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 startup 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. Review our financial statements here.
As of April 1st, 2018:
Cupid’s Landing is 2 years old! The organization was founded on April 1st, 2016.
During the first quarter of 2018, we reached a major fundraising milestone – we hit our $25,000 structure building goal! This goal was established in May of last year to help us break down projected financial startup needs, as well as give you a tangible understanding of where we’re at and how much farther we have to go. You can read that full story here. As projected, the first quarter was quiet for us, with only one event – a free presentation at Marlene’s Market and Deli Tacoma on the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Board members Mae Tipple and David Conte completed the Writing For Development class at the University of Washington, Tacoma as a part of the Fundraising Management program. Board member Anthony Creighton continued to hold “pay what you can” Group Fit Classes at the People’s Community Center in Tacoma. A portion of the proceeds from these classes is donated to Cupid’s Landing. We finally finished our website overhaul!
We are currently working on:
- 2 new exciting events for this year aimed at supporting our local vegan/cruelty free businesses and animal welfare community – announcement coming very soon!
- Establishing an official program for our free presentations on the benefits of a vegan/plant based lifestyle
- Continuing classes with the Fundraising Management program at UWT
- Planning for our 3rd annual Garage Sale and Free Vegan BBQ
- A Veggie Grill fundraiser in Seattle on May 27th – details coming soon!
- Expanding our Board of Directors
The beginning of the 2nd quarter is always a special time for us, as it marks the anniversary of the official beginnings of this organization. After several years of dreaming of a farm animal sanctuary and cooperative community, on April 1st, 2016 the ball finally began rolling. We started with very little in all aspects. In just two year’s time, we have learned, experienced, grown, and gathered so much. In just two years from now, we will officially begin the search for land. As stated before, as eager as we are to get our sanctuary started; to finally give animals who have suffered so much a peaceful place to spend the rest of their lives; to build a community of peace, strength, positivity, health and wellness; we are so grateful for the time and experience we have right now to ensure that Cupid’s Landing is as successful as it possibly can be. We hope that witnessing our determination and progress inspires you and reminds you that you DO have the power to make a difference. Thank you for two years of support!