Special thanks to all who attended our 2016 Woofstock 5k Companion Walk! Whether you were able to make it or not, please consider taking a 3 minute survey to help us plan for our 2017 event.
The Tri-County Humane Society’s Annual 5k walk for animals is held the first Saturday after Labor Day in September each year at Wilson Park in St. Cloud. Registration is from 9am to 10am, the 5k walk begins at 10am, and the event goes until 1pm, in which a preliminary grand total is announced. In addition to the 5k walk, the event will include prizes for the top fundraisers and top fundraising team, games for pets and people, food, a silent auction, demos, music, exhibits, a costume contest for pets and people, the annual hotdog eating contest, and much more! In 2016, we had over 575 enthusiastic pet lovers with other to 225 companion animals join us and we raised a net profit of over $48,000 for the animals in our care!
Purpose of Woofstock:
The Tri-County Humane Society provides services for over 3,000 animals every year. Each pet is evaluated, examined, given appropriate vaccinations and dewormings, spayed/neutered, treated for ailments and injuries as needed, and given lots of TLC. There is no time limit for pets in our care, and provided they pass our health and behavior screening, they will remain in our care as long as necessary to find the perfect match. On average, pets are adopted in less than ten days, and in 2015, we placed 93.5% of the pets that entered our doors in homes—amazing for an open-admission animal shelter! This fundraising event is vital for us to continue providing these important services to pets in need. It is also a really good opportunity for pet-lovers to unite and celebrate the human-animal bond!
Participate as a Woofstock Fundraiser and Walk With Us! By registering online you will receive event emails updating you on fundraising incentives such as prize package content for the top fundraisers, silent auction item previews, event schedule with demos and contest times, fundraising ideas and encouragement, and more!
Reach more people with an online fundraising page! Online giving is the most convenient form of giving, and is becoming the preferred choice for many donors. It's easy, safe, and will allow you to reach a large number of people from the comfort of your own home using social media. Being a hero for pets is easy!
Previous Year Event:
QUESTIONS? Event Contact:
Marit Ortega, TCHS Director of Philanthropy
Online Fundraising Page Instructions:
Online giving is the most convenient form of giving, and is becoming the preferred choice for many donors. It's easy, safe, and will allow you to reach a large number of people from the comfort of your own home using social media. Being a hero for pets is easy! Simply follow these steps to create your own TCHS fundraising page:
- Login or sign up at www.GiveMN.org.
- Click the orange "fundraise" button at the top of the page.
- Choose Tri-County Humane Society - 237449686 - St Cloud - MN as your charity.
- Choose a name for your fundraising page and set a goal. We suggest a minimum goal of $300 to help you qualify for prizes, receive a Woofstock T-shirt, tote bag, microchip for your pet, and get entered in our grand prize raffle!
- Share your story, adding pictures if you like, and let people know why you support TCHS and want to help animals in need.
- Share your fundraising page with friends, family and co-workers and then sit back and watch the donations roll in!
Gifts & Prizes:
We know that you are fundraising because you care and truly want to make a difference in the lives of animals. The gifts and prizes for your fundraising efforts are simply our way of saying THANK YOU! Prize Packages are gifted to the top 40 individual fundraisers and top fundraising team, and include gift certificates and gift cards donated by local businesses. They are worth the extra effort! *Note: If you plan on creating a fundraising team, simply agree on a team name and have each member write it on their pledge form. Each teammate’s efforts will be combined to qualify for the top fundraising team prize in addition to the top individual fundraiser prizes.
Gifts for ALL Qualifying Fundraisers:
- Raise $75: Receive a Woofstock Tote Bag
- Raise $150: Receive a Woofstock Tote Bag + T-Shirt
- Raise $200: Receive a Woofstock Tote Bag + T-Shirt + Pet Microchip
- Raise $300: All of the above + Entry in Grand Prize Drawing
In addition, for every $50 raised, receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Cat/Dog/Family Fun Basket!
(TCHS employees do not qualify to win any fundraiser prize packages or raffle prizes.)
2016 Woofstock Companion Walk Recap:
A HUGE THANKS to the 575+ people and 225 pets who joined us on September 10th at Wilson Park for our 28th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk! Most importantly, thank you to our fundraisers! We brought in $53,046 with a net profit of $48,266 for the animals!!! On behalf of the animals, we thank you for your support.
We had a beautiful day, so many fun activities, and a very successful walk. Sadly, we did not reach our goal, and we didn't surpass our totals from 2015, but we still raised a lot of money for the animals and had a lot of fun! We are eager to make this walk event better every year, and increase our walk donations. To do that we need your help. Here are 2 easy things you can do to help TCHS make the Companion Walk even better in 2017 - whether you participated this year or not!!
- Complete the Woofstock 5k Companion Walk SURVEY to help us plan for the 2017 event. It should take you less than 3 minutes to complete.
Here are quick (and easy!) ideas you can use to raise funds for TCHS all year long:
Sign up for the Constant Companion monthly giving program at the shelter, or by completing this form.
Maintain your own GiveMN.org fundraising page for TCHS all year long to make it easier for people to give to TCHS through you.
Visit the Donate section of www.tricountyhumanesociety.org for more ways to benefit the animals at TCHS.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS:
Kloster Commercial Resources
Country Gallery Photography
Faraway Farm Handcrafted Soap
Sam & Danni's Pet Resort & Spa, Inc.
2016 Top 40 Woofstock Companion Walk Prize Packages: