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It’s time to prepare for our inaugural Chili Bingo fundraiser! The awesome fun happens October 5th and there are lots of ways YOU can help! Volunteer! Donate supplies, prizes, auction items, or baked goods! Spread the word!

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Chili Bingo
Saturday, October 5, 2019
6-9 PM
Lyon Park Community Center
414 N. Fillmore St.
Arlington, VA 22201

Space is limited and we expect a sell-out crowd so get your tickets today if you are planning to attend!
Tell your friends and family too!



Friday 10/4 or Saturday 10/5

Feel free to sign up for more than one shift. Saturday evening volunteers will get a chance to eat & bid in the silent auction too. PLEASE HELP US PACK & CLEAN EVERYTHING UP AT THE END IF YOU CAN! We should be done between 10-11pm.

GENERAL SET-UP FRI 2-8:30pm, SAT 2-5:30pm

Cart in supplies & set up tables & chairs. Help set up prize display, registration table, silent auction, drink station, bingo supplies, decorations, etc. Set up & test/troubleshoot AV equipment. 

FOOD PREP FRI 2-8:30pm, SAT 2-5:30pm, SAT 5-9pm

Help with cooking chili & cornbread, preparing salad, and setting up & replenishing the food buffet. Wash pots & pans, clean up kitchen, etc.


Charismatic volunteers needed to take turns calling the bingo games. Instructions & some suggested scripting will be provided in advance.


Check in guests, sell bingo cards & raffle tickets, help guests with silent auction check-out, etc. Smart phone or tablet required.


Misc. tasks. Verify winning bingo cards, spot clean, collect trash, communicate guest comments/requests to Rebecca, spin the bingo ball dispenser, fill in for other volunteers’ breaks, restock dessert table, encourage guests to spend $, etc.


(Must be 21+) Keep drinks table clean & stocked, take cash & drink tickets, open & serve wine & beer.


Help clean up, pack up supplies & cart them out to the van, put tables & chairs away, take trash out, etc.


Email with volunteering questions. Thank you!!



There are several other ways you can help make this event a success. Let us know if you can donate any of the following!


Do you have an item of gift card you can donate? Do you have connections to a business or artisan who would donate goods or services? Do you love to shop and want to find & donate something? Let us know!


Can you provide any nice, unique, useful, useless, luxurious, wacky, tacky, small, decorative, functional, coveted, &/or fun items or small gift cards to donate for bingo prizes? Are you willing to buy a few prizes to donate? We will need prizes mostly for adults as well as some for children. Value $5 and up.


Can you help cover the cost of food & party supplies? We’d love grocery store, Costco, or party store gift cards. We will also happily accept unexpired non-perishable goods (beans, oil, spices, canned peeled tomatoes, corn, hot sauce, Fritos, crackers, cornmeal, flour, sugar, salad dressing, soda, water), and perishables (TVP, milk, butter, onions, peppers, salad ingredients, shredded cheese). The more we can get donated, the more money we will have for the animals!


Calling all bakers! You can get involved by donating your delicious baked goods for our dessert table. Can you help us provide a nice variety of yummy desserts by baking cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc.?


We will need lots of delicious cornbread! Can you make and bring some?


Email with donation questions. Thank you!!


Thank you so much for your help! We look forward to another great event!

Barley Mac is teaming up with Homeward Trails, a local non​-profit, no-kill rescue center for cats and dogs. Please join us Sunday, July 15th from 4-7pm for specialty cocktails and treats! Adoptable dogs on site! Monetary and/or supply donations for Homeward Trails preferred. We’ll see ya there!

See the wishlist below for appropriate items:


Thank you to all who sponsored, donated, volunteered and attended our 9th annual PawCasso Charity Art Auction. The event was a tremendous success raising over $30,000 for our animals!

View photos of the event here

Purchase photos here


Please join us for ‘Save a Dog, Ride a Bull’ at Crystal City Sports Pub on February 17th!  Bring your friends and come out and have a great time for a good cause!  This is sure to be a fun event sponsored by Crystal City Sports Pub and Heineken USA.
Drink specials kick-off at 6pm and the mechanical bull will start rockin’ at 7pm.
  •  $5 wristbands will lock-in specials featuring: Heineken Brewlock, Dos Equis, Heineken Light, and Strongbow Cider (until 9pm) *100% of wristband sales benefiting Homeward Trails*
  • Crystal City Sports Pub will donate 10% Heineken USA portfolio sales to Homeward Trails
  • Heineken USA will donate $2 per drink sold (up to $1K)
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Save a Dog, Ride A Bull
Friday, February 17, 2017
6pm – 9pm
Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA 22202









Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your help and support yesterday during Giving Tuesday. It was a tremendous day and with your help we raised $45,000 (that’s 150% of our original goal!), finished in 3rd place for most dollars raised for a large nonprofit, had an impressive 810 donors and earned $2,500 in additional prize money. We could not have done it without each and every one of you who donated, encouraged your family and friends to donate, shared on social media and cheered us on throughout the day. What a truly amazing day for the animals of Homeward Trails!

A special thank you goes out to our Giving Tuesday partners

Thank you to our Giving Tuesday Sponsors:

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Join the Rosslyn Business Improvement District and Le Meridien Hotel for Yappy Hour on the terrace at Le Meridien.  There will be happy hour deals, outdoor seating, great views of the Potomac, and special treats for your furry friends.

Yappy Hour

Fridays – May 1, June 5, July 1, August 5, September 9, October 2
6:00-8:00 PM
Amuse Terrace at Le Meridien
1121 19th St.
Arlington, VA

Our wonderful friends at Fur-get Me Not are hosting and online trunk show fundraiser featuring Paperly products! Consultant, Meghan Thomas will donate 10% of her commissions from this event to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

You’ll be able to indulge your love of personalized items for you and your furry friend including stationery, invitations, and many gift items, while supporting Homeward Trails!

This is a great time to stock up on your personal stationery or get a jump on spring gifts such as Mother’s Day, graduation, teacher/coach gifts and the like!

Meghan will be on hand to help you decide on Paperly items and guide you with your orders if needed – You can also find inspiration and ideas at

As an added bonus, Meghan will donate $10 to Homeward Trails for each party booked and for anyone who joins her team as a consultant.

This party runs from April 10th through April 20th so click, browse, drool like your pup & shop!

Click here or go directly to the website by copying/pasting this URL into your browser:

Stop by PetMAC, 4914 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, on Saturday, March 28 from noon to 2 PM to meet the magnificent Moscow Meows looking for homes and purchase some tasty treats to help raise money for their care.


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We are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with artist, and longtime HT supporter Melissa Lew, to bring you two nHT_LOVE_Dog-01ew, exclusive Homeward Trails jewelry pieces.  These special pieces, created by Melissa, are made from bamboo and stainless steel and feature modern ink paintings of a cat or dog face, inspired by the Chinese character for heart.  At just $20 each, these beautiful, handcrafted necklaces make the perfect gift for every cat and dog lover in your life!   The best part?  50% of all sales are donated to Homeward Trails to help support, provide medical care, and find loving homes for thousands of animals in need.

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Cat Necklace

Dog Necklace



Our amazing PawCasso patrons hamming it up for our “photo booth!”
Thank you all so much for your life-saving support of Homeward Trails!
Find out how much we raised and see more event photos here.