Organize a Fundraiser


Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraising activity to benefit Dakin Humane Society. We appreciate your time, dedication, and love for the animals!

Be a Party Animal

Celebrate your birthday or anniversary by asking your friends and family to make a donation to Dakin, and we’ll provide a colorful banner to hang up at your party!  Email to learn more.

Involve Your Work Place

Here are some ideas to get your colleagues involved:

  • Organize a "bring your dog to work day." Ask for a $10 donation for employees to bring their dogs to work and find out if your employer is willing to match.
  • Get your co-workers to gather their change to donate. Put change jars in common areas. Encourage people to bring their lunch and donate what they would have spent if they had ordered out.
  • Hold a work place supply drive for items from our Wish List.

Sell Stuff

Have a bake sale, set up a lemonade stand, staff a table at a craft fair, hold a yard sale. Use your imagination! Customizable signs are available for your fundraisers, email Alison Walsh, Development & Events Coordinator, at

What to do before you plan your fundraising event

Review our Independent Fundraising Guide and determine if your proposed event will fit within Dakin’s guidelines.

Then submit the Independent Fundraising Application at least 21 days prior to your event date.

Questions? Please call Alison Walsh at 413-781-4000 x 118 or email