project leader
Silvana B
location
Grand Concourse between E. 151st Street and E. 158th Street
(Franz Sigel Park (South Bronx))
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the project

6/4/22!!!! THERE IS STILL TIME TO DONATE TOWARD F4P'S EFFORTS TO EVALUATE AND EXPLORE WHAT IMPROVEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO THE DOG RUN AT FRANZ SIGEL!!!

 

The idea for Pet's Day originated against the backdrop of the isolation and divisiveness we all experienced as a result of recent events, including a pandemic which is still not over. What better way to reconnect with our neighbors and strengthen our community than to bond over our universal love of animals and green spaces. 

In line with the mission at Friends of 4 Parks, Pet's Day is a fun-filled program aimed at increasing community engagement with our parks, at fostering a sense of pride and agency over our green spaces, and ensuring that we, as a community, continue to keep our parks beautiful, accessible, and family-friendly. To this end, event programming includes a campaign to encourage patrons of the parks not to litter, and to pick up after their dogs (no poopie on the ground, please!). And, we will survey dog owners and other park patrons about other improvements they want to see implemented in our parks, including much-needed improvements to our very precious dog run.

Pet's Day is also about providing stimulating activities for our pets, learning how to improve their overall health and well-being, and learning about the many pet-related resources that we have right here, in our own community. After all, our pets did a lot to comfort us through the last few years! Let's repay them with a play-filled day outdoors!

the steps

  • Secure final commitments from all partners and vendors
  • Secure all in-kind donations
  • Finalize program schedule
  • Finalize all required purchases
  • Coordinate volunteers
  • Launch promotions and registration 
  • Finalize food and refreshments

All Steps finalized in order to provide the following activities:

  • Wellness lectures & low-cost veterinarian services (vaccination, diagnostic tests, nail clipping, if needed) - separate registration required 
  • Free dog training demonstrations
  • Bronx-based vendors 
  • Arts and crafts for kids
  • Pet photo booth 
  • Games & prizes
  • Agility course
  • Free food, music & more!

 

 

why we're doing it

The parks served by Friends of 4 are at the heart of our South Bronx neighborhood. As such, they need to remain accessible, clean, and family-friendly so that everyone in our community, including our dogs and dog parents, enjoy a friendly atmosphere. Our pet parents will also benefit from learning about pet-related resources that we already have, right here in our own backyard, and everyone will benefit from a play-filled bonding experience! By enticing more community members to engage with our green spaces through our programming, we foster a sense of pride and responsibility for our parks, increasing participation in our clean-up efforts, and other revitalization projects.

budget

Revised budget 4.26.22:

Educators and speakers (dog trainer, board-certified veterinary technicians, etc.): $1,500

Contracted Services (photographer, on-site pet groomer, etc.): $1,000

advertising and marketing: $500

food and refreshments: $1,500

Giveaways and prizes: $500

Permits and administrative costs: $350

Materials, supplies and equipment (tables, chairs, dog agility course, arts and crafts, etc.): $650

Costs to revamp the dog run: $4,000



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $10,000
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$152
TOTAL TO RAISE= $10,152

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.

 

Original budget:

Educators and speakers (dog trainer, board-certified veterinary technicians, etc.): $1,500

Contracted Services (photographer, on-site pet groomer, etc.): $1,000

advertising and marketing $500

food and refreshments $1,500

Giveaways and prizes $500

Permits and administrative costs $350

Materials, supplies and equipment (tables, chairs, dog agility course, arts and crafts, etc.) $650

 



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $6,000
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$91
TOTAL TO RAISE= $6,091
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  

updates

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Hi all! As we get closer to the big day, here's a sneak peak at some of the fabulous professionals you can expect to meet at Pet's Day! And don't forget to head to https://www.friendsof4.org/petsday for your FREE tickets, more information or to learn how you can volunteer!

Clara Grant, owner of SkoopNYC. Clara is a licensed and skilled veterinary nurse with over a decade of experience https://www.skoopnyc.com

Derrick Moultrie, owner of Instinctive Drive Dog Training, a professional dog trainer with over 40 years of experience!

