We have recently reached £70,000 raised in our first three years and this year alone we have raised over £45,000. We are very proud of what we do and what we have achieved in such a short space of time.  With this level of fundraising we feel that we should advise you how we work and exactly what happens to all donations made to MAS. Here are our fundraising FAQs.

MAS is a group of likeminded people who raise money and do lovely things to support DBARC and a couple of other smaller rescue groups who all work towards making the lives of schnauzers in need better!

No! All our work is voluntary, and nobody takes anything out for themselves. Things such as postage and packaging costs can be expensive and we have no choice but to pay for this, though many admin and members simply pay for it themselves and don’t ask for it to be refunded.

Of course we do! We do get some fantastic things donated but mainly we have production and printing costs. To have things produced to sell, such as hoodies with the MAS logo, we have to buy them. Sadly, we don’t have a generous manufacturer on board who will provide them free of charge. We wish we did!
 
After sourcing the best possible price for our merchandise, we usually incorporate postage costs and work out a reasonable ‘profit margin’ then post to the group for pre-orders. We then request payment from members to go to our PayPal or bank account which is used solely for our fundraising activities for transparency. Once the money is in from members the supplier will be given the order and go ahead to send an invoice. Once the cost price and postage costs are deducted, we transfer proceeds to DBARC (a registered charity) via our Virgin Money Page which is linked only to them and their bank account.
 
For Suppliers selling directly from their site we agree a percentage from each item sold that will be donated to the fund for using our brand. We have this arrangement so that you can be offered a variety of high-quality MAS items to purchase should you wish to, knowing that some of the purchase price will help Schnauzers in Need.
 
We also have several members that make crafted items that make a minimum donation of 10-15%.
Suppliers and crafters then pay commissions over to us to transfer to DBARC or they pay direct to DBARC (a registered charity) via our Virgin Money Page which is linked only to them and their bank account.

Events held online like our Auctions and Dog Show – The money is requested from buyers, bidders and participants; to go to our fundraising PayPal or bank account. Once this is reconciled proceeds are transferred to DBARC (a registered charity) via our Virgin Money Page which is linked only to them and their bank account.

The money is requested to go here for reconciliation purposes and for when suppliers need payment. If the money went direct to DBARC we would not be able to reconcile each payment to each item and acquire addresses for items to be sent. We would also not be able to pay suppliers. Once the admin is completed, we transfer proceeds to DBARC (a registered charity) via our Virgin Money Page which is linked only to them and their bank account.

We aren’t a business (we make no personal profit whatsoever). PayPal and Bank accounts need a registered business or UK resident to be named on the accounts. Therefore, Linda kindly set up both in her name purely for the purpose of fundraising.

Adoption Bags These are something we love to do at DBARC’S request. All bags are now sponsored by members and sponsorship is fully utilised on the bags.
 
Christmas – Christmas is a special occasion and we sometimes like to give DBARC animals and staff something at Christmas. We have in the past, purchased items from our Christmas Card sales to afford the DBARC staff and many volunteers a treat for their hard work all year round and for the animals to have a treat, such as a toy, self heated bedding, treats etc. We think this is a nice thing to do and we are sure that you do too
 
WalksWe have set these up, so that:
Walk Leaders collect cash and pay it directly to DBARC (a registered charity) via our Virgin Money Page which is linked only to them and their bank account or Walk Leaders collect cash and pay it directly to Schnauzer Houzer Rescue UK/Mini SAS Community Fund PayPal account.  We have no interaction with these donations as it’s not necessary, there is no admin involved. We will keep a record from both as to what is raised and include it within our totals.  Find out more about our walks.