Gio Fund is a section 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal welfare fundraising organization serving the greater Wilmington, North Carolina area. Incorporated in Morris County, New Jersey in March 2011, our founders and volunteers are dedicated to raising the much needed funds to help at risk dogs receive shelter, food and medical care.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Happy New Year!

2018 was an amazing year!  Because of your generosity and support, we have been able to help our rescue partners save over a hundred cats and dogs from being euthanized by high kill shelters. Since May, The Gio Fund has donated thousands of dollars, thousands of pounds of food and much needed bedding and supplies.

We are truly blessed to have such great supporters. Thank you for donating items, shopping our store, volunteering, or just spreading the word about our cause.

As we start 2019, we welcome in an exciting new year filled with plans to do much more! We look forward to keeping you informed about the dogs and cats that are saved because of your support! Also, be on the lookout for news about upcoming events, ways to volunteer and some "soon to be released" exciting news about our Leland, NC Thrift Shop!

Happy and Healthy New Year!

Chris and Loretta Rogers
The Gio Fund

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Help Wanted!, Leland, NC

Do you love animals? Are you looking for a part time job?
If you said yes to both, we should talk!

The Gio Fund Thrift Shop is currently looking for one or more employees to help us manage the store and expand our hours.
Duties include opening and closing the store, helping customers, operating a cash register and accepting, sorting and displaying donations.
The starting hourly rate is $8.00 per hour. Hours are 9:45am to 5:15pm. The position is part time for one or more days a week, Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are optional.
If you are interested, please email

New Fall Hours!

Starting October 24th, our new fall hours will be:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 10am to 5pm
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - Closed

Friday, September 21, 2018

We need your help!

These are just a few of the dogs and cats that we have helped find safety this week.

Help us save more! Many more!

Click on the Donate tab and make a contribution of any amount.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mabel Needs Your Help!

We are happy to report that Mabel has a new best friend / human brother in her foster family. Thank you to Melissa Adkins and her family for taking such good care of Mabel in New Jersey.

However, we are sad to report that Mabel will be going to the vet in New Jersey for an updated cancer screening. There is a chance her cancer may have come back in a spot on her other front leg. We are estimating her visit with x-rays will cost about $500.

Donations are certainly appreciated as we have told 11th Hour Rescue that the Gio Fund will take on these expenses. Please consider making a donation of any amount large or small to The Gio Fund at

Above are a few pictures of Mabel and her new human best friend. We are so thankful for all of the kindness everyone has shown towards her.

ALL FURNITURE 50 PERCENT OFF! - This weekend only (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

This weekend only (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)


Come check out our great deals this weekend! Tons of news items arrive daily.

Baby Clothes and Accessories - 1 dollar
Purses - 4 dollars
Shoes - 1 dollar
Large Framed Art - 10 dollars
Medium Frames Art - 5 dollars
Greeting Cards and Gift Bags - 25 cents
Clothing (Mens and Womens) - 1 dollar
Coats and Clothing Sets 5 dollars
DVD'S and CD'S - 1 dollar
Golf Clubs - 5 dollars
Books - 1 dollar
Yarn - 1 dollar
Picture Frames - 50 cents
Decorative Pillows - 1 dollar
Sports / Travel Bags - 1 dollar
Stuffed Animals - 1 dollar
Many new furniture items!

Proceeds benefit regional animal shelters!

Our address is 324Q Village Road, Leland, NC 28451.
***We are DIRECTLY behind the Dominos Pizza.***

We are open 10am to 5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check out our new late night hours on Tuesday from 2pm to 8pm. We are closed Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.

We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Join Us Every Tuesday Night For Volunteer Night!

Join Us Every Tuesday Night
For Volunteer Night!

We will be closed on Tuesday, August 7th. We will be taking Mabel the hound on her freedom ride to New Jersey.

However, starting Tuesday, August 14th, join us for our weekly volunteer night! Stop by anytime from 2pm to 8pm and stay as long as you wish.

Pizza and soda will be served at 6pm every week!

The Gio Fund Thrift Shop is located at: 324Q Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. We are located directly behind Dominos.

Our phone number is: 910 782 8222