2013 Event Calendar
Events coming your way!
Don't forget Home for LifeŽ as you plan your 2013 social calendar! We have great events coming up throughout the year and hope to see many of you soon!
JUNE 8 , 2013 Dog Day 5k
HOME FOR LIFE is the “Best in Show” sponsor for this 4th Annual Event celebrating fitness, fun and "fido". Whether you walk it or jog it, with a dog or without, this event is all about fun.
Set in downtown Waconia, the Dog Day 5K is sure to be one of the highlights of summer for you and your furry friend.
The Event 5K/3.1 mile run or walk (for people) with or without your dog! Please note that there is a human only 5K that day as well but dog lovers can run the Dog Day 5k with or without a dog.
The Place: Downtown Waconia, MN
Anticipated Participants: 2,000; 500 4 legged :)
Activities: Pro Plan “Achieving Greatness” activities including:
- Live Performance Demonstrations from the Pro Plan Performance Team of professionally trained rescue dogs, including agility and freestyle flying disc
- Performance camps –Local dog owners can participate in a free on-site performance camp featuring agility training
- Pet Training Advice – Receive pet training and nutrition advice from Nadja Palenzuela, Pro Plan Performance Team trainer
- Pet Adoption – Learn about pet adoption opportunities from several local pet rescue organizations that will be on hand with adoptable pets
- Purina Pro Plan Samples – Take home a sample of high-quality Purina Pro Plan brand dog and cat food
- music and entertainment
RAISE MONEY FOR HOME FOR LIFE SANTUARY'S ANIMALS
Race participants: Collect pledges and help the animals
Please help us help care for the special animals of Home for Life with an individual fundraising campaign. Visit the home for Life Razoo page and set up a fundraising page to collect your pledges. Raise just $3oo and you can become a sponsor for a Home for Life animal. Click on the "Start a Fundraiser" box to create your fundraising page.
To register, visit http://www.dogday5k.com.
The Face of the Race:
Want to support Home for Life at the Dog Day5k from the comfort of your couch? Make a pledge to Home for Life donor and sponsor Erin Ward and Nike, Home for Life's paraplegic Alaskan Husky, representing all our animals, as they run the Dog Day 5k to raise money for the sanctuary. More about Nike.
The team of Erin and Nike are the "Face of the Race" representing Home for Life at the Dog Day 5k!
July 27th: Ride for Their Lives, Blessing of the Animals, and Open House
Home for Life welcomes our donors and sponsors for tours of the sanctuary beginning the first weekend after Memorial Day, We offer tours each WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY at 1: 30 pm Please call at 1-800-252-5918 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to visit.
For those who are not yet supporters of Home for Life, we offer an opportunity to visit Home for Life at our OPEN HOUSE, Annual Ride for Their Lives Motorcycle event and Memorial Garden event, be part of our touching Memorial Garden event, where the cats and dogs who have passed away the previous year are remembered and cherished. This year our Open House, Ride and Memorial Garden event is scheduled for SATURDAY JULY 27 at NOON. A complimentary luncheon will be served. This event is FREE but please RSVP so we can get a count for lunch. We look forward to seeing many of you soon! See photos from Home for Life's open house in 2011 here and from 2012 here and read about tour season on our blog here.
HOME FOR LIFE'S 2013 FALL GALA, THE FANCY FEAST
with special guest Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin will be the featured guest at HOME FOR LIFE ANIMAL SANCTUARY'S FALL GALA
The Fancy Feast
Friday, October 18, 2013, 6:30 pm
International Market Square, Minneapolis
275 Market Street Minneapolis, MN 55405 (612) 338-6250
"Autism made school and social life hard, but it made animals easy"
During her keynote address, featured guest Temple Grandin will talk about her insights that have changed forever the way we look at and treat animals. Enjoy a spectacular evening of fine wines, gourmet food, silent and live auctions and an opportunity to meet Temple and hear her revolutionary ideas about what animals want and need to be happy and have a truly good life.
Reservations available July 15, 2013: $100 per person($50 tax deductible)
For more information:
www.homeforlife.org or 800-252-5918
Temple Grandin's books "Animals in Translation" and "Animals Make Us Human" were both on the New York Times best seller list. "Animals Make Us Human" was also on the Canadian best seller list. Her life story has also been made into an HBO movie titled "Temple Grandin, staring Claire Danes." The movie shows her life as a teenager and how she started her career. More about Temple at her website.
WE STILL NEED GIFTS FOR OUR AUCTION!
Calling all artists, entrepreneurs and artisans!
Raise awareness of your services, products, or creations by donating auction items for our Fall Fancy Feast.
Held on October 18 at the International Market Square in Minneapolis, the gala brings Home for Life's benefactors and supporters together for a festive morning brunch featuring great food, champagne, and merriment.
To donate an auction item, download our Auction Donation Form.
Don’t have time to pick something up for the auction? Can’t attend the event on October 18, but still want to give? We’ve made it easy for you! Simply circle one of the items on the form at this link that you want to give and indicate the dollar amount, then scan and email it back to us or snail mail it to us at Home for Life, PO Box 847, Stiullwater MN 55082. We’ll take care of the rest. It’s that easy!
If you don’t see an item on the form you want to underwrite, simply fill in the dollar amount below, $5, $10, or whatever you wish to contribute and we’ll use those dollars towards putting together an item with your name included!