6th Annual "Unleash the Holiday Cheer" | DonationMatch

6th Annual "Unleash the Holiday Cheer"

Carnival/Festival for Traci's Paws, Inc.
Dec 05, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Deadline: December 2, 2021

Who's Going
Fundraising Goal $10,000
Expected Attendance 1,000