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.

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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 crogers@giofund.org.

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

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  www.GioFund.org.

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)

ALL FURNITURE 50 PERCENT OFF!

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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Mabel - Senior Special Needs Lab Hound Mix

·                     Status: Available for Adoption or Foster
·                     Species: Dog
·                     General Color: White
·                     Eye Color: Brown
·                     Ear Type: Natural
·                     Tail Type: Normal
·                     Current Age: 10 years (best estimate)
·                     Microchipped: No
·                     Fence Required: Yes
·                     Obedience Training Needed: None
·                     Exercise Needs: Moderate
·                     Grooming Needs: Low
·                     Owner Experience Needed: Moderate
·                     Reaction to New People: Good around people and other dogs

Mabel is a hound mix, approximately 10 years old. She is seeking a family or person who will give her the attention and love she deserves.  Mabel recently had cancer on her from paw.  An amputation of her front leg was needed to stop it from spreading 


Mabel ended up in an overcrowded kill shelter in rural North Carolina.  She was turned in because the owner could no longer care for her.  She is about 45 pounds and has reached her full grown size.

Mabel is extremely friendly around other dogs and cats.  She is not yet micro chipped. 

Please feel free to contact the rescue in North Carolina, Chris Rogers at 973 975 8383 or crogers@giofund.org for more details.

If you'd like to meet Mabel, please complete an application at https://www.ehrdogs.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=13366304 & be sure to mention her names - Mabel!  Mabel will be in NJ and ready for adoption or a foster home in August.

More about Mabel

Good with dogs and cats, good with kids, good with adults. Somewhat vocal, does good in the car, requires a yard, leash-trained, likes to play with toys, playful, affectionate, intelligent, gentle.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Volunteer Night - Tuesday, July 31st, 2pm to 8pm



Come "Hang" With Us!

Join us for our first volunteer night on Tuesday, July 31st from 2pm to 8pm.

We have received a ton of generous clothing donations over the last few weeks. They need to be hung, sized and sorted, and we could sure use your help!

Stop by anytime from 2pm to 8pm and stay as long as you wish.

Pizza and soda will be served!

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


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July 4th Blow Out Sale!



Help us save at risk animals in the greater Wilmington, NC area!

The Gio Fund Thrift Store will be open from 11am to 4pm on Wednesday, July 4th!
Come celebrate with us, and check out our blow out deals!

ONE DAY ONLY!

* $5 OFF EVERY $25 YOU SPEND
* ALL CLOTHING $1
* 50% OFF ALL ARTWORK AND PICTURE FRAMES


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

Monday, June 18, 2018

New Thrift Shop Hours


Starting July 5th, new store hours will be Tuesday - 2pm to 8pm and Thursday, Friday and Saturday -  10pm to 5pm.

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

We accept donations of household items, clothing, furniture, books, DVDs, CDs, electronics and anything else which might help us raise money for animals in need.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Sarah - Shy Hound Mix


UPDATE!  May 2, 2018 - Sarah has been adopted! 


About Sarah

·                     Status: Available for Adoption or Foster
·                     Species: Dogs
·                     General Color: Brown, Black and White
·                     Eye Color: Brown
·                     Ear Type: Natural
·                     Tail Type: Normal
·                     Current Age: 1 year (best estimate)
·                     Microchipped: Yes
·                     Fence Required: Yes - Flight Risk!
·                     Obedience Training Needed: Extra Training Needed - Scared of Everything!
·                     Exercise Needs: High
·                     Grooming Needs: Low
·                     Owner Experience Needed: Moderate
·                     Reaction to New People: Scared of everyone.  She will need a little time to warm up to you.  Sarah loves other dogs.

Sarah is a hound mix, approximately 1 year old. She is seeking a family or person who will give her some time to warm up to you.  Very sweet but very scared.  


Sarah ended up in an overcrowded kill shelter in rural North Carolina.  She was turned in because the owner could no longer care for her.  She is about 35 pounds and has reached her full grown size.

Sarah is extremely friendly around other dogs and cats.  She is micro chipped. 

Please feel free to contact the rescue in North Carolina, Chris Rogers at 973 975 8383 or crogers@giofund.org for more details.

If you'd like to meet Sarah, please complete an application at www.ehrdogs.org & be sure to mention her names - Sarah!  Sarah will be in NJ and ready for adoption or a foster home in May.

More about Sarah

FLIGHT RISK!  Experienced foster or adopter needed!  Good with dogs and cats, Good with kids, Good with Adults but very scared, Somewhat vocal, Does good in the car, Requires a yard, Leash-trained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, , Intelligent, Gentle.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bradley and Devin - Lab Mix Puppies



UPDATE!  May 2, 2018 - Both Bradley and Devin have been adopted! 


About Bradley and Devin

·                     Status: Available for Adoption or Foster
·                     Species: Dogs
·                     General Color: Black (Bradley has a white spot on his nose and chin)
·                     Eye Color: Brown
·                     Ear Type: Natural
·                     Tail Type: Normal
·                     Current Age: 3 to 4 months   (best estimate)
·                     Microchipped: Scheduled
·                     Fence Required: Yes
·                     Obedience Training Needed: Puppies - Normal Training Needed
·                     Exercise Needs: High
·                     Grooming Needs: Low
·                     Owner Experience Needed: None
·                     Reaction to New People: Very friendly

Bradley and Devin are Lab mixes, approximately 3 to 4 months of age. They are both seeking a family or person who enjoys playing with toys and running in the yard.


Bradley and Devin ended up in an overcrowded kill shelter in rural North Carolina.  There is not much more information available on them.  They are each about 20 pounds, but will both get bigger as they mature.

Both Bradley and Devin are friendly around other dogs and cats.  Both are scheduled to be neutered and micro chipped shortly. 

Please feel free to contact the rescue in North Carolina, Chris Rogers at 973 975 8383 or crogers@giofund.org for more details.

If you'd like to meet one or both, please complete an application at www.ehrdogs.org & be sure to mention therr names - Bradley or Devin!  It is not required that they are adopted together.  Both puppies will be in NJ and ready for adoption or a foster home in mid March.

More about Bradley and Devin

Good with dogs and cats, Good with kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does good in the car, Requires a yard, Leash-trained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Gentle.