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We are thrilled to report that our 2020 Spaghetti Bingo events on March 7th and 14th raised over $16,000! A huge thank you to our event sponsors, silent auction donors, event attendees and volunteers who made this possible! We appreciate your support!

During these unprecedented times when we continue to bring in record numbers of animals, this money will go a long way to provide medical care and supplies for so many cats and dogs.

We hope to see you all at Chili Bingo on October 3. Stay tuned for ticket information!

Thank you to our 2020 Spaghetti Bingo Sponsors!

 

Donna Hamaker, Realtor
Buck & Associates

Caring Acupuncture

Selma Barroso

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It’s time to prepare for our 10th annual Spaghetti Bingo fundraisers! The awesome fun happens TWICE with events March 7th and March 14th. There are lots of ways YOU can help! Volunteer! Donate supplies, prizes, auction items, or baked goods! Spread the word!

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10th Annual Spaghetti Bingo
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
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 3/6,  Saturday 3/7

Friday 3/13,  Saturday 3/14

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 pasta, sauce & garlic bread, 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!

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

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!

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 (spaghetti, oil, spices, garlic, marinara sauce, salad dressing, soda, water), and perishables (butter, salad ingredients, shredded cheese, baguettes). 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.?

SIGN UP HERE TO DONATE

Email rebeccag@homewardtrails.org with donation questions. Thank you!!

 

Thank you so much for your help! We look forward to the continued success of this great event!
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dogfish Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, VA will be hosting a fundraiser for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue on July 14th where a percentage of their sales for the day will be donated to the Rescue.  There is no flyer to print or secret handshake to remember, just come and enjoy!

There will be a silent auction and live music so come join us for a great day of fun!

 

Dogfish Head Ale House
6220 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA, 22044
11:30 AM – 11:00 PM

http://www.dogfishalehouse.com/locations/dfha-falls-church

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Bring the whole family and join HT as we walk in the Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade on Tuesday, March 10, beginning around 6:00 PM.  People and pups alike always have a blast at this high energy annual event.  We’ll have costumes available for the dogs and a few accessories for their humans too. We’ll have beads with the HT logo to hand out to folks along the parade route.  Email volunteer@homewardtrails.org if you would like to participate.

Enjoy these photos from previous years

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Come out a join us on October 6 for a family-friendly howlin’ good time at Hot Dog Roundup at Paradise Springs Winery.  Bring your favorite two and four-legged friends and enjoy an afternoon of food, music, wine and great company.  We’ll have games for the dogs and kids and some great silent auction items.

Ticket prices include food, soda and water.  Leashed dogs are welcome, please no retractable leashes.

Sunday, October 6, 2013 1-5 PM

Paradise Springs Winery
3219 Yates Ford Rd  Clifton, VA 20124
(view map)

Hot Dog Roundup


Ticket Prices

Children under 12 $20
Adults $30
Adult with wine tasting included $40

Buy Tickets



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Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade members of the after-school DC SCORES team at Bancroft Elementary School hosted a one-miler race fundraiser to help save the homeless animals of Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and raised $1,286.50!  Homeward Trails is proud to thank the DS SCORES team for all of their hard work and dedication!

DC SCORES team members at Bancroft Elementary School hosted HT rep Leslie Shedd on April 29th in order to learn more about the plight of homeless animals and ways to help.

DC SCORES team members at Bancroft Elementary School hosted HT rep Leslie Shedd on April 29th in order to learn more about the plight of homeless animals and ways to help.

 

The students chose to help homeless animals and invited an HT representative, Leslie Shedd, to meet with them and tell them more about why the animals need our help and what we can do. Among other things, the students learned “We can help by raising money or get donations, talk to your friends and family about the importance or spaying or neutering so they can’t have babies so that less animals are put to sleep every six seconds, talk to your friends and family about taking their dogs to the vets to get check ups… etc.”

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Paw-Casso-Logo-Final-2013-smallSponsored by Urban Pace

We are thrilled to announce that PawCasso 2013 raised $25,000 for the Homeward Trails Medical Fund. This fund allows Homeward Trails Animal Rescue to take in animals with correctable, but often expensive medical needs.

Two hundred art and animal lovers joined the festivities to make it the most successful PawCasso event to date!
The evening, held at The Washington Post, featured the live art of more than 30 local artists, which alone generated over $10,000! Julie Carey, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief for NBC, emceed the event, which also included the live auction of four fantastic non-art items including trips, private catered dinners and wine tastings.

The evening ended with dancing to the music of Bad Hair Day!

We thank all of our wonderful artists, donors, volunteers and attendees! See you next year on April 26, 2014!

More photos on our facebook gallery

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Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Third Thursday Education Series

Everything you ever wanted to know about your cat’s health!

Dr. Marcus Brown of NOVA Cat Clinic (formerly Capital Cat Clinic) will be discussing comprehensive cat health including urinary tract issues, dental health and diet which are very important topics for our feline friends.  Dr Brown will also answers questions from the audience.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 7:15 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Dog Paws ‘n Cat Claws, 5818-C Seminary Rd. Falls Church, VA 22041

RSVP: info@homewardtrails.org

Cost: $5 donation to Homeward Trails

Dr. Brown knew that he wanted to become a veterinarian at age 5.  He was fortunate to be able to work with his father, a veterinarian, and became passionate about helping animals.  He is the founder NOVA Cat Clinic and he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1986 from the University of Illinois.  He is an active supporter in local, state and national feline organizations and serves as the medical director for Alley Cat Allies.  Dr. Brown is the President-elect of the  American Association of Feline Practitioners  and was one of the authors of new wellness guidelines for feline practitioners. Dr. Brown is the AAFP alternate delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates.  Dr. Brown lives in Arlington with his three cats , Spanky, Cosmo and Bootie. In his free time, Dr. Brown enjoys traveling, reading, and running.

 

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Scooby Doo Book Reading Event

Scooby Doo Book Reading Event

HT Executive Director Sue Bell and Deputy Director Rebecca Goodhart brought a few lucky HT rescued pooches to meet with local DC school children during a live book reading with Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, who were in town to promote the opening of the Scooby-Doo Live Musical Mysteries show at the Warner Theater on February 16th.

Scooby Doo Book Reading Event

Scooby Doo Book Reading Event

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scoobyTo celebrate the opening of the Scooby-Doo Live Musical Mysteries show at the Warner Theater on February 16th, HT is meeting up with Scooby and his buddy Shaggy at the Northwest One Library branch in DC on Wednesday, February 13th.  30 local DC children will meet lucky rescued dogs from HT, get to hang out with Scooby-Doo and participate in a book reading.

Representatives from the North Shore Animal League will also be joining the fun!

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