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It’s time to prepare for our fourth annual Chili Bingo fundraiser! The awesome fun happens October 8th and there are lots of ways YOU can help! Volunteer! Donate supplies, prizes, auction items, or baked goods! Spread the word!

Volunteer      Donate      Tickets

Chili Bingo
Saturday, October 8, 2022
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!

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

Friday 10/7 or Saturday 10/8

Sign Up!

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 3-8:30pm, 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 3-8:30pm, 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.

BINGO CALLERS SAT 5-9pm

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

CHECK-IN/OUT & SALES SAT 5-9pm

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

GENERAL EVENT SUPPORT SAT 5-9pm

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.

BARTENDERS SAT 5-9pm

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

CLEAN-UP SAT 9-11pm

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

SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER

Email specialevents@homewardtrails.org with volunteering questions. Thank you!!

DONATIONS NEEDED

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

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SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

Do you have an item or 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!

BINGO PRIZES

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.

GIFT CARDS & GROCERIES

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!

DESSERTS

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.?

CORNBREAD

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

SIGN UP HERE TO DONATE

Email rebeccag@homewardtrails.org with donations or questions. Thank you!!

Thank you so much for your help! We look forward to another great event!
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Help us end Clear the Shelters month a high note! Attend our weekend adoption hours on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 from 10 AM – 4 PM. Some our featured animals will have waived and discounted adoption fees this weekend only and every adopter will go home with a goodie bag.

Come meet and adopt some amazing cats and dogs and help us Clear the Shelters!

Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28

10 AM – 4 PM

Homeward Trails Adoption Center

11116 Fairfax Station Rd

Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Made with love from California’s finest grape growing regions, One Hope wines give hope to the people and causes that matter most to you. With 10% of your purchase donated from every bottle, we are nourishing the future for generations to come.

Throughout June, 10% of sales through our special link will be donated to Homeward Trails so we can bring hope to more animals in need.

You can also join the private Facebook group for the event to learn more about the wines offered.

There is even a gift set for pet lovers!

We are so excited to be featured on TODAY with Hoda and Jenna on Monday, June 6th. Watch out segment here.

We also celebrate all the special things that our Today Show hosts and our Today Show litter love….These two and four-leggged loveables certainly bring a smile to our faces! MEET OUR STARS IN A LIGHT YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE!

Hoda Kotb – The always-glamours, always-busy Mother Hen needs to escape sometimes like we all do to take time to enjoy life’s treats. GO HODA!

Carson Daly – Enjoying his Bloody Mary hangover cure. We all could use a bit of that after the occasional Saturday night, right?

Sheinelle Jones – Living her 2022 mantra “Watch what I do in 2022!” Lookin’ glam, Sheinelle!

Craig Melvin – A true southern gentleman with a self-proclaimed LOVE of grits! And his fave color – green!

Jenna Bush Hager – “Reading with Jenna”! We’d expect nothing less from our favorite bookworm!

Dylan Dryer – Enjoying her favorite “Dirty Shirley” cocktail to celebrate that summer is finally here! Mmmmmm, cocktails and puppy kibble make the perfect summer meal!

Al Roker – Never taking a break of keeping us informed & prepared for what the weather might bring! How could we ever plan a picnic without Al?

Savannah Guthrie Today Show – From the “Tonight Show” to the Plaza…Savannah is no amateur with her guitar skills! (available for adoption starting July 4th) Yes, America’s Got Talent!!!!!

This tiny little boy has not stopped shaking since he arrived. Hugh is 6 years old and only 5.5 pounds and has been left in a shelter in Southern VA. He is surrounded by new people and barking dogs and the stress is too much for this little Chihuahua. The shelter is not the right place for him and he is in a fragile state. He is scared and alone and needs to feel secure as he adjusts to all these changes. He needs to be held and comforted and surrounded by as much care and stability as possible but right now he doesn’t have that. 

We need to get Hugh into a stable setting to assess his health and keep his stress down. We know the best way to do that is to get him to Homeward Trails and adopted into a new family who is truly committed to his care. He needs to know that he is loved and safe and it needs to happen fast before the stress of the situation gets to him. Please donate to get Hugh into the care he needs so we can find him his forever family.

Join us for happy hour at Bark Social in Bethesda and 10% of beer sales will be donated to HT.

Bark Social is a fun indoor/outdoor craft beer & coffee bar with a professionally monitored off-leash dog park.

