know there are many other animal lovers here in Payson and the surrounding areas, and I’d like to hear their opinions about the following issue.

Our local humane society has always depended on donations to pay for the daily operating expenses of the shelter. Until recently, there were many different fund-raisers held each year to benefit our shelter, something for everyone really, the chili supper, Valentine’s Dance, Easter bunny photos, and the occasional high ticket event for the wealthier supporters (usually $100 per person).

Unfortunately, the board of directors has decided that the shelter has had their hands out too frequently, and have discontinued all events that would raise less than $10,000, and now turn away volunteers who wish to hold smaller events for the benefit of the shelter. Those who can’t afford the high ticket events are left with few options to contribute to our cause.

Personally, I believe this is saying to the majority of our supporters that they aren’t rich enough to help, when they should be welcoming any and all donations, whether it’s $5, $500, or $1,000 or more! It all adds up!

I feel the board should reconsider their decision in this matter and bring back the smaller events, so everyone can help in their own way.

How about you? What do you think?

Madonna Gromaeki

Comments

Pat Randall 2 years, 9 months ago

Lots of luck raising $10,000 at all of your high class events. How many have you had that raised that much? $200.oo a couple is a little steep. For that they expect really good food, decorations and all the rest that goes along with it. How much do you have to spend to get the $100.00 donation? As long as the participants get something in return such as dinner they can not claim it as a deduction on thier income tax. They bought a high price dinner.

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