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Walk-a-Thon 2012


  • $2,176
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This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$2,176 raised of $5,000
($185 online, $1,991 offline)

Join the Walk-a-Thon 2012 team to help raise funds for the Humane Society of Goodhue County!


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Lisa Bruni

2013 Walk-a-thon with Team Bang-Bruni

$2,086 47


Lily Niebeling

Lily Niebeling fundraising for Walk-a-Thon 2012

$85 2


Team Honey

Jill Marcks fundraising for Walk-a-Thon 2012

$55 3


Cecelia & Vivian Ostendorf

Cecelia & Vivian Ostendorf fundraising for Walk-a-Thon 2012

$30 1

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The Humane Society of Goodhue County's 4th Annual Walk-a-Thon will take place on May 12th, 2012 at Colvill Park in Red Wing from 10 am to 1 pm.

Visit our website for the most up-to-date information about the event: http://www.hsgcpets.org/walk-a-thon

The Walk-a-Thon is an event to raise funds to support shelter animals and also to celebrate the animal-human bond! It is an event of fundraising with participants gathering pledged donations, as well as education (presentations by local law enforcement, trainers, and veterinarians), and entertainment (stories and crafts for children AND pets.)

As an incentive for participants, we will be giving goodie bags to the first 150 participants with all sorts of pet related freebies. We’ll also have healthy complimentary snacks and lots of great door prizes!

This year, as in previous years, we will award prizes to the three people in both the under-12 and over-12 age groups who raise the most money for the Humane Society! The prizes include a $50 Target gift card for 1st place, a $30 Target gift card for 2nd, and a $20 Target gift card for 3rd, along with some other goodies.

Why collect donations online through GiveMN? The main reason is that it makes things very simple for you, your donors, and us! When people go your GiveMN fundraiser page they can donate directly to the Humane Society through you. GiveMN is a secure site that does not share or sell personal information to other organizations (all we see is the name, address, and amount given – but donors can even select to be anonymous if they don’t want to share that information) and GiveMN automatically issues a receipt that donors can use for their taxes.

It’s super easy for us to track on our end so it’ll be no problem to add any online donations collected in your name into the donations you turn in at the Walk. You can add pledges you collect as cash or checks onto your GiveMN page (and we’ll verify them once you turn them in.) GiveMN has lots of cool little features to create donation widgets you can post on other sites and easy ways to share your fundraising page.

ALSO, as an incentive for you to create your own GiveMN fundraising page, anyone who creates a page for our Walk-a-Thon before April 17th will receive a free Walk-a-Thon t-shirt! Anyone who collects at least one donation online will also be entered to win a special prize basket at the Walk.

Why help raise money for the Humane Society? We take in over 800 animals each year. Some are returned to their owners after a short stay and others will remain with us until they are adopted into new homes. During their stay here we do our best to keep them healthy, happy, and comfortable but it costs a lot of money to do that. The majority of our funding comes from individual donations so your help in raising money is very meaningful and helpful. We greatly appreciate every single donation we receive and every thing people do to help us!!!

We are planning to set aside at least half of the money raised from the Walk-a-Thon to go towards our kennel remodel project. The rest will go into our general operations fund that covers our utilities, the cost of vaccinations and vet care, and all of the other things that add up around here.

Because of the generous event sponsorships we have received from the Petco Foundation, Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, and All Creatures Veterinary Clinic, all of the overhead costs of the Walk-a-Thon are completely covered. This means that 100% of the money raised will go to help the animals of the shelter!

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Anna Ostendorf Anna Ostendorf

  1. Anna OstendorfAnna... 04/11/2012 at 08:29 PM ET
    Way to go fundraisers! Remember every dollar you raise will be DOUBLED (up to $2500) thanks to a match from Modern Woodmen!