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Rescue Leaf:Funding Innovation in Animal Shelters!
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Ended Oct 3, 2018

Rescue Leaf is a non-profit project that aims to utilize legal sales of cannabis and related edibles to deliver continual sustainable funding in support of the next generation of innovative animal sheltering programs while helping BOTH people and pets!

Rescue Leaf will be partnering with cannabis farmers and producers of related edibles to offer the best cannabis products in our Rescue Leaf retail locations, serving legal recreational and medicinal cannabis use.

This crowdfunding campaign aims to bring together 5 groups of people who have never been called together before to create a large scale positive impact for both people and pets:

  1. Those who support the legal use of cannabis
  2. Those who support delivering progressive animal sheltering solutions for the next generation of animal shelters
  3. Those who wish to increase animal therapy and service dog options for children and adults in need
  4. Those who wish to increase local employment options through new job training and placement opportunities and
  5. Those who wish to help reduce recidivism in non-violent offenders in America and improve recovery.

Rescue Leaf revenue will be utilized to fund high impact projects across the country including:

  • 2 new animal shelter models by New Mexico Pets Alive/NextGen Shelter Project (this project’s 501c3 organization) that increase health, welfare, humane comfortable animal housing and adoption rates while reducing ongoing stress of homeless animals entering and residing in animal intake facilities.
  • Many other innovative animal shelter and rescue group programs across the United States.
  • Matching and training appropriate shelter dog candidates for therapy and service dog work to better meet the needs of children and adults in need.
  • Job training programs including retail, marketing, management, hospitality/restaurant management, animal care and dog training. We will give 1st hiring priority to those who have completed our job training programs but we will also fund a job placement office to expand options for those who have completed our job training programs.
  • Meaningful educational, job training and therapy programs to help reduce recidivism in every city where our projects are located. We did a small pilot program with the New Mexico Corrections Dept and it was a success. When offenders had the opportunity to work with dogs in need, we saw the transformation of many of the offenders right in front of our eyes. A large number of shelter dogs across America are living impounded and incarcerated as if they had committed a crime. Our program transfers dogs out of that high stress environment. The offenders earn the privilege to work with the dogs and relate to our rescue dogs stories of incarceration and redemption. In return, the offenders receive unconditional love from the dogs and an opportunity to prove trustworthiness and develop a sense of pride, accomplishment and giving back to society through working with our dogs. We have identified areas where to expand and improve upon from the pilot program and are excited for the opportunity to create a much larger positive impact.

The funds you donate via this crowdfunding campaign help us to cover start-up costs in laying the groundwork to legally open dispensaries and retail locations in 5 states to begin with. Our start-up costs include legal and accounting fees, licensing fees, inventory fees and location rental initial deposits and rents and location build out/construction. Everyone can donate to this campaign no matter where you live and the perks/thank you gifts we provide to those supporting this project will be delivered at the 1st opportunity to do so.

If you prefer to make a full donation without receiving a perk/thank you gift in exchange for your donation, please click here. Donations made via this link are directed to the Rescue Leaf project.

For those interested in Founding Partner location naming opportunities or customized permanent Founding Partner recognition packages at the $50K - $100K gift levels, please send an email to info@nextgenshelterproject.org.

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Rescue Leaf is a project of New Mexico Pets Alive/NextGen Shelter Project, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization celebrating its 6th year anniversary in January 2017. During that time we have assisted over 3,400 healthy and treatable dog and cats in need that had no other lifesaving options via medical, behavioral and adoption placement programs and we assisted almost the same number of people in need. All contributions made to our organization are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. All of us here at New Mexico Pets Alive/NextGen Shelter Project, including the people and the healthy and treatable at-risk shelter pets in need we assist, sincerely appreciate your support of the Rescue Leaf project fundraiser in order to build capacity to exponentially increase the number of people and pets we are able to help across the country.

THANK YOU!

