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December 2012 Newsletter

Seasons Greetings!

The holiday season is now upon us and we know it will be a very busy time for all. We hope you will consider our animals as part of your gift giving this season.

Finances:  Finances are always tight during this time of year, so why not consider a tax-deductible gift to Yogie and Friends as part of your holiday gift giving? It’s such a nice and easy way to help the animals and you. We appreciate it.

Credit Cards: In the past we had not been able to accept credit cards at our events because the machines were far too expensive to do so. Now we have the Square and had a chance to test it out the last week of November. We love it! It is easy and convenient and the fees are the low and makes this a win/win for Yogie and Friends.

Gift Items: We have several new Cardew Collectible Ceramic items that arrived this week that will make really nice gifts. The newest collections are Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, Santa Claus and Snowman. We also have Yogie and Friends tee shirts and several other quality items for fundraising. These will be available at the Benton on the Square Festival and Parade on December 8th. Hope you can make it there.

Autographed John Grisham Book Raffle: We are raffling off three, hardcover, first edition, autographed, John Grisham books. The three books are his Theodore Boone Trilogy which includes: The Accused, Kid Lawyer, and The Abduction. Tickets are just $5 each and are available now. You can mail a check or money order for each ticket to: Yogie and Friends Grisham Raffle, 128 Fob Lane, Frierson, LA 71027.  Please include your name, address, and telephone number for your tickets. We will mail the tickets to you. The drawing will be held at the Holiday Bake Sale on December 22nd at 4pm at the Petco on Youree Drive, Shreveport. Winner need not be present, but you need to pick the books up at Petco. We will make arrangements to ship the books to winners out of the area. This is a great way to help the cats.

Coffee Fundraiser: We are now part of the Raise Money for Pets coffee fundraiser. This is a really neat program. If you purchase coffee via this website, they will donate $3 per bag to Yogie and Friends. This is a fair trade organic coffee and that makes it a win/win in our books. They have several varieties available and also decaf. Why not consider coffee in your gift giving? http://www.raisemoneyforpets.com/yoandfrexcat.html


Volunteer of the Month: Our volunteer of the month is Stefanie Anderson. Stefanie has helped with working at Barksdale Air Force Base at the Base Exchange and has been a very dependable and dedicated volunteer. Sadly she and her husband will be moving to Fairbanks, Alaska with the Air Force. We have been fortunate to have her with us and will miss them a great deal. Thanks Stefanie!

Facebook: Please LIKE us on Facebook. When you do you need to ADD TO INTERESTS LIST us in order to see our updates. When you do LIKE on us mouse over the LIKE, and there is a dropdown menu you will see. One of the menu items is ADD TO INTERESTS LIST. Add us and then create a list. We made ours ANIMAL RESCUES and all our posts show up now. Please do this to help us continue to get the word out about these great animals. It’s a good way for us to share our events too. Tell all your friends about us too and ask them to like on us.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): The 2012/2013 CFC campaign has now begun. Military personnel and Federal Employees can do payroll deduction donations to Yogie and Friends via CFC. This program is easy and another good way to give financial assistance to the big cats. We hope you will please consider Yogie and Friends when making your CFC contribution. Our CFC number is 42427.

Recycle: We have a really good program of recycling and this is an easy way to help both the environment and the big cats when you recycle your cartridges. Check out the link on our website how to participate in our recycling program.

Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program: If you are a Kroger shopper in Texas or Louisiana, then we hope you will take the letter on our website with you the next time you shop and have the cashier scan the bar code and pair it with your Kroger Plus Card. Once you do this, then every time you shop you will be contributing to Yogie and Friends.

Upcoming Events:

8 December       10am-5pm                Benton Christmas on the Square Festival Gift Booth

15 December     10am-10pm   Gift Wrapping Barnes & Noble Youree Drive, Shreveport

17 December     10am-2pm     Gift Wrapping Barnes & Noble Youree Drive, Shreveport

21 December     5pm-10pm     Gift Wrapping Barnes & Noble Youree Drive, Shreveport

22 December     11am-4pm     Holiday Bake Sale and Fundraiser

                                                      Petco, Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA

PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Adopt! Don’t Shop! Also, please continue heartworm prevention all year round and not just in the summer months. Heartworm disease can be transmitted all year.

For the cats!


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