fundraising for animals

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Critteraid loves to fundraise! Your time and commitment is always appreciated and needed!

Help Fundraise with Critteraid!

CritterAid puts the FUN in FUNdraising!

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Critteraid Charity Thrift Shoppe

The Critteraid Charity Thrift Shoppe opened in Summerland was opened in 2012.

Open 6 days a week, this unique shoppe offers the shopper an array of miscellany. This is the place to find the “thing” that you remember from when you were six years old; or, the latest book or kitchen ware that you don’t have to spend a hunk of your hard-earned paycheque to own.

Critteraid undertakes a number of fundraising activities on an annual basis. Over the years, we have explored a variety of these fundraisers and we are very proud of our annual endeavours to raise funds for the animals in our care.

Critteraid Charity Thrift Shoppe

critteraid-charity-shoppe-sign-300x300The Critteraid Charity Thrift Shoppe opened in Summerland was opened in 2012.

Open 6 days a week, this unique shoppe offers the shopper an array of miscellany. This is the place to find the “thing” that you remember from when you were six years old; or, the latest book or kitchen ware that you don’t have to spend a hunk of your hard-earned paycheque to own.

Critteraid Donation Tins

critteraiddonationtinsOur Donation Tins continue to provide us with coins on an ongoing basis and we are grateful to the merchants who display our tins on their store counters. Please contact us (info@critteraid.org) if you are interested in hosting one of our donation tins at your place of business or if you would like to Volunteer in one of the Okanagan communities to manage a charity tin route.

Annual CritterAid Events

Critteraid Calendars

2015-Critteraid-Calendar-300x227Every year we sell calendars to fundraise for care and maintenance of the animals in residence here at Critteraid Farm. They’re the perfect holiday gift for the animal lovers in your life!

Critteraid Bottle Drive

CharityBottle-drive-logoIf you have recyclable bottles that you’d like to donate for Critteraid fundraising, you can drop them off at the following locations:

  • Penticton: Saturdays, 10am – 3pm, IGA Penticton
  • Summerland: Saturdays, 10am – 3pm, IGA Summerland (behind store)

For particularly large amounts of bottles, email pat@critteraid.org to arrange pickup.

I Heart Animals Banquet

iheartanimals2014-lg-231x300The fabulous I Heart Animals Banquet is held every second year on a Friday in February at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, and both people and well-behaved pooches are welcome! The event features a scrumptious dinner, silent auction, great entertainment, door prizes, and more. The Critteraid Volunteer of the Year is announced at this event and a presentation of current Critteraid events is showcased to the attendees. This is such a great event where you can take the family dog and have loads of fun!

The Critteraid Mutt Strut

mutt-strut-2010The Critteraid Mutt Strut always takes place on the first Saturday in June, as part of Summerland’s Action Festival. Click here to download the latest pledge form.

Mutt Strutters meet in Summerland at theSummerland Animal Clinic at 9311 Jubilee Road to muster for the Strut in the Action Festival Parade! Strutters submit their pledges for themselves and their dog. The Mutt Strut is a very popular part of the Action Festival Parade and pledgers reaching more than $25 will receive a Critteraid T-Shirt and a Bandana and Goody Bag for their dog! The dogs love hearing the cheers as they walk along the parade route!

Special thanks to the Summerland Animal Clinic for their ongoing support of this great event and to Val and Ron at Pet Pantry in Penticton for their incredibly, fantastic Goody Bags for each strutting dog!

Critteraid Cookie Walk

On the first Saturday of December, the Penticton Lakeside Resort hosts our emergency animal rescue team, CDART for an enormously fun Cookie Walk!  Bakers contribute trays of cookies, squares and tarts and they look absolutely divine, all trayed up and tempting even the most diet conscious individual.  Shoppers receive complimentary gloves to pick their own goodies and the final tins/boxes are weighed and sold by the pound!  Truthfully, most of our shoppers tell their friends and family that they did the baking, and we don’t mind at all!  The Penticton Lakeside Resort’s hotel lobby is transformed into a cookie bakery until supplies last.  Great event to volunteer at, too!

CritterAid Bake Sale

Every October, the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre hosts their Annual Charity Bazaar.  We are so very proud to have been a participant every single year since 1991!  If you want to contribute baking for this very special event, please contact us at info@critteraid.org.

Critteraid Raffles

Usually once or twice a year, we will have some sort of Raffle happening!  When we do, we always need folks to sit in the lobby of the Penticton Lakeside Resort to sell raffle tickets.  Dogs welcome!

Special Programs

So Creative Acrylics

Robyn Leah Hoffman is a local acrylic artist who produces pet portraiture from digital photos. She donates 10% of her proceeds from commissioned pieces to Critteraid!

Please visit her website at www.socreativeacrylics.com for more information and to contact her about her work!

Harmonic Connections

harmonic-connections-logo-150x150Owner/Proprietor, Cheryl Hogg, is the unique force behind Harmonic Connections. As a BodyTalk practitioner, Cheryl has helped us with a number of animals.  When her clients purchase Andrea Carter’s Active Meditation recordings, Cheryl donates her commissions to Critteraid to help with resident animals living at the sanctuary.

Please visit her website at www.harmonicconnections.ca for more information about BodyTalk and animal communications.

ResQwalk

footer-logo1-300x61ResQwalk is a mobile app that enables you to raise money for Critteraid animals and earn prizes every time you go for a walk.

Just install the ResQwalk app on your phone, set up your account, and choose Critteraid from the list of available animal charities under “My Rescues”. Whenever you go for a walk, start the app and click “Start Walk”.

Every step you take is counted towards Critteraid’s share of an available pool of money (updated weekly) from ResQwalk that is divided among all of their participating animal charities. The more you walk, the greater percentage of the money from the pool gets donated to Critteraid.

The app is available for iPhone and Android.