It's here! We are so excited to kick off fundraising for our 2024 Walk for the Animals! On June 1st, at Duke University's East Campus, APS of Durham will stretch our legs with the biggest animal lovers in Durham. We can't wait to celebrate with you and enjoy a day full of engaging, entertaining, and educational events. And the best part? We all get to work toward that big day together!
The Walk is our yearly reminder that APS can only do our life-saving work thanks to our incredible community lifting us up with their energy, compassion, and commitment. Click on Become a Fundraiser to sign up, and start collecting donations on behalf of the animals at APS and throughout Durham. Read below about how to get started and find success helping us reach our 2024 goal of $120,000.
Please join us as we gather all of our biggest supporters to raise funds for our furry friends. Let's work toward the big Walk together, one paw in front of the other.
Walk for the Animals is our chance every year to gather as a community to support Durham's most vulnerable pets. After signing up as a fundraiser, you can join or create a team with friends, coworkers, your softball team, anyone! Even as an individual fundraiser you can always invite the communities you're a part of to find your page and donate. We're in this together!
Animal lovers are everywhere! Raising funds on behalf of APS is about showing people a cause they already want to support. Get your message out there by word-of-mouth, posting on social media, and encouraging local businesses to support. Let your creativity shine! Bake sales, car washes, and trivia contests are just a few ideas that can help you reach donors and move us toward our goal. (And don't forget to advertise our raffle, our awesome Walk shirts, and joining the Walk itself!)
On June 1st, we party together! Our big Walk around Duke East Campus, led by our Grand Marshal, is only one part of the festivities. We'll hold pet contests, congratulate the biggest fundraisers, award raffle prizes, and more! Make sure to register to attend, grab your 2024 Walk T-shirt, and meet us there to celebrate all your hard work to get us there!
Register to Attend - Joining us on June 1st? Select "I am attending the walk!" to choose your number of entrants and T-shirt sizes for each. Complete payment of your registration fees and you'll be all set to meet us there.
Draws for Paws Raffle (NOT YET OPEN) - Select only the prizes you want and enter to win! Winners will be selected on the day of the Walk (but you don't have to be there to win!)
Get your 2024 Walk T-shirt - Not able to meet us on June 1st but still want to rock this year's beautifully designed Walk T-shirt? Use this link to order your sizes any time before the Walk. (Walk shirts MUST be picked up from APS of Durham directly or at the Walk on June 1st)
Sponsor the Walk - Become one of our valued partners that help make the Walk a reality. Choose from the available sponsorship levels to enjoy various perks. We'll help build your team fundraising page, feature you in our marketing materials, and of course, invite you to join us on the big day.
APS of Durham extends our heartfelt thanks to the generous sponsors that have helped make the 2024 Walk for the Animals possible.
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Animal Protection Society of Durham is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been helping animals in our community since 1970, and has managed the Durham County Animal Shelter since 1990. APS provides care for nearly 4,000 displaced animals annually, ensuring they get the attention they need and deserve. We aim always to strengthen bonds between people and animals through community engagement and compassionate care for animals in need.