Lock-In for Love lets you be a hero for animals right from your phone or keyboard. Set up a free personal or team fundraising page to collect donations for the BC SPCA online from June 1-17, 2023.
On June 17 make your final fundraising push at home, with your team, or at one of our participating Community Animal Centres (space permitting). It is your last chance to inspire your community to join you in saving animals!
Lock-In for Love officially starts Thursday, June 1, 2023, and participants will fundraise through Saturday, June 17, 2023. On June 17 make your final fundraising push at home, with your team, or at one of our participating Community Animal Centres (space permitting).
This year, Lock-In for Love is finally fully back in-person for the big finale on Saturday, June 17! All fundraisers are invited to come down to their local participating BC SPCA animal centre for this special day (space permitting). Your chosen location will be in touch with details before the big day. You can literally "lock-in for love" with a friendly animal in care right at the Centre, while you make your final fundraising push. It is your last chance to inspire your community to join you in saving animals!
You're also welcome to participate virtually, making your final fundraising push at home, with a favourite furry friend, with your team or anywhere else that works for you.
No matter where you "lock-in", each one of you is invited to come down to your closest participating location for a gratitude goodie bag, a victory photo and a special thank you from the staff and animals.
Take your fundraising to the next level!
1) Make a plan and mark your calendar
Lock-In for Love kicks off Thursday, June 1 and goes through Saturday, June 17, 2023. The earlier you start the more money you are likely to raise! Then mark June 17 on your calendar and start thinking about how you’ll spend your Lock-In and final fundraising push for the animals!
2) Set your goal and make the first donation
During registration you’ll be asked to set a fundraising goal. Set an ambitious goal to show your friends and family that you are serious about saving animals’ lives.
Next, set an example and inspire others by making the first donation. When your friends and family see this they will be extra motivated to help you reach your goal.
3) Customize your Personal Fundraising Page
This is your chance to tell everyone how much you love animals and explain why you have chosen to fundraise for the BC SPCA. You may want to share a personal story of an animal who has touched your life. Then upload photos of some of your favourite animals. After all, who can say no to a furry face?
4) Tell everyone you’re fundraising and why
Don’t be afraid to ask. Giving makes people feel great and people want to be there for the animals. Don’t forget, you are asking on behalf of vulnerable animals that desperately need us.
Share your fundraising via email, Facebook, Instagram, text, whatever your preferred method of communication.
To make it easy we have template emails ready for you to update and send! From your Personal Fundraising Centre you can send emails to friends and co-workers letting them know you are raising funds for the animals and asking them to visit your page and donate.
5) Remind people to get their donations in
We all need a reminder now and then. Don’t hesitate to keep reminding others about your mission to help vulnerable animals.
6) Share your success with everyone and express your thanks!
Make sure to send a special thank you to all your donors. When you log in, you can go to 'email' on the top bar to see a list of everyone who donated online and email them your thanks right there.
Lock-In for Love is on a new website platform this year. If you participated in 2022 or 2021 your username has been migrated over to the new platform. However, you will still need to re-set your password before you can log in for the first time. If you have any issues, please contact us at email@example.com.
Log in to your fundraising account and select your fundraiser from the navigation menu. Your personal fundraising page is under 'Fundraisers' and your team is under 'Teams'. Click the name to go to that page. Here you can edit directly on the page. You can change images, text, your fundraising goal, your page URL, and video.
Personalize your page with stories, pictures, and videos to let your friends know why it means so much for them to give generously to the animals.
Log in to your fundraising account and select 'Options' from the navigation bar. Then select 'Edit User Profile'. Here you can change your user details and password.
Yes, the more the merrier! When you register as a team, you will create both a Lock-In for Love Team Fundraising Page, as well as an Individual Fundraising Page. You can use the Team Page to track team fundraising and to ask others to join you. If you’ve already registered as an individual and would now like to start a team email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you out!
Yes, we welcome animal lovers of all ages to participate in Lock-In for Love!
By submitting your funds as soon as possible, your dollars can go to work immediately to help animals in your community! The aim is to collect all donations by June 17 so we can celebrate the total together. However, your personal page will remain up and running and able to accept donations in the months following the event.
It can take up to 24 hours to receive a confirmation email. If you have not received a confirmation within 24 hours, remember to check your ‘junk’ folder just in case and then contact us at email@example.com. We will be happy to check the status for you.
In general, donations should be reflected on page right away.
Donations to your fundraising page are listed directly on your page. You can get additional details by clicking on a donation while logged in.
A list of your donations is also available under 'email', conveniently located so that you can directly email them your thanks right there.
All donations of $10 or more are eligible to receive a tax receipt. If your donors make a donation online they will automatically receive an electronic tax receipt by email.
While giving online is the fastest and easiest way for you and your donors to get funds to the animals, you may also mail funds to BC SPCA Lock-In for Love 1245 E 7th Ave, Vancouver BC, V5T 1R1. Your or your supporters can download an offline donation form directly from your fundraising page for this purpose.
Please include complete name, address and phone details for each donor so that a receipt can be issued. Tax receipts will be emailed or mailed directly to donors. Please be sure to provide all contact details when submitting your donation as this is required by the Canada Revenue Agency before we can issue a receipt. Processing times for offline donations will vary, but if you’d like to follow up send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, based on Canada Revenue Agency guidelines, we are only able to issue tax receipts to donors. Your supporters will receive a tax receipt for their donations (of $10 or more), and you will receive a tax receipt for your personal donations.
We encourage you to Lock-In for Love at home or at work.
If you are fundraising for a BC SPCA Community Animal Centre listed on our locations page they will be in touch to support you during Lock-In for Love. Let them know your questions and they’ll be happy to help answer them.
If you are fundraising for areas of greatest need or a location not listed on our locations page, get in touch with us at email@example.com
The BC SPCA relies heavily on public donations to be able to care for vulnerable animals. Thanks to the generous support of animal lovers like you, last year we were able to help more than 118,000 animals.
If you select a BC SPCA Community Animal Centre for your fundraising, all donations to your page will go directly to funding important work at that location such as medical care for the animals there.
If you choose to fundraise for areas of greatest need, all donations to your page will go to where the money is needed most across B.C. That could be to fund cruelty investigations, provide medical care for a large animal rescue effort, be there for animals during disasters like wildfires or floods, and more.
Thank you for being there for injured, homeless, neglected and abused animals.
Yes! On June 1 when you self-donate, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is generously matching your self-donation up to $20,000*. A self-donation is a donation to your own personal fundraising page. When you donate, the match funds from Hill's should be reflected on your page immediately, provided match funds are still available - if you don't see the matching funds please contact us.
As well, whenever funds are available, we like to support our fundraisers with matching opportunities to help boost their fundraising. Should funds be available, we’ll make sure to let you know early on match day so you can make that extra fundraising push to your friends and family. However, we encourage you to put your all into fundraising from day one. The fundraisers who help the animals the most are usually the ones who keep fundraising from start to finish.
*Maximum of $5,000 per fundraiser for the self-donation match
Thank you so much for setting an example by self-donating to your fundraising page!
To trigger the self-donated badge on your page, your donation name must match your registration name. This means anonymous donations, nicknames, and other names will not trigger the badge.
We're happy to change your donation name so that your self-donated badge will appear. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
There are many possible ways to Lock-In for Love on June 17, if you aren't able to participate at your local branch!
Please feel free to reach out with any questions to email@example.com! We love chatting with our participants and hearing all your wonderful fundraising plans.