Do you love the idea of raising money for a good cause?
Our largest (and most popular) fundraiser is our periodic "garage" sales but they seldom actually
happen in a garage. Sometimes they are spill out into a "yard" sale or when we are lucky enough
to secure the use of a home (donated for the event) it becomes more of an "estate" sale. Our
supporters, fans and adopters LOVE to donate items for these events that we sell to raise money
for the rescue. Before the sale volunteers are needed to pick up, sort, price and arrange the sale. Sometimes we even have "volunteer pricing parties"! During the sale volunteers assist shoppers
(we have had as many as 1,000 people come through our 3-day sales), cashier, and just keep an
eye on everything. After the sale, volunteers help clean up, pack and transport leftovers to other
charities. Our annual Sale(s) are a lot of hard work but always a great time.
In the past we have also provided holiday gift wrapping at malls and bookstores. Holiday shoppers
are often thrilled to have someone else do the wrapping work required to make a gift special. When
we know we have a possible location we start accumulating paper, ribbon and small ornaments to decorate the packages. Wrapping is for "donations only" and usually provides us with an opportunity
to talk to some nice people about their pets and what we do at PAWS-OK.
We have done other various fundraising over the years too and are always open to new ideas for
raising the funds necessary to rescue, vet , foster and find homes for our wonderful cats and kittens.
Two examples are aluminum recycling (which we do all year long) and holiday Honey Baked Ham
gift card sales. Maybe you have an idea for fundraising you would like to champion as a volunteer.
Just let us know!