Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Friday, July 31, 2009

CAUSE FOR PAWS... Poker Run and BBQ

Darlene, a staff member at Yonkers Animal Shelter, put this fundraiser together to benefit the shelter. If you know anyone who rides a motorcycle, plays poker, or loves dogs, please pass this along! (Sorry for the poor graphic; time is of the essence as this is next week).

The event takes place on Sunday, August 9th, and registration is from 11:00am till 3:00pm, at Toolbox Tattooz at 32 Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers, NY. There is a phone number below for info. Tix prices seem reasonable, and it looks like a fun day.

I think the basic gist of this fundraiser is to ride your bike to various pick-up points, get your poker card while there, and eventually land somewhere and play the hand you get dealt. There will be prizes, food, entertainment, and 100% of the funds raised goes to the Yonkers Animal Shelter, which honestly needs funds.

So, if you can be there, or pass this around, please do. It's being put together by a dedicated staff person who, I've heard, has personally rescued many of the dogs at the shelter and makes sure they are looked after.