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Garage Sales, Fundraising Parties, and Our Thrift Store: Fundraising Ideas

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Ruff House Rescue

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Don't Forget to watch the video of PJ and Clove!!

As a volunteer-powered non-profit organization, Ruff House Rescue would not exist without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. The number of dogs and cats we can save depends on the number of volunteers we have helping us. Are you passionate about finding forever homes for homeless and abused cats and dogs? Below are four wonderful ways to help our animals, all from your home!

 Host a garage/tag sale in your home or community.
 Host a fundraiser (online or at your home) with a direct selling company such as Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Yankee Candle Company, or PartyLite.
 Donate items to Thrifty Pawz, our thrift store in East Rockaway, New York.
 Volunteer at Thrifty Pawz, our thrift store in East Rockaway, New York.

Length of term:
There is no minimum amount of time required, and you can start immediately (except for the Volunteer at Thrifty Pawz -- you will need to consult with our Volunteer Coordinator).

COMMUNITY HOURS:
We can provide a letter for option 4 (volunteering at our thrift store). See below for how you can get community service hours with our other positions.

Qualifications:
To volunteer at the thrift store (see below -- Option 4), you must be at least 21 years old. For other positions, if you are under 18 years old, please get permission from your guardian/parent.

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OPTION #1. - GARAGE/TAG SALE

Do you or your family and friends have tons of stuff that you don't need anymore or just want to do some spring cleaning? Consider having a garage/tag sale to benefit RHR.

This is a virtual opportunity that you can start any time.

Steps:

  1. -Please email us if you need any pamphlets/promotional materials at ruffhouserescue@gmail.com.
  2. -VolunteerMatch Directions: We also welcome any questions you have. You can contact RHR by clicking on the red button labeled "I want to help!" on the upper corner of the page.
  3. -Please also take pictures of your event so we can post them on Facebook to thank you!

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OPTION #2. - FUNDRAISING WITH DIRECT SELLING CO. TO BENEFIT RHR

Companies such as Pampered Chef, PartyLite, Wood Wick, Yankee Candle Company, Silpada, etc. assist with fundraising to support non-profit organizations. Go to the company's website you’re interested in for more specific information. Each company is different in regards to fundraising and the percentage the non-profit organization receives. Some have virtual parties where you don't have to host anything at your home!!

This is a virtual opportunity that you can start any time.

Steps:
  1. -Please email us if you need any pamphlets/promotional materials at ruffhouserescue@gmail.com.
  2. -VolunteerMatch Directions: We also welcome any questions you have. You can contact RHR by clicking on the red button labeled "I want to help!" on the upper corner of the page.
  3. -Let us know the date for your fundraiser and the link so we can advertise your fundraiser.
  4. -Please also take pictures of your event so we can post them on Facebook to thank you!


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OPTIONS #3. - DONATE TO OUR THRIFT STORE

Donate your gently used or new items to support RHR. The items do not have to be pet related. No books please! Contact us at:
(516) 462-9454
Thriftypawz@gmail.com

Location: 4 Centre Ave, East Rockaway, NY 11518
Hours: Monday-Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM and Sundays 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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OPTIONS #4. - VOLUNTEER AT OUR THRIFT STORE ON LONG ISLAND, NY
This is an on-site opportunity, with a total time of approximately 3-4 hours per week. You must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Help organize and run our thrift store by being a store assistant/clerk.

Next Steps:

  1. -Please complete our Volunteer Application (it takes less than 2 minutes) on our website at www.ruffhouserescue.org, Go to the "Volunteer" tab and Scroll down to the bottom.
  2. -Please contact us at Thriftypawz@gmail.com and include: 1) Whether you filled out the online application, 2) The days and times you can volunteer (we are open 7 days per week), and 3) Retail or professional experience.
  3. -VolunteerMatch Directions: We also welcome any questions you have. You can contact RHR by clicking on the red button labeled "I want to help!" on the upper corner of the page.
Location: 4 Centre Ave, East Rockaway, NY 11518
Hours: Monday-Saturday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM and Sundays 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

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VIDEO OF PJ & CLOVE (scroll down to the bottom of the page):
PJ had been sober for 2 years and he didn't have a job, he didn't have any accountability, he made the decision to start looking for a dog. A rescue group (Ruff House Rescue) had pulled Clove from a kill shelter. PJ just found a place to live. He got a call from the rescue and she was like, "PJ can you pick up Clove right now?" The first day PJ got Clove she was so scared and shut down, it was very awkward. She just cowered in his presence. And she was very timid. Watch the VIDEO to see how their story unfolds ...

MORE INFORMATION:
RHR’s website: www.ruffhouserescue.org

UNDER AGE REQUIREMENT:
See our "Junior Volunteer" positions.

COMMUNITY HOURS:
Letter ONLY provided for some In-person Opportunities BUT if you do a "drive" for Kennel Supplies, Start a "RHR Dog Rescue Club" and help our mission (with Baked Goods Sales, Monies/Pennies for RHR Fundraiser, or Wear Jeans or PJs for A Day) or a Garage |Tag Sale at your school | church |community center you could have someone LOCAL to you be a Coordinator of your hours. Also see the "Exercise + ResQWalk" or "Exercise + Wooftrax" volunteer opportunities where your time and distance exercised is recorded on the cell phone application. Scroll down to see these opportunities.

MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Please see below.

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One animal is euthanized in the U.S. every 16 seconds, 4 million annually (Humane
Society of US).
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." The Dalai Lama

Our mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT OUR VOLUNTEER POST AT RHR!

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About Ruff House Rescue

Location:

Commercial, Oceanside, NY 11572, US

Mission Statement

Ruff House Rescue's (RHR) mission is to rescue homeless pets that suffer from abuse, neglect, and indifference. Our goal is to create awareness of the epidemic of homeless pets and educate on the importance of spaying and neutering, ID tagging, and training these pets. Through our rescue efforts we are both saving lives and cultivating the natural connection between man and his best friend.

Description

WE GO BIG, SO THEY GO HOME.

Going BIG means that our fosters and volunteers always show up in a big way and are incredibly hands-on, passionate, and dedicated, whether they are volunteering remotely, at our kennel, or at our adoption events.

Ruff House Rescue is the largest 501 (c)(3) non-profit rescue on the South Shore of Long Island. Our mission is to seek out under-served shelters and communities where we can make the biggest lifesaving impact. Our goal is to create a world where the kind and rewarding experience of adoption is the standard. We do this through tireless passion, commitment, and advocacy.

We are a foster-based network of animal lovers who seek to save as many lives as possible, as fast as we can. As a largely volunteer-based organization, we depend on the generosity of our Ruff House family to do this life changing work.

No animal is euthanized.

Mailing Address: PO Box 365, Oceanside, NY 11572

Animals
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Advertising
  • Transactions
  • Fundraising
  • Merchandising
  • Sales Marketing
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Thrift store requirement is 21 years old

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