Faces of Love $10,000 Matching Gift Challenge

Lucille Faces of Love


$10,000 Matching Gift Challenge

August 1 – October 16, 2018


A message from Mary Birkholz:

Dear Friends & Supporters,

It gives me great pleasure to present you with our very special Faces of Love $10,000 Matching Gift Challenge! Beginning August 1st and running through October 16th, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $10,000!

This opportunity is made possible by long-time volunteer Connie Seyller, who is sponsoring this Matching Gift Challenge in loving memory of her mother, Anna Ritenour, who died May 23, 2018. Anna was an animal lover and visited the sanctuary animals. She also helped in fundraising by   doing beautiful embroidery on hand towels which we then sold at offsite events. Anna must have embroidered hundreds of towels over the years! We feel Connie’s mom would be delighted to know that this special fundraising opportunity is being done to honor her. Thank you Anna for bringing Connie into this world and for sharing in her great love of animals.

It is through this special Faces of Love $10,000 Matching Gift Challenge that we introduce to you our new and ongoing Faces of Love campaign as a way of expressing gratitude to these wonderful animals who have shared their bravery, kindness, compassion and Love with all of us. We wish to share with all of you their Faces of Love.

CFC will showcase our “faces of love” on garden flags.  Each flag will feature a color photograph and name of a past or present sanctuary resident. The flags will be displayed all around Caring For Creatures for everyone to see. You can sponsor a Faces of Love flag with a tax-deductible donation of $125.00 – AND, during this special matching gift campaign, your gift will be matched up to a total of $10,000! Not only will you be honoring past animals who came to Caring For Creatures for help, but your gift will be put to work helping those animals currently being cared for at the sanctuary.

You will be receiving Mary’s entire newsletter and reply envelope  in the mail soon.  If you wish to receive a copy, please contact us at 434 842-2404, or send an email to CFCHome@aol.com.

Please click here if you wish to make an on line donation or sponsor a flag now. 

If you purchase a flag, you’ll be able to make one of the following selections on our payment page:

  • Sponsored by (your name)
  • In honor of (name)
  • In memory of (name)
  • You can choose to honor a CFC animal you have adopted (past or present).  A photo of them will be featured on your flag.

*Note:  Space is limitied.  Names only will be included on the flag; there is not enough room for additional comments.

Update:  We have the best supporters ever! Thanks to your generosity, we have received all of the items on Mary’s medical wish list. A huge shout out goes to those of you who donated the table-top scales, large floor veterinary scale and microscope!


12.5″ x 18″