Fundraising

As a non-profit, our mission is to help people and dogs and without on-going support from people like you, we will not be able to fulfil our mission.

Please consider sponsoring a dog for someone who could benefit with a life changing service dog. You can click on the donation button to make any donation amount that you can. We will send you a donation receipt that you will be able to provide to your accountant for tax purposes.

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Business Owners

We are always looking for fun ways to help promote businesses that will host fundraising events to help with our cause. If you own a business; give us a call today to see how we can help combine our efforts enhance the lives of others.

 

Volunteers

Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization!!! If you are interested in assisting us please contact us!

We are always in need of help with the dogs by:

  • Taking the dogs we are training or boarding for walks around the property
  • Work with dogs using various pieces of training equipment for fun by having them walk. sit and down to and around various places around the property
  • Work on some trained obedience commands with the dogs
  • Help socialize dogs in public settings
  • Foster dogs
  • Body checks- brushing dogs coats, nail, ear checks, maybe even give a bath or two
  • Massage therapy with the dogs
  • House keeping
  • Fundraising Help

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The families we place service dogs with volunteer to partner up with Miracle Paws Org’s mission to help dogs and people.

Families that volunteer have donation goals of 750.00-10,000.00 for dogs.

We will be here to help you set up your fundraising page and will support your efforts in any way that we can.


Fundraising

Get creative and think up a name to call your fundraising adventure; make your fundraising efforts fun!!

When thinking of ideas for fundraising think about your audience (your family, friends and co-workers) and what you think they would respond to best. Each family will have different fundraisers that work best for them because each family’s audience is different. Also, make sure you keep in mind what dates would be best. For example you don’t want to schedule your event on a Saturday when a major football game is taking place, or on a weekend when there is a wedding in your family.

When thinking of fundraising ideas also ask around for fun ideas because sometimes people will volunteer to do a fundraiser for you if they know that you are looking for ideas and need help. So bring up your fundraising ideas at church, at baseball practice, gymnastics, etc. Talk it up everywhere you go!

People love helping families for such a good cause!! Remember when planning an event if it is a big event that requires you to purchase or supply items, you must have sponsors or donations for those items to make the most profit for the fundraiser!!!

  • Here is a long list of some ideas for fundraising:
  • Many national restaurants offer fundraising opportunities. If you are interested in a restaurant fundraiser, inquire at your local store. Some of our families have been able to find support at Chipotle, Chili’s, Applebee’s, Fuddruckers, Chuck E Cheese, Monkey Joe’s, Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, Ritter’s Frozen Custard, Quaker Steak, California Pizza Kitchen, Max & Erma’s, Krispy Kreme Donuts, and City BBQ.
  • Many direct sale companies offer some type of fundraising opportunity. Locating a local consultant who can assist you with this type of fundraiser is beneficial. If interested in direct sale party fundraisers, locate a consultant to help you or inquire on the business’ website. Families have been able to locate fundraising parties through Jamberry, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Lilla Rose, Tastefully Simple, 31, Arbonne, Usborne Books, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, and AVON.Bake Sale
  • Raffle: Something handmade (quilt, painting, child’s art work, jewelry, cars, etc.)

Auction or Online Auction

Cookout or any kind of Dinner – Sell each plate for a specific amount. You could have a raffle or auction going on at the same event.

Poker Runs are a great way to raise funds!

Golf Tournaments gives golfers entertainment while they help you raise funds!

Vendor Fair – Percentage of sales from vendors like Thirty-one, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Mary Kay, etc., goes to the fundraiser.

Dances

Eat out for a Cause Night: Some restaurants will let you have a percentage of sales on a specific night where you invite all your friends and family to eat there. Some examples are Chick-fil-A, Pizza Inn, and Mellow Mushroom.

Yard Sales: Ask family and friends to donate things for a HUGE yard sale.

Hair Cuts for donations: Start with your own beautician or barber. You would be surprised how much money you can make on haircuts!

Fire Dept. BBQ: Ask your local fire department if you can use their building to have a BBQ. Ask local BBQ owners for a food donation, and also ask bands to donate their time for entertaining. Also ask various people to donate stuff to auction off or to use as door prizes. Charge 15.00 for a plate and get your family and friends involved. This can be a wonderful event!

Dog Show: Invite family and friends to show off their dogs in a show. Make it a competition that people pay to enter, and offer a prize for the best groomed dog, most- and least-obedient dog, and so on.

Krispy Kreme Donut sales

T-shirt Sales: Design a t-shirt and find a place that will donate them or sell them at a discount so that you can make a profit on each shirt sold.

Another way to sell t-shirts is a new fundraising site called www.booster.com where you simply create the shirt and link people to the site where they can purchase them there. Then once the order is complete they will send you the shirts and the amount you made towards your fundraiser. I personally have never tried it, but I will next year for JDRF.

Car Wash: This is a fun way to get kids involved!! Ask business owners to donate a location and water, have big signs drawn up, and wash your way into banking some donations!

Dress-down day: Charge faculty and administrators who want to participate.

Make certain that you ask permission of Human Resources, first. This is fun for teachers and business owners!

Craft Sale: Ask businesses, friends, and family to donate some crafts and set up at a festival or church.

Walk-a-thon: Choose a date and a route, make up some pledge forms, and advertise with posters. Have participants gather donations or pledges using their pledge forms.

Swim-a-thon

Carnival day: Host a mini carnival, with games, prizes and popcorn, in a local park or your own backyard. Charge admission and/or a small fee to play games.

  • The Basics For Successful Fundraising

Tell Your Story

Not sure how to start? Try answering these questions in the description of your fundraising profile page:

What are you fundraising for?

Why is this cause important to you?

What difference will each donation make?

Set A Fundraising Goal

Donors want to see their friends succeed. Remember to: Give updates on the status of your fundraising efforts.

Raise your goal once you reach it. Then, notify your donors again.

Link To Or Add Your Page To Social Media Sites On Facebook, share your fundraising page on Twitter, tweet about your fundraising efforts and link to your fundraiser page

Join our YouCaring.com Facebook and Twitter community

Thank Your Donors

Talk About Your Fundraising Campaign On Your Blog- A blog is a great place to update donors on your progress and a subtle way to tell blog visitors that you are accepting donations for a great cause.

  • Personalize your page by adding pictures. Add an image that really illustrates your story.

Share your fundraising page with family, friends and colleagues using our social media tools. Make sure people realize how easy it is to donate online.

Keep sharing!

Create updates on your fundraising efforts and send links to all your contacts via email, Facebook and Twitter. Sharing your stories about challenges and milestones makes your supporters feel they are part of your fundraising efforts.

If you need more info on any of the ideas listed please feel free to contact us and we will answer any questions you may have!

  • Call a Miracle Paws fundraising coordinator for more help!! Donna Wrabiutza 864-314-1804