We have had several inquiries regarding continued donations. Yes, we graciously accept them after the 5K event is over. If you would like to make a donation please make check out to “RunFurShelter” and mail to :
Tanya Esquivel (Event Director)
24 N Walnut Street
South Elgin, IL 60177
Please drop me an email at email@example.com, so that I can send you our tax ID, once I receive the check. All contributions will be used to feed, house and give medical attention to the pets of Kane and McHenry Senior citizens through the Salvation Army Golden Diners Club.
We still have drop off donation sites at Epic Air 1675 N. Lancaster Rd. (off Umbenstock Rd) South Elgin. Also Cleveland Veterinary Clinic 400 N. McLean Blvd. (Behind McDonalds on the corner of Spring and McLean) South Elgin. We do appreciate these business on going support given to us.
As always the board of directors thank you for your support and belief in our passion for helping our Seniors and their beloved pets.
Tanya Esquivel,Nancy Meaney, and Sara Johnson
Video from Corron Elementary School
Click on this picture to see a video that was sent to our Event Director from a parent of Corron Elementary School. Her daughter ran our 5 k event along with her running club from Corron. We are so happy they chose our race to run!!
Pet Food Drive News!
We received the following for the pet food drive at Walmart.....Pet food collected cans total 275 dry food bagged 1050 lbs. total...Money collected $463.44
We are proud to have had such a great turnout for our seniors and their pets.....People loved to hear what we are doing and were willing to give so generously....It was a win win for all involved!
See all the pictures on our Pet Food Drives page
Visiting Angels helps collect pet food for area seniors
Visiting Angels of South Elgin is a designated pet food donation site for RunFurShelter’s pet food drive. RunFurShelter has partnered with the Salvation Army Golden Diners Program to accept donations of nonperishable, unopened canned and dry dog and cat food.
“When we learned that seniors were giving their food away to their needy pets, we felt compelled to do something,” said Sara Johnson, a caregiver who works for Visiting Angels of South Elgin.
Advertisement When Sara approached Visiting Angels to be a drop-off site, Arlene Petersen, owner of the South Elgin office, instantly agreed to help. “We love our pets and we love our seniors,” said Arlene. “We want to help.”
All donations benefit the Salvation Army Golden Diners Program and will be used to purchase pet food to be turned over to this cause. RunFurShelter will also accept toys and treats that are healthy and safe, as well as monetary donations.
Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Visiting Angels, 65 Woodbury St. in South Elgin.
Visiting Angels provides home care and Life Care Navigation services such as RN medication review and management, bathing, grooming, dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, or companionship. Respite for families who provide loved ones with care is also available.
If you would like more information about Visiting Angels, contact (847) 429-0100.
How RunFurShelter is helping seniors and their pets
RunFurShelter has partnered up with the Salvation Army Golden Diners Program. The Golden Diners program feeds over 800 senior citizens in the Kane and McHenry counties. These meals are prepared daily, Monday thru Friday at the Hemmens Auditorium in downtown Elgin year round. It was through this meal program that a need was identified regarding our senior citizens and their difficulty with the costs of feeding their pets. After discussion with RunFurShelter, the decision to partner with the Salvation Army Golden Diners club was made in an effort to fill that financial need.
All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase pet food to be turned over to this great cause. It is our hope to raise more than is needed to feed all their pets and to also have enough funds to defray veterinarian costs.
RunFurShelter board members, Tanya Esquivel, Nancy Meaney and Sara Johnson, along with many devoted volunteers and friends, work year around in an effort to bring to the Elgin, South Elgin community a fun and health conscious family activity.
This year along with the 5K race we will have a 1 mile memory walk/run. This mile run will be in memory of our dear pets that are no longer with us. If you register for this 1 mile your pets name will be added to the back of the 1 mile race t-shirt. A 100 meter sprint for kids will be added as well.
RunFurShelter is proud to be a non for profit 501(C) 3 organization and is always looking for volunteers for events, committee members, and pet food drives.
Contact Nancy @ Meaneytraining@aol.com or 224-558-9080
Keep watching this site for info about next year's race!
Adopt A Dog Day
Hoof Woof and Meow is having an adopt a dog day
Saturday September 13th.
Click here to see their flyer for details.
South Elgin Parade 2014
We had a great group representing Runfurshelter this year! We passed out 4,000 American Flags to our community friends. RunFurShelter was greeted with smiles and cheers as we made our way through the parade route. We had a great group willing to walk all or part of the parade with us.We had many dogs join us this year making it a huge hit for so many people. We thank everyone who participated and represented Runfurshelter. You did an awesome job! We hope if you watched the parade you enjoyed it, and had fun with friends and family.
If you would like to be part of our parade in the future please let us know. We would love to have more people join us.
We do thank South Elgin Parks and Recreation for their support and encouragement.
Sara/ Nancy /Tanya
If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding the event, please call Tanya Esquivel, Event Director @ 224-805-3722 or you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations are Welcome
If you would like to make a donation to our cause, here is a paypal button. We are now a 501c3 non-profit organization so donations are tax deductible. Please support us and the Salvation Army Golden Diners Program.
Did you Know?
We have been collecting for our Golden Diners for the past few months. I would like to share with you how we have done.
We have collected 5,029 pounds of dry food and 1,516 cans of pet food. It has been given with many pet loving and people caring friends of Runfurshelter.
We appreciate the generosity of so many people. We did have young boy come to the pet food drive and take the change he had in his pocket and his parents made their purchase and ran over to the bin and put more change in the bin for us...He was so excited to help our cause..This was the case for us in many incidents. The compassion and love for animals is overwhelming. We are very excited to be a partner of Salvation Army's Golden Diners. A great big THANK YOU to all who have supported us. We could not do it with out the caring people of our communities.
Respectively,Sara Johnson Runfurshelter 2014
Want to be a Sponsor?
We have created a new tier for sponsors. The Diamond Level. See all our sponsor levels, and the benefits of each of them on the Sponsorship Page
Pet Food Collection Boxes!
Here are the locations of our pet food donation boxes in Elgin and South Elgin: Click here for map
Cleveland Veternary Clinic
400 N McLean Blvd,
S. Elgin, IL
1675 N.Lancaster rd
Pet Memorials and Rescue Stories
We have created a new page on the site for stories of pets that are sadly no longer with us. See their pictures and read their rescue stories on the Pet Memorials Page, or find it under the Animal Causes Tab.
We've also added some new rescue stories on the Rescues Page which has been moved to under the Animal Causes tab.
If you have a rescue story you would like to share, email it to email@example.com.
New! First Timers Blog!
We have created a blog for those who are running in a race for the first time and for stories of your personal journeys getting ready for and training in preparation to run our race. You can find it in the menu above or by clicking here.