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“Walk for Animals” 2015 – A benefit fundraising event!

September 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Join the fun — Come walk with us* and raise funds to care for the lost, homeless and abused animals in our community. Every dollar you raise will help us rescue, rehabilitate and re-home hundreds of needy animals. (*You don’t need to attend to raise money!)

When:

  • Saturday, September 19. 
  • Registration begins 9 AM. 
  • The Walk is from 10 to 11 AM. 
  • Refreshments and prize announcements from 11 AM to noon.

Where: Starting and ending at the Crowell Lot Park on Western Avenue in Brattleboro (where High Street and Green Street converge). The walk will go from there, down Green Street and Elliott Street, up Main Street, and back via High Street, with refreshments for all: treats for the dogs, and ice-cream for the humans!

Bring your dog along — or not: We’d love to have you bring your dog if he or she is well-behaved (gets along well with others!). If not, please leave your four-legged friend at home, but join us on the walk — the more people walking, the better our message will get across. (No flexi-leads, please, or we’ll get all tangled up.)

Great T-Shirt!   Raise $50 or more, and you’ll receive a terrific Walk for Animals T-shirt!

Prizes Galore! Be one of the top fundraisers, and you’ll win one of the great prizes donated by local business sponsors of the Walk.
Partial list of prizes thus far:
$250 Gift Certificate to Achille AGWAY
$100 Gift Card from Whetstone Station
Two $40 Gift Certificates to Laughing Dogs Dog Hiking Service
$50 Gift Certificate from LA Burdock Chocolate
Meal for Two at The Porch Cafe
$25 Gift Card to Turquoise Grille
$25 Gift Certificate to Hazel
Two $25 Gift Certificates to Wireless Zone
Gift Card from Vermont Country Deli
And many more!

We Need YOUR Fundraising Help!

If you’re walking with us (or even in you’re not), PLEASE RAISE FUNDS via one of the following options:

  • Option One:Click Here to download a printable PLEDGE FORM. Simply ask your friends and family for donations, fill in the form, and bring it and your collected donations with you to the event (or, if you can’t join the event, you can drop your donations and form off at the Shelter on Route 30 in Brattleboro).
  • Option Two:  Raise funds online via CROWDRISE. Simply follow the directions below–it’s fun and easy and allows you to reach far and wide throughout the world via email, Facebook and more!
  • Option Three: You can raise funds using both Options One and Two together–we’ll tally your totals at the event!

MORE DETAILS ABOUT RAISING FUNDS ONLINE

By using Crowdrise, it will be easy for you to reach out to friends by email or Facebook and ask them to support your walk.
HERE’S HOW TO START YOUR ONLINE FUNDRAISING EFFORT:
Please visit:
Charity Event Fundraising on Crowdrise

Select the “FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN” button just beneath the TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED on the right side of our campaign page.

Then, sign up either by creating a Crowdrise account, or using a Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn login. You sign up as yourself, or create a team name. 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.

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!
    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.
  2. Share your Crowdrise page on Facebook and Twitter. You can use the MANAGE CAMPAIGN tab on your fundraising page to do this. Ask all your connections to donate to your cause. Ask two or three times, with different messages. It’s for a good cause!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Windham County Humane Society – appreciate their support!
  6. Get your friends to join the Walk team! Tell your friends and family to go to your Crowdrise page and FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN so they can message their own friends and help you raise some money.

Questions? You’ll find answers at the Crowdrise FAQ website page. Or contact Hollis at hollis.wchs@gmail.com. She’s happy to help you set up your page.


Many thanks to our SPONSORS!

Our "TOP DOG" Sponsor!
“TOP DOG” Sponsor
Many thanks to our MAGNIFICENT MUTT Sponsor!
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Details

Date:
September 19, 2015
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer

Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund
Email:
hollis.wchs@gmail.com

Venue

Crowell Park
HIgh and Union Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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