Our Journey with Tails Humane Society
If there’s anything we love more than promotional products, it’s animals! Whether we’re celebrating National Dog Day with puppy costumes and pets roaming the office or volunteering at an animal fundraiser, it’s safe to say we’re pretty fond of our furry friends. That’s why in the summer of 2016 we reached out to Tails Humane Society in DeKalb, IL in response to a Graphic Design job posting they had listed online. With several employees from the DeKalb County area, many were already familiar with the organization and decided this was the perfect opportunity to give back! Armed with a talented graphic design team and marketing gurus to facilitate the process, Quality Logo Products offered their services to the organization, free of charge. It’s our way of saying thanks for being so awesome!
Tails Humane Society cares for over 2,200 displaced pets each year, accepting pets from owners who can no longer keep them or from Good Samaritans who have found a homeless pet. In other words, they’re pretty great! Here’s a summary of some of our favorite Tails moments we shared in 2017.
Strut Your Stuff
Every year, Tails Humane Society hosts a dog-friendly 5k run/walk to benefit their organization. Quality Logo Products thought this would be an awesome opportunity to help the shelter by both designing and providing custom tote bags for all of the Mutt Strut participants. Perfect for carrying groceries or pet supplies, these custom bag designs were created by our in-house marketing team. They were a huge hit!
Boo! Happy Howl-o-ween
One of our favorite Tails projects we worked on last year was Howl-o-ween! We asked fans of Quality Logo Products and Tails Humane Society to band together and share some pictures of their pets in Halloween costumes, and in return we’d donate $10 per photo to the shelter. Not only was this really enjoyable for our respective teams to see the photos coming in, but it was beneficial to the shelter as well! In total, we were able to donate $1,000 to Tails which will allow the organization to dedicate more time and resources for each pet.
Extra, Extra! Read All About It
All businesses and non-profits need to advertise, and that includes pet shelters! Staffers at the shelter don’t always have the time or training to be able to design custom advertisements for local newspapers, so when the organization contacted us about designing some ads for them, our marketing team was over the moon! These placements allow Tails to not only spread the message about their cause, but to encourage the local community to bring in their pet for dog training and other various services.
Calendar of Cuteness
One of the many ways Tails Humane Society raised funds for the shelter in 2017 was by hosting an indoor yard sale. The event was open to the local community and featured discounted prices on new items for the entire home, and of course, pet supplies! We wanted to ensure the event was as successful as possible for the shelter, so we designed a custom pet calendar for them to sell at the event. Now all of the lucky recipients will be able to see a newly adopted pet each month!
Lending a Helping Hand
Aside from assisting them with marketing needs, our team just genuinely loves to volunteer at the shelter! From cleaning out animal cages to organizing food bowls and toys, one of Quality Logo Products’ favorite activities is helping the staff of Tails anyway they can. A few months ago when our team volunteered their time to the shelter, everyone had a great time playing with the animals and providing them with one-on-one care. As soon as we got back to the office, everyone immediately wanted to go back and do it all over again! In fact, one of our teammates loved it so much that she brought home a puppy.
A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words
Most people are aware of the types of resources an animal sanctuary needs: blankets, pet food, toys, and more. However, it’s also important for the shelter to equip adopters with the information they need to be the best pet owner possible! That’s why Tails reached out to us to see if we could revamp some of the educational posters they hang on their walls, and of course, we were thrilled to help!
From sleep information to overall health tips, Tails is now armed with a more readable version of some of their most important adoption material.
We are so proud to work with such an incredible organization that strives to improve the lives of all animals on a daily basis. By fine-tuning their branding, our hope is that they can help even more cuddly animals in 2018! Interested in nominating your favorite non-profit for our monthly Give Your Brand a Hand contest where we select one lucky business or non-profit to win $500 worth of promotional products? Simply send their information to firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate them!