Designated Non-Profit

Tommy’s Feral Felines – Bake Sale Fundraiser, Dec 14 & 15

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Tommy's - December 14 & 15 2013 Bake Sale

From Tommy’s Facebook post:

On Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th, Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends will be hosting its annual Christmas bake sale at Big Lots in Auburn.

If you would like to bake we surely would appreciate it. If you don’t have time to bake then come over and purchase some of the best baked goods in New England.

All of these proceeds will help the many animals in our care who desperately need medical care and surgeries. It has been an extremely tough year for these animals. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to send a donation you could send it to Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends;P.O.Box 274,Greene,Maine 04236.

If you need more information please contact normblais39@yahoo.com or 207-650-8374.

I’ve been doing this for over 35 years and my partner and I have never seen so many animals in need of our help. Any small act of kindness could help save their lives.

Thanks, Norm.

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Tommy’s Feral Feline Friends is the Designated Non Profit for the 2014 Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo to be held Friday & Saturday, September 26 & 27 at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue in Lewiston, Maine.

For more information about Tommy’s, check out their page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tommys-Feral-Feline-Friends/144388569019006 or visit their website at http://www.tommysferalfelinefriends.com/.

They do the work of angels, and on a shoestring budget, in the freezing cold, in the rain, and in the sweltering heat.  Unlike most shelters and rescues that work mostly from indoors, Tommy’s volunteer staff work outdoors in the elements, because that’s where the feral cats live.

Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.

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RFP: Designated Non-Profit Status for the Greater Bangor Pet Expo

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Bangor Pet Expo Designated Non-Profit Proposal Form

Proposal Guidelines 

Thank you for your interest in being the designated non-profit for our upcoming show!

Please complete our Request for Proposal Form to help us in our decision-making.

Applications are due on June 15, 2013 with a decision made by June 30, 2013.This allows us more than four months of marketing & public relations regarding the winning organization – and we expect that you will use this time to market your role in the event, and the event itself.

The Designated Non-Profit receives the following:

  • A free exhibit booth in a prime location
  • Name & logo on all promotional materials including most tickets
  • Press releases specific to  your organization
  • Free entry for up to six members of your organization
  • We will encourage donations from all attendees at the door of the show (advertised in advance). You tell us what you need.
  • A 3 minute introduction of your organization from the podium each show day.

Your completed one-page  proposal must reach What a Great Event! no later than 06/21/2013. You can fax it to us at 207 / 784.3950, email it to LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or send it via snail mail.

We don’t want you to miss the deadline, so hurry and get your proposal in to us!  Good luck!

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If you love animals the way we love animals, we hope you’ll get involved with The Maine Pet Expos.

This year (2013), we will produce two pet shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo on September 21-22 (note new dates!) at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue and the Greater Bangor Pet Expo on October 19-20 at the new Cross Insurance Conference Center in the old Bass Park Complex.

FMI:  Please join our discussion group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos, and “like” our page:  https://www.facebook.com/themainepetexpos.

For exhibit booth, sponsorship, show program advertising, workshops, Designated Non-Profit, and volunteer information, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.  You can also find information on these two sites:  http://andropetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com and http://bangorpetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com

We’re also working on a non-profit to raise funds for animal rescues – AARF – Animal Activist and Resource Fund.  You can read more about AARF at https://www.facebook.com/AARF.AnimalActivistResourceFund.

We foster dogs through two rescue organizations (Maine Lab Rescue and The Pixel Fund), and collect donations for several rescues.  For more information on either of these efforts, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.

Welcome to our world!

RFP: Designated Non-Profit Status at the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo

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Greater Andro Pet Expo – Designated Non Profit Status Form

Proposal Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in being the designated non-profit for our upcoming show!

Please complete our Request for Proposal Form to help us in our decision-making.

Applications are due on June 14, 2013 with a decision made by June 28, 2013. 

This allows us nearly three months of marketing & public relations regarding the winning organization – and we expect that you will use this time to market your role in the event, and the event itself.

The Designated Non-Profit receives the following:

  • A free exhibit booth in a prime location
  • Name & logo on all promotional materials including most tickets
  • Press releases specific to  your organization
  • Free entry for up to six members of your organization
  • Wewill encourage donations from all attendees at the door of the show (advertised in advance). You tell us what you need.
  • A 3 minute introduction of your organization from the podium each show day.

