Just over a day left... PLEASE join and invite your friends and VOTE. Can you really think of anything better to do with your time than helping give $1 million to a good cause? I sure as hell can't come up with a good excuse nor have I heard many.
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Hello folks! I just wanted all of you to know that there is only a couple days left in the contest. The response thusfar has been a little disappointing, to be honest. I'm not sure why this isn't something that people would support, given how many people here care about big cats, given that there are so many great prizes available and the holiday season is all about generosity. However, there is still time for you to spread the word and help out a fantastic cause. The big cats could really use your help and it only takes a few minutes of your time to vote and invite your Facebook friends to the cause at VoteTigers.org
***Note***: If you are a subscriber to DeviantArt and would like to post a journal entry promoting this contest for the big cats, send me a note and I can send you the coding for this journal, which will make things easier for you.
The WONDERFUL people who have added this to their journals:
I'm postponing advertising my print sale (though it is still going on) to promote the hell out of something that is MUCH more important and it involves YOU!
Have you ever had the opportunity to give $1 million to big cats? Well, this holiday season, you can help give up to $1 million to big cats and big cat conservation. It will only take a couple minutes to help and you win some fantastic prizes doing it! Read below for details!
About the Contest
A couple of months back you folks helped tremendously in raising up to $10,000 for snow leopard conservation through the Snow Leopard Trusts eNews campaign; it showed just what the average person can do in helping to raise money for a good cause. However, we now have an opportunity to raise 100 times that amount for big cats with a contest that is just as easy!
Chase Community Giving is currently holding a contest on Facebook which is giving small charities an opportunity to win big through online voting. Prizes range from $25,0000 up to $1 million and it is up to us to make sure that big cats and conservation get their share too! However, we need to act fast... the first phase of the contest ends on December 11th!
Who Does this Contest Benefit?
There are many charities out there, but there are a couple out there that do some great work for big cats and for conservation that I hope you will help. They could really use it!
The primary focus for this contest is an animal sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue. This fantastic organization helps rescue abused, neglected or unwanted exotic animals like tigers, lions, cougars and many other cats, big and small, and gives them a happy home. They also work to promote conservation of big cats in the wild and are a member of the International Tiger Coalition. Big Cat Rescue was actively involved in collecting signatures calling for an end for tiger trade in China and half of all proceeds from this contest will go to the ITC. What a great way to help both captive and wild cats!
Another organization you can help in this contest is the International Snow Leopard Trust, which is another fantastic organization that Ive supported in past endeavours. For more information on the trust, please visit SnowLeopard.org.
How do I help?
Its super easy and super fast!
- First, visit VoteTigers.org, which will lead you to Facebook. Log-in to your Facebook if you have one and if you dont, follow the quick sign-up procedure.
- At VoteTigers.org, become a member of the cause Help Win $1 Million for Big Cats!.
- Go to the About section to find out the procedure for voting, which is extremely simple. All you have to do is follow the link to Chase Community Giving and find Big Cat Rescue, Corp (there is a direct link, but search instructions are included as well).
- After that, allow the Chase Community Giving application,become a fan and register your vote! You'll get confirmation after you have done it.
The whole process can take less than 5 minutes, which is a small price to pay for helping give up to $1 million to big cats.
After that, please consider voting for the International Snow Leopard Trust as well!
Feel free to search for your favourite charities as well as members are given multiple votes (1 per organization).
How Do I Enter the Contest and What Can I Win?
To enter the contest and be eligible for prizes, all you have to do is become a member of Help Win $1 Million for Big Cats! at VoteTigers.org. Recruit your friends to the cause and encourage them to vote because the people with the most recruits will win some great prizes including:
- 1st: $100 shopping spree at BigCatRescue.biz
- 2nd: $50 shopping spree at BigCatRescue.biz
- 3rd: $25 shopping spree at BigCatRescue.biz
There are other prizes as well, including:
- *a $50 snow leopard shopping spree at SnowLeopard.org
- **5 - 8x11 prints from the gallery at HeWhoWalksWithTigers . DeviantArt.com
*The person with the most recruits relative to their total number of Facebook friends (minimum of 100) will receive a $50 shopping spree at SnowLeopard.org! This is to reward those who are most effective at getting their friends involved.
**5 - 8x11 prints from HeWhoWalksWithTigers . DeviantArt.com will be given by draw to 5 random members of the cause at VoteTigers.org.
Who knows, there may be some other prizes for those who put in that extra bit of effort for the cats!
How Long Does the Contest Last?
The first phase of voting ends on December 11th and if Big Cat Rescue and/or the Snow Leopard Trust makes it into the top 100 charities, a second round of voting will take place to determine the $1 million winner. We need your help to make it into the second round!
Im Awesome, How Can I Help Even MORE?!
This money will go to big cats only if the people that care about them help! That is why I encourage YOU to advertise this in your journal too! There are some amazing people who are already taking the lead and are helping out as well...great or small, no matter what your following here on DeviantArt or on other art sites, any promotion will help.
You have the potential to make a HUGE difference for big cats and such opportunities do not come around very often. With just a few minutes of your time, you can help to make a difference not only in the lives of big cats who have been given a second chance at a healthy and dignified life, but also to their conservation in the wild. This holiday season, please take the time to help give this tremendous gift.
When we come together, we can truly make a difference.