1. Make a PAWsonal Donation to yourself
Get tails wagging by donating to yourself. This shows others (including your pooch) how much you truly believe in what you are doing and that you are committed to the challenge. It also helps set the benchmark for future donations. This is a really imPAWtant step in the process.
PAWGUST PAWticipants who make a PAWsonal donation raise on average $235 more than those who don't. So...get the ball rolling!
2. Bark it out loud
Alright time to bring out the big barks…tell your friends, family and workmates that you've signed up to the challenge. Put it on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter - whatever your preferred method! Send them an email, a text message, start a Facebook group message, video call them or catch up in person (if you can).
Make sure you let them know that they can support you by making a donation to your fundraising page (be sure to give them your profile page URL or search your name on the website). They are going to need constant reminding until they donate, which they will!
3. What to send and share
- Share the link to your PAWGUST page
- Explain what you're doing - Walking or Running your dog every day during one of the coldest months of the year to raise funds for Guide Dogs.
- Sugest a donation amount - $30 Will pay for tasty rewards to help our pups master vital guiding skills.
- Explain how their donation will help - It costs in excess of $50,000 to breed, raise and train just one Guide Dog puppy and with thousands of puppies being trained every year, every dollar counts.
If you're stuck and need some help or even just want to WALK through a fundraising idea (see what we did there?), please don't hesitate to contact the PAWGUST team on PAWGUST@guidedogs.org.au or call 1300 GUIDE DOGS (1300 48433 3647) - we're here to help!