HHS Wins National CLASSY Award
Humane society's achievement story recognized as best in the U.S.
September 23, 2012
Halifax Humane Society was selected Saturday as the National Winner for Animal Advocacy and Services at the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. The award was presented at philanthropy’s biggest night, the CLASSY Awards’ red carpet award ceremony on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in San Diego, CA. It is the largest philanthropic award ceremony in the country, recognizing the top charitable achievements around the world.
From a pool of over 2,400 nominations submitted to StayClassy, Halifax Humane Society’s achievement story stood out as the best. Halifax Humane Society’s story details the widespread changes made over the past two years that have improved its ability to save animals and combat the pet overpopulation problem. The organization is also currently celebrating its 75th anniversary of helping animals in the Greater Daytona Beach area.
“Halifax Humane Society in 2011 decided it was time for a new direction, all with one mission in mind – to enhance our services,” said HHS Executive Director Miguel Abi-hassan. “We took our programs from 18 to 38 in a year and a half, and in so doing we increased our adoptions by 21%. In the next year, we hope to launch a new program in which we can train other humane societies to accomplish what we have done here. To all those who took that journey with us, this award is for you.”
The National Winners in each category were determined by the CLASSY Awards Leadership Council, a 30-person panel comprised of industry leaders and experts. The 16 National Winners will be featured in a Charity Auction on eBay Giving Works, appear for one (1) week in the eBay Giving Works’ Give @ Checkout section, receive digital marketing audits from eBoost Consulting, and a one year free subscription to StayClassy fundraising solutions. HHS earlier won the South Region and became eligible for the national award through a combination of public voting and judging by industry professionals.
About Halifax Humane Society
Halifax Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization servicing the Greater Daytona Beach area in Volusia County, Florida since 1937. It exists to protect animals from cruel, neglectful, and exploitative treatment. Halifax Humane Society is an open-door animal shelter that refuses service to no animal in need.
Halifax Humane Society has the kennel and cage capacity to provide care for approximately 350 animals per day. Through generous donations of time and money, the Halifax Humane Society provides shelter for lost and abandoned animals, delivers humane education to its citizens, investigates complaints of animal cruelty, and prevents overpopulation of animals by offering affordable spay/neuter opportunities.
About the CLASSY Awards
The CLASSY Awards, presented by eBay and PayPal, is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2012, more than 2,400 nominations were cast in sixteen categories, and the nominees’ collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 346,000,000 people in 134 countries worldwide. The CLASSY Awards were created and hosted each year by StayClassy, a leader in online fundraising solutions for nonprofit organizations.
StayClassy is an easy and affordable way for organizations to raise funds and manage donor relationships online. Based in San Diego, CA, the company develops easy-to-use web-based fundraising software for nonprofit organizations. StayClassy launched its new platform in May 2010, and now powers the fundraising campaigns of more than 3,000 non-profits. StayClassy also organizes and hosts the annual CLASSY Awards, the largest philanthropic award ceremony in the country, now in its fourth year.