Create and Host a Fundraising Event of Your Own to Benefit Hillside
The Hillside SPCA counts on support from our friends and the community to obtain funding to keep our doors open in order to serve the many animals in need. We are almost 100% privately funded and without donations, would simply have to shut down leaving a tremendous number of needy animals — and the residents of the county — in a difficult situation.
We do not have a professional fund-raising crew…we consist of dedicated staff and volunteers with a top priority of physically caring for the animals in residence, keeping the facility clean and running, going out on rescue calls, and helping match potential adopters with their fur-ever friends. That does not leave us much time to do fundraising events, as vital as that activity is to us and keeping our door open.
This is where YOU come in! We count on supporters like you with a talent for creativity, a dash of PR and marketing skills, and the ability to “network” to host fundraising events with proceeds going to benefit the Hillside SPCA.
Choose what works for you – host an event which collects/raises monetary funds or spearhead a campaign to collect much needed supplies for the shelter…
- Collect supplies like blankets/comforters, cleaning supplies, canned dog and/or cat food at your school, church, business, or throughout your neighborhood
- Host a yard sale or rummage sale with a percentage of the proceeds or table fees going to Hillside
- Ask your employer to “match funds” you collect from co-workers during a fund drive
- Host a walk-a-thon, pet talent show, a Chinese Auction, or other pet themed party
- Sell on eBay and donate the proceeds to Hillside
The possibilities are endless and limited only to your imagination and creativity! Hillside SPCA is here to assist you in any way we can concerning guidance on using our corporate name, logo, and past experiences in events, BUT YOU MUST BE WILLING AND ABLE TO TAKE YOUR ENTIRE PROJECT FROM CONCEPT TO EXECUTION TO FOLLOW UP. You, as the organizer, will be responsible for determining the time, date, location and logistical details as well as all promotions/marketing and staffing/help for the event. The Hillside SPCA would like to be able to send a representative to attend and/or assist with each and every single event planned, but the reality is that we are spread very thin and just cannot do so; we ask with all our heart for your understanding in advance.
Hosting your own event can entail a considerable amount of work and dedication on your part, but the rewards can be exhilarating and extremely rewarding. And we REALLY need this kind of support from people throughout our area; we simply cannot do all the fundraising necessary to keep us operational alone.
Proceeds and/or donations from your self-hosted events go to directly benefit the animals in residence at the Hillside SPCA. .