Dogster member Mckenna is very active with a great organization called Project Pooch. She asked if I would spread the word about them and their upcoming fundraiser, which has some great prizes. One is a trip to Hawaii, unfortunately only Oregon residents can enter for this prize, the rest of the auction is open to anyone.
Since 1993, Project POOCH has provided opportunities for youth in corrections to develop the skills needed to become productive community members while saving the lives of hundreds of unwanted shelter dogs. Kevin, a former Project POOCH youth states: The sheer number of ways this program helps the participants are immeasurable. We face many obstacles when we get out into the community, such as having a record, trying to get a job and having to actually be a man responsible for bills. Project POOCH gives us the skills to be able to balance all of these things. The dogs provide a source of unconditional love. Learn more details and what dogs are available for adoption at Project Poochs website.
On Saturday, September 26th (6 p.m.-10 p.m.) Project Pooch is holding their 3rd annual Pooch In The Pub fundraiser. Purchase tickets in advance for $30.00 until September 23, 2009 or at the door for $40.00. Kids 12 years and under are $15.00.
Ticket includes one free drink & delicious hors doeuvres. The night includes a silent/oral auction, no host bar, Head & Tails Game, browse the Project POOCH Headquarters/Store and enjoy the evening with emcee Helen Raptis of KATU’s ‘AM Northwest’. The event is taking place at a new larger location, Staver Locomotive.
There are some really amazing items donated for the auction, take look at what’s available on the Project Pooch donation page. The category of prizes range from ‘accessories’ to ‘unforgettable vacation experiences’ and everything in-between. Oregon residents buy your Big Dog Raffle Ticket for a chance to win a one-week vacation in Kona, Hawaii.
If you live anywhere nearby you definitely don’t want to miss Pooch In The Pub, it sounds like a really fun evening. Their goal this year is to raise $60,000, let’s help them get there.
Get all the information about the event at Project Pooch.