Easter egg hunts, face painting, a life-size Easter bunny and other activities drew many local families to Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) for fundraising.
Celebrating the nonprofit’s first Easter-themed fundraiser on Saturday, April 16, Jennifer Schroeder, Director of Philanthropy, was right at the front door wearing her bunny-eared headband to offer a warm welcome to the dozens of guests visiting the local society.
“It’s expensive to have an animal at the shelter, and we want it to have the best life. It’s important that they stay in good physical and mental health,” Schroeder said.
She added that the funds would help them help LAPS animals.
Sponsored by a team of local real estate agents, Caprice and Kylene, the event was aimed at raising funds for LAPS. Donations raised at the event will help the nonprofit with the cost of keeping the shelter‘s animals safe, fed and healthy.
All of the activities were sponsored by the Aldergrove-based estate agents, who were there to interact with families and make-up children.
Children were also seen enjoying their drawing contests and the fun company of the Easter Bunny.
“We enjoyed all the activities. The children had a great time going on an Easter egg hunt. It was a really great event,” said Langley resident Amber, who attended the event with her two children.
Amber was impressed with the decorations and the various activities organized for families and children.
It was a moment of hard work for Kylene Shannon, who wanted her customers and community members to have fun at the event.
“We love seeing our community, customers and friends hanging out and having fun,” she said.
Although the amount of money raised has not yet been calculated, Shannon was happy to be able to lead the fundraiser.
“Money will support whatever they [LAPS] do here,” she said.
Fundraisers like this are crucial for the local animal welfare group, as Schroeder shared that each kitten costs the shelter more than $1,000 from birth to adoption.
She added that the society depends on the generosity of donors. The animal shelter is currently running a 50/50 lottery to fund rescue efforts and other costs for the animals in their care.
For more information and to enter the lottery, people can visit the website www.lapsbc.ca.
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