Carolina Bear Lodge

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An organization’s relationship with its members collectively and individually is the lifeblood of its fundraising efforts. Those relationships deliver vitality to everything an organization does to raise money. Weak member relationships yield weak fundraising outcomes. But far too many nonprofits have focused far too often on those fundraising outcomes—the money—rather than on the donors of that money.

There is no contributed income without contributors. This is no chicken-or-egg thing. Before there is a gift, there has to be a giver.


Successful fundraising efforts are based on well cultivated relationships with our sponsors, members and friends. Know your members and respect them. Understanding what has and will continue to motivate them to prioritize their commitment to your organization and its mission puts you on the path to a steady flow of contributions.


Carolina Bear Lodge is a community based, non-profit organization, that is committed to benevolent and charitable services. We create fundraisers and support for other non-profit organizations in the Carolinas. As a membership organization, we strengthen our bond and resources by promoting social activities for our members. Our social activities are open to all men that share in our common goal of serving our community, having fun, and participating in nurturing and lasting friendships.


We work with a few charities and here is a little about them!


Charities


Danny & Ron’s Rescue speaks for helpless animals that have no voice. We began our rescue mission in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina by aiding dogs that were left homeless by the storm. Since then, our outreach has grown to heights we never imagined. Now we are rescuing puppy mill dogs, bait dogs used in dog-fighting, and hundreds of dogs from shelters—often moments away from euthanasia. We currently deliver pet food and supplies to more than 48 elderly people living in poverty—and pay for their dogs’ medical bills, too. We have rescued dogs from junkyards and shelters, freed animals chained to trees and living in small cages, and saved abandoned pets living on the streets.


Why we are different

Danny & Ron’s Rescue is unlike any other rescue organization. Because an abused or neglected dog can only recover and learn to trust again when it is in a loving home, Danny and Ron have turned their own house into the ultimate safe haven. There, they personally care for injured and abused animals until they are ready for adoption. Each dog receives a wellness check from our veterinarian, is then spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, groomed, and loved. But most important, each dog is treated like part of the family, fed organic dog food from its own bowl, and even allowed to sleep in the bed. The opportunity to live with humans and other dogs in a real home environment is the best way to prepare a dog for adoption and a life with a loving family. We are also proud to be one of the only organizations that does not charge a pre-set adoption fee and instead relies on an affordable donation from the adopter.




HEALTH

We value the health of each person we encounter, and strive to provide safe, nourishing food to those we serve. We believe that healthy lives are not possible without healthy food, a healthy environment, and healthy communities, so we work to build all three to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.

PEOPLE

We respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person and treat all with justice, equity, and understanding. We honor the lives, ideas, concerns, and stories of those we serve to ensure they are treated with dignity in their time of need. We value our donors’ gifts and honor their intended purpose. We cherish our volunteers, and strive to ensure positive, impactful experiences each time they give their time to our cause.


SERVICE

We work with kindness, openness, and joyful generosity to meet the individual needs of each person we encounter. We serve all people without judgement in a spirit of compassion and sensitivity. We listen to the story and needs of each person so that they know they are seen, heard and valued in a world where they may often feel invisible.


COMMUNITY

We collaborate to change our community through strong relationships with individual community members, our partner agencies, community partners, businesses, and local government. Our shared mission of ‘feeding lives together’ drives us to be open, cooperative, and transparent to harness the power of a community in unison.

In the Lowcountry, about 50 percent of people served are seniors and children. About one and five kids in our area don’t have enough food to eat on any given day.

The Lowcountry Food Bank hosts several events to spread awareness and raise money to fight hunger in our area.


Through the links above you can learn about each charity. 


Carolina Bear Lodge is a community based, non-profit organization, that is committed to benevolent and charitable services. We create fundraisers and support for other non-profit organizations in the Carolinas as mentioned above. As a membership organization, we strengthen our bond and resources by promoting social activities for our members. Our social activities are open to all men that share in our common goal of serving our community, having fun, and participating in nurturing and lasting friendships.

Donating to CBL allows us to track our own impact on donations. Please note that if you submit a donation directly to CBL, it is tax deductible. We will use the funds for operating expenses or to grant to recommended charities. Thank you!

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About us

Carolina Bear Lodge was formed in 1994 by a group of guys who didn't fit into the typical gay roster. The Carolina Bear Lodge had its first meeting in Charlotte, NC. Membership is open to anyone who is hirsute/bearish or who simply admires them.

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There are no physical characteristics required for any type of membership. CBL was formed to give members of the bear community a social outlet to call their own and a means to meet like minded men in an accepting environment.

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