Dear Fur Ball Fans, As you know Gimme Shelter, Inc. has hosted “Fur Ball Fundraisers” here in Smithfield for the past two years. The Fur Balls in 2014 & 2015 were not only successful but also a lot of fun as we are sure that those of you who attended can attest. Gimme Shelter, Inc. is a small but powerful non-profit, all volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization that turns your wonderful donations into lifesaving funding for the animals of Isle of Wight County through our Resale Shop at 426 Main Street. This resale shop is our main focus for raising money for the animals and as stated we are a small group.
Thus we regret to let you know we are not going to be holding any more “Fur Balls” as we find that it takes our efforts away from our main focus (the resale shop). As you can imagine, staging an event such as the Fur Ball takes countless hours of preparation and even though they were successful, it takes a toll on our small army of volunteers each year.
We are so thankful to ALL the sponsors and supporters of the past two Fur Balls and those of you that continue to support Gimme Shelter, Inc. efforts throughout the year by your monetary or physical goods donations to the Resale Shop. If you were planning to be a sponsor for the 2016 Fur Ball we ask that you consider still making your wonderful donations to our organization. Donations can be dropped off at the shop during business hours or mailed to Gimme Shelter, Inc., 130 South Church St., Smithfield, VA 23430. Your donations are tax deductible and always appreciated in our mission of helping the animals and community of Isle of Wight County. We will be taking down this “Fur Ball” page by the end of November. Please make sure to “LIKE” our home Facebook page at: