For those who wish to fundraise for Vested Interest in K9s, here are some ideas:

  • SCHOOL-WIDE COIN DRIVE:   “Collections for K-9s” or “Coins for K-9s”
  • RETURNABLE BOTTLE DRIVE (within the neighborhood or community)
  • BAKE SALE/LEMONADE STAND
  • COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER (A popular site: ABC Fundraising )
  • COMMUNITY DINNER
  • CHINESE AUCTION / SILENT AUCTION
  • YARD SALE: Collect donated items and resell for a profit. Locate a no cost venue.
  • FUNDRAISING CANDY BARS
  • CAR WASH
  • GUESSING GAME: HOW MANY DOG TREATS ARE IN THE JAR? Same idea as ‘guess the number of jelly beans in the jar’, but use dog and / or cat treats. Enter a guess for $1 or 7 guesses for $5.  The closest guesser gets donated prizes.
  • K-9 APPRECIATION EVENT: invite a K-9 to do a demonstration…have your volunteers bring individually wrapped desserts, and 2-liter bottles of soda and cups. sell refreshments…hold a raffle…have photo’s with the K-9 team- charge $5.00 per photo (set limited hours, as per the handler’s indication on the dog’s ability to handle the photo sessions).
  • BOWL-A-THON: bowl 1-3 strings. sponsor a player’s scoring pins by a penny, nickle, dime, quarter, dollar! – or pledge flat fee.  Increase the odds:  ask the police officers to play against your fundraising team!
  • SKATING PARTY: ask skating rink to donate ice time..they get skate rental fees.  ask pizza parlor, others to donate food. fundraiser is skating fee admission, food proceeds)
  • MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM: a pet business (groomer, pet store, vet, etc) offers a matching gift…for all donations for Vested Interest in K9s received at their business during a specified time period (ie: a month or two), they match up to a maximum match of $XXX (ie: $735 or ?)
  • DEDICATION WALL OF SHEPHERDS: Have cutouts of  german shepherds, for $1.00 donation, the shepherd goes on the wall or window of the business…donors are encouraged to write a dedication on the cut-out (ie; in honor of____, in loving memory of____, Happy Birthday _____, etc.)
  • BLANKET THE WALLS WITH LOVE: the same as “dedication Wall of Shepherds” (above), but use heart-shaped cutouts.
  • IDENTIFICATION MICRO-CHIP IMPLANT DAY/VET CLINIC FUNDRAISER: all profits/percentage of profits are donated to Vested Interest in K9s
  • PET WALK FUNDRAISER
  • GOLF  TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
  • RESTAURANT PERCENT DONATION POTENTIAL: percentage donation potential from your local restaurants:  Papa Gino’s, Friendlys Ice Cream Shops, Uno’s, TGI Fridays, Applebee’s, etc.)
  • RUN A MARATHON:  Obtain pledges for the event to Vested Interests in K9s, Inc.
  • DRESS DOWN DAY: Give students or employees the option of wearing casual clothes outside of their usual dress code in exchange for a cash donation.
  • DVD AND CD SALE: Hold a drive to collect new and gently used DVD’s and CD’s. Contact libraries, video stores, friends for donations of old or cast off materials.  Ask grocery stores to donate bags.
  • USED BOOK SALE: Collect gently used, donated books for resale to the public.
  • CELL PHONE COLLECTION: Collect working, non-working and obsolete cell phones and send them to dealers or companies that refurbish and resell them.
  • WORKPLACE MINI-GOLF: Turn your workplace into a miniature golf course by setting up greens that snake through the office. Include ramps and sand traps to tee up extra excitement. Set up foursomes. Award prizes for lowest score.