From seeing dogs around Railside to finding our signature poo emojis around the city, we would say our first annual Paws for Humanity event is definitely one to remember!
A total of $32,799.24 was raised! We want to thank all of our donors and volunteers who made all of our fundraising efforts, possible! Here is a recap of some events you may have missed and what you may or may not see next year! 😉
This one seemed to be a crowd favorite (and also one of our favorites!) The community was able to order a sign in support of one of our contestants along with with a "visit" from the "dogs," AKA 10 large poo signs! You were then able to purchase flocking insurance or get back!
Sunday Funday was held at Stolley Park on August 28. This was a free event open to the public to spend quality time with friends, family, and of course your pups! Central Nebraska Humane Society was present with a booth and a few of their furry adoptable friends. Our contestants were generous enough to raffle off picnic baskets!
The community was invited to help support our contestants as well as our fast-growing downtown area, Railside! Participating businesses shared water bowels as we handed out treats and swag bags for all of the pups we saw!
Paws for Humanity Event
During our fun-filled night, we had guest speakers from the Central Nebraska Humane Society, and from one of our future homebuyers, Stephanie.
Throughout the night, nearly $9,000 was raised! We are extremely thankful for all of our supporters and volunteers during the night of our event!
Fan favorite contests were held for the following categories:
• Best Formalwear: Julie and Dana Wright with dog Skyler (and her beautiful pearls)
• Best Beachwear: Lisa Albers and Dr. Curtis with dogs Bouvie, Wickett, and Poopsie
• Best Talent: Michelle Mariani with cats Chuckwagon Charlie and Little Walley
• Best of Show: Janel Laub with dog Pixar
Lisa Albers and Dr. Curtis was crowned our first Paws for Humanity royalty! Together, they raised $9,870! This amount alongside the rest of the funds raised, will be used to fund House 113, a build completed by Career Pathways Institute from Grand Island Public Schools.
Not only did your donation help provide future housing, but to help continue our partnership with GIPS by learning hands-on valuable life skills that they may carry with them for the rest of their lives.
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