Last updated: 21 Mar, 2023
Published on: 15 Mar, 2022
Got an event idea? Maybe you want to set yourself a fitness challenge or set up a bake sale. There are many fun activities that can raise funds to help pets!
Community fundraising is simply creating an event or activity that you find fun, suits your lifestyle or creates a challenge and getting friends and family involved to help raise funds.
Popular ways to fundraise include:
Host a morning tea or bake sale, complete with homemade doggy treats. Hold your own fundraising dog show or quiz night at a community hall.
Check out these pet lovers who did pawsome things to fundraise for rescue pets.
Miranda’s Amazing Eggs
12-year-old Miranda loves animals, volunteers at Bundoora Farm, has six rescue hens and has raised over $400 to help rescue pets by donating all proceeds from the sale of her lovely eggs to PetRescue.
Sienna’s Home-baked Doggy Treats
Superstar Sienna raised funds to help rescue pets by baking and selling doggy treats (5 treats for $2) and smashed her $200 fundraising target.
Take the opportunity to challenge yourself. Get in shape. Beat your PB. Run a long-distance… but if sweat ain’t your style perhaps abstaining could be even a tougher challenge! A month without chocolate? Coffee or another ‘couldn’t do without’ item. Good luck!!
Create some fun in the classroom while helping pets. Non-uniform days and fancy dress are popular with other great ideas being a fete stall or fun run. A movie night with a classic pet movie or even a gaming tournament.
Tip: Pull together a small group of ‘doers’ to help you bring event elements together and share expertise.
The students at the Education Support Centre at Leeming Senior High School came up with an idea to make and sell dog treats and aprons at the school’s Market Day, and donate a portion of their proceeds to PetRescue!
Once you've held your event, sale or completed your challenge, you can make your donation here.
There are many other ways to make a donation to PetRescue, find out how to send an electronic transfer or a cheque (we love getting mail!), here.
Don't forget to leave us a message, we love hearing all about the wonderful ways the community comes together to help rescue pets!
Every $10 you raise helps to save the life of a rescue pet that may otherwise go unnoticed. Your act of kindness gives them the best chance of finding a new home and a human to love for life.