Host a DIY Fundraiser

Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL).  ARL receives no government funding and relies solely on supporters like you to advance our mission to be unwavering champions for animals most in need.

A Do-It-Yourself (DIY) fundraiser assists in funding ARL’s many program and services that benefit animals in need throughout Massachusetts.  Every contribution is appreciated and makes a powerful difference.

As you begin your DIY planning process please review the following guidelines before completing and submitting an application. Once the application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by an ARL staff member.  Written approval will be provided within five (5) business days of the application submittal.  Please note your event is not authorized until you receive the written approval from an ARL staff member.

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  Completed application must be submitted at least twenty-one (21) business days prior to your fundraising event.

paw print   Upon approval a letter of agreement must be signed.

paw print   If you wish to promote your event with ARL’s marketing materials, a $500 donation, for  authorized use of ARL’s logo, likeness, photography, and informational handouts will be collected upon approval of event. A link to a marketing kit                        will be provided once the $500 donation is received.*

paw print   DIY fundraisers must comply with federal, state, and local laws regarding permits and/or licenses needed for  fundraising events.

paw print   Due to limited resources, ARL cannot provide staffing, adoptable animals or media relations for DIY fundraisers.

paw print   We recommend that tribute gifts, with ARL as the beneficiary, be set-up using a third-party site such as Eventbrite or  CrowdRise.

paw print   A single acknowledgement/tax receipt for your DIY fundraiser proceeds will be provided by ARL.

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DIY Fundraiser Guidelines

For more detailed DIY Guidelines, please download on the following: DIY Fundraiser Guidelines

For questions regarding the guidelines, contact Matt DeAngelis at or (617) 226-5638.

DIY Fundraiser Application & Agreement

To apply, please fill out the following: Application & Agreement Form

For help completing this form, contact Matt DeAngelis at or (617) 226-5638.

Fundraisers Under $500.00

For donations under $500.00, an Application & Agreement Form is required, however, we are unable to authorize use of ARL’s logo, likeness, photography, and/or marketing materials. See the terms in the DIY Fundraiser Guidelines (click here).

Donations under $500.00 can be made to anytime in one of two ways:

  1. Check donations can be made by writing a check directly to “The Animal Rescue League of Boston”, with the name of the DIY fundraiser on the memo line, then mailed to Animal Rescue League of Boston, ATTN: Development, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA 02116.
  2. Credit or Debit Card through our online donation form or by calling Derek Stemmler at 617-226-5662.

*Trademark Policy

“ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF BOSTON, ARL BOSTON, the ARL Boston logo, A CHAMPION FOR ANIMALS, HELPING ANIMALS SINCE 1899, OUR FOUR-FOOTED FRIENDS, and MATCH-UP II are all trademarks owned by Animal Rescue League of Boston. Any use of these marks for purposes of promoting services or events, including for fundraising purposes, or advertising products absent Animal Rescue League of Boston’s express written permission is strictly prohibited. Please contact us at with permission/license requests.”