PAWS never has enough money or enough volunteers- but they manage to do impressive work. I've been walking dogs and mowing the lawn- Last weekend I chaperoned a group of nine college freshmen who stopped by to do some community service work. We always hope they'll become regular volunteers- and some do. But I think most of them come hoping it's a good way to meet people of the opposite sex.
Lately I've been working on a PR campaign to promote a big cat adoption event. After 30 years, they've found homes for 5,000 cats and who knows how many dogs. This kind of PR is harder than I thought it would be. We're holding a tailgate party because football is a big deal in our area. Penn State's stadium is just down the street. Finding sponsors is a battle. You have to get lots of people to sign off on advertising, flyers and press releases. I was hoping to sign up a local radio station to do a live shot but their on-air people aren't available.
I was hoping to raffle off a pair of tickets to a PSU game- but I can't find anyone willing to donate seats. I can't even get coach Paterno to sign a football so we could give it away. And we still have to find donors willing to pay for the tailgate supplies. At least we already have a couple of grills. It's all kind of a hassle. One thing for sure- you couldn't pay me to do this kind of work.
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