Easter is coming quick and with visions of bunnies, chicks and all things fresh and new like Spring and flowers in bloom – it is a great time to get thinking about a fundraiser for your animals shelter.
Unfortunately, this time of year we see a lot of fundraisers – most notably by photographers that focus on the use of real bunnies and chicks and we do not recommend doing those for obvious reasons. Children and baby chicks and bunnies are typically not in the animals best interest. Yes, they are good fundraisers – but if you love animals, lets look at other options!
This one is so cute and creative! The Red Door Animal Shelter in IL. runs an “Eggstravaganza” just for dogs as a fundraiser. It is basically an on-leash egg hunt for social, friendly dogs that takes place at their facility. They charge an entry fee to participate and each dog will get to do an obstacle course where they can pick 12 eggs to put in their basket! The eggs can be filled with puppy treats or prizes for dogs or humans!
They work with a local training and doggie day care who is hosting the event for the shelter at their facility.
They also take the opportunity to do a photo fundraiser as well.
Woofgang Rescue in WI. planned a big Spring kickoff called “Spring Fling” which really sounds like a fun family day! There day included so many fun things for kids and adults alike.
They had a suggested $2 donation per child to take part, offered raffles and we would imagine a portion of all sales from vendors would also be donated back. So there are multiple opportunities to raise money with this idea. But we think the biggest asset to an event like this is the sense of “community” they are building. Long-term this is a great way to really promote your rescue and show that you care about your community and want to give thanks for those that support the rescue.
They offered craft vendors, egg hunt, raffles, bake sale and of course had adoptable dogs on hand for visitors to meet!
Although not specifically Easter related, it does benefit a bunny rescue – and we think this is a fantastic time of year to educate about bunnies – and raise funds for them! The Colorado House Rabbit Society works with a local brewery – Wonderland Brewing to create a fun and unique fundraiser!
Their marketing for this event is awesome with their creative text and design elements.
The event requires a $10 donation – and then there are treats and merchandise you can also purchase. We would imagine that they also get a portion of the beer sold as well. What is really cool is that they are allowing you to bring your bunny to this event to socialize with other bunnies! They also encourage people to bring a current shelter bunny to the event in the hopes they get some visibility to be adopted.
This is a great fundraiser for any time of year to help a bunny rescue!
Easter Bunny Pet Photos
Definitely one of the more popular options for a fundraiser! Pet photos with the Easter bunny are always a hit – people love their pets and for a small donation having that photo with the Easter bunny every year can be a sure fire way to keep the funds coming in.
It is important to think about the type of look and feel you want to have for the photo session – the more realistic the bunny and the prettier the background, the better the results you will have for raising funds.
Incorporating other things like a bake sale or selling t-shirts will help boost your fundraiser as well.