The Treat Jar is LIVE! This is a fundraiser that includes an online “paw-ction” and a series of special virtual events!
In the past we’ve depended upon in-person fundraising events, such as our annual Cocktails for Critters gala, to support the work that Santé D’Or does year-round. This year, with COVID-19 restrictions in place, gathering in groups will be off the table for the foreseeable future. This has also been the most intense kitten season we’ve seen in many years. We need all the help we can get!
Our fundraising goal is $50,000!
Last year, your generous donations helped cover these expenses:
- The adoptions of 92 cats, 3 dogs, and 227 kittens
- Vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, and microchips for all of those animals
- 40,800 pounds of cat litter
- 600 cases of cat and kitten food
- Continued care for animals who have not yet been adopted
Your donations also support urgent, lifesaving medical procedures for those in need. Recently we were able to save the life of Gertrude Robinson, a beautiful tortoiseshell who needed a blood transfusion when she began hemorrhaging after her spay surgery. We also rescued Matchstick, a plucky kitten who required surgery to remove tracheal polyps that made it difficult for him to breathe.
The online auction live now through Sunday, August 30! Bid on items large and small to support Santé D’Or.
Fancy some art? Perhaps some jewelry? A customized drawing of your furry companion, or perhaps even a song about them? Or maybe in these difficult times, you’d like some life coaching, or to lighten the mood with an improv class!
The auction also features a never-before-offered personalized episode of the hit podcast Staying in (hosted by Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani), a 10th anniversary commemorative set from the hit graphic novels Scott Pilgrim, a trip to Idyllwild, and more. Starting bids range from $10 to $500! Click here to see the items and read FAQs about how it all works!
Become a Treat Jar Sponsor
If you don’t care to bid on the auction, and/or if you just want to flat-out donate, we’ve set up four sponsorship tiers for you! Each donation level brings you all-new SDO goodies, designed by local artists, just for us!
$25: Smol Bites. You’ll receive a thank you card and exclusive Treat Jar stickers by illustrator Maddy Peters.
$50: Good Noms. You’ll get a little card and a limited-edition mug designed by animator Amelia Lorenz.
$100: Big Woofer. This gets you a thank you card and a Treat Jar-exclusive t-shirt designed by Amelia Lorenz.
$150 or more: Bestest Yum Yums. We’ll send you a full set of all the exclusive stickers, mug and t-shirt!
Follow us on Instagram to tune in to the week’s live streams, and mark your calendar so you don’t miss the awesome events we will be presenting.
August 23, 7 pm PT
The Treat Jar Kickoff! SDO Executive Director Christy Keefe and SDO volunteer and foster parent extraordinaire Amy Dresser will have a “cat chat” about community rescue, fostering, and Trap Neuter Return (TNR).
August 25, 7 pm PT
Kitty Concert with Ndidi O. and Furriends. Ndidi O is a WCMA blues artist of the year, two-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriter, and a larger-than-life figure.
August 26, 6 pm PT
Live drawing and Q&A session with Bryan Lee O’Malley. Bryan is the bestselling creator of the Scott Pilgrim series, which inspired the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim Vs the World.
August 27, 6 pm PT
The Comedy for Kittens Cat-astrophe Fund Show, featuring comedians Nikki Glaser, Kurt Braunohler, Paige Weldon, Kevin Tit, and Christina Catherine Martinez, and musicians Colleen Green and Zac Carper (Fidlar). Hosted by Jared Logan. Tickets start at $5 and all proceeds go to Santé D’Or. Buy tickets here.
August 28, 6 pm PT
Cocktail hour with Quinn Cummings! Live your best quarantine life and learn how to make the best Manhattan without ever leaving your home. Tickets start at $5 and all proceeds go to Santé D’Or. Buy tickets here.
August 30, 7 pm PT
Closing livestream and special thank-yous