With nonprofits playing a vital role in community development and support, it's more important than ever to support causes that positively impact the world. Every year, Giving Tuesday allows community members an opportunity to spread generosity in one of the largest fundraising events of the year, established in 2012 to inspire kindness and unity. This year is even more critical due to the impact the pandemic has had on charities. The awareness raised during the special event will help organizations like Operation Kindness continue to support its mission to care for homeless dogs and cats in North Texas.
As the leading no-kill animal shelter in North Texas, Operation Kindness is joining the annual inspirational movement for another year of celebration and collaboration. Using this day to raise funds for its cause, the donations raised during Giving Tuesday will go toward the organization's daily needs: providing food, medical treatment, shelter space, spay/neuters, adoption and fostering opportunities. Setting a goal of reaching $40,000, Operation Kindness is excited to join Giving Tuesday to prioritize every homeless animal's health and wellness in need of love and kindness.
While many fundraising events have been postponed or altogether canceled, the great thing about Giving Tuesday is that it's a global event, and anyone from anywhere can participate from the safety and comfort of their home! To learn more about the giving event, visit https://hq.givingtuesday.org/.
To support Operation Kindness, donate and find more information, visit https://www.operationkindness.org/
“We look forward to Giving Tuesday every year because it’s such a significant opportunity for people around the world to come together to support important causes, and everyone at Operation Kindness is excited to join the celebrations again to support homeless animals,” said Natalie Buxton, director of marketing and communications for Operation Kindness. “For over four decades, we have had such tremendous community support, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without it. The generosity of every single individual continues to surprise us, and we’re grateful that so many believe in our mission to be a responsible advocate for dogs and cats in need.”
Animals positively impacted by Operation Kindness’ humane values and behaviors:
- Tigre: Going from an injured stray to a beloved family pet after being found by a good Samaritan, Tigre was brought to Operation Kindness and provided x-rays. Determined by the medical team that he had a fractured leg, Tigre underwent surgery to place a pin in his leg. Afterward, he spent the next few weeks healing until a loving family adopted him into their home.
- Aisling: Found in a ditch and brought to the shelter, the medical team determined Aisling had a severely fractured pelvis and abdominal hernias. She struggled to walk independently, but she always ate her food, showing her strength to live despite her injuries. After receiving medical treatment and healing, Aisling will still walk abnormally due to how her pelvis healed, but she is pain-free and thriving and known as the ‘Miracle Kitty.’
- Bandit: As a gorgeous shepherd mix, Bandit found himself at Operation Kindness with severe allergies that caused hair loss across his entire body. For over 10 weeks, the medical team introduced a new diet and treated his skin infections. All his hair has returned, and he’s happily thriving in his new home.
Going above and beyond to provide a no-kill environment, Operation Kindness addresses the complex issue of animal homelessness through partnerships, programs and resources that benefit dogs and cats in need. Envisioning a world where all animals receive the love and kindness they deserve, the nonprofit organization prioritizes animal wellness through lifesaving services such as medical treatment, training, surgeries and more. Since 1976, Operation Kindness has been a staple in the North Texas community, working to ensure that thousands of animals are safe and protected until they’re ready to be adopted into a family who will love them dearly.