Project Zero

 

THE MISSION

We have a saying at SavourLife; every home should have a dog...and every dog should have a home.  But unfortunately, over 110,000 are abandoned every year and 44,000 of those dogs will be euthanised. At SavourLife we have always been there for dogs once they get into that terrible situation, but we now want to take that a step further and be part of the solution to stop them from being abandoned in the first place.

This is our Project ZERO.  It has one clear aim: reduce the number of adoptable dogs euthanised in Australia to ZERO. How are we going to do this? Over the few years SavourLife will be:

INCREASING ADOPTIONS – directing people who are looking for a new family addition to rescue groups, to find and adopt the right dog for them.  Our first big project is the Adopt-A-Dog portal linked to this website from the menu above.

PROMOTING ETHICAL BREEDING – taking steps to educate on and increase the responsible breeding and sale of dogs.  Too many dogs are born and raised in puppy farms, or by uninformed backyard breeders; adding to an already terrible problem.

BUILDING AWARENESS – promoting the joy that rescue dogs bring to homes across Australia.  We’ll be telling everyone who’ll listen what rescue dogs can bring to their lives and helping raise the profile of under-funded, volunteer-run rescue groups.

And this is where you can help us!  Below you will find ideas to create your own awareness or fundraising event, helping us on the road to ZERO!  Check out our ideas or maybe you have your own!  When you register your details we'll send you templates, downloadable posters and social media graphics to help you with your big day.  It's easy, check it out below.  You can do it at home or better yet, get your work involved too!

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Start your own fundraiser and awareness event!

By running your own fundraiser at work or home, this will give you the opportunity to raise money for your favourite dog rescue organisation. Below are some ideas and checklists that you are welcome to use to help you start raising money sooner!

BAKE OFF

Bake OffDo you and your colleagues or friends enjoy cooking and eating!? Raise some funds for your favourite rescue group by having a group bake off with your colleagues or a party at your home.

Increase awareness by creating an event on Facebook and invite all friends and colleagues to join your cause.

HOW IT WORKS!

APPROVAL

  • Receive approval from your company if needed.
  • Decide on the rescue group
  • Contact the rescue group for approval and bank details.

PREPARING

  • Set a date and time.
  • Register with us to receive your host kit collateral and information.
  • Print out the collateral that we have sent you.
  • Place posters up in the kitchen or office.
  • Post or send info about the event through social media or email.
  • Purchase a donation bucket or coin tin (two-dollar shops sell all types)

ON THE DAY

  • Plan fridge space or shelf space for food being brought in on the day.
  • Ensure there is enough paper towels, plates & cutlery needed.
  • Set up display
  • Set up donation area
  • Most importantly remember to have fun!

AFTER THE EVENT

  • Thank everyone who participated and celebrate the amount that was gathered. Remember that every effort counts!
  • Send your funds to the rescue group. Ask for a tax deductible certificate (if they are registered with the ATO)
  • Share your achievement online to inspire others to do the same!

GIVE IT UP DAY

Give It Up DayRaise some money for your favourite dog rescue by getting your work colleagues and friends to give up anything for the day (i.e. coffee, lunch etc) and donate it instead. Use social media to keep everyone motivated and keep score!

This can be held at your workplace or through friends and family on social media!

Increase awareness by creating an event on Facebook and invite all friends and colleagues to join your cause.

HOW IT WORKS!

APPROVAL

  • Receive approval from your company
  • Decide on the rescue group
  • Contact the rescue group for approval and bank details

PREPARING

  • Set a date.
  • Decide if it will be a specific item (coffee) or anything they want.
  • Set yourself a target of how much you would like to donate.
  • Register with us to receive your host kit collateral and information.
  • Print out the collateral that we have sent you.
  • Place posters up in the kitchens & office.
  • Post or send info about the event through social media or email.
  • Purchase a donation bucket or coin tin (two-dollar shops sell all types).

ON THE DAY

  • Set up display
  • Donation area
  • Most importantly remember to have fun!

AFTER THE EVENT

  • Thank everyone who participated and celebrate the amount that was gathered.  Every little bit helps!
  • Send your funds to the rescue group. Ask for a tax deductible certificate (if they are registered with the ATO)
  • Share your achievement online to inspire others to do the same!

BEST PET CONTEST

Best PetRaise some funds for your favourite rescue group by getting all your colleagues together and vote for the best pet in your workplace!

Set an entry amount for each contestant (this will be your donation to the rescue group).  Each contestant can position their pets’ photo on the cork board.  Then let everyone vote!

Increase awareness by creating an event on Facebook and invite all friends and colleagues to join your cause.

HOW IT WORKS!

APPROVAL

  • Receive approval from your company.
  • Decide on the rescue group
  • Contact the rescue group for approval and bank details.

PREPARING

  • Set the week & date
  • Set yourself a target of how much you would like to donate.
  • Register with us to receive your host kit collateral and information.
  • Nominate who will be choosing the winning pooch.
  • Print out the collateral that we have sent you.
  • Place posters up in the kitchens & office.
  • Post or send info about the event through social media or email.
  • Purchase a donation bucket or coin tin (two-dollar shops sell all types)
  • Purchase a cork board and pins for the photos to be displayed.

ON THE DAY

  • Set up display
  • Set up the donation area
  • Most importantly remember to have fun!

AFTER THE EVENT

  • Thank everyone who participated and celebrate the amount that was gathered. Remember that every effort count!
  • Send your funds to the rescue group. Ask for a tax deductible certificate (if they are registered with the ATO)
  • Share your achievement online to inspire others to do the same!

YOUR OWN IDEA

Your Own IdeaDo you have your own idea on how to raise donations for your favourite rescue? Tell us your idea when you register with us! Below are the main points to consider within your fundraiser.

Increase awareness by creating an event on Facebook and invite all friends and colleagues to join your cause.

APPROVAL

  • Receive approval from your boss.
  • Decide on the rescue group
  • Contact the rescue group for approval and bank details.

PREPARING

  • Set start and end date.
  • Set yourself a target of how much you would like to donate.
  • Register with us to receive your host kit collateral and information.
  • Print out the collateral that we have sent you.
  • Post or send info about the event through social media or email.
  • Purchase a donation bucket or coin tin (two-dollar shops sell all types)

ON THE DAY

  • Set up display
  • Donation area
  • Most importantly remember to have fun!

AFTER THE EVENT

  • Thank everyone who participated and celebrate the amount that was gathered. Every little bit helps!
  • Send your funds to the rescue group. Ask for a tax deductible certificate (if they are registered with the ATO)
  • Share your achievement online to inspire others to do the same!

Please register below to receive your downloadable posters and collateral for your big day!

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ENTER YOUR CODE

SEE WHO YOU'RE HELPING

The 7-digit code on your SavourLife pack is your key to seeing the picture and profile of a real-life rescue dog, just like the ones your purchase is helping . You can sign up for updates on their progress towards adoption and automatically share their profile with your friends. You never know, by sharing you might help us find them a new home!