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HIHS: #GivingTuesday Fundraising Goal $10K

November 11, 2015, 12:37 PM HST
* Updated November 11, 12:41 PM
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Hawai’i Island Humane Society hopes to raise $10,000 during the 2015 #GivingTuesday event.

The one-day global event brings together communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity across the globe.

Each year, #GivingTuesday is held on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The event follows shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

“We have set a one-day HIHS fundraising goal of $10,000 for #GivingTuesday. Contributions received will help offset ongoing costs for medical and general expenses related to animals in our care,” said HIHS Executive Director Donna Whitaker. “Even healthy dogs that arrive on our shelter doorsteps stay for weeks while they await adoption, and that adds up to a lot of food and supplies!”

HIHS officials say that basic supply costs are not the only expense for the animals. Medical treatments, like a recent removal for a cat, named “Oreo,” who had a severe eye injury, was necessary prior to adoption.

“We are touched by generosity every day at HIHS and we hope #GivingTuesday inspires and encourages even more members from our community to contribute,” said Whitaker.

Those interested in assisting the HIHS can give through the First Giving website, on Dec. 1.

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