2020 Annual Report
You are probably as exhausted of hearing this as I am, but this past year was without a doubt – unprecedented. We faced historic challenges brought forth by the pandemic; however, with an incredible amount of support and our new leadership, DF2FM was able to adapt to the ever-changing conditions of 2020.
With an abundance of caution, we cancelled our annual fundraiser, the Hungry Hound Hustle 5k/1mi. Despite this setback, our fundraising for the first half of the year was able to meet its forecast thanks to the addition of North Texas Giving Tuesday NOW.
Our distribution sites experienced significant delays in re-opening, resulting in a decrease in our food distribution. The most acutely harmed by the closures being the many senior centers we serve. In response, we implemented a Holiday Pet Kit program, adding to our Home, Not Alone distributions, to ensure the seniors and their pets knew we still hold them as a priority.
With fewer sites available to drop off food donations and host donation drives, our pet food donations also decreased. However, our supporters continued to step up by shopping our Amazon Wishlist.
Activating our emergency program, The Maverick Fund, we reached those in need who were not aligned through our existing distribution partner channels. In addition to helping families affected by the recent hurricanes, we were able to assist local rescues and shelters as they experienced increased pet surrenders, due to the economic repercussions of the pandemic.
Although it was our first year participating in The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever, because of our amazing supporters, partners, and sponsors, we were humbled to raise over $10,000!
While 2020 was full of great tragedy, we are proud of all the good we were able to accomplish. We could not have achieved such success without incredible support, and for that we are thankful – and hopeful.
Thank you for your continued support of our mission to ensure no pet owner must choose between stay…or go.