Your completed one-page  proposal must reach What a Great Event! no later than 06/14/2013.

You can fax it to us at 207 / 784.3950, email it to LSnyder@regroupbiz.com or send it via snail mail.

Just complete the attached form (click on the link above) but hurry – you don’t want to miss the deadline!

And Good Luck!

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If you love animals the way we love animals, we hope you’ll get involved with The Maine Pet Expos. 

This year (2013), we will produce two pet shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo on September 21-22 (note new dates!) at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue and the Greater Bangor Pet Expo on October 19-20 at the new Cross Insurance Conference Center in the old Bass Park Complex.

FMI:  Please join our discussion group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos, and “like” our page:  https://www.facebook.com/themainepetexpos.

For exhibit booth, sponsorship, show program advertising, workshops, Designated Non-Profit, and volunteer information, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.  You can also find information on these two sites:  http://andropetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com and http://bangorpetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com

We’re also working on a non-profit to raise funds for animal rescues – AARF – Animal Activist and Resource Fund.  You can read more about AARF at https://www.facebook.com/AARF.AnimalActivistResourceFund.

We foster dogs through two rescue organizations (Maine Lab Rescue and The Pixel Fund), and collect donations for several rescues.  For more information on either of these efforts, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.

Welcome to our world!

Animal Rescue on a Limited Budget? The Maine Pet Expos Offers Several Options!

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A member of our Facebook group (https://facebook.com/groups/mainepetexpos) just asked how a rescue could get involved and have a booth at one of our Pet Expos, even though they have very limited budgets. 

Here’s my answer:

There are several ways. First, I do want to point out that the standard 6’d x 8’w booth is $249 for the two days, and the over-sized 6’d x 12′ wide is $329 for the two days. (These come with full pipes, drapes, tables, chairs, etc.)

While those prices are a lot less than home shows and business expos charge, I know they’re still too expensive for most rescues that operate on a shoestring and depend on volunteers.

So here are some options:

a) we will give a rescue an over-sized booth for $149 (that’s less than half of what everyone else will pay),

b) we’re assuming that could still be a bit too expensive, so we’re willing to help you find a kind soul or organization that will sponsor you by paying that $149 for the rescue,

c) if the booth is paid in full during our Early Bird Rate, which ends June 30th, it’s only $126.65,

d) we have “Non Profit Resource Tables” that are absolutely no-frills: no linens, no pipes & drapes… just a 6 foot table and a couple of chairs; the space is about 4′ deep by 8′ wide… the cost is $95, or $80.75 during the Early Bird rate period,

e) we have a Designated Non-Profit RFP that animal rescues and other non-profits can apply for, with one organization getting a free booth with full pipes and drapes, etc. The Pixel Fund was awarded that designation last year,

f) we have a very limited need for volunteers, and will donate $10 per hour of approved volunteer time to the exhibiting non-profit of their choice (The Pixel Fund got a few dollars out of that last year, too).

Another option is to come up with an idea that could help us mitigate our own costs, or would be an even exchange for expenses we already have planned… for example, if you owned a newspaper and could give me free advertising (with money I was already planning on spending), in exchange I would donate that money to the (exhibiting) non-profit or rescue of your choice.
We’re more than willing to be creative, as long as we can make a living at the Pet Expos and other events we’re doing!
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If you love animals the way we love animals, we hope you’ll get involved with The Maine Pet Expos. 

This year (2013), we will produce two pet shows, the Greater Androscoggin Pet Expo on September 21-22 (note new dates!) at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue and the Greater Bangor Pet Expo on October 19-20 at the new Cross Insurance Conference Center in the old Bass Park Complex.

FMI:  Please join our discussion group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MainePetExpos, and “like” our page:  https://www.facebook.com/themainepetexpos.

For exhibit booth, sponsorship, show program advertising, workshops, Designated Non-Profit, and volunteer information, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.  You can also find information on these two sites:  http://andropetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com and http://bangorpetexpoexhibitors.eventbrite.com

We’re also working on a non-profit to raise funds for animal rescues – AARF – Animal Activist and Resource Fund.  You can read more about AARF at https://www.facebook.com/AARF.AnimalActivistResourceFund.

We foster dogs through two rescue organizations (Maine Lab Rescue and The Pixel Fund), and collect donations for several rescues.  For more information on either of these efforts, please contact Linda at LSnyder (at) regroupbiz (dot) com.

Welcome to our world!