8:00PM - Keynote Speaker, Awards Reception, Live Auction
9:30PM - Silent Auction Closes
10:00pm - Check Out Opens
Each year, around this time, W.A.G.S. 4 Kids joins together with our generous contributors, volunteers, community partners and most importantly – the families we serve – to celebrate and support them in their ongoing struggle against developmental disabilities & mental health challenges through the early intervention service and support of a W.A.G.S. 4 Kids Service Dog!
This year has special meaning as we invite you to join us in celebration of WAGS 4 Kids 20th Anniversary serving children with special needs through the placement of a custom trained service dog.
dazzle in denim & delight in diamonds when you attend the 2022 W.A.G.S.inCLE Night Out "Denim & Diamonds". Enjoy an elevated autumn comfort food & cocktail experience starting at 7 PM with a VIP reception at 6 PM. Meet & greet with local award-winning farm to table chefs and enjoy an evening of fall fun, music, incredible views and laughter celebrating 18 years of Working Animals Giving Service for Kids - Thanks to YOU!
Since our founding in 2004, Working Animals Giving Service for Kids has partnered hundreds of kids with their service dogs, serving 35 counties of NE & Central OH, hosted educational programming for nearly 15,000 children across 20 districts, and launched 4 prison programs whereby apprentice offenders have found a new path to re-entry. This year, we are especially excited to announce our expansion to Richland and Lorain Correctional Institutions due to kick off in November 2022 thanks to the support of Wardens Kenneth & Jennifer Black & their local teams.
This work in early intervention services has been proven to help change a child's developmental path and improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. Help a child, help a family! Make a wish come true and empower a future leader of tomorrow! Families benefit from early intervention by being able to better meet their children's needs from an early age and throughout their lives.
Your support of this event positively and directly impacts W.A.G.S. 4 Kids programs and services.
All event proceeds will be used for mission critical services like on-boarding new service pups-in-training, food, housing, veterinary care, supplies and countless hours of professional training that go into preparing a Service Dog for placement with a child. (Did I mention that 4 of our service pups in training will be there?)
We are especially proud to announce this year - all fund-a-need proceeds will go towards the WAGS 4 Kids Foundation Partner Placement Scholarship Fund to be used to provide scholarships to kids in need that, due to no fault of their own, are having a hard time meeting their fundraising goals. Let's place some dogs tonight!
Until then, stay safe, be well, and thank you for all your support of W.A.G.S. 4 Kids.
When you register to attend this in-person event, we will send you your bid number and you'll learn about the impact W.A.G.S. 4 Kids has on our community and support our mission. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to celebrate and win awesome prizes through our online auction!
RSVP by October 7th and our WAGS 4 Kids staff will take care of it for you!
Want to wait until the night of the event? Volunteers will be on hand to get you set up and answer any questions.
Thank You! Your support of W.A.G.S.inCLE Night Out "Denim & Diamonds" immediately impacts W.A.G.S. 4 Kids programs and those it serves.
While we wait, YOU can preview and pre-bid on ALL of our LIVE & Silent Auction Items.
Staying Home? Set it and forget it by choosing a proxy bid for each item that catches your eye! A proxy bid allows you to enter the maximum amount you're willing to spend with the goal of winning the item at the lowest possible price. The system will bid for you, up to your maximum proxy bid amount, as additional bids are entered on the item. You will be notified if you are outbid!
Register to BID on the latest electronics, beautiful jewelry, signed sports memorabilia, a hand-made doll house, dog supplies, a whisky barrel, and much more.
Holy WOWZA! You DID it! 2021 fund a need raised $26,369!
Proceeds from this year's Fund-A-Need will go to create scholarships for 4 Kids in Need who due to no fault of their own STRUGGLED to meet their fundraising goals to receive their W.A.G.S. 4 Kids service dogs.
In 2021, three scholarships were granted, and by the end of 2022 three partnerships made - Thanks To YOU!
LET'S KEEP IT GOING!
It is only with YOUR help that we can keep creating scholarships for our kids through the W.A.G.S. 4 Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Its mission is to oversee the W.A.G.S. 4 Kids Endowment Funds. and is authorized to make a yearly contribution to W.A.G.S. 4 Kids proper as well as an annual grant award to families who have qualified to receive a service dog from W.A.G.S. 4 Kids and are either economically unable to participate due to the fundraising requirement or despite their best efforts - need help meeting their annual goal.
Ariel International Center ● Friday, October 23, 2020
Complimentary Valet Parking at Entrance Cocktail Attire
Cleveland's finest local farm to table restaurants will tantalize our taste buds serving small bites sourced regionally. Cocktails will also be seasonal and plentiful as guests enjoy an open bar featuring locally brewed beer, locally sourced wines and notable local liquors, mixed expertly to taste. Guests will be greeted with a red carpet entrance featuring some of our service dogs in training and led up to our event space featuring a 360 Degree Lake Erie view of Cleveland at Sunset, Live and Silent Auction Items, Cocktail Hour entertainment by Moss Stanley & the Nitebridge Band and more to come!
This event is evolving and we look forward to releasing more details as they become available.
Make reservations to join us for this one-of-a-kind event!Click here.
In-Kind Donations of goods and services represent direct support for this fundraising effort. In-Kind donations can include anything from printing services, AV production equipment, entertainment services, crew services, dining partnerships, gift sponsorship bag contributions, and much more. Contact us for more information.
Auction Item Donations
Our live and silent auction has included hundreds of fantastic items ranging from vacation getaway packages, celebrity and sports related memorabilia, dining experiences, pool tables, etc. The sky is the limit. Think big and donate generously. To download auction donation letter, click here!
Become A Sponsor
We invite you to join us in sponsorship of the Sixth Annual W.A.G.S.inCLE Night Out and enter a world of "Pure Imagination". Proceeds from this gala fundraiser will go to support the W.A.G.S. 4 Kids Step By Step Service Dog Training Program.
Are you a local vendor? Do you have an idea for an exclusive experience or fabulous giveaway? Please contact us! Live or silent auction can be a great way to get your business name out to the community, while raising much needed funds for an amazing charity doing great work for the same communities that YOU serve. We appreciate any and all donations and use them all throughout the year. Thank you in advance for your generous support of W.A.G.S. 4 Kids!