The Sterek Campaign’s Fourth Call to Love is a Go! Introducing The Wolf Pack Charity Project!
We are very pleased to announce that for the next two months, we have partnered up with MTV Act and Wolf Haven International rescue to bring the entire Teen Wolf fandom a chance to help a beautiful wolf sanctuary care for its wolves!What is Wolf Haven International?Wolf Haven International (WHI)
is a beautiful 82-acre wolf rescue and sanctuary located in Tenino,WA. Since 1982 they have helped to rescue and care for over 170 captive-born wolves. They also participate in Species Survival Plans (SSP) (ie: foster programs) for the incredibly endangered Mexican grey wolf and the similarly endangered red wolf. They work to maintain healthy and stimulating environments within the sanctuary for the wolves, educate the public on our furry friends, and provide some really stellar care for their residents; and let us just say, they have some wolves after our own hearts!
Remember when this circulated the fandom??WE GET TO ADOPT THIS GUY.
Sanctuaries like this are always in need of donations, monetary and material. They do not get federal funding to care for their rescues or the wolves in their SSP program. There is no profit in running this sort of much-needed safe haven for these beautiful creatures. The volunteers have to somehow find the ability to pay for the food, the enclosures, the water bills, the enrichment toys, and all the other various costs accrued through their work to protect their residents.This is where we come in! This is where we can help!
This is where we can extend a paw that could save lives down the road. Because that is what sanctuaries like Wolf Haven International do. They save lives. They are brought in to bad situations, like that of the absolutely gorgeous Eve
, who spent nine years of her life strung out on an 8-foot drag chain at the same filthy road side attraction as Klondike
, their newest resident. Both of these animals, as well as many others, have found a safe, clean, lifelong home at Wolf Haven International.
Want to meet the other wolves we are adopting? Please do! Come see playful Shadow or drop by beautiful Caedus
’ page. You can see shy Siri
and brave Jacque
as well! For the entire pack gallery, just click here
! Look at all those adorable faces you will be helping! Want to hear their pack howling
? Come visit the homepage
!To the Teen Wolf fandom, we just want to say: can you hear them? They’re howling to us.
They need our help. They need help from all of us.
So let’s get together on this! Let’s howl back, fandom.
Let’s show them what our wolf pack can do to protect our kindred spirits!Wolf Pack Charity Project, GO! What we are doing:
This will be a two month
project during which we will be offering both direct donations through this page
(we will get a link to a WHI hosted page posted there and to our Tumblr when they get it posted) as well as hosting charity auctions for art, fiction and crafts on our Livejournal
during the month of December. We will be raising money toward helping the sanctuary pay for the care of all of their residents by adopting their entire pack, comprised of 43 wolves and 5 wolfdogs (and we even get to help their two resident coyotes, Cody
, n’aww.)We will be, perhaps, the first wolf pack to adopt a wolf pack!
- Our overall goal for this project is to raise at least $5,000 in order to adopt the entire wolf pack of Wolf Haven International in Jeff Davis’ name. If we can reach our goal, we will be able to present to him an adoption certificate for the Wolf Haven Pack from the Teen Wolf fandom. We are in discussion with the Haven to offer Jeff a chance to come be a Keeper For A Day and see behind the scenes at the rescue with a private tour, amongst other goodies.
- Why the whole pack? Originally we had intended to adopt one wolf, and shower it with our attention and love. But in the course of researching the rescues, in talking to the people who ran them and learning about the wolves that call this particular sanctuary home, we decided that it isn’t about just one wolf. Just like this cannot be about one part of the fandom. We are one part of a large, beautiful pack; the Teen Wolf pack. So instead of one wolf, instead of the Sterek fandom, we are asking everyone to unite; for our entire Teen Wolf pack to care for WHI’s entire pack.
We know you guys can do this! How we are doing it:
What you can do:
- We will be offering the ability to directly donate to Wolf Haven International for the entire two month period. Donations made directly to WHI are tax deductible for those of you in the USA. As with the payment for the cookies project, money donated through the page hosted either by us or by WHI will go directly to Wolf Haven International, not to the Sterek Campaign. They will be accept credit card payments on their site, as well as Paypal!
