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.Events Calendar Contact Us
Long hailed as one of the most popular and downright FUN social events in Kansas City, the Fur Ball is Wayside Waifs 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 and amazing silent and live auctions. 100% of the proceeds from this event save thousands of abandoned, abused and homeless animals.
BIG Tail wags to those who supported the 2016 Fur Ball, "Alice in Wayside-Land." The 2017 Fur Ball theme will be announced soon so save the date for Saturday, May 13 at the Overland Park Convention Center.
Save the date for the 2017 Fur Ball, May 13, 5:30 p.m. You won't want to miss it! Corporate sponsorships now available starting at $2,500. Contact Jessica Earnshaw for more information.Contact Us
Strutt With Your Mutt is Kansas City's largest pet friendly 3K walk and 5K run, and Wayside's signature fall fundraiser. Woofs and purrs to those who participated in the the 2015 event! Because of your commitment, it was the most successful Strutt to date as over 1,500 dogs and their humans strutted down Brookside Boulevard, and raised over $175,000 for the Waifs.
You can participate as an individual or team, with or without a dog; Strutt With Your Mutt is a fun, family friendly event. Looking to compete, or take party in another certified 5K? Save the date to Strutt with us on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Corporate sponsorships are available and start at an affordable $500. For more information, email Jessica Earnshaw, or call 816-986-4409.Contact Us
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 benefitting Wayside.
Here are some ideas:
We are looking for party hosts to help promote these fundraising events. For more information or to arrange your fundraising event, contact Megan Harding by email, or by phone at 816-986-4419.
On behalf of our Waifs, who find temporary care, love and respite on their journey to finding a forever home, thank you for your support!