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VOLUNTEER INFORMATION Help Us Mash the Dash!

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED for one of our most important fundraisers for the shelter! Won’t you please lend a hand to ARF with our 9th Annual Monster Mutt Dash 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk & Howl-O-Ween Afterparty?

You don’t have to be an existing/trained ARF Volunteer to help! Just plan to join “TEAM DASH” for a fun-filled day and help homeless animals! The Dash has quickly become the shelter’s #1 fundraising event; helping ARF continue its mission to provide loving care to the animals that enter our doors until loving fur-ever homes are found. Last year we were able to help more than 1,100 needy animals with the help of funds raised at events like the Dash!

WHAT’S the SCOOP? + Event Donors & Volunteers are badly needed! + Scheduling options are flexible. + Please be sure to invite your friends and family to help or participate too!

DONATE!

HELP US MASH THE DASH BY MAKING ITEM DONATIONS:

Please see below for a list of items and donation drop off directions.
Thank you for helping us and the animals who depend on us!

DASH WISH LIST: Please contact us if you are donating perishables (fruit, bakery, etc.) to arrange delivery/pick-up, etc at ARFDash@gmail.com

  • Cases of Canned Soda Pop & Bottle Water (no glass please)
  • Gift cards to retailers: Costco, Marcs, Giant Eagle
  • Unopened boxes of granola bars with an expiration dates no earlier than 11/1/15
  • Bananas: 6 cases / large boxes
  • Apples: 80lbs / variety of types
  • Muffins / Bakery / Bagels: 700 pieces
  • Fruit Juice: 25 gallons
  • “Autumn” type outdoor decorations: pumpkins, stalks, hay bales, mums
  • Monetary Donations
  • Pop-Up Tents

DASH RAFFLE BASKET ITEM DONATIONS WISH LIST:

  • Instant lottery tickets
  • Restaurant, Movie and Retail gift cards
  • Completed Raffle Baskets or Donations of Wine, Gourmet Items, etc.

DASH DONATION DROP-OFF INFORMATION: We’re happy to accept anything listed above and any additional related items for gift baskets we will be making. Please drop us an email if you’re planning to make a donation, if you have any questions and/or items to donate but can’t make it to the ARF Shelter – at ARFDash@gmail.com

  • DROP OFF AT THE ARF SHELTER:

The ARF Shelter is located at 390 Barrett Road, Berea OH 44107 [Map It]

  • 24/7 Donation Drop Off at Shelter:  You can drop off non-perishable / weather resistant, non-cash/valuable donations in the ARF Donation Bins out front. Please mark them “Monster Mutt Dash”
  • Open Hour Donation Drop Off at the Shelter:  You can drop off donations of any type during our open hours: Monday-Friday:  3:30 -8pm / Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Please come into the Main/Brick building and ask for a friendly ARF Volunteer or Staff Member to assist you. Please mark items “Monster Mutt Dash

  • MAIL IN DONATIONS: Gift Cards, Scratch Off Ohio Lottery Tix and Monetary Donations may be mailed to Berea ARF/Attn: Monster Mutt, P.O. Box 544, Berea OH 44017

MANY WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS/SUPPORTERS = MANY WAYS TO MAKE MONSTERIFIC IMPACT!

Volunteer Some Time and get a super cool official Dash Volunteer T-shirt! (Guaranteed if you sign up by Midnight, Wed. Oct 1st.)
Volunteer Before the Dash:
+ Oct. 5th. Wednesday at Brew Garden in Middleburg Heights.  Dash Goodie Bag Stuffing Party: 5:30-9pm
+ Oct. 7th. Friday. ARF Shelter for Pre-Race Day Packet Pick-Up: 2:30-5:30pm – OR – 5:00-8:00pm
Volunteer at the Dash: Oct. 8th, Saturday. Fairgrounds, Berea
+ Set-up: 7:00am – 10:00am: Unload trucks; set-up tables, chairs & tents; decorations; hang signage and race check-in/course.
+ Howl-O-Ween Party: 10:0am – 1pm: Games, food tent, ARF tables and raffle ticket sales.
+ Break-Down: 1pm – 3pm: Trash busters; tear down tables, chairs & tents; pack up and load trucks & cars; unload at storage venue.
Contact the TeamDash Volunteer Coordinator today to let us know you’re lending a paw at dashvols@gmail.com .