The Plan

Our mission:  To rescue and provide sanctuary for farmed animals, while modeling a compassionate way of life for all.

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This page will be updated at the beginning of every quarter to keep you informed of where we currently stand, and what our next steps are.  Cupid’s Landing is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Tacoma, WA.  We are a startup project to fund the building of a farm animal sanctuary that incorporates human and community welfare into our mission.  We have a 3 – 5 year plan, and will begin looking for land in January 2020.  In the meantime, we are holding fundraising and outreach events that engage our community, promote positivity and a vegan lifestyle, and raise funds for startup costs.  All of our fundraisers are aimed at not only raising money, but also furthering our mission.  Our goal is to raise $80,000 by the time we purchase land – $25,000 for building structures, and $55,000 for animal care and other costs.  This goal is changeable as we learn more, and explore new opportunities.  Land will be purchased out of pocket by board members.  All of the funds raised are for startup costs – building structures, permits, supplies, animal care, etc.  In order to raise $80,000 in 5 years, we must raise $16,000 per year.  In order to achieve this goal in 3 years, we must raise $26,667 per year.  We will begin the process of searching for and purchasing land in January 2020 regardless of where we are in this goal.

As of October 1st, 2017:

In the third quarter of 2017, we raised $3,465, putting us at a total of $17,036, which means we are within our 3 – 5 year target.  We are $7,964 away from our $25,000 structure building goal.  In July, we held our second annual Garage Sale and Free Vegan BBQ.  We raised more than double what we raised last year. At this event, we brought free vegan food and very low cost goods to an area of our community that needs it most.  Also in July we participated in Dog-A-Thon, The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County’s walk for homeless pets. In August, we partnered with Laughing Dog Kitchen for another free vegan BBQ, this time in Bremerton.  Our goal was to bring the Kitsap vegan community together and encourage non-vegan folks to try vegan food.  We reached an estimated 300+ people, which is more than six times what we were originally expecting!  Also in August, we donated $500 to a local farm animal sanctuary’s building costs to build a new enclosure for their pigs.  In September we collaborated with local researcher, author, and educator, Paula Furner, for a free presentation on the environmental benefits of a plant based diet.  Board members Mae Tipple and David Conte began classes at the University of Washington – Tacoma for Fundraising and Nonprofit Management certificate programs.  All summer long, we collaborated with Organically Grown Muscle, participating in the Outdoor Summer Boot Camps, from which a portion of the proceeds go to Cupid’s Landing.

We are currently working on:

  • Our second annual Vegan Wine and Cheese Tasting Fundraiser – October 8th
  • Continuing our year-long series of free presentations on the benefits of a plant based diet
  • Continuing to partner with OG Muscle and their Group Fit Classes
  • Continued education with Fundraising and Nonprofit Management certificate programs at UW Tacoma
  • Expanding our volunteer base
  • First stages of planning our second annual Vegan Prom
  • Creating a more formal emailing list
  • New community projects for the summer of 2018

As we celebrate 18 months as an organization, we once again are beyond thrilled and grateful to have you in our community.  Whether you are here in Tacoma, WA, on the east coast, somewhere in between, or on another continent altogether, we consider you to be a part of this amazing community that is coming together to make something great happen for the world.  For the animals, for the people, and for the planet, we thank you again for your support.  Here’s to a fabulous fourth and final quarter of 2017!