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Virtual Estate Planning Seminar

Last year really made us think and reflect on what's important. We are grateful to Jessica Kimbrell from Kimbrell Estate Planning for partnering with us to provide a free seminar for our supporters to learn more about estate planning. Join us on Wednesday, May 11th, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm to learn about how you can provide for …

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Kitten Shower

Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption Center, 5424 Antioch Dr, Merriam, KS 66202, USA

Every spring and summer, dozens of kittens make their way to Great Plains SPCA for medical care, foster homes and ultimately to help them find their furever homes. A Kitten Shower is like a baby shower, except for kittens! We are collecting in-kind items and monetary donations to help get us through Kitten Season. There …

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Chicken N Pickle Green Cup Campaign

1761 Burlington St, North Kansas City, MO 64116, USA

From June 1- June 15, when you purchase a drink and upgrade to a green cup at the North Kansas City location, a portion of the proceeds are donated to Great Plains SPCA. See location for details.

Yoga with Kittens

On July 23rd, starting at 9:30 am, Yoga Instructor, Jessica Znidarsic, will lead four 30-minute yoga classes amidst kitten mischief and cuteness in the Great Plains SPCA Training Room in Merriam, Kansas. What a purrfect way to spend a Saturday morning! The cost is $25 per session and benefits the animals at Great Plains SPCA. Namaste. RESERVE …

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Giveback Night at Chicken N Pickle

5901 W 135th St. Overland Park, KS 66223

Join us tonight for dinner from 6-8 pm and 10% of all purchases will go back to Great Plains SPCA.

What is a Community or Third-Party Event?

A community or third-party event is any fundraising activity that benefits GPSPCA and is organized by a non-affiliated group or individual. We generally do not do off-site adoption events, rather we focus on fundraising events. Examples of events are a day dedicated to GPSPCA where a percentage of sales is donated, a fashion show where tickets sales are donated, a dog walk where your family and friends raise money, or an employee event where your staff meets shelter pets.

Getting Started

The path to launching a community fundraising event begins with an idea and a plan of action that you present to GPSPCA. You and/or your group submit your application which becomes an agreement about expectations for GPSPCA’s involvement and the commitment you and/or your group is making for the event. If you would like to run your idea by us before submitting the application, please feel free to email us at

GPSPCA Event Guidelines

GPSPCA Event Application

Please return the completed third-party/community event application to:
Great Plains SPCA
Attn: Events
5428 Antioch Drive
Merriam, KS 66202

What Happens Next?

First, we review your application and event proposal and evaluate it for fit with our organization’s mission and objectives as well as feasibility and timing. Once approved, we will reach out and provide guidance for your event and if it meets our publicity threshold, discuss ways we can help promote your event.

Please know that while we strive to support community fundraising events to the greatest extent possible with the resources we have, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to support every event.

Does GPSPCA Provide Staff or Volunteers to Execute Events?

The staffing needs and availability of staff and volunteers vary widely by event and while we provide the personnel support we can, we look to our event partners to handle the majority of the organizational, administrative and promotional tasks associated with third-party events. Similarly, while we love exposure for our animals, the venue or environment might not always be appropriate and we may not always have adoptable animals available to attend third-party/community events. Puppies and kittens are particularly susceptible to diseases in the environment so please understand if we cannot provide these young animals. We have lots of wonderful adult animals that love to get out of the shelter!

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