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Thrift Store : Mon-Sun | 10am-7pm 

Raise the WOOF!

We think the best way to raise funds is to have fun and be you. Whatever you're into, there's a way to turn it into a fundraiser. Love watching reality TV? Have your friends over to watch your fave show, put out some food and drink and ask each friend to donate $15. 

Download our Walk/Run for the Animals fundraiser guide for ideas, tips, and tricks for successful fundraising OR try one of these ideas...


  1. Post your fundraising page on Facebook and share with your friends who love animals and are always liking the pictures of your dog or cat.
  2. Email or text your family members the link to your fundraising page and let them know you're on a mission to raise money for the Humane Society. Ask your family to support YOU. Even if they aren't animal lovers, they love you!
  3. Have kiddos? Go door-to-door and ask your neighbors for donations. Offline donations can be mailed or brought to the Humane Society and added to your online campaign. Use the Offline Donation Tracker to collect cash and check donations. Who could say no to those cute faces?
  4. With your co-workers, set up a taco bar lunch (or brunch, or salad bar, or smoothies) and ask your colleagues for a donation in exchange for your delicious efforts.
  5. Host a party! Call your besties and invite them over for a game night. Provide some snacks and drinks and ask for a suggested donation amount for your campaign.
  6. Create a challenge for yourself. Whether it’s a pushup for every dollar donated or baking cookies for each person that donates to you, commit to a task that creates an incentive for your friends and family to give.
  7. Ask your manager to have a one-time "bring your pet to work day." Anyone who brings their dog to work contributes $25 to your fundraising page. Studies show we're more productive when we're happy, and our pets make us happy!
  8. Shake your co-workers down for pocket change. Chances are, they have a spare change collection at home that they'd be willing to bring in if you ask.
  9. Put together a basket full of goodies (Spa package, date night basket, movie night date, lottery tickets, etc) and sell raffle tickets to your co-workers, friends, clients, neighbors, etc. Charge for the raffle tickets and draw a lucky winner right before the Walk/Run.
  10. Contact a local restaurant and ask them to donate a percentage of sales on a specific day. Then tell your friends about the fundraising event and encourage them to go and support.
    Be sure to always have your unique URL handy so they give directly to your page!

Whatever you decide, make sure you HAVE FUN! 



Want to raise support face-to-face and not online*? 

Download our Donation Tracker. Checks can be made out to HSSW. 
Drop-off (Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 6 pm) or mail your Donation Tracker to 

Kyra Phelps
Humane Society for Southwest Washington
1100 NE 192nd Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684

*If you have an online fundraising page and turn in your Donation Tracker sheet with cash and checks, donations will be added to your total in approximately one week. If after one week you don’t see your donations reflected on your page, please contact us.

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Questions? Need help? 
Kyra Phelps
Marketing & Events Coordinator
[email protected]