Misty Eyes Animal Center

Volunteer Newsletter

May 19, 2024

Thank you, Volunteers!

It's been a busy time for Misty Eyes volunteers...the Fresh Thyme Birthday Celebration on May 18, and the Avon Gardens Peony Festival on May 19 were both fun, successful events! Kudos to the Community Outreach Team for your dedication and hard work in making sure the mission and goals of Misty Eyes are kept in the forefront within our community.

York CDJR of Plainfield

Our good friends at York Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Plainfield have once again invited us to participate in a community outreach event at their facility located at 2695 East Main Street in Plainfield on Monday, May 20, from 3:30 pm-7:00 pm. York has been a wonderful supporter of Misty Eyes, and they've been very generous to us.

We will have an information booth at the dealership and will have several of our great foster dogs available to meet York's customers. Michele Devine, Community Outreach Coordinator, and Ida Schnabel, the "Face of Misty Eyes," will be covering the information booth. Thank you to the Wallace family, Mindy Elliott and Beth Morefield for bringing your amazing foster dogs to this event! This is not an adoption event; the dogs will be present as ambassadors for Misty Eyes.

Amazon Team Event

Misty Eyes has a great relationship with Amazon, and the team at a local Amazon warehouse has invited us to have a booth at their location on Wednesday, May 22, 5:20 pm-6:45 pm so that team members can learn more about Misty Eyes. They would love it if a couple of our foster dogs could visit briefly, as well. This is not an adoption event; it's just a way to let the Amazon team get to know more about us and the wonderful animals we have in our foster program. We do have one dog who will be attending, but it would be even better if we could have a couple more ambassador dogs in attendance. If you have the time and can make your foster dog available for a brief visit, please contact Michele Devine as soon as possible. If you can help us to spread the word about Misty Eyes, please sign up for this event!

Location of event: 715 Airtech Parkway, Plainfield

Amazon Sign-Up

Spring Garage Sale!

Our annual spring garage sale to benefit the Misty Eyes Medical Fund will be held Thursday-Saturday, June 13, 14 and 15, 8 am-5 pm. This annual event is a massive undertaking, and all the help we can get will be appreciated!

Donation drop-offs can be made at the location of the sale on Monday, June 10, 3 pm-6 pm, as well as Tuesday and Wednesday, June 11-12, 10 am-6 pm. Information about the types of donations accepted will be posted on the Misty Eyes Facebook page.

Volunteers are needed June 10-12 to assist with accepting donations, sorting and pricing. We also need volunteers to work the sale days, June 13-15. At the close of the sale on June 15, volunteers are needed to help tear down, sort and pack unsold items.

Please help make this year's garage sale one of our big fundraisers for the year. Sign up!

Contact: Ida Schnabel, Ida@MistyEyes.org

Address: 161 Rainbow Blvd., Indianapolis, 46234

Garage Sale Sign-Up

Adoption Center Weekends

Volunteers are needed to staff the Adoption Center on Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. You must have completed Adoption Center Training to sign up. Please email Jennifer McCarty with any questions.

Sign-Up May

Tuesday & Wednesday Welcome Desk

Reception volunteers work during times when animals are not present. These open hours allow us to welcome the public, answer questions, receive donations, perform general administrative tasks and light cleaning.

Tuesday Evening - May
Wednesday Morning - May

Community Outreach Team

This team brings Misty Eyes to the community! They volunteer at booths, host small fundraisers and work with the community on fun projects. The team meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Adoption Center, or via Zoom. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Devine.

Apr-Jun Sign-Up

Grounds Maintenance

Spring is in the air, and we desperately need volunteers to help with mowing and other grounds maintenance tasks! If you are able to help with these very necessary tasks, please email Windy Tolliver, Lead/Facility and Grounds.