My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for York County Humane Society, Fort Mill, SC, USA
I've been volunteering with the HSYC for several years. I am responsible for fund raising and work with amazing people. We are a family at the HSYC (staff and volunteers alike). With a family we have disagreements but at the end of the days....it's all about the animals.
We work diligently to make needed funds to support our no kill shelter. We currently house 140+ cats/kittens and about 40-50 dogs/pups. We also have a thrift shop that's focus is to make money to support our cause. Together the thrift shop and the shelter along with the business of running the shelter costs $32K a month. We regularly request donation of items and when spending act as if we are conservatively spending our own dollars when making decisions about our shelter.
Our shelter is a very positive place to visit. Our staff is paid very little and works with a passion for the animals.
As the fund raising coordinator, I feel very respected and appreciated for the activities I coordinate. However, I cannot do it alone and I have an amazing group of people I work with that makes every day a pleasure. It takes a community to make this all work. As an organization and as a volunteer, I regularly direct people to other rescues ...even Animal Control to find the pet that fits with the family's need. We work toward the common goal of finding the right fit for pet and family but bottom line we are the pet's advocate no matter what.
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