CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri reached its $35,000 goal for Giving Tuesday.
The humane society announced a Matching Gift Challenge as part of Giving Tuesday to help the fundraising efforts for the organization’s new adoption and education center.
All gifts and pledges up to $35,000 made through Dec. 3 were matched dollar-for-dollar by JSE Surplus and Purina.
Because of the funds match, their $35,000 turned into $70,000.
The Humane Society announced earlier this year their fundraising efforts for a new 12,000-square-foot-facility.
The organization said it raised more than $1 million of the $2.7 million project for the new Adoption and Education Center. They said the goal is to raise 70 percent before the groundbreaking in June 2020.
According to the humane society, they have already bought the land, permanent storage solutions and some inside fixtures.