From all the volunteers (as well as the kittens and cats!) of Humane Haven Animal Shelter, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Pokémon GO community for the wonderful turnout and boundless generosity that was demonstrated during the Pokémon GO Community Day event held at the Bolingbrook Promenade this past Saturday, September 22nd. The weather was beautiful with clear skies and favorable temperatures that made the day perfect for capturing shinies and conducting raids at the Pokémon gyms throughout the mall. Ticket sales for the raffle, as well as the drawing itself, took place in the beautiful store of It’s So Fluffy pet bakery. The bakery’s central location in the Promenade made it a frequent stop for fans of Pokémon and curious bystanders alike. There were four excellent baskets put together by the organizers from the Bolingbrook Raid Discord, each packed with thoughtful and exciting prizes. Quite a large crowd turned out to participate by purchasing raffle tickets, which raised over $330 in donations to the homeless cats and kittens of HHAS!
We are deeply appreciative for the time, the effort and the heart shown by the Bolingbrook Raid Discord team and everyone who came out to participate in the raffle and the Community Day as a whole. We’ve made new friends (and some new Pokémon GO players) and have the most heartfelt gratitude that we were chosen to be the charity for the raffle’s proceeds. Every dollar that was raised through ticket sales or donations helps further our mission of caring for and placing homeless cats with loving families. Thank you so much and we can’t wait to do this again!!
Here are some photos from the event as it took place within It’s So Fluffy, along with photos of all the lucky raffle winners!