JOIN IN FUNDRAISING FOR HAWS ~ SPONSOR AN EVENT!
Does your group want to help the HAWS cause? Do you need an idea for a school or club project?
HAWS can always use your help!
Fund Raising Ideas
- Get married for HAWS: Hard to register because you have all you need for your home?
How about "registering" at HAWS? Encourage your guests to give a donation to HAWS
to honor your special day. Even better: we'll take care of the cards and acknowledgements for you!
- Hold a supply drive for our shelter: This works great for kid's birthday parties, anniversary get-togethers, etc.! Just check our Wish List for a list of what we need, or collect monetary donations to honor your special event!
- Special equipment purchases: Contact our office for our latest "big ticket" need.
- Collect blankets and towels for the kennel.
- Have a lemonade stand.
- Hold a car (or dog) wash!
Get your event started by downloading the HAWS Fundraiser Planning Worksheet. Help us help you make your event a success - simply fill out and return the Worksheet and we'll get started together!
Special Causes Within HAWS
Buy a brick, tile or plaque as a permanent memorial to a beloved person or pet,
contact our office to learn how! Sponsor-A-Spay for our SNIP clinic to help us combat pet
overpopulation and save lives every day. Put your donation towards a special HAWS' purchase,
such as our Animal Rescue trailer. We're happy to acknowledge your gift with your business
logo on our equipment!
Business Events & Special Event Sponsorships
Hold a fundraiser for HAWS:Local businesses are giving back and you can help them support the HAWS cause.
Underwriting one of our major fundraising events or education programs gives your organization an opportunity to participate in our mission and be associated with the valuable services and education we provide to the Waukesha County community. For more information, contact our Development office at 262-542-8851 x107 or our Education Department at x118.
Each year our Pet Walkathon committee volunteers seek event sponsors, raffle prize donations, "celebrity" guests and more. If you are interested in donating to or helping with this year's event, call the shelter to leave a message for the event chairperson.
Annually we seek both underwriting sponsors as well as live and silent auction item donors for our annual fall fundraiser, a festive night with great food, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, raffles, casino games and more, attended by more than 500 people. Call the Development office for the most up-to-date sponsorship information.
These individuals, families, businesses and groups are just a few that have held recent fundraisers and/or supply drives for HAWS! We are grateful for their support and thoughtfulness.
The annual "Hallo-Thanks-Mas" get-together by the Richard Werning, Richard Tillich, Mark Weber and Andy Justman families was a celebration for HAWS, too, as they collected donations for our cause as part of the festivities! Several HAWS alumni pets are part of their families.
When John Metzger and Laura Eskarous got married in May they made a donation to HAWS instead of having party favors at their reception. Their guests each received a HAWS' "Best Wishes" card that a donation was made in their name. Congrats to John and Laura - may you have many wonderful years (& pets!) together!
Three area businesses (and HAWS' business partners) hosted Stella & Chewy's Feeding Friends Program for HAWS, raising several hundred dollars as a percentage of their sales. Thank you to End of the Leash - Pewaukee, Friends of Nature - Oconomowoc and Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa - Waukesha for their participation and generous support!
Through various workplace fundraising efforts, the employees of FIS Global, Menomonee Falls, raised more than $2400 for HAWS.
THE National Bank in Pewaukee presented HAWS with over $200, donations from Casual Day participants.
Henry Schein Dental held a cupcake sale for HAWS, raising more than $1500.
The staff and inmates of the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility blessed HAWS with several carloads of supplies, including 1000s of cardboard tubes for the small animals and almost 100 hand-made cat blankets! Leading the efforts were Deana Clark (pictured below, left, with staff, unloading the cars) and Greg Koestering, with Chris Loberg and the Employee Health & Safety Committee.
The Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Team hosted their annual Dog Day Afternoon game. HAWS adoptables were there for the action, and attendees raised almost $600 for HAWS through ticket sales and donations!
A number of area businesses and individuals contributed funds toward the recent purchase of HAWS' Animal Rescue Team trailer. It has already been put to great use and we are thankful to have it!
Click here to visit our HAWS Fundraising and Sponsorship Archive.
©2012 Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) | 701 Northview Road | Waukesha, WI | 53188 | 262-542-8851
Member, Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies, Inc. | Winner of the 2010 Waukesha County Executive Awards: Large Non-Profit of the Year.
HAWS is an animal shelter that offers pet adoption, dog training, kids camps, spay and neuter programs, and humane pet education. Waukesha Wisconsin’s Humane Animal Welfare Society is the Inaugural Winner of the "Chamber's Choice Award" presented in 2008 by the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Times. HAWS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. | License #267280-DS