Thursday, May 17, 2012

Build a Better Lollypop Farm!

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LOLLYPOP FARM ANNOUNCES $4.5 MILLION CAPITAL CAMPAIGNStart: May 17, 2012 08:00 AM

Fairport, NY — Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, publicly announced its $4.5 million Unleash the Dream Capital Campaign today.
The $4.5 million Unleash the Dream Capital Campaign will provide the resources needed for a renovation and expansion effort that reflects the vision for the future of Lollypop Farm. Animal adoptions, admissions, staff, and volunteers continue to increase dramatically, and Lollypop Farm is impeded by its current facilities and the lack of space needed to meet the current demand for outreach programs. Donations to the Capital Campaign will help to Build a Better Lollypop and will enable a future for animals and people where Lollypop Farm can Educate, Help, Enhance, Create, and Empower—and foster a more humane community.
"We need the help of the community to make these critical improvements to our facilities that will directly and immediately improve our ability to care for animals in Greater Rochester and educate the public," explains Alice Calabrese, CAWA, president and CEO at Lollypop Farm. “As an independent non-profit that receives no government funding, Lollypop Farm, relies entirely on support from the community to help pets in need.”
Lollypop Farm is requesting donations or pledges of support for the Capital Campaign. All gifts, great and small, will make a significant difference in our ability to complete our renovations. Funds raised enable the shelter to continue to give a second chance to thousands of animals in Rochester and surrounding areas. For more information, or to donate today, please visit www.buildabetterlollypop.org or call (585) 223-1330 x245.
Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, is committed to building lifelong bonds between people and animals through education, community outreach, and the prevention of cruelty. Learn more at (585) 223-1330 orwww.lollypop.org.

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A this means fun construction equipment outside my office!!!

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Everyone gathering for the groundbreaking ceremony

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Speeches

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Olivia Newton Puppy and Lizzie Borden enjoying the festivities

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A goat!

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Somewhere behind all the cameras is Cathie Wright, Director of Development

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Handing out the golden shovels and hardhats

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IT HAS BEGUN!!!

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Now, Alice Calabrese, President & CEO of Lollypop Farm starts to tear down the "Achy Breaky Barn."

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Alice seemed to have a lot of fun!

THANK YOU to the Greater Rochester community and beyond for making it possible to improve the lives of thousands of animals!  We could not do this without your support.  For more information, please visit: www.BuildABetterLollypop.org!  And, I promise there will be a lot of updates over the next year!!!

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