Wendy, a one year old beagle/basset hound mix, helps Executive Director Amy McCracken receive the BIG CHECK from ACAC
During the shortest month of the year, ACAC raised $22,925 for Richmond Animal League (RAL) – an amount that will make a difference in the lives of animals all year round.
Between February 1st and February 28th, ACAC locations in Midlothian and Short Pump offered 25 day memberships for $25 and donated all of the special membership fees to RAL. Current members were encouraged to invite their family and friends to check out the premier fitness centers and sample the variety of classes and amenities offered at both locations.
The goal of the campaign was to raise $10,000 for RAL – enough to cover one month’s worth of medical expenses. As word of the special spread around Richmond, the $25 memberships started adding up to the tune of $22,925, more than twice the starting goalACAC has joined with other non-profit organizations in the past for similar campaigns, but this year, rather than choose a national group, ACAC decided to pick a local charity to be the beneficiary of the funds. Every dollar raised will remain within the community that funded it, and go directly towards caring for animals here in Richmond who rely on RAL for help.
In a fitting tribute, the first animal to arrive at RAL after the announcement of the campaign total, a young shih tzu mix, was named ACAC and adopted almost immediately.