Host a fundraiser!

Because of the help of our corporate and community partners, Wayside Waifs is able to help thousands of animals who come through our doors each year. One way in which you can lend support is by hosting a fundraiser with the proceeds benefiting Wayside!

We are looking for party hosts to help promote these fundraising events! For more information or to arrange your fundraising event, email Amanda Smasal or call 816-986-4409.

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Here are some ideas:

  • Go casual for the paws!  Host a casual day at the office. For a suggested donation, you and your co-workers can don denim for the dogs and cats!
  • Host a cutest pet photo contest in your office or department.  We will post the winner on our Facebook page!
  • Children can get into the giving spirit too! Many of our contributors come from Girl or Boy Scout troops, youth groups, and school groups and host wish list drives, bake sales, or lemonade stands on our behalf.
  • Do you love to dine and/or shop? Many of the shops and restaurants will host a “Wayside Day” and donate a percentage of proceeds during a predetermined time back to Wayside Waifs.

Chicken N Pickle

Chicken N Pickle has partnered with Wayside Waifs for the past 2 years on many third party events. The largest impact has been hosting “Wayside Wednesdays,” taking place bi-monthly in warm months on the first Wednesday of the month.

From 4pm-7pm, 10% of sales are donated to Wayside. In exchange, Wayside brings shelter dogs — both dogs and puppies – to meet people at Chicken N Pickle. In 2019, Chicken N Pickle raised $10,000 for the homeless pets.

Wayside Waifs’ Board Member, Sandy Johnson, and her husband, Dave Johnson own Chicken N Pickle and are longtime supporters of Wayside

Snake Saturday – KC Booth Parking

The Snake Saturday parade in North Kansas City takes place the Saturday before Saint Patrick’s Day.

Our friends at KC Booth, a local booth seating and upholstered furniture company, partners with Wayside Waifs to help manage parking in their lots during Snake Saturday.

Wayside volunteers help control parking and take payment, 100% of which goes to support the homeless animals at Wayside Waifs. To date, this partnership has raised nearly $5,000 for Wayside Waifs

Fluff Your Pup

His & Her Fitness located in Leawood has partnered with Wayside Waifs on Fluff Your Pup since 2017.

Fluff Your Pup is planned by trainer and owner of His & Her Fitness, Christina Larson. The event features a grill out, dunk tank, lemonade stand, pet-related vendors, and a pet costume contest. The event has raised nearly $2,500 for the animals at Wayside.

Fur Ball

Long hailed as one of the most popular and downright FUN social events in Kansas City, Fur Ball is Wayside’s largest fundraiser, raising significant funds that directly support life-saving programs and services. Featuring a different theme each year, guests enjoy a gourmet dinner, 18 hosted bars, amazing silent and live auctions, and live entertainment. 100% of the proceeds from this event save thousands of abandoned, abused and homeless animals.

In 2021 Fur Ball raised $1.4 million for the shelter animals! Save the date for the 2022 Fur Ball on May 14, at 5:30 pm. You won’t want to miss it! Table sponsorships are available now starting at $2,500. Contact Amanda Smasal for more information.

Sponsor an Event

Wayside Waifs is known for its outstanding fundraising events. Each of Wayside’s signature events offers high profile exposure with sponsorship opportunities.

Learn more about sponsoring an event. Check out all of our special events on our events calendar.

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Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm

3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137