Meet n Greets are important to GDRNT. As so much of our community is "virtual" it is our chance to get out into the community. An opportunity to educate the public about GDRNT, our danes, the adoption process, our Matchmaker Program and share what we know about these gentle giants. Meet n Greets are simply a way to educate the public about who we are and what we do; they are not adoption events or fundraisers but about education and awareness. While we love to see a fun donation jar at Meet n Greets, it is the icing on the cake.
Yesterday we had a Meet n Greet at the Wine Cellar in Frisco and the generosity of the season hit GDRNT. David, Kristine & their rescue dane Sam donated a percentage of sales, raffled a great wine package to benefit GDRNT and donated personally. They invited customers who also gave generously and worked side by side with our fabulous volunteers to greet a steady crowd and promote GDRNT. At the end of the day the donations totaled enough money to cover intake vaccinations and testing for 6 danes! WOW and THANK YOU to the Wine Cellar family and everyone who came out.
The Holiday Spirit does not end there. Last week we also received a very generous anonymous donation to Divas Dudes and Danes hitting our Event goal for the year. So to "anonymous" we grant a heart felt Thank You!
GDRNT is a 501c,100% volunteer staffed and run so all donations go directly to the care of our danes. We are also 100% privately funded. Every donation of every size allows us to continue to pull danes from area kill shelters, medically treat, rehabilitate and FURever home great danes who have otherwise been discarded. To all of you we say THANK YOU for your continued generosity and support of GDRNT, without you we could not exist.