For more information about requirements for dogs please visit https://barksocial.com/pages/bethesda 

Wednesday, February 23

4-10 PM

Bark Social

935 Prose St

North Bethesda, MD

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Our fan-favorite fundraiser is back for 2022!

Get your tickets today and join us for a family-friendly night of fun at our Spaghetti Bingo fundraiser! Ticket prices include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, soft drinks, desserts and 6 bingo cards. Additional bingo cards, raffle tickets, and beer and wine will be available for purchase and there will be many great items on the silent auction. We do expect Spaghetti Bingo will sell out so get your tickets today before it’s too late!

*proof of Covid vaccination is required and masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees*

SPAGHETTI BINGO

Saturday, March 12

Saturday, March 19

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lyon Park Community Center

414 N. Fillmore St.

Arlington, VA

Thank you to our Spaghetti Bingo sponsors!

 

Register for Spaghetti Bingo – March 12, 2022

Spaghetti Bingo 2022 – 1st weekend

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Register for Spaghetti Bingo – March 19, 2022

Spaghetti Bingo 2022 – 2nd weekend

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It’s time to prepare for our annual Spaghetti Bingo fundraisers! The awesome fun happens on March 12 and again March 19 and there are lots of ways YOU can help!

Spread the word, VOLUNTEER or donate SUPPLIES, PRIZES, AUCTION ITEMS, or BAKED GOODS.

Spaghetti Bingo
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Saturday March 19, 2022

 6-9 PM
Lyon Park Community Center
414 N. Fillmore St.
Arlington, VA 22201

Tickets and More Info
Space is limited and we always have a sell-out crowd so get your tickets today if you are planning to attend!

VOLUNTEER Friday or Saturday Either Weekend

If you are interested in helping, here is a list of our volunteer needs. Go to Sign Up Genius if you can help! 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
Help cart in supplies & set up tables & chairs. Set up prize display, registration table, silent auction, drink station, bingo supplies, decorations, etc. Set up & test/troubleshoot AV equipment. 
Any part of FRI 2-8:30pm &/or SAT 3-5:30pm.

FOOD PREP
Help with cooking spaghetti, preparing salad and garlic bread & setting up & replenishing the food buffet. Wash pots & pans, etc.
Any part of FRI 3-8:30pm &/or SAT 3-5:30pm or 5-9pm. Please sign up for Clean-Up too if you can!

BINGO CALLERS
Charismatic volunteers needed to take turns calling the bingo games. Instructions & some suggested scripting will be provided in advance.
SAT 5:30-9pm. Please sign up for Clean-Up too if you can! 

CHECK-IN/OUT & SALES
Check in guests, sell bingo cards & raffle tickets, help guests with silent auction check-out, etc.
SAT 5-9pm. Please sign up for Clean-Up too if you can!

GENERAL EVENT SUPPORT
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.
SAT 5-9pm. Please sign up for Clean-Up too if you can!

BARTENDERS
(Must be 21+) Keep drinks table clean & stocked, take cash & drink tickets, open & serve wine & beer.
SAT 5-9pm. Please sign up for Clean-Up too if you can!

CLEAN-UP
Help clean up, pack up supplies & cart them out to the van, put tables & chairs away, take trash out, etc.
SAT 8:30-11pm

Sign Up!

Thank you!!

DONATE

There are many other ways you can help make this event a success. Please contact rebeccag@homewardtrails.org if you can help with any of the following.

Donate Silent Auction Items
Do you have an item of gift card to donate?  Do you have connections to a business who would like to donate goods or services?  Are you willing to help solicit donations?

Donate Bingo Prizes
Do you have 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 for adults and children

Donate Food and Supplies
Can you help cover the cost of food by donating spaghetti, pasta sauce, salad dressing, Parmesan cheese, soda, water or grocery store, Costco, or party store gift cards? The more we can get donated the more money we can raise for the animals!

Bake Desserts
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.?  

Thank you so much for your help! We look forward to another great event!
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This event has been canceled.

 

On Monday, December 13 at 7:00 PM ET, you are invited to join us for Virtual Trivia! Start your own team and spend an hour with your smartest friends (virtually), all while raising funds for Homeward Trails. Hosted by Walsh Trivia of Baltimore, MD, virtual trivia is a fun way to connect with your friends – it is done entirely on Zoom and is all the rage! Register either as a team captain or a team member.

Register for Homeward Trails Virtual Trivia Night

Join us for Virtual Trivia!

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