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Bailey Deacon and Family

Member Of BARCS Volunteers, Fosters and Staff

Oh boy, does this organization have my heart. Why do I love BARCS so much? Because I love watching this grassroots, underdog of a shelter grow year-after-year. I love watching animals go from 'unwanted' to 'family.' I love seeing our fundraising increase each year and then seeing the positive effects in the form of lives saved, programs built and community outreach.

Three years ago when I first got to BARCS, 70% of the animals were saved. So far this year, more than 90% of the animals are graced with a second chance at love and happiness.

But you know what the best part is? We aren't done. 90% doesn't mean we've arrived, it means there's still a tremendous amount of work left to do.

But BARCS can't do it without financial support. If you have a pet, you know just how expensive they can be. Now picture 12,000 little faces counting on you, most of which require more than just basic care, and many of whom need major medical services. It's a lot for sure.

When you give to BARCStoberfest, the money isn't held until October. No, it is going right into the shelter the moment it hits the bank. That donation turns into food, training, medical care, grooming, community outreach, surgery and more. And if that's not enough to convince you that a donation to BARCS is a good donation, then listen to this:

For every $1 you give, $.96 is allocated directly to the programs. Really. That's a just a 4% overhead rate, way below the gold-standard in nonprofit fundraising (which is <20%). Aside from the animals, that is my FAVORITE thing about BARCS. Fiscal responsibility and financial transparency.

Please consider a donation to BARCS. It means the world to thousands of animals in Baltimore that are counting on all of us to make it right.

  • Goal $2,000.00
  • Raised $2,810.00
Top Donations
  • Michael Nugent - $1,000.00
  • UAV Solutions, Inc. - $840.00
  • MoL Development LLC Dave Walters - $250.00
  • Southside Dinner - Nick & Steve - $250.00
  • Clare M. Deacon-Aparo - $100.00
Donor Date Amount Message
Janet Orlin 10/31/2018 $10.00 Bailey, thanks for using your tremendous gift as a writer to serve the homeless animals of Baltimore
UAV Solutions, Inc. 10/25/2018 $840.00
Michael Nugent 10/20/2018 $1,000.00
MoL Development LLC Dave Walters 10/10/2018 $250.00
Clare M. Deacon-Aparo 10/8/2018 $50.00 Good luck honey! Love, Mom
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