PAW Fundraising and Gift Shop


The Partnership for Animal Welfare is an officially recognized non-profit organization which is funded through donations and adoption fees. Donations are tax-deductible. If you would like to help, you can do so by donating money, earmarking your charitable donations to PAW, or donating food, blankets and other supplies.

Donations may be mailed directly to PAW at P.O. Box 1074, Greenbelt, MD 20768. Please make out your check to P.A.W. or the Partnership for Animal Welfare. You are welcome to dedicate your donation to a two- or four-legged friend. Your donations are tax deductible (as specified by current tax law).

The United Way Campaign and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) make it easy for you to make charitable contributions through payroll deduction programs. If your organization participates, you can contribute to PAW through the United Way and CFC. Simply complete the pledge card with the amount you would like to donate and designate PAW as the recipient. Our participant number is 9167.

If you would like to donate food, blankets, toys, bowls, or other supplies, please bring them to an adoption show or contact us to make arrangements.


To accomplish the work we do at PAW, we need to raise money from a variety of sources. Below are some fundraising activities that earn money for PAW. We welcome volunteers - if you are interested please e-mail Fundraising Chairperson Brian Daugherty at

Yard Sales

Each spring through fall, we hold several yard sales to raise money for the vet care for PAW rescued animals. We are happy to accept donations of good condition items for the yard sale. We also need volunteers to help with the yard sale and to host the sale at their homes.

Our next yard sale is April 15, 2000 - see the PAW shows and events page for more information.

Concession Stands

Our volunteers run the concession stands at some of the events held at the USAirways Arena and at Bowie Baysox games. This is a very important money-maker. We generally need twelve people to set up, run, and close a concession stand at the arena. Volunteers run cash registers and prepare food. Events typically occur on weekend days and evenings.


Occasionally we are able to raffle off donated items to benefit PAW. Our current raffle is for a new bicycle.

Pet Store Promotions

The pet stores which host our adoption shows, Petsmart and Petco, hold promotions throughout the year. Whenever possible, PAW volunteers participate and help out. These events include "Santa Claws" pet photos with Santa, "Show Me the Bunny" (customers donate $1 to have their name printed on a paper bunny displayed in the store), and Adopt-A-Thons (special adoption shows with several participating rescue groups).


We sell a variety of small items. PAW T-shirts and sweatshirts, calendars, bags of tennis balls, and "arfghans" are some of the items available throughout the year. We also sell Entertainment books between September and January each year.


Gift Shop

Unique Art for Animal Lovers

Spruce up any room with an oil-on-metal "PAWtrait" of your favorite pooch or kitty. Fun, funky, folky originals by Kevin Tierney. Makes a perfect gift for any dog lover or cat connoisseur. Send a photo with a description of your pet's personality/distinctive characteristics/playthings/setting - plus your phone number - to

K. Tierney
7508 N. Arbory Way
Laurel MD 20707-5538
Phone: 301-317-5447

The artist will donate 50% of proceeds to Partnership for Animal Welfare--mention "PAW." $50 and up, depending on size.


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Last updated 5 January 2000 ALB