Sponsor Jail ‘N Bail

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015 the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) will be hosting its second annual Jail ‘N Bail fundraiser! The event will be held at our Safe Haven shelter facility, Bay G, 3851 21st Street NE, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the event, VIP’s will be jailed in dog kennels (optional fur friends!), and they will be released when they have raised the preset amount of money to be bailed! The family-fun event will also have a street festival, kids area, food trucks and adoptable animals on site!

Last year, the inaugural event raised over $50,000! All funds raised from this event will go directly towards the monthly costs we incur for rescuing and rehabilitating homeless or abandoned animals, including emergency vet bills and operating costs for our Safe Haven shelter facility.

To make this fundraiser a success we are looking for various sponsors:

Title Sponsor $3,000 (available to one sponsor, deadline August 24, 2015)

  • Company logo on the event poster as title sponsor, which will be posted on the AARCS website and displayed throughout Calgary. The poster will be posted weekly on the AARCS Facebook and Twitter accounts (over 39,000 followers together) weekly prior to the event and 2 posts on the week of the event
  • An ad (provided by you) in our e-newsletter (+8,000 recipients), AARCS Facebook and Twitter accounts leading up to the event
  • A thank you social media post following the event for all sponsors
  • Your company banner (provided by you) will be displayed inside the facility
  • A dog kennel named after your company for the event
  • 10’ x 10’ space at the event with preferential placement

Corporate Sponsor $1,200 (available to multiple sponsors, deadline August 24, 2015)

  • Company logo on the event poster which will be posted on the AARCS website and displayed throughout Calgary. The poster will be posted weekly on the AARCS Facebook and Twitter accounts weekly prior to the event and 2 posts on the week of the event
  • A thank you social media post following the event for all sponsors
  • Your company banner (provided by you) will be displayed inside the facility
  • 10’ x 10’ space at the event with preferential placement

Advertising Sponsor $900 (available to multiple sponsors, deadline August 24, 2015)

  • Company logo on the event poster which will be posted on the AARCS website and displayed throughout Calgary. The poster will be posted weekly on the AARCS Facebook and Twitter accounts weekly prior to the event and 2 posts on the week of the event.
  • A thank you social media post following the event for all advertising posters.

Festival Booth $300 (available to multiple sponsors, deadline September 14th, 2015)

  • 10’ x 10’ space at the event (tent rental is available)
  • Sell your products or promote your services to guests
  • Company logo posted on AARCS website

Download Sponsorship Package

Go to Jail for AARCS!

AARCS JAIL ‘N BAIL

Wanted: VIP’s to be locked up!

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015 the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) will be hosting its second annual Jail ‘N Bail fundraiser! The event will be held at our Safe Haven shelter facility, Bay G, 3851 21st Street NE, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The family-fun event will also have a street festival, kids area, food trucks and adoptable animals on site!

We are looking for very special VIP’s to be jailed in AARCS dog kennels (fur friends are allowed too!), and you will only be released when you have raised the preset amount of money to be bailed (or bail-out time if you aren’t so lucky)!

There will be two shifts of jailing: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. VIP’s will be provided with complementary food and beverages and washroom breaks can be taken as needed. The dog kennels measure 7’ 10” in length, 4’ wide, and gated or clear walls 6’ 2” tall with an open top.

The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society is a registered, non-profit charity whose mission is to improve the lives of animals by rescuing and providing sanctuary to abandoned, surrendered or abused animals; assisting communities to achieve healthy and respectful relationships with animals; promoting responsible and compassionate guardianship and advocating on behalf of all animals.

Last year, the inaugural event raised over $50,000! All funds raised from this event will go directly towards the monthly costs we incur for rescuing and rehabilitating homeless or abandoned animals, including emergency vet bills and operating costs for our Safe Haven shelter facility.

If you are interested in becoming involved in this event please contact Lindsay@aarcs.ca

 

2014 Jail 'N Bail VIPs

Featured Volunteer: Karen Middleton

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AARCS Featured Volunteer: Karen Middleton, Cat Shelter Coordinator

In the Fall of 2013 I was feeling the need to start volunteering in animal rescue again, after taking a long hiatus from volunteering of any kind.  I had been heavily involved with another great local rescue group for several years and really missed it.  I had heard great things about AARCS (all true!!) and Safe Haven is close to my house so I decided to give it a try – the rest is history!
In my previous rescue days I was focused solely on dogs, so this time I wanted to devote myself to working with cats.  I have five cats of my own and love them dearly, so it’s been a real pleasure to care for cats of all ages, shapes and sizes.  Last Fall I started fostering cats with minor medical issues (mostly those recovering from Upper Respiratory Virus) and we adopted our first foster, Minx.
I find my time at AARCS is a great balance to my career as a petroleum landman – it gets me out of the office and allows me to put my leadership and organizational skills to good use in a way that gives something back to the community.  I have met many wonderful people during my time at AARCS and made some great new friends.  Rescue people are the most devoted, committed group of individuals I’ve had the honour to work with!
Through my association with AARCS I began volunteering with the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force and was privileged to work at several clinics last year and at a few this year so far.  It’s hard work but extremely rewarding and AARCS is a big part of the clinics’ successes.
My husband Wayne, while not an “official” cat caregiver, enjoys volunteering at the shelter when his busy work schedule permits so it’s something that we can do together – kind of a middle-aged couple’s version of Date Night!
I look forward to being a part of AARCS’s growth as an organization and can’t wait to see what the future holds for us!

 

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