CAHS Fundraising Events
The Fur Ball Gala is our largest fundraiser of the year. The evening features a formal dinner, raffle, live and silent auctions, as well as the ultimate Doggy Spa for those pampered pooches in attendance. The live and silent auctions are a key component in helping the Fur Ball to raise the money needed to save more lives of homeless and abandoned pets in Mid-Michigan.
Save the date for our 17th Annual Fur Ball presented by Grewal Law, PLLC on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.
Walk for the Animals
The Walk for the Animals is our second largest fundraiser of the year, with proceeds used to save the lives of pets in Mid-Michigan. The event features a 1-mile walk through the park, demonstrations, vendors, doggy costume contest, doggy ice cream eating contest, raffles, and much more. The Walk for the Animals was held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. We raised over $75,000 for the animals at CAHS. Thank you to everyone who raised money, sponsored, attended, and volunteered!
Our annual Holiday Open House was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Santa stopped by to take pictures with patrons and their pets, and there was a huge bake sale full of delicious sweets and doggy treats, along with refreshments for everyone who stopped by the shelter. It was a great day for adoptions as well. Our 2020 Holiday Open House will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Host Your Own Fundraising Event
Individuals and Families
We are amazed to see how creative and supportive our community has been in helping raise money and items in support of the homeless animals here at CAHS. You don’t need prior approval from us if you are running an individual fundraiser. The following are some past strategies people have used to help out.
- Organize a bake sale to raise money
- Have proceeds from your garage sale support CAHS
- Children can run a lemonade stand with profits benefiting the animals
- Donate money in place of the cost for take-home gifts at your wedding and instead have table tents explaining your choice to support homeless animals
- For a birthday party, ask guests to bring items from the CAHS WISH LIST in place of gifts
You are not limited to these ideas – be as creative as you like!
If you own or work for a business that would like to get involved with fundraising for the animals or in a co-promotion event, please contact our Development Coordinator, Jessica Schultz, at [email protected].
If you are interested in hosting a Third Party Fundraiser or collecting donations for CAHS, please see the form and policies below.