The ASPCA Bronx Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) by Barbara Dauphin-Duthuit is located in the South Bronx neighborhood. The CVC offers preventive and basic veterinary care for pet cats and dogs who reside in the Bronx. https://www.aspca.org

Bronx Barx! The very first full-service dog business in the Bronx - a personalized canine club offering daycare, boarding, grooming and training, for the full life every dog deserves! https://www.bronxbarx.com

Where to Pet Dispatch, a speciality car service for pets, serving the entire NYC metropolitan area. All drivers are certified in Dog and Cat First Aid and CPR!  https://www.instagram.com/wheretopetdispatch/?hl=en

Mezza Munchies, yummy dog treats handmade with nutritious ingredients. Food with care & consideration! https://www.mezzasmunchies.com

Bronx Gatos Inc. 501c3. Aniko Horvath, an alumnus of Pratt Institute with a BFA in Photography and MFA in Printmaking. Through the sale of her beautiful, handmade products, Aniko's mission is to advocate for abandoned, stray, & feral cats. All proceeds from her sales go toward feeding, sheltering, tnr, and rescuing Bronx neighborhood cats. https://www.instagram.com/artistlovescats/

Pet Resources: tons of sample giveaways and low cost pet supplies https://www.petsuppliesbronx.com

Nemrac's Photos: professional pet photographer and photo booth. https://www.nemracsphotos.com

Jamie from Dog Spotted! https://dogspotted.com 

Emily from Boogie Down Pets: Check out her Etsy shop for handmade cat toys & accessories www.etsy.com/shop/BoogieDownPets

Erica from Salinask9training! If you have a dog that you're not comfortable taking to the dog run, or work in small groups, Erica will at the event to work one on one with you! www.salinask9training.com @salinask9training

Come and meet the folks from Fat Puppies Cafehttps://www.instagram.com/fat.puppiescafe

Win prizes and giveaways from Snugglycat!  https://www.snugglycat.com

Free samples from Dr. Dan's Pet Care Products!  https://abcanimalhosp.com/dr-dans-pet-care-products-2/

Treats and free samples from The Pupper Cuphttps://www.thepuppercup.com

Puppapaws Services LLC! A multi-service pet business that offers dog daycare , dog/cat overnight boarding , dog training, pickup/dropoff , and dog/cat/bunny grooming. Offering mini grooms to cats and dogs of all ages and sizings.@puppapawspetservices

Bronx Community Cats! The #TNRM Activists, this a non-profit 501(c)(3) based right here in the Bronx dedicated to cat rescue.  https://www.bronxcommunitycats.org

The Bronx is Blooming, a Bronx-based nonprofit dedicated to environmental stewardship, community building, and youth leadership development https://www.bronxisblooming.org/

Eco Bronx LLC: eco-space for all Bronx residents that increases knowledge of and access to sustainable and refillable products.  https://www.ecobronxny.com

Essen Health Care:  More than just a healthcare organization, Essen had its humble beginnings in the South Bronx, Now, this patient-centered organization has  250 providers serving communities in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Long Island, Staten Island, and Westchester County.https://essenhealthcare.com/

Key Food: a neighborhood grocer, Key Food provides quality products in an environment that makes shopping convenient and fun. https://www.keyfood.com

Los Torres: Local Mobile Food Vendor cooking up delicious authentic Mexican food in the South Bronx. 

Entertainment by the one and only Tanya Perez. https://express.adobe.com/page/B67diN2fHRa2Z/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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donors

  • Nelly Mobley
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Shaun Lee Newport
  • Rosa Q.
  • Eugenia M.
  • Rosalinda A.
  • Anonymous
  • Julia P.
  • In memory of my beloved Nato.
  • Anonymous
  • Tami P.
  • Kate M.
  • Ivy
  • Yolanda S.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Julie Sherbill
  • Kim F.
  • Anonymous
  • Jocelyn C.
  • Anonymous
  • Sandra B.
  • Linda Poust Lopez
  • Arya and May
  • Orlando R.
  • Anonymous
  • Michelle N.
  • Anonymous
  • Julia P.
  • Discgoddess
  • Leighann S.
  • Dian H.
  • Regency Health Care
  • New York Walkers Club
  • Anonymous
  • Giuseppe Berardone
  • Maria Torres
  • Reynaldo P.
  • Esteban
  • Leticia and Billie Jean the Dog!
  • Shaun
  • Anthony Ally
  • Silvana B.
  • Osvaldo F.
  • Double A Super Handsome
  • Karlo
  • Amy C.
  • Linda C.
  • Jeffrey G.