Our mission: To rescue and provide sanctuary for farmed animals, while modeling a compassionate way of life for all.
This page will be updated at the beginning of every quarter to keep you informed of where we currently stand, and what our next steps are. Cupid’s Landing is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Tacoma, WA. We are a startup project to fund the building of a farm animal sanctuary that incorporates human and community welfare into our mission. We are in year 2 of a 3 – 5 year plan, and will begin looking for land in January 2020. In the meantime, we are holding fundraising and outreach events that engage our community, promote positivity and a vegan lifestyle, and raise funds for startup costs. All of our fundraisers are aimed at not only raising money, but also furthering our mission. Our goal is to raise $80,000 by the time we purchase land – $25,000 for building structures, and $55,000 for animal care and other costs. This goal is changeable as we learn more, and explore new opportunities. Land will be purchased out of pocket by board members. All of the funds raised are for startup costs – building structures, permits, supplies, animal care, etc. In order to raise $80,000 in 5 years, we must raise $16,000 per year. In order to achieve this goal in 3 years, we must raise $26,667 per year. Our goal for total assets at the end of 2018 is between $32,000 (for 5 years) and $53,334 (for 3 years). We will begin the process of searching for and purchasing land in January 2020 regardless of where we are in this goal.
As of January 1st, 2018:
In the fourth quarter of 2017, we raised $1,345, giving us a year-end total of $18,381. Thanks to a very generous donation to help us kick start 2018, we are beginning the year at $23,381 – just $1,619 shy of our $25,000 structure building goal! The first quarter of 2018 will be a quiet one, but we are confident that we will surpass the structure building goal before the end of the second quarter. In October of last year, we held our 2nd annual Vegan Wine and Cheese Tasting. Board member and owner of Organically Grown Muscle, Anthony Creighton, continued to hold Group Fit Classes at the People’s Community Center in Tacoma. A portion of the proceeds from these “pay what you can” classes was donated to Cupid’s Landing. Board members Mae Tipple and David Conte attended classes at the University of Washington for Fundraising Management.
We are currently working on:
- Revamping the website
- Getting familiar with new nonprofit management tools
- Continuing classes within the Fundraising Management certification program at UW
- Hosting a free presentation at Marlene’s Market and Deli in Tacoma on March 17th
- Planning for our 2nd annual Anniversary Celebration (last year’s Vegan Prom)
- Planning for two new exciting projects this year to support local cruelty free businesses and fellow animal welfare workers – stay tuned for more info!
We are so encouraged by the level of support that we have seen over past 20 months! (We can’t believe it’s been that long since we founded the organization!) We are thrilled to be so close to our structure building funds goal, only 7 months after establishing our current plan and set of goals. As eager as we are to build the sanctuary and finally put our goals and dreams in motion, we value this time we have right now to prepare, learn, reach out, and support the community around us. We are creating the future we want to see. Everyone single one of YOU are an integral part of it. Every person who supports our organization, starts their own sanctuary, or otherwise joins us in the movement to liberate animals in our culture is a part of this incredible force for good that we are honored to be a part of. Thank you for your support, and here’s to a wonderful and compassionate 2018!