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Happy New Year from the Mountain!
From the President's Pen
Happy New Year!
 
As most of you know, I wear many hats as the founder and president of Full Moon Farm. Most of the time, I can switch hats in mid stream without too much trouble.  From Animal Care to Administrative to PR to Educator, and back again.  However, there is one hat that I struggle with, and have for many years. That is the Fund Raising Hat.  Asking for help, for donations, is the hardest thing I ever have to do.  
 
It is the end of the month and the end of the year, and I have not put out a personal plea for funding.  It may be too late for some of you who have donated generously to other causes that are not as hesitant to ask.  Thank you all for helping all of us that help others.  Full Moon Farm operates as a non profit, in the truest sense of the word.  Nearly all of your donation dollars are used as direct support of the animals.  Our administrative costs are extremely low.  We are proud that we have achieved The Silver Level of participation at Guidestar! (www.guidestar.org)  As a small organization with an income of less than $100,000, we are very pleased to reach this level.  Please check out Guidestar and look at the 990 tax returns of your favorite organizations.  You might be surprised that only one penny of every dollar actually helps animals, or that 40% of an organizations budget is spent to make more money through paid fundraising corporations!  It is my hope that our donors make wise choices with regard to the impact their donation dollars make.  
 
As we end 2013, we are thankful and grateful to all of you.  We were thrilled to be able to cross off one Big Ticket Item from our wish list!  Ms. Liz Avedisian of CT donated a 2005 Toyota AWD mini van to Full Moon Farm!  With only 75,000 miles on it, this new van is a blessing.  Our older van has 251,000 miles on it and the truck has 260,000 miles on it. The repairs to both vehicles have been extensive. Peace of mind while transporting animals is priceless.  Thank you Liz!
 
In addition to the Wish List below, Here are some current Fundraisers we have going:
 
Our Food Drive -
Will Howl for Food! This project is marketed on Global Giving: 
 
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Our Wine Fundraiser - 
 
 
 
 
 
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And of course, our Facebook Pages!  Both have Donate Buttons
 
 

And www.goodsearch.com, www.igive.com and www.goodshop.com help us too!May 2014 bring Peace, Joy and 'Enough' to all of us.Nancy
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Here is our 2014 Wish List!
 
Pet Supplies
  • Taste of the Wild Dog Food, any variety
  • Fresh or  frozen beef, chicken or venison
  • Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul and Diamond Naturals kibble
  • Large or extra-large dog biscuits (no soy)
  • Absorbine Ultra Shield Fly Spray (gallon jugs)
  • Stuffed animals (no stuffed animals with pellets, please)
  • 4-gallon stainless steel pails for water6- or 8-quart stainless steel pails for food
  • Large and extra-large dogloos
  • Large and extra-large transport crates – 700 series preferred
  • Galvanized wash tubs, wading pools or stock tanks
  • Washable comforters, blankets, and towels
  • BleachPeroxide
Building/Habitat Maintenance Supplies
  • Gift cards from Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Petco or Pet Supermarket
  • Pine shavings
  • Pulverized grey lime
  • Concrete blocks, 4 x 8 patio blocks
  • Lumber - 4x4,  10' posts, landscape timbers
  • Fencing – Field fencing, game fence, cattle panels, no climb horse fence
  • Sakrete, or concrete mix
  • Large *brass* bolt snaps (large, ¾” – 1” eye)
  • Double ended *brass* bolt snaps
  • 4-wheel drive tractor
  • Gravel and fill dirt (truckloads)
  • Thermo hoses and pipe insulation
  • 50' and 75' no-kink garden hoses
  • Hornet and wasp killer
  • Fly traps Parasitic wasps
  • Bat boxes
  • Technu Poison Ivy Scrub
  • Trimmer line - .105 and .155
  • Gas cans - 2.5 - 5 gallon
Medical Supplies
  • First aid supplies (peroxide, 4x4 bandages, Provodine/Iodine wash, vet wrap, waterproof tape, etc.)
  • Safe Guard, Heart Guard, Panacur and Ivermectin
  • Flea killer – Capstar, Trifexis and Comfortis
Services
  • Photocopying and printing services
  • Tractor/grading work
  • Plumbing services (well and new lines)
  • Electrical services -update
  • Volunteers
  • Lawn service
  • Tree removal, trimming, pruning
  • Grant writer
  • Fire line clearing
Big Ticket Items
  • 4-WheelerFarm truck - 4WD
  • 4 WD Tractor with 3-point hitch, scrape blade and bucket
  • Large camper trailer (30 ft. +)
  • Garage/large storage building for food storage
  • Surveillance Cameras or a Security System
Many of these items can be found on Amazon, at Home Depot, Lowes, Tractor Supply or dog.com. We also gladly accept corporate donations, be they financial or in-kind. Please contact us at donations@fullmoonfarm.org 

 THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL YEAR AND MANY BLESSINGS FOR 2014!!
 
Full Moon Farm  |  PO Box 1374  |  Black Mountain, NC 28711-1374  |  http://www.fullmoonfarm.org
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