Tuesday March 19 5:57 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


04/09/2019 - 17:30
04/09/2019 - 23:00

Last year’s benefit dinner was a record-breaking success with more than $100,000 raised for the shelter. The funds were used towards renovations and initiatives to make the shelter as comfortable as possible for the animals. The theme of this year’s event is “Wags and Whiskers” to honor the friendly cats and dogs housed at the shelter. The theme highlights the amenities, training programs and volunteer care that collectively transforms abused and abandoned animals brought to the shelter into adoptable and people friendly cats and dogs.

Over the course of its history, Orphans of the Storm has made a difference in the lives of more than 120,000 animals, and the families who adopt them. A record breaking 1,933 dogs and cats were adopted out in the year of 2018 alone! This benefit will provide needed funds to help the shelter continue to grow and serve the community.

At the event, guests will also be able to see photos of adoptable animals while perusing luxurious items to take home from the silent auction. Beautiful jewelry, delicious dining packages, exclusive weekend getaways and coveted spa packages are among the many auction items expected.

Individual tickets to the benefit dinner are $250 per person. Sponsor tables are $2,500 and Patron tables are $5,000; both tables seat 10. All proceeds from the evening directly support the efforts of Orphans of the Storm. For additional information or to purchase tickets contact Donna Heggie at 630.567.7240.

About Orphans of the Storm
Orphans of the Storm®, a longstanding animal shelter in Chicago’s northern suburbs, takes responsibility and helps to find a home for every cat and dog which reaches its doors. Originally a country refuge, conveniently located west of the Tri-State Tollway just north of Deerfield Road, Orphans of the Storm has provided exceptional shelter, nutrition and medical care for orphaned, abandoned, abused or neglected cats and dogs since 1928. Over the course of the shelter’s 90-year history, more than 120,000 pets have found new homes as loving and beloved additions to families.

At any given time, visitors to Orphans of the Storm’s beautiful woodland facility in Riverwoods can choose from up to 400 healthy, affectionate and faithful animals who would be their companion for life. At Orphans of the Storm, dogs enjoy 10 acres of land for daily exercise under the caring attention of our staff and dedicated volunteers. The shelter’s mission is that no dog or cat is ever without a loving home. We always strive to make the lives of our animals and our community better, one happy ending at a time. Come to Orphans of the Storm, where you will not just adopt a pet, but a “friend for life.”

Orphans of the Storm is located at 2200 Riverwoods Road in Riverwoods. Animals may be adopted at any time; no appointment is necessary. Orphans of the Storm is a not-for-profit, non-government subsidized, section 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit orphansofthestorm.org or call 847-945-0235.