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. Our end goal is to purchase approximately 100 acres of land in western Washington. The land purchased will provide space for rescuing and housing farm animals who need acreage to roam on, as well as space for community happenings like a produce farm, farm store, cafe, B&B, classes, etc. Our vision is to keep the animal and community areas separated to maintain the integrity of the sanctuary for the animals, so that they are not disturbed by the other functions on the property.
As of April 1st, 2017:
Cupid’s Landing is celebrating our 1 year anniversary! On April 1st, 2016, we officially incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the state of Washington.
In the first quarter of 2017, we earned $1,267.23, putting us at a total of $8,423.23. We have held small fundraisers, including being the nonprofit of the month in January at Drizzle & Shine, a fundraising day at Veggie Grill in Seattle in February, and an educational presentation at Marlene’s Market and Deli in Tacoma on transitioning to a plant based diet in March. We have developed a business plan which is still under construction, however we have already begun executing it. In accordance with the business plan, Cupid’s Landing has committed to: furthering animal welfare efforts via support of other organizations, providing resources to promote health and wellness to the people, and growing and maintaining a positive and inclusive local vegan community. All of the Cupid’s Landing board members are volunteering/interning/donating time and services for other animal welfare organizations, including The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County, Sea Shepherd, One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary, Pasado’s Safe Haven, and Sky’s The Limit Sanctuary. We opened an online store to sell t shirts and other merchandise to benefit the project.
We are currently working on:
- Our largest fundraiser to date – Cupid’s Vegan Prom (April 26th)
- Building our team and partnering with local vegan fitness trainer, Anthony Creighton of Organically Grown Muscle
- A year-long series of presentations on the benefits of a plant based diet
- Research and further educating ourselves on developing a successful nonprofit organization
- Planning second annual fundraisers of our most successful events of 2016
- Initiating best practices for board members and business activity
Our fundraising goal for 2017 is $10,000, which would put us at $17,156 by January of 2018. With our biggest fundraisers taking place in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters, we have just scratched the surface so far. We have come as far as we have in one year almost entirely on the support of people like you who are donating on good faith (while we don’t have land or animals yet.) We value each and every one of you, and we are honored to have you in our community of supporters. We need continued support to further our success, and we have full confidence in the presence of that support. Thank you from all of us at Cupid’s Landing!