RKD’s Pet Pantry-focused direct mail appeal resulted in:

$65,824

gross revenue raised

$70.22

average gift amount

936

gifts dedicated to pet owners

THE CHALLENGE

Raising Donations for their Pet Pantry

In partnership with the Animal Relief Fund, Long Island Cares food bank created a pet pantry at their facility, called Baxter’s Pet Pantry. In many cases, families in need of food assistance who also own pets are forced to put their pets up for adoption due to the added expenses of pet food, supplies and other services. The pantry makes free pet food and pet supplies available to pet-owning families in need. Long Island Cares wanted to raise funds from their current food bank donors specifically for their pet pantry.

THE SOLUTION

A Direct Mail Appeal Targeted at 2 Audiences

RKD Group worked with the food bank to develop a direct mail appeal targeted at their food bank donors as well as those on a pet owner acquisition list. The messaging explained the unique ask and appealed to animal lovers’ emotions.

breakthrough

Food Bank Donors Turned Animal Lovers

The response was incredible! Even though the appeal was sent to food bank donors, 936 gifts poured in to support pets in need. The average gift amount was $70.22 and was as high as most of their donor appeals. Gross revenue totaled $65,824.

The response was incredible! Even though the appeal was sent to food bank donors, 936 gifts poured in to support pets in need. The average gift amount was $70.22 and was as high as most of their donor appeals. Gross revenue totaled $65,824.