Well, the rescue was approached by a local artist about doing an area specific fund raiser. She would get artists in the area (and out of the area as it turns out) to donate cat art work. The funds raised would be used for targeted TNR in the area around the art studio. The woman who headed up the fundraiser said she learned about feral cats and TNR when she moved to the area and discovered "wild cats" living in her backyard. After some research, she discovered Colony Cats and reached out for help with TNR. She now cares for that colony, but it made her aware of the issue and she kept seeing more and more cats around the area where her art studio is located. She decided to go with what she knows and raise money using art to help the cats.
Mom saw several art pieces being purchased that night and the sales will go on through the end of the month. Mom bought a small magnet from an artist shop but didn't buy anything for sale from the fundraiser. It was crazy busy and crowded so it was pretty hard to see everything too. But it was wonderful to see so many people come out to support cats and art and the rescue. The rescue brought some adoptable kittens and some cat toys to sell as well.
It certainly gave us something to think about. So often there are auctions or raffles or just pleas for funds for non-profits. But this was a pretty unique idea and we hope that other groups will think outside the box for fundraising.