Humane Society of West Michigan Experiences Record Breaking Attendance at Fundraiser | Pets
Recently, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) celebrated record breaking attendance at their annual Paws, Claws & Corks fundraiser, an event featuring fine wines and microbrews, tastes of Grand Rapids’ best restaurants and both live and silent auctions. More than 850 animal lovers attended the event at DeVos Place in Downtown Grand Rapids, helping HSWM exceed $200,000 in donations.
Every year, HSWM places thousands of animals into forever homes. The recent donations will enable HSWM to continue to promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in the communities the organization is privileged to serve.
“We cannot thank our sponsors and the local community enough for the success of our 2017 Paws, Claws & Corks event,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director of HSWM. “Each year, this event gets stronger – bringing in more animal lovers from across West Michigan, which allows us to raise additional funds to support animals in need. We look forward to another year of successful adoptions, outreach, programs and humane education.”
In addition to support from major sponsors such as Meijer, Varnum and Joyce Wisner, more than 250 local companies participated by either purchasing tables, donating auction items or buying tickets to the event.
To learn more about Humane Society of West Michigan and how you can get involved, please visit www.hswestmi.com.