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The 2022 Rescue Walk raised over $20,000!

Thanks goes to our Rescue Walkers, Fundraisers, and Donors, for helping raise this astonishing amount this year! Over 550 people generously contributed, raising a grand total of $20,399.95! Every dollar will support lifesaving veterinary care for the rescue animals at HSSC. On behalf of the staff and animals - THANK YOU!

We hope to see you all next year for 2023!







RESCUE WALKERS:

  • Select ‘Register to Walk’ above, complete the form and select ‘Confirm Amount’ at the end.
  • Your registration of $30 includes Bark in the Park admission, t-shirt, and dog bandana to be picked up the day of the event.
  • Join us at noon at Bark in the Park to lead the Rescue Walk down Main Street!

RESCUE WALK FUNDRAISERS:

  • Select ‘Register to Walk’ above. After you complete the form, select ‘Confirm and Sign Up’ to create your fundraising page.
  • Add photos and your story. Your registration fee includes event admission, t-shirt, and dog bandana to be picked up the day of the event - and counts as your first donation towards your fundraising goal!
  • You can raise money as an individual or multiply your impact by creating a Fundraising Team with family, friends, or co-workers. To start a team, you must first register, and then you will have the option to "Join or Create a Team.”
  • Check your email for your personal fundraising page link to share and start collecting donations!
    • You may also fundraise old school by collecting cash or checks with our offline pledge form -> Offline Pledge Form
  • Join us at noon at Bark in the Park to lead the Rescue Walk down Main Street!

Every gift makes a difference, and every dollar helps save a life!

Donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Summit County.

Please contact Carli for more information or assistance at (234)212-9826 or cmolinelli@summithumane.org


Rescue Walk FAQs

Who can be a Rescue Walker?

  • Anyone can be a Rescue Walker! All you have to do is register for $30 which includes Bark in the Park admission, event t-shirt, and bandana.
  • Each Rescue Walker is encouraged to join us at noon at Bark in the Park to lead the Rescue Walk down Main Street!

How do I register to become a Rescue Walker?

  • Registering to join the Rescue Walk is easy!
  • You can register a few different ways:
    • Online Registration
    • Register by calling (234)212-9826 or emailing cmolinelli@summithumane.org
    • Register at the admission tents at Bark in the Park on 5/21
  • Register by May 1st to guarantee t-shirt size. Day of registration will be available, but availability of rewards will be limited.

How do I pick up my t-shirt and bandana for registering for Bark in the Park?

  • You may pick up your items at the Rescue Walk Tent.

Who can be a Rescue Walk Fundraiser?

  • Anyone who registers as a Rescue Walker for the $30 can select to 'sign-up' and create their own fundraising page.
  • The $30 registration fee counts as the first donation towards your fundraising goal!
  • You can choose to raise funds as an individual or you can create or join a team to multiply your impact.

Do I have to have a dog to participate in the Rescue Walk?

  • No dog? No problem! Dogs are not required for any Rescue Walker to join us in the walk.

I can't attend Bark in the Park in-person, can I still be a Rescue Walker?

  • Yes, you can still be a Rescue Walker even if you can't join us at Bark in the Park. You will still receive a t-shirt and bandana for your $30 Rescue Walker registration.

What types of groups can form a Fundraising Team?

  • Any group of at least 2 people can form a Fundraising Team! School classes or grades, workplace departments or teams, families, and community or friends groups are welcome to join as teams.
  • Teams help multiply your impacts by getting more people to join in the "ask."
  • Fundraising Teams earn their own type of Walk Rewards. See what they are HERE.

What are the rewards for Rescue Walk Fundraisers?

  • View the Fundraising Rewards HERE.
  • Rewards may be picked up at the Rescue Walk Tent.

What is the difference between a Rescue Walker and the Rescue Walk Fundraiser?

  • A Rescue Walker is someone who ONLY registers for the Rescue Walk while the Rescue Walk Fundraiser is someone who selects to raise money and create a fundraising page after their walk registration is complete.
  • A Rescue Walker only receives Bark in the Park admission, a t-shirt, and bandana while a Rescue Walk Fundraiser has the opportunity to earn more rewards based on their funds raised.
  • Both types are important to Bark in the Park and the 2,500 animals we rescue each year!
  • Walkers and Fundraisers will both join together to lead the one-mile Rescue Walk on Main Street in Downtown Akron!

How do I fundraise as a Rescue Walk Fundraiser?

  • Once your Rescue Walk Fundraising registration is complete you will be emailed your personal fundraising page link to add photos and your story.
    • You will also receive your own personal URL and a unique text-to-donate word to easily share with your friends, family, and colleagues.
  • You may use our easy, online website to direct donations to.
  • You may also choose to fundraise offline by sharing the offline pledge form. See 'How to fundraise offline' for more information.

I prefer to fundraiser off-line (raising cash and checks only). What do I do?

  • You may still register as a Rescue Walker online first for the $30 registration fee, or register over the phone to (234)212-9826, or register at Bark in the Park on 5/21.
  • Use the offline pledge form to track donations and collect cash and checks in the envelop provided.
  • Donations are due on event day at the Pledge Tent on May 21st, so they can be counted into our grand total announcement at Bark in the Park.
    • If you cannot join us at Bark in the Park, donations are due by May 19th.
    • You may turn in your offline donations in person or mail to the shelter at 7996 Darrow Rd. Suite 30, Twinsburg to the attention of Bark in the Park.


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