Get Ready for Giving Season

One of the many benefits of our job is the ability to take part in charitable events and efforts. Not only are most of us rescue pet parents, we work closely with clients who have a soft-spot for shelter animals and want to do their part to help out. In just the last year, we’ve worked with Barkworthies on their Chews Rescue program, Inaba Ciao cat treats on their shelter outreach and we’re currently coordinating other rescue efforts with our clients for the coming months. On top of pet efforts, we’re immersed in the charity efforts of the city of Chicago, where everyone can find a cause close to their heart. As we close out the year, here are some of the MP team’s favorite events city-wide (pet and otherwise) – if you have the time to participate, you might even run into us! Oct. 13 // The Fashion Show, Road Home Program The 90th annual Fashion Show is being held by the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center, to help veterans and their families as soldiers transition from military back to civilian life. Oct. 22 // Mutt Strut, Chicago Canine Rescue Join the mutts for their annual dog-friendly block party and walk through Wrigleyville. Oct. 22 // Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, American Cancer Society Converge on Soldier Field with survivors and supporters alike to raise funds for breast cancer research. Oct. 25 // Fall Benefit Luncheon, Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Join over 1,000 attendees at the Hilton Chicago for the annual fundraising event, featuring speaker Joan Lunden, a prominent voice in the breast cancer community. Oct. 27 // Ping Pong Ball, Jackson Chance Foundation Participate in a ping pong tournament and enjoy delicious food and cocktails, all while supporting families with critically ill babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. Nov. 12 // Lucky For Life Gala, Alive Rescue The third annual dog-friendly gala benefits the pets at the rescue, and will be hosted at Firehouse Chicago. Nov. 12 // I Wish To Party, Make-A-Wish This cocktail-attire event is raising funds to help grant the wishes of Illinois kids in the Make-A-Wish program.