Thursday, September 3, 2009

Shameless plea for money...for a good cause

It's been a really, really long time since I've done any fundraising. I always feel uncomfortable asking people for money, even if it's a great cause. But, here I am. I'm doing it. Because it's something I really believe in.

On October 4th, I will be participating in the Monroe County Humane Association Walk for the Animals. The Walk for the Animals is the largest animal welfare event in South Central Indiana, and 100% of all funds raised for this event support the mission and programs of the Monroe County Humane Association. As a dog lover - and a lover of all animals - I feel very strongly about the Humane Association.

Copied verbatim from the website: The Walk is the largest and longest standing animal welfare event in Monroe and surrounding counties supporting our mission to lead, advocate and educate for animal welfare. Last year's event raised over $23,000 with over 600 people in attendance at the event itself.

I will be walking as a "team" with my Little Sister and our dogs. She is a huge animal lover as well, and we have spent many afternoons together going to the animal shelter and playing with the dogs. I am also hoping to use this experience as a tool to help teach her about the importance of fundraising and service events. I have a rather lofty fundraising goal of $500...but I think I can get there, with the support of my friends, family, and the blogland!

It looks like a really great, fun event. There are lots of fun things for the dogs...a doggie water park, fenced in play area, and even a doggie agility course! I don't know exactly what that is, but the thought of sending Oscar through an obstacle course is really funny. I know he'll have a great time!

Do you feel strongly about animal welfare? Click here to go directly to my donation website. The best part? I am tying this in with a giveaway! Yes, oddly enough, my first ever solo giveaway. If you decide to donate, please leave a comment letting me know. You will automatically be entered in the giveaway. If you donate AND become a follower (or if you already ARE a follower), you get two entries! Blog about the Walk for Animals and include my donation page...and you get three entries!

What am I giving away? Well, it's a surprise. I will reveal one thing: it's going to be awesome! So, in summary: do a good thing, support the animals, enter to win!


Anonymous said...

i can't imagine life without my pookies (popeye & olive) and spent much of my childhood lamenting the lack of pets until my 13th birthday, and my sister's becoming a vet, so my heart strings were officially pulled today! :) please do take pictures of your walk with the pooches, it should be so much fun!

Molly Lou Gifts said...

WOW...what a great cause. We will definitely donate and perhaps MLG can help too...we should chat about that.

Keep us posted and I can't wait to see pictures after you walk. Bravo for teaching the little sis too! :)

Taryn said...

Good for you- I am sure your efforts will be so helpful. (I understand about not being comfortable with asking for money. It is tough.

Lucky in Love said...

This is such a great cause and I am definitely in your corner! Just put in my donation!! Can't wait to hear how it goes :)

Oh..and I follow :)