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‘Wags to Riches’ slumber party aids shelter animals

Maui Humane Society will host its annual slumber party fundraiser on May 1 with the theme of “Wags to Riches.”

This year, participants will raise money to compete for a coveted sleepover spot in the kennels. The top fundraisers will earn a VIP night with a shelter animal at one of three participating resorts: Four Seasons Resort Maui; Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui; and Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.

“We love the idea of taking a homeless shelter dog to a world-class resort where they’ll be spoiled for the night,” said Maui Humane Society CEO Steve MacKinnon. “Alternatively, those who stay in the shelter with our cats and dogs will also be treated like guests as we roll out the red carpet with a luxury hotel theme.”

Registered participants will use a peer-to-peer software platform that allows them to integrate with social media, view a fundraising leaderboard and engage in gamification awards to motivate efforts. The top 12 fundraisers will be announced at noon on April 30 with the top several securing resort stays and the remainder landing a night in the shelter. The event will be livestreamed from Maui Humane Society and the resorts throughout the night and will include competitions, games and prizes.

Registration is now underway. For more information or to register, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org.

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