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Blue Jeans/Pajamas For A Cause: FUNDRAISER

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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. Won’t you put your blue jeans or PJs on to help raise awareness of homeless and abused animals and raise funds in honor of man's (woman's too) best friend?

This fundraiser can be done at your school/university, work, social club, sporting event, or organization. It can be a single day or a week-long event in which everyone is encouraged to wear denim jeans (or sweat pants, pajamas, flip flops, etc.) for a purpose-to raise awareness of animal issues and educate yourself and others about Ruff House Rescue's mission. You can take great pride in doing your part to help RHR!

Major Responsibilities:
 Bring this fundraising idea to your school’s, employer’s or organization’s attention.
 You may also be responsible for collecting donations for your organization.

Length of term:
There is no minimum amount of time required. You can start immediately.

Qualifications:
Ability to communicate Ruff House Rescue's mission.

COMMUNITY HOURS:
Sorry no letter is provided for this opportunity.
See below for how you can get community service hours with our other positions.

WHAT IS JEANS FOR THE DAY?

Employees/students get permission to wear blue jeans, sweats, or pajamas for the day for a $1-$10 donation to a cause. You can also have people donate items instead of money. If you are collecting donations, we have a wish list on Amazon (let us know, and we can email you that list).

Some employers even have equitable matches where they will match the amount contributed by employees on each "Jeans for a Cause" day. Your company's Human Resources Department would be able to let you know more.

Checklist Ideas:
 Put up posters or send out pamphlets. Please send us an email, and we will send you pamphlets and other promotional material. Email: ruffhouserescue@gmail.com
 Send out an email and use social media channels to let people know you will be holding a Jeans For a Cause day, and encourage them to get involved.
 Encourage everyone to wear appropriate attire for your function-for example: pajama pants and loose sweatpants only (no pajama tops), tops can be casual shirts/tops and must have sleeves (no tank-tops). T-shirts and heavier shirts (such as sweatshirts) are okay. No nightgowns, nightshirts, lingerie, or robes.

Next Steps:

  1. -VolunteerMatch directions: Click on the red button labeled "I want to help!" on the upper corner of the page and include in your comments:  Whether you need any material from RHR for your event such as pamphlets,  When you are starting the opportunity, and  Any questions or comments
  2. -Please take pictures of your group wearing jeans or pajamas so we can post them on Facebook and give you a special Thank You!

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

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
  • Fundraising
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Program Management
  • Group Facilitation
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 5
  • * If under 18 years old please get permission from your parents.

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