This years Woof-a-Thon was a huge success. PAWS of Grays Harbor would like to thank the great people from Woof-a-Thon for their generous donation of $1200 to our organization.
What is Woof-a-Thon
The Woof-a-Thon event was the idea of Wilma Spike, presented to the North Beach PAWS shelter organization in 2012 as a possible fundraiser. While many doubted such an event could actually come together and raise significant funds, Wilma forged ahead gathering friends and family to help her put on the event.
Much to many people’s surprise, not only did the event happen, but it raised over $9000!
Businesses came forward with support of funds and in-kind donations of everything from water to pet treats to toys and more. Vendors hopped on the bandwagon and brought out their wares to offer to participants and to support the cause.
Individuals sent in donations, collected donations and came from all over to support the event.
The sun shined down on that first event in August of 2012 and everyone had a wonderful time.
Every bit of effort on the part of all the numerous volunteers and all those who provided support raised funds to support an organization that helps needy animals in our community.
The event was such a success, that Wilma and her crew decided to form their own non-profit 501c3 charity, and the 2013 event raised nearly $10000 for 4 worthy charities! They plan to continue the event annually and raise funds for additional worthy animal related charities. All are excited for the future of Ocean Shores Woof-a-Thon and all the good that can be done to help more needy animals.
2014 was a record breaking year topping $11,000 in donations and sponsorships and upwards of 300 people in attendance at the event. Of course our plans are to break records each and every year with all the wonderful help from the community, our volunteers and our sponsors.
This year we focused more time and effort on communications via email and Facebook and we saw an outpouring of support and positive feedback on the fun everyone had, and the notoriety our event has gained in our area with more and more people planning to attend.
See you at our next event!
To learn more about future Woof-a-Thon events, visit their site at http://www.oceanshoreswoofathon.org/