A little history...
In Spring 2012, a group of Shiba Inu humoms decided to organize an online fundraising event to help Shiba Inu and Shiba-Inu mix rescues. Rescue volunteers in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area had come together to try to find a lost shiba, Nami, who had slipped her collar in Brooklyn. After three weeks, Nami was found, but the desire to help the rescues continued and grew stronger. In June 2012 the hugely successful, international online fundraising event, Shiba Prom, was held to benefit five shiba and shiba-mix rescue organizations.
Following the first virtual fundraiser, different rescues began contacting Shiba Prom’s co-founders and requesting their help with online fundraising projects. As each new fundraising project raised hundreds, and in several cases, thousands of dollars for these rescues, the founders of Shiba Prom realized that the time had come to incorporate as a non-for-profit.
Recently, Shiba Prom became a licensed non-for-profit corporation with the state of Illinois. This legal classification is an important step to becoming a 501(c)3 charitable organization, which is in the works. Our pawficial name is Shiba Prom NFP.
The 2013 Shiba Prom Board of Directors is:
Chairman: Sakura DivaDog’s humom
Vice Chairman: Mali Ki’s humom
Secretary/Treasurer: Max Zenji Fuchi ShibaTrio’s humom
Look for news regarding the 2013 Shiba Prom, scheduled for Saturday, June 29th, in an upcoming post later this week! Visit our new website at www.shibaprom.org!