Jan 29 2009

5 ways your business can support Wayside Waifs

Is your company looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community? Would you like bring your employees together in support of a great cause? At Wayside, your team can make a world of difference – and have a lot of fun along the way!

Here are five great ways your business can get involved. We’d love to add your business to our family of corporate supporters.

1. Become a 2009 Fur Ball sponsor
Join us for our 2009 Fur Ball on Saturday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at the Overland Park Convention Center. This year’s theme is Cattyshack, with table sponsorships ranging from Tiger Woods ($25,000) and Slice of Heaven ($10,000) to Wedgy Woof ($5,000), the Chevy Chaser ($2,500), and Putt for Pets ($1,750).

For more details about the Fur Ball, including the specific benefits associated with each sponsorship level, visit www.waysidewaifs.org/furball or call Marla Svoboda at 816-986-4401.

2. Provide corporate volunteers
Work side by side to make a difference! A group from your company can come to Wayside to volunteer, or you provide support at one of our special events. We can also arrange a Lunch and Learn, where a Wayside team member will visit your company to talk to your employees about Wayside Waifs and volunteer opportunities.

For more information, contact Ashley Cunningham at 816-986-4431 or acunningham@waysidewaifs.org.

3. Host a benefit event
Throughout the year, special events of all sizes and types help raise funds for Wayside Waifs while raising awareness about animal welfare. If you have an idea for an event, we’d love to talk with you!

To discuss how your business can host an event to benefit Wayside, contact Trish Stinger at 816-986-4418 or tstinger@waysidewaifs.org.

4. Hold a supply drive
Our wish list identifies items the shelter needs year round. Your company can organize a drive to collect needed items and then bring them to the shelter. Supply drives are a great way to support Wayside while uniting your office around a common cause.

Contact Trish Stinger at 816-986-4418 or tstinger@waysidewaifs.org to find out what’s on our wish list and what types of supply drives would help us most throughout the year.

5. Promote Wayside Waifs in company email and newsletters
We love it when people spread the word! By promoting Wayside waifs to your customers and community, you can help us raise awareness and connect with new donors and volunteers. We’re happy to provide logos, images, and messages for inclusion in your corporate emails and newsletters.

Questions? Contact Jenny Brown at 816-986-4417 or jbrown@waysidewaifs.org.


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