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2016 Walk For Animals

September 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2016 Walk For Animals |

When: Saturday September 24th, 2016

Where: Crowell Park | Brattleboro, VT

Time: Registration is at 9am, Walk begins at 10am, Refreshments and Prizes will be at 11am

Why: The money you raise will help homeless and neglected animals in need! As if that’s not enough, you’ll get a tasty ice cream cone from Brattleboro’s very own Blueberry Haus, yum yum! Raise $50 and you get an awesome T-Shirt, designed by local teen, Aidan O’Brien-Turnage.

What’s the walk like? We’ll be registering folks and handing out T-shirts starting at 9 am at Crowell Park on Western Ave. in Brattleboro. At 10 am, we’ll gather behind our big banner and walk down Cedar St, through the Retreat trails into town and back up Oak Street to High Street to return to Crowell Park. It’s about 1.5 miles on mostly level ground, some pavement and some trail. It’s not a race! The real competition is…how much money can you raise to help animals in need? We have great prizes for our top fundraisers, and ice cream for everyone, dog biscuits for every dog! Scroll to the bottom to see the list of prizes.

Bring your dog along — or not: We’d love to have you bring your dog if he or she gets along well with others and would enjoy it. If not, please leave your four-legged friend at home, but join us on the walk — the more people walking, the more we show our love for animals and the joy they bring to our lives. All dogs MUST be leashed. (No flexi-leads, please, or we’ll get all tangled up.)

Can’t be there on the day? We’ll still take your money! All donations help animals in need, so don’t be shy.

Learn how to start your online fundraising effort by visiting our Crowdrise fundraising page or by downloading our paper Pledge form.

 Charity Event Fundraising on Crowdrise
Scroll down, you’ll see our team members — then, click the JOIN THE TEAM link at the right. (Or if you don’t see it, just CLICK HERE!)

Sign up either by creating a Crowdrise account, or using a Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn login. Be sure to add a photo so people can find your profile! You can then edit your personal fundraising profile, use the Manage Campaign tab to solicit donations, and use the Team tab to invite others to become Fundraisers. Don’t want to make your own page? Make a generous donation to someone who is already walking…but you will raise more if you ask friends, family and colleagues to donate. And top fundraisers win some pretty awesome prizes, never mind the satisfaction of helping lots of animals!

How can you best use Crowdrise to solicit donations? Here are some tips:

  1. Make your own donation first. That way your friends, relatives and associates will see your commitment to the Walk. (And you won’t have that big $0 staring at you!) If you can, please be generous – your donors will follow your example!
  2. Email everybody you know! Send them a link to your Crowdrise fundraising page, and ask them to give generously. Email still works the best in terms of getting a response from people.
  3. Share your Crowdrise page on Facebook and Twitter. You can use the MANAGE CAMPAIGN tab on your fundraising page to do this. Ask all of your connections to donate to your cause. It’s for a good cause!
  4. Talk it up! Word of mouth works well! If you have a smartphone, bookmark your Crowdrise page so you can show it to people – and encourage them to make a donation right there via your phone.
  5. Tell people how easy it is to give via Crowdrise: As you’ll see when you sign up and make your own donation, making a gift to the Walk is very easy, quick and secure. Donors use their credit card, and they have the option to add 10% to their gift to cover the processing fee charged by Crowdrise.
  6. Say thank you! When people donate, be sure to follow up with a personal email, call, or Facebook message to let them know how much you – and the Humane Society – appreciate their support!
  7. Get your friends to join the Walk team! Tell your friends and family to go to your Crowdrise page and click JOIN THE TEAM so they can message their own friends and help you raise some money.

Questions? You’ll find answers at the Crowdrise FAQ page. Or give us a call, we’re happy to help.

Prizes! Be one of the first 150 people to raise $50 or more, and you’ll receive a terrific Walk for Animals tee-shirt. Be a top fundraiser and win a prize!

Give us a call with any questions!

WCHS helps stray, abandoned, neglected and surrendered pets by giving them a second chance at a healthy, happy life. WCHS animals receive excellent health care from our staff and local veterinarians. Because we are committed to reducing the number of unwanted animals in Windham County, all animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. WCHS does not euthanize for time or space – all adoptable animals stay safely at WCHS until the right new home comes along.


September 24, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Windham County Humane Society


Crowell Park
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States + Google Map