More summer stories from PAWS and some opportunities to get involved...
Thank you again to ALL of the volunteers who helped us staff the PAWS Pride Beverage Booth and Outreach Booth at last month's celebration! Thanks to each of you working hard and laying on the charm, we raised $1,900 in cash tips in just 5.5 hours!!! We will also receive a portion of the proceeds from our booth's beverage sales from Pride!
Didn't make it to the Outreach Booth to buy your PAWS tshirt, mug, or other swag? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Merchandise" in the subject line to see what we still have in stock and arrange a time to pick something up at our office in the Mission!
Volunteers Needed for Up Your Alley - July 26
Missed the fun at Pride? Sign up as a PAWS volunteer for Folsom Street Events' Up Your Alley Street Fair. As an FSE beneficiary for 2015, PAWS will receive a portion of proceeds determined by the number of volunteers we bring to staff FSE's upcoming events. Our participation in 2014 earned PAWS $14,000!!! That's pet food for 38 pets for an entire year!! We're hoping our participation this yeaer will be just as successful.
FSE is managing volunteer registration using Eventbrite. New shifts are constantly being announced for sign ups. All shifts are for Sunday, July 26. Volunteers may sign up for more than one (non-overlapping) shift.
Bonus - You'll probably get to see the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (who graciously support PAWS and many other wonderful community-based nonprofits) strutting their stuff at the fair!
Want to make sure PAWS gets EXTRA credit for your time? Some volunteer shifts (Setup, Breakdown, Security after 4pm and Green Team after 4pm) will earn us "bonus" points, so please consider signing up for one of these shifts when you register
REGISTER HERE and be sure to indicate that PAWS is your beneficiary organization. If you have any questions, contact Joanne, our Director of Volunteers.
We're pleased to share that Tabitha, our PAWS office cat, has decided to join the PAWS team for AIDS Walk 2015. She has her fundraising page all set up, and is looking for humans to donate to her efforts. Since she doesn't get out much, and doesn't have too many peoples' email addresses, we agreed to lend her a hand. Donate to help Tabitha meet her goal of raising $1,000 for PAWS' work keeping people and their pets together: https://sf.aidswalk.net/tabithapaws
Interestted in walking the 10K route with our human and canine team? Join PAWS and CIC & Walmart PRIDE: Bay Area on July 19th! Team Walmart is partnering with Pets Are Wonderful Support to raise money for PAWS' work through this year's AIDS Walk. All money raised by our team's walkers will go directly to keeping people and their pets together!
Registration is FREE and fundraising is optional, so we invite you to bring your family, friends, and canine companions out to Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park and walk with us! Please visit https://sf.aidswalk.net/ and choose Team PAWS – 7232 when you register. Each walker who registers by this weekend will receive a tshirt, breakfast, and light lunch, courtesy of Walmart.
Huge thanks to PAWS board member Robert Lee (pictured right with Cosmo at this year's Petchitecture) for organizing this fantastic partnership and leading this year's PAWS team!!
Artistic Dog Houses
PAWS clients Tom Kennard, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, and Linda Wilson put their paintbrushes to work for PAWS this spring, creating three unique dog houses that were auctioned at Petchitecture in June. Using pre-fabricated wooden dog houses donated by Snausages & Big Heart Pet Brands, each artist conceptualized and executed a distinctive design.
Together, the auction of these beautiful, functional, works of art raised several hundred dollars for PAWS' programs. We are grateful for the artists' contribution of their time and talent and are thrilled to have them as members of our PAWS community!
Read more about the artists on our website:
As always, thank you for your continued support of PAWS work on behalf of community members and their companion animals!
Missed our June e-news? Check it out here.