- For this event, WHI will be creating a special item slot in their online store, which will be linked to on the Wolf Pack Charity Project’s donations page on our own and the WHI site. We will post a direct link to the item the moment they have it listed! This item is for those wishing to pay through credit cards rather than through Paypal. People may select this “item” from their store and designate an amount of their choosing to donate.
- As to the auctions, we will be hosting three sets of 2.5 day auctions beginning with the fanfiction commission auction hosted Dec. 13th-15th. The art commission auction will be hosted Dec. 17th-19th. The crafted items auction will be hosted Dec. 20th-22nd. These will be posted to our Livejournal community with more precise information about bidding on their given dates. We will be posting more detailed information about how the auction works in another post.
- Once we have the official WHI donation page link, we will also be creating a flyer with tear-off tags holding the Teen Wolf page on the Wolf Haven International website, so that people in your area that are not part of our online community can have a chance to donate. If you can, please print copies of this and post them where you are allowed! This will help spread the news to places we couldn’t otherwise reach.
- For information about how to become one of the artists, authors, or crafters for the auction, you can click the links below! We need to have our creators collected and organized by the evening of December 10th so please get in touch with us as soon as possible to help out!
- Artists click here!
- Authors click here!
- Crafters click here!
If you know other artists, authors, or crafters who you think would like to participate, please have them contact us ASAP! Master list for participating artists can be found HERE. Master list for participating authors can be found HERE. Master list for participating crafters can be found HERE.
Some answers for your questions:
1. Do you have to be a part of the Teen Wolf fandom to participate?
OF COURSE NOT! If you want to pass the donation page around to your friends and family, please do! They can donate to this cause regardless of whether they have ever seen the show or not. Everyone is welcome to become a part of helping protect these majestic creatures.
2. Is there a minimum donation?
We don’t believe so! We’re sure that WHI will be thankful for any amount you guys can donate. We will say that we have around 1,600 following our campaign blog on Tumblr and if every one of you donated just $5, we would easily surpass our goal of $5k. In fact, we would almost double it.
3. Is the Sterek Campaign getting any monetary profit out of this?
Absolutely none at all. The Sterek Campaign is simply heading up the charity project for WHI. All the money from donations raised through the auction events will go directly to the Wolf Haven International sanctuary from us after the last of the auctions end. All money donated through the page they are hosting (located here) goes directly to them.
4. How are you collecting the money for the fandom auctions?
To avoid confusion with WHI’s direct donations, the Sterek Campaign will be collecting the auction donations in one place first, through our official Paypal (email@example.com). MTV will be verifying both our own and WHI’s addresses. This allows us to ensure that all auction winners have paid without having to bother the sanctuary with those arrangements. We want to make this as easy as possible on the them!
Once the auctions have ended and the winning donations have been collected, we will transfer the total amount to Wolf Haven International’s Paypal and post a screen shot for the fandom to see how much they have raised so far!
5. How can we pay for the auctions? How can we pay to the rescue?
For the auctions, we can only accept payments to our Paypal. But, Paypal offers a way to pay through a credit card without registering through them! So if you don’t have a Paypal account and want to pay through a credit card, they can still help you.
Wolf Haven International can accept both Paypal and credit card payments through their page if you want to give a direct donation. We will get the donation page on their site linked to everyone as soon as we can!
6. What’s the involvement of the MTV/MTV Act/Teen Wolf in all this?
These groups will be helping us to advertise and get the word out about our project. We are hoping to spread word of this as far as possible- around the world if we can! They are in complete support of the project and will be helping to verify that all donations reach where they are intended to go. They will be helping us coordinate the delivery of at least the adoption certificate to Jeff at the end of the project.
(They’re also as excited as puppies to be helping out wolves with us! So sweet, right? D’awww.)
IMPORTANT: We want to reinforce the non-demanding nature of all Sterek Campaign projects. This is, above anything else, an expression of our love and support for Jeff Davis and his wonderful show, Teen Wolf. This project is not about demanding anything; this is about the fandom of Teen Wolf - the entire fandom this time - paying it forward for the wonderful gift of a show we have been given.
That is what the Call To Love campaigns are about - love and support for the future.
So, our lovely Teen Wolf Pack, get out there and start helping our soon-to-be-adopted wolf pack! Let’s share some pack love! We’ll give the first smooch :)
(Photos are by Julie Lawrence and belong to Wolf Haven International. All are used with permission)