HERE'S WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP!
As an all-volunteer organization, First State is always in
need of assistance to make our organization run effectively and efficiently.
Take a look at the list below; maybe you will see an area where you
can apply your interests, experience and expertise. Is there something
that you are particularly good at that can be applied in our rescue?
Just let us know and maybe we can make it fit!
Cash donations help First State every day. Medical needs of foster hounds especially can run into thousands of dollars. And we hope to develop a kennel, to help more retired racing greyhounds!
If you have a specific area to which you would like a monetary donation directed, please let us know. Your donation can be made payable to First State Greyhound Rescue, Inc., and mailed to PO Box 67, Blandon, PA 19510. We thank you on behalf of all of the greyhounds.
Click here to see our wish list of items to help keep First State going strong!
There are other ways to earn donations for FSGR.
- Join iGive.com. Visit the site, become a member, pick FSGR as the recipient of the merchant’s donation and every time you make a purchase from this site, FSGR earns money!!!! There are over 600 merchants to choose from, like Barnes & Noble, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Drugstore,com, Staples, GNC! Questions? Please contact our M&G Coordinator.
- Join Redner’s SAV-A-TAPE Program. It’s easy. Just go to your local Redner’s Market, go to the courtesy desk & ask for a SAV-A-TAPE card and you are on your way! Have your card scanned every time you make a purchase, save your receipt and contact our M&G Coordinator. One percent of your purchases are donated to FSGR!
- Buy gift cards to shop at GIANT Markets. For every $100 Gift Card, FSGR receives $5. Contact Joe Bryner, email@example.com, for more information
- Use Give Back America for your internet shopping! Click for more information:
What would we do without our foster families? Take a hound off of the truck, send it to the vet and then to its foster family to learn what it means to live in a home…learn the steps and learn not to walk through the sliding glass door! Most importantly, fosters provide information to our Adoption Coordinator…information such as the hound’s personality and behavior profiling so we can make the best match with its new family. Fostering is very worthwhile, demanding, and can be very emotional when you say "goodbye."
If you are interested in learning more about our foster program,
please contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or 610.395.0443, or 484.201.5756 cell.
MEET & GREETS
We need volunteers to not only find new venues for Meet & Greets but to host events. Think out of the box to locate someplace other than a pet store to show off our hounds! If you can't make a specific commitment to volunteer, visiting our table at a Meet & Greet with your greyhound/s and talking to the public will be very helpful! Visit our website for the location of an event and come visit. You'll learn how to talk " First State" and educate the public about the greyhound and its history.
Please contact one of our M&G Coordinator for more information.
- Dawn & JR King
Contact Steve at email@example.com or 484.256.3893 to learn more about upcoming events and how you can help. We need assistance with coordination, scheduling, and planning. There are exciting and fun events in the making!
And, if you are planning a fundraiser and would like to make First State a beneficiary, please contact Steve at the above contact information, and thanks!
Transportation could mean moving a hound from its foster home to the adoption rep who will be conducting a turnover. Or, it could mean traveling to Ohio to meet the last leg of a GUR (Greyhound Underground Railroad) and bringing the pups back to Pennsylvania. Maybe you'd drive to the track to pick up our next group of hounds. If you have a van or SUV, wonderful! It's not a requirement, of course. We could always pair you up with someone who does. Chris Guth will tell you more about transportation. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.395.0443 if you would like to move dogs.
VOLUNTEER AT LARGE
This person will fill in anywhere we need help…for instance, if we are planning an event and need someone to coordinate volunteers, or to make phone calls to ask for baked goods. Or stuff envelopes for a mailing. You'll be "on call" as needed. Please contact email@example.com.
First State Volunteers...Where
Please click on the link below, and post your location on the map. This way, we can develop a visual record of where our volunteers are! Thanks!