McKinley Dog Park Update

Farmers Market

Our table at the McKinley Park Farmer’s Market has been a major success so far. Our committee offers handmade toys, natural paw balm, tasty dog treats and t-shirts for sale. We also offer children’s tees now due to popular demand! The market takes place every Sunday until September 24th from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. You can find us on the northwest side of the McKinley Park by Archer & Western/Archer & 37th. Your furry friend is welcome!

Great Hearts Initiative

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could donate money to our cause without using your own hard-earned money? Well now that we’ve joined the Great Hearts Initiative you can! This is an online community that supports nonprofit causes, connects people, and works together to do good. The really neat thing about McKinley Dog Park becoming a member is that our supporters can give us “clicklets”, which equate to $1 each, when GHI is offering an Award. This means you can donate money to us simply by signing up, and spending a few minutes clicking around! Have a look at our page and sign up by clicking the Member badge below.

August Committee Meeting

Join our next Monthly Meeting in which we will discuss our meeting with the Alderman, our future website, and the next fundraising event. We will meet in the McKinley Park Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 7th. The meeting takes place in the Blue Room, which is located in the hall to the left of the Main Entrance. We welcome newcomers and welcome back those who have stopped by in the past!

DFA Features–Survey

The time has come to really start using your imagination! We’d like to start piecing together what the McKinley Dog Park may look like and certain features the community would like it to have. What sort of environment does your pup like to play in? Do you have a favorite DFA with a really cool feature? Do you prefer a space especially for small dogs? We’d like to hear! Feel free to respond to this email with thoughts.

Summer Social

Theresa Mah invites you all to her Summer Social! This is a great way to get to know those who live near you and understand McKinley Park just like you. If attending formal meetings and writing emails to local officials isn’t your forte, enjoying this Summer Social is the next best way to share some thoughts with neighbors and State Rep. Mah.

Online Fundraising–PayPal

Great news!  We have a new online fundraising platform through PayPal that allows users to donate using either a PayPal account or credit card.  All donations are tax deductible and PayPal charges us virtually no fee for this service.  To make a donation in any amount, please use our new PayPal Giving Fund page, and be sure to tell your friends!

FINAL THOUGHTS

 

Do you own a business or know someone who does?

We are seeking donated items and gift cards to raffle at a future event. If you own a business, have a really awesome boss, or have a desirable unopened item, please reach out! Raffling is an important way for us raise funds.

Save the date: August 15, 2017 Fundraising Event!

We are planning a Fundraising Day on August 15th with a popular neighborhood restaurant! On that Tuesday you’ll be able to dine-in or carry-out at a select local restaurant and a portion of your bill will go towards building a Dog Park. Stay tuned for the flyer!

Have a bar or restaurant that you’d like to have a Dog Park fundraising event at?  This is a great way to bring in business and everyone wins!  Contact us if you are interested.

 

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