MickaBlog Blog from December, 2013

A group of very generous Mickaboo supporters have created a $3000 Challenge Grant in honor of #GivingTuesday and Mickaboo.  The funds will match yours on a 3-1 basis; every $3 you give will be matched by $1 from the Grant.  Give online here - and watch the status of the Challenge Grant funds below.

10:00 pm PT update - About $830 of the Challenge Grant has been used.  Yay for Debra B, Jeannette B, Nathan V, Priscilla R, Roberta L , Tiffini C and "Anonymous"!

2:50 pm PT update - Almost $650 of the Challenge Grant is gone!  Woohoo to Christopher N, Geraldine N, and Marlena V for helping!

12:35 pm PT update - Over $600 of the Challenge Grant is gone!  Thanks to super-wonderful donors Diane M, L L and Ted D!

10:29 am PT update - Almost $428 of the Challenge Grant is gone!  Many thanks to Diane P, Kathleen K, Louisa J, and many other donors!

9:20 am PT update - Almost $300 of the Grant funds are gone!  Big shout-out to Marsha B and other Mickaboo supporters who gave!

Your #GivingTuesday Posts!

Here is where we are displaying a random selection of posts/tweets you, our supporters, have shared with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Buddy F says:
 I support bird rescue because there are too many birds that need homes. The large ones live as long as humans and as a result move from home to home throughout their lives.

Judy H says:
I donate to Mickaboo, because these intelligent creatures, need all the help they can get. I love my fids, 2 are rescues.

Karen P says:
I have to say thank you for all you do for these wonderful creatures. I have a African grey. He is 1-1/2 and something special. Thinking of adopting or foster I hope that all animal lovers take a moment to realize how lucky we are to have them, dog,cat,bird. It is unconditional and you can't ask for more. I also hope that some day we won't have to rescue and everyone will do what is best for our friends

Scott S says:
I support bird rescue because they make a difference in the lives special birds like Boomer. And I am giving to Mickaboo on Dec 3rd for #GivingTuesday"

Neha M says:
 I support bird rescues because birds like all living creatures deserve to live with dignity, respect and love. They are intelligent and have feelings and deserve a second chance.

Nathan V says:
December 3rd is GivingTuesday and this is how I'll be showing my support: Starting now, all proceeds from album sales for the next week will be donated to a few animal-related groups close to my heart, including Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary and Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue. These are wonderful people with so much love to give and so many animals to help!

Get your copy of Dreaming In Twin now (http://veshecco.storenvy.com/ products/ 3181080-dreaming-in-twin) and help contribute to my #GivingTuesday donation! Please share this info with the people you love, give your animal friends hugs for me, and have a great holiday weekend if you're celebrating. I love you!

Kathy R says:
I support Mickaboo because they provide loving care to our most vulnerable companions. Avian intelligence and need for interaction and companionship is not as well understood as it needs to be, so education is also an important component of Mickaboo's mission.

What are YOU Doing Today?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday celebrate commercialism; #GivingTuesday (today!) celebrates community.  Join us and thousands of nonprofits, companies, and individuals across the nation to support giving back to our communities. 

  • Friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and add your message.  Your message can be as simple as "I support bird rescue because ____", or  "I am giving to Mickaboo on Dec 3rd for #GivingTuesday".  Then share your message with your friends!
  • Donate online today.  Your gift today will be matched 3-1 until $3000 in Challenge Grant funds are gone. (Three dollars of your funds will be matched with one dollar from the Grant.) Many thanks to the generous Mickaboo friends who created this Challenge Grant!

We will share memorable posts and tweets here throughout the day, as well as progress toward using up the Challenge Grant funds.  Email donations@mickaboo.org with any questions or comments. THANKS to all of you supporting us today and every day throughout the year!