Events Benefiting Us

Third-Party Event Fundraising

Current events benefiting KHS:


Port Orchard State Farm Giving Tree to benefit KHS

Until the first of the New Year, State Farm Insurance in Port Orchard, located at 4273 SE Mile Hill DR, is collecting food, toys, blankets and beds for pets as part of their Giving Tree program. Cash donations are also being accepted. The office is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 


 

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

Kitsap Humane Society is now part of Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards program. The process is simple. Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give.

Here’s how the program works:

1. Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to KHS at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 85261!

2. Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Kitsap Humane Society earn a donation!

3. You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.

4. If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

5. For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. 


 

Bremerton Housing Authority selects KHS as its nonprofit of the year 

The almost 100 employees at the Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) selected Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) as the nonprofit organization they will “adopt” in 2014 to focus their after-hours volunteer time and team building efforts. The selection of KHS is the result of a majority vote of BHA employees who annually select a local nonprofit with the intent of aiding the organization in whatever needs they might have. The staff at the BHA will be holding supply and fundraising drives throughout 2014 for the animals at Kitsap Humane Society, as well as volunteering at KHS events such as the Fore the Animals Golf Tournament on May 9 at Trophy Lake Golf & Country Club in Port Orchard, PetsWALK on July 12 in downtown Poulsbo and Animal Krackers, a dinner and auction event benefiting Kitsap Humane Society, in the fall in downtown Bremerton.

 


Hidden Creek Farm

Thank you to Hidden Creek Farm, a pet lodging, doggy daycare and training facility in Port Orchard. They are donating a portion of their proceeds to Kitsap Humane Society. You can learn more about them here.

 



One-of-a-Kind Medical Bracelets

Do you wear a medical bracelet? Your critical medical information can be a beautiful jewelry statement! These one of a kind bracelets are specially designed to work with medical alerts and will be finished to fit your special needs. Best of all, 10% of each bracelet sold goes to support the homeless animals of Kitsap Humane Society!

The bracelets shown here are not yet finished with fittings. The fittings will be made to meet your personal needs once the sale is complete, it will take about one to two weeks for specialized fittings. All alerts or tags, including Life Alerts, can be attached to the back of the bracelets. Note: USB bracelets can be trickier so we should talk before you purchase one by phone or e-mail.

The designer is a strong supporter of KHS and loves creating bracelets specifically to meet the needs of each special person. Each bracelet is designed to be one-of-a-kind, and also can be purchased without medical information.

 


Thunder Paws Animal Massage & Underwater Treadmill

Click here to visit Thunder Paws Animal Massage's website. Owner (and shelter volunteer) Terry Shuck often donates her services to our shelter pets and donates proceeds from her various events. 


ART CARDS FOR CAUSES

Join Art Cards For Causes and select Kitsap Humane Society as your choice nonprofit and 20 percent of your membership fee will be donated to the shelter. Send fine art e-cards to all your friends and family while also helping the animals of Kitsap Humane Society. 


 THE GOODLIFE MASSAGE

Receive a massage from The Good Life Massage and 10% of massage price is donated to KHS! Located at Bayshore Day Spa and Applied Therapeutic Massage in Silverdale

206-724-6155

 

Third-Party Event is any fundraising activity by a non-affiliated group or individual where the Kitsap Humane Society has no fiduciary responsibility and little or no staff involvement. (Examples include donation drives, fundraising parties and bake sales.) The path to launching a third-party event typically begins with an idea and plan of action that is presented to the Kitsap Humane Society. Event organizers must obtain their own liability insurance to cover the event.

The time and effort that you put into such event will benefit the thousands of animals we care for each year at the Kitsap Humane Society. No matter how large or small, your contribution will make a big difference in the lives of our animals.

Rules & Guidelines

The third-party event hosts are responsible for all aspects of the event, including organizing, funding, planning, promoting, managing and staffing. KHS is unable to provide assistance with any of these aspects. (For instance, we cannot pay for any event-related costs, provide mailing lists, send e-mail blasts or direct mail promoting the event, ensure attendance, etc.) Requests for KHS staff, volunteers and/or animals to attend your event are handled on a case-by case basis, but cannot be guaranteed.

Upon approval, you may, in most instances, use the KHS name and logo. KHS must pre-approve all flyers, press releases, publications and any other event promotional materials. All materials must clearly indicate that the event is not sponsored by KHS. It is important that the shelter name and logo be used correctly and spelled properly. Always refer to the organization as the Kitsap Humane Society (not simply the Humane Society). The logo may be reproduced in all black or in all white (on a black or equally dark background.) For color print jobs the color logo should be used.

Submit a Third Party Events Contract to the Kitsap Humane Society
(Download the THIRD-PARTY CONTRACT - Fillable Word Doc or PDF) An events coordinator will contact you to review any issues or concerns and will provide you with guidance and feedback on your proposed plan. Determine legal, insurance, liability, permit and safety issues you may need to address prior to submitting your form. 

Learn More
To learn how your group or business can plan a fundraiser to help the animals awaiting their forever homes at the Kitsap Humane Society, e-mail Kassie at kolmsted@kitsap-humane.org.

Below are some helpful tips and guidelines to help you plan your special event: 

1. Brainstorm for event ideas. Examples:

  • ____-a-Thons: bowl, walk, run, bike, dance, swim
  • Auctions: donated goods, art, handmade products, etc.
  • Arts and Crafts Shows
  • Birthday Parties or Personal Celebrations
  • Bring Your Dog to Work Day
  • Car Washes
  • Church or Community Neighborhood Donation Drive
  • Galas
  • Garage & Yard Sales
  • Theme Parties
  • Ticket Sales, Raffles and Entry Fees
  • Pet Washes
  • School Events: raise a certain amount to make your teacher/principal do something unusual
  • Sporting Events and Tournaments (Check out Autoline's TOPDOG Tournament!)
  • Denim Friday
  • Bake Sale
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2. Set the date and location.

Schedule your event for a day, time and location that provides you with plenty of time to plan and promote it properly. Before confirming the date, check with KHS to make sure it doesn't conflict with another event. 

3. Set fundraising goals and a budget.

Remember, the lower your costs to produce the event, the higher your contribution will be. 

4. Submit a Third Party Events Contract to the Kitsap Humane Society.

(Download the THIRD-PARTY CONTRACT - Fillable Word Doc or PDF) An events coordinator will contact you to review any issues or concerns and will provide you with guidance and feedback on your proposed plan. Determine legal, insurance, liability, permit and safety issues you may need to address prior to submitting your form. 

5. Create a “Day of Event” agenda and checklist. 

6. Develop a publicity/promotion plan.

Flyers, posters and other promotional materials will help generate awareness and excitement about your event. 

7. Have the event!

With proper planning, you can have a fun and successful event. Once your event is over, just submit the proceeds to the Kitsap Humane Society and start planning your next event. (Oh, and don't forget to take pictures!)