Monday, July 11, 2011

Itty Bitty Kitty Committee Fundraiser Auction

Some of you may already be familiar with what I consider, indisputably, the Best Blog on the Internet: the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee. Laurie Cinotto, author and Martha Stewart craft staff favorite, devotes her free time to fostering kittens in the Tacoma, WA area, photographing the kittens as they get ready to be adopted from her nest. Laurie and her foster partner Kim raised our kitty Maddie:
Enough said, right? They are experts at turning out healthy, happy, cutest-ever kittens and finding them perfect families. For the third consecutive year, Laurie and the IBKC community are participating in a fundraiser for her shelter partner, the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County. The IBKC team has raised--wait for it--over $71,000 in the last two years for cats and kittens at the shelter. $71,000! All the money raised goes straight to the cats for food, vaccines, bathing supplies, adoption, spaying/neutering, and to two special funds for senior cats and foster kittens. The shelter has also been able to build a new quarantine facility largely because of the IBKC's funds. Isn't that incredible?

This year's goal is $50,000 and we're about 70% to the total as of today. To help with the fundraising, we donated a Red Petal clock to auction off on eBay:

The auction ends today around 4, so hop on over and bid if you'd like to support the IBKC and get one of our clocks. View the clock auction here, and check out other items that will also benefit the IBKC here. If you'd like to make a tax deductible donation to the IBKC fundraiser and check the progress towards the goal, see the team's page here. I hope you will donate and enjoy the IBKC like so many others do every day!

Update: The auction has closed and the clock was sold for $139.50!