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Shop from home in your pajamas AND save lives!

PawJammin’ is an online auction to raise much-needed funds for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue.

Thanks to generous local donors, PawJammin’ is offering more than 150 awesome items.

Whether you bid on these unique items for yourself or for holiday gifts, your purchases will literally save lives. 100% of the proceeds raised will support the Homeward Trails medical fund.

Bidding is open NOW through December 12th. All from the comfort of home/your pajamas! Go look!

PawJammin’ Online Auction

 

If you would like to donate an item to the auction, or suggest a potential donor, please fill out the Donation Form or email specialevents@homewardtrails.org

Thank you to our donors so far!




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The final numbers are in…$27,504 raised for our medical fund!!!! You are AWESOME! Not only did we hit last year’s Spring2ACTion total – we beat it! We are so grateful for your support.

Thank you to the 324 people who donated, and to the countless others who shared our posts. You helped us win 4th place for the most donors overall – out of 150 organizations. WOW!!

 

 

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Missed out on our very popular Spaghetti Bingo events? Can’t get enough bingo fun? Mark your calendars and join us for our second annual Chili Bingo fundraiser October 3rd 6-9pm at the Lyon Park Community Center in Arlington. We’ll have lively games of bingo and delicious all-you-can-eat veggie chili, cornbread and all the fixin’s. See you October 3!

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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!

Volunteer      Donate      Tickets      Facebook

 

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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Our biggest year end fundraising day is TODAY, December 3 and we need your help!  Giving Tuesday allows us to finish the year saying YES and go into 2020 saving lives..

We’ve had an incredibly busy year. To date, more than 2,500 animals have been rescued. Almost 40% of these have a special need that makes them candidates for euthanasia. But with your support, we are able to give them the medical care they need to get well and find that loving home they deserve. 

Giving Tuesday is the most popular online fundraising day of the year because it urges people to think of gifts to charitable organizations after the official start of the holiday shopping season. Together hundreds of donations large and small add up to thousands of dollars for our animals!

Our goal is to raise $30,000 in 27 hours. 

Will you help us reach our goal and make 2020 our biggest year for rescuing animals? With your help, we can make it happen! Give and share to help us save lives!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

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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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Join us at Lebanese Taverna of Westover for a flavorful FUNdraising event!

All day from 11:30am until 10pm on Thursday, May 23rd, at 5900 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA.

Just bring in THIS FLYER, present it to your server, and 20% of your check will be donated to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue!

Eligible purchases include

View the menu and more at lebanesetaverna.com. For take-out or questions, call 703-241-8681.

This is the original location, opened in 1979. The cozy, family-style restaurant is known throughout the area for its friendly atmosphere and delicious food. “Uncle Joe” is a fixture in the Westover neighborhood and can be counted on to make everyone feel comfortable and at home with his hospitality.

Don’t forget the flyer!

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Please support Homeward Trails by dining out this Sunday, April 22nd for a great
cause.  Just take the flyer to:

Pizzeria Uno
5935 Kingstowne Towne Center
Alexandria, VA 22315

unosBetween 11:30 AM and 10:00 PM and HT will receive 20% of your order total.  Please help make this event a great success by spreading the word to family, friends and neighbors. Diners must bring the flyer in order for us to get credit.  To access the flyer just click the headline of the article above to view the whole story and download the flyer.  Can’t download the flyer, e-mail RebeccaG@homewardtrails.org.
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