About the shelter Challenge
The Shelter Challenge is an exciting opportunity for shelters in the U.S. and around the world. The prizes offered during each challenge, both in grants and useful product, are specifically intended to benefit shelters in need.
But there’s more to the Shelter Challenge than prizes alone. The nature of the contest is intended to help shelters gather and mobilize support from their online communities, and highlight the excellent work that they are doing. Over the years, we’ve found that building and reaching out to that community has been as important to shelter growth and support as the contest itself.
Because of this, we’ve tried to structure the contest in a way that helps this community to be more involved. With story and photo contests that individuals can participate in on behalf of their shelters, recruitment tools to help individuals as well as shelters spread the word, and more, we hope to encourage and participate in that larger community of shelter supporters who can cheer no matter what shelter wins, knowing that in the end, it’s not about the prizes or the popularity. It’s about the animals who need us.
That’s why we’re all here.