Hosting a Fundraiser?

Third-Party Event Fundraising

Third-Party Events are a great way for the community to help the animals at the Jacksonville Humane Society. A third-party event is a fundraiser or donation drive where JHS has little to no involvement. The time and effort that you put into your event will benefit the thousands of injured, neglected or abandoned animals at the Jacksonville Humane Society. No matter how large or small, your contribution will make a big difference!

Do you want to host an event? It’s easy! Just submit the Third-Party Contract to JHS via email:

You can find great ideas on our Pinterest page!

Pet Paradise

For example, Pet Paradise hosted a fundraiser and donation drive to benefit JHS.


After submitting your form, an events coordinator will contact you to review any issues and provide guidance. Please determine legal, insurance, liability, permit and safety issues you may need to address prior to submitting your form. Event organizers must obtain their own liability insurance to cover the event. (See complete list of guidelines below.)

Is your business looking to help the animals at JHS? Click here for additional information.


Rules & Guidelines
The third-party event hosts are responsible for all aspects of the event, including organizing, funding, planning, promoting, managing and staffing. JHS is unable to provide assistance with any of these aspects. (For instance, we cannot pay for any event-related costs, provide mailing lists, send e-mail blasts or direct mail promoting the event, ensure attendance, etc.) Requests for JHS staff, volunteers and/or animals to attend your event are handled on a case-by case basis, but cannot be guaranteed.
Upon approval, you may, in most instances, use the JHS name and logo. JHS must pre-approve all flyers, press releases, publications and any other event promotional materials. All materials must clearly indicate that the event is not sponsored by JHS. It is important that the shelter name and logo be used correctly and spelled properly. Always refer to the organization as the Jacksonville Humane Society (not simply the Humane Society). The logo may be reproduced in all black or in all white (on a black or equally dark background.) For color print jobs the color logo should be used.

Updated 3/21/16