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Your minimum donation of $10 shows your support for the Rescue Leaf non-profit project and you'll receive a Rescue Leaf sticker as our Thank You! You'll also receive a shout out on our facebook pages and twitter. If you are shy and prefer not to receive a shout out, you may mail your donation to NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please note 'Rescue Leaf' on your check memo. THANK YOU!
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Your minimum donation of $25 shows your support for the Rescue Leaf non-profit project and you'll receive a Rescue Leaf container or coffee mug (your choice) as our Thank You! You'll also receive a shout out on our facebook pages and twitter. If you are shy and prefer not to receive a shout out, you may mail your donation to NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please note 'Rescue Leaf' on your check memo. THANK YOU!
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Your minimum donation of $50 shows your support for the Rescue Leaf non-profit project and you'll receive a Rescue Leaf tshirt as our Thank You! You'll also receive a shout out on our facebook pages and twitter. If you are shy and prefer not to receive a shout out, you may mail your donation to NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please note 'Rescue Leaf' on your check memo. THANK YOU!
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Your minimum donation of $100 shows your support for the Rescue Leaf non-profit project and you'll receive your choice of either 2 Rescue Leaf tshirts or 1 Rescue Leaf hoodie as our Thank You! You'll also receive a shout out on our facebook pages and twitter. You will receive an email to ask for your choice and sizes. If you are shy and prefer not to receive a shout out, you may mail your donation to NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please note 'Rescue Leaf' on your check memo. THANK YOU!
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Your minimum donation of $250 shows your support for the Rescue Leaf non-profit project and you'll receive your choice of either 5 Rescue Leaf tshirts or 2 Rescue Leaf hoodies as our Thank You! You'll also receive a shout out on our facebook pages and twitter. You will receive an email to ask for your choice and sizes. If you are shy and prefer not to receive a shout out, you may mail your donation to NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please note 'Rescue Leaf' on your check memo. THANK YOU!
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Your minimum donation of $500 shows your support for the Rescue Leaf non-profit project and you'll receive your choice of either 4 Rescue Leaf hoodies or 10 Rescue Leaf tshirts as our Thank You! You'll also receive a shout out on our facebook pages and twitter. You will receive an email to ask for your choice and sizes. If you are shy and prefer not to receive a shout out, you may mail your donation to NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please note 'Rescue Leaf' on your check memo. THANK YOU!
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Your minimum donation of $1000 shows your support for the Rescue Leaf non-profit project and you'll receive a Founding Partner appreciation shout out on facebook and twitter as well as a permanent Founding Partner text link from the Rescue Leaf website to your company’s website. You may also mail your donation to NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please note 'Rescue Leaf' on your check memo. THANK YOU!
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Your minimum donation of $2500 shows your support for the Rescue Leaf non-profit project and you'll receive a Founding Partner appreciation shout out on facebook and twitter as well as a permanent Founding Partner image/logo link from the Rescue Leaf website to your company’s website. You will also receive permanent Founding Partner recognition in all Rescue Leaf e-newsletters. You may also mail your donation to NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please note 'Rescue Leaf' on your check memo. THANK YOU!
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Your minimum donation of $5000 shows your support for the Rescue Leaf non-profit project and you'll receive a Founding Partner appreciation shout out on facebook and twitter as well as a permanent Founding Partner image/logo link from the Rescue Leaf website to your company’s website. You will also receive permanent Founding Partner recognition in all Rescue Leaf e-newsletters and physical recognition in all Rescue Leaf dispensary and retail locations across the country. You may also mail your donation to NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please note 'Rescue Leaf' on your check memo. THANK YOU!
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Your minimum donation of $10,000 shows your support for the Rescue Leaf non-profit project and you'll receive a Founding Partner appreciation shout out on facebook and twitter as well as a permanent Founding Partner image/logo link from the Rescue Leaf website to your company’s website. You will also receive permanent Founding Partner recognition in all Rescue Leaf e-newsletters and physical recognition in all Rescue Leaf dispensary and retail locations across the country. You will also receive permanent Founding Partner recognition in all Rescue Leaf printed materials. You may also mail your donation to NMPA, PO Box 25661, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please note 'Rescue Leaf' on your check memo. THANK YOU!
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