september, 2020

12sep7:00 pm8:00 pmTail Waggin' VIRTUAL Gala 2020

Event Details

Wow what a night!

We want to thank everyone that had a part in our 2020 Tail Waggin’ Virtual Gala! It was a great success!

If you missed the program on Saturday night you can view it here.

Watch The Tail Waggin' Gala Event Here

 

If you won an item in the silent auction that needs to be picked up, here is where and when you can do that.
Items will be available for pick up at Helping Paws.
630 12th Avenue South
Hopkins, MN 55343

Pick up will be curbside on the following dates and times. Call Jonathan at 952-988-9359 ext.15 when you have arrived and he will bring the item(s) out.

Friday September 18 from 9-4 pm
Monday September 21 from 4-8 pm
Tuesday September 22 from 9-3 pm
Wednesday September 23 from 4-8 pm

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On the evening of September 12 at 6:45 pm, join us virtually from your home, (no party attire needed!), listen to music by graduate Steve Mireau and service dog Duke, bid on auction items and hear inspiring stories about why—especially in this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Helping Paws services are needed now more than ever. During the Fund-A-Need, become a Blue Coat Benefactor of the eight Dream Litter Labrador Retrievers and nine Eager Litter Golden Retrievers as they begin their training to become service dogs. Finish the event listening to well-known local musician Fred Steele.

We know that you have been waiting to register for our first ever virtual event. We have a jam-packed evening planned for you! You will hear how our dogs are making a difference in the lives of our recipients. It will be an evening you won’t want to miss. Registration is officially open. Click on the green box to register. Along with registration being open, you can also start bidding on silent auction items. Here are a few key pieces of information we think you need to know about Saturday evening.

What you need to know!

Registration is FREE.
You will need to enter an email address

Do I need a credit card?
If you want to bid on auction items or make a donation, you will need a credit card. You do not need a credit card to view the program.

When will registration open and close?
Registration is open now through Saturday night.

When will the silent auction open and close?
The silent auction is open now and closes on Saturday, September 12 at 9:00 pm (CST)

How will I receive an item I win in the silent auction the evening of the gala?
Each item will indicate if it will be mailed to you or if the item(s) needs to be picked up.

If the item I win in the silent auction needs to be picked up, where and when can I do that?
Items will be available for pick up at Helping Paws, 630 12th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN  Pick up will be curbside on the following dates and times.

Friday September 18 from 9-4 pm
Monday September 21 from 4-8 pm
Tuesday September 22 from 9-3 pm
Wednesday September 23 from 4-8 pm

If I miss the event on Saturday night, will I still be able to donate?
Yes, the donation page will be open until Tuesday, September 15. You can always donate on our website. www.helpingpaws.org

What to expect……
6:45 om Steve performs with his service dog Duke
7:00 pm Program begins
7:30 pm Program wraps up
7:45 pm Music by Fred Steele
9:00 pm Online auction closes

Please share with friends and family! It is a great opportunity for
people to “attend” wherever they may be located.

The event is FREE! You will need to register to view the event but there is no cost. You will be able to register starting on Thursday, September 10, when the online auction opens.

Evening Details:
6:45 pm Helping Paws graduate Steve Mireau and service dog Duke will be playing music.
7:00 pm The program begins. Hear from graduates. Meet the 17 puppies to sponsor!
7:45 pm The program concludes.
7:45-8:00 pm Fred Steele will play music.  A member of the internationally acclaimed singing family “The Steele’s”, his voice is also featured on CD’s with Prince, Mavis Staples, George Clinton, Phil Upchurch and many others. From Jazz to Gospel to R&B and more, Fred can make any event a special one to remember.

How to Register:
Registration will open on Thursday, September 10.  Put a note on your calendar; log it into your phone. We will send you an email with the event website and post social media reminders when registration and auction opens.

Our Focus:
A wonderful evening of highlighting the great work our service dogs do. We will be sponsoring the 17 new puppies that just started training, the Dream and Eager Litters.

How You Can Help:

  • Tune in on Saturday night September 12th.
  • Bid on some of our great auction items. Yes, we will have MANY great items! The online auction will be open beginning September 10 through 9:00 pm September 12.
  • Share the information with all your friends and family. They have heard you talk about the Helping Paws Tail Waggin’ Dinner, now they can attend the virtual event for FREE wherever they live.
  • No need to buy a ticket this year. Please consider donating that amount during our virtual event.
  • Share our social media posts.

If you have any questions about this event contact Pam Anderson: panderson@helpingpaws.org 

FAQ:

How will I receive an item I win in the silent auction the evening of the gala?
Each item will indicate if it will be mailed to you or if the item needs to be picked up.

When will the silent auction open and close? 
The silent auction will open on Thursday September 10 and close Saturday September 12 at 9:00 pm.

If the item I win in the silent auction needs to be picked up, where and when can I do that?
Items will be available for pick up at Helping Paws, 630 12th Avenue South, Hopkins, MN. Pick up will be curbside on the following dates and times:

Friday September 18 9-4 pm
Monday September 21 from 4-8 pm
Tuesday September 22 from 9 am-3 pm
Wednesday September 23 from 4-8 pm

If I miss the event on Saturday night will I still be able to donate? 
Yes the donation page will be open from Thursday September 10 thru Tuesday September 15. You can always make donations on our website.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors.

Alpha Sponsors:

The Mason Family

 

Silver Paw Sponsors:

Robert and Sarah Haupt

 

Puppy Paw Sponsors:

Time

(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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