All of us at Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park are so excited to participate in the 3rd Annual Festival of Trees being hosted by the Toms River Elks Lodge #1875. This is our first year participating and we are thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful event.
Our organization, along with 20 other non-profits, decorated our Christmas tree in the theme of the important work that we do for animals at Associated Humane Societies. Staff from our various facilities joined together to decorate our tree with an animal theme, and we are so grateful to kennel staff member, Victor, from our Tinton Falls facility, for the beautiful work that he did in hand-crafting ornaments and putting such gorgeous touches on our tree. We hope that you will have the opportunity to view our tree in person but if you do not, please enjoy the many photos of our tree that is adorned with ornaments of our dogs and cats available for adoption, our Share A Pets, former AHS adoptees, and the brilliant golden cut-outs of animals and paw prints that give our tree such shimmering beauty. We also have a video playing right at our tree which will show you many of our animals and give you an idea of how much your vote will mean to our organization.
Voting is the most important part here. You can vote for our tree from now through December 15th. A vote is a donation. The donation can be any amount you choose. On December 15th, all donations will be tallied at the Gala from 5PM to 9PM at the Toms River Elks. The organization with the most money raised is the winner. Toms River Elks will award bonuses to the top three organizations that raise the most in donations. (All groups will keep the money that they raise). You can vote several ways:
- Click here to vote through our Crowdrise campaign
- Go to the Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 during viewing times (seen below) and vote in person.
- Drop off your donation at our facility located at 1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ or mail it to Festival of Trees, AHS/Popcorn Park, P.O. Box 43, Forked River, NJ 08731-0043. (Please write "Festival of Trees" in the memo of your check).
Your votes are so incredibly important to us. As a non-profit that cares for thousands of animals of all species and breeds, we rely heavily on the generosity of our caring and compassionate supporters. Your donations go directly toward the care of the many animals that come to us when they have nowhere else to turn. They come as victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment, and in most cases, they need extensive medical care. Medical treatment does not come without a cost, yet we never hesitate to get an animal the care that they desperately need. We could not do what we do without you. Thank you for your support and please vote for Associated Humane Societies/Popcorn Park!
You can view our tree in person at the Toms River Elks Lodge #1875, 600 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ on:
Tuesday Nov. 29 from 3pm to 8pm
Wednesday Nov. 30 from 11:45am to 6:45pm
Thursday Dec. 1 from 11am to 3pm
Friday Dec. 2 from 11am to 4pm
Sunday Dec. 4 from 4pm to 8pm
Monday Dec. 5 from 11am to 8pm
Tuesday Dec. 6 from 11am to 3pm
Wednesday Dec. 7 from 11am to 6:45pm
Thursday Dec. 8 from 11am to 5pm
Friday Dec. 9 from 11am to 4pm
Monday Dec. 12 from 11am to 8pm
Tuesday Dec. 13 from 11am to 8pm
Festival of Trees Gala: Thursday, Dec. 15th from 5pm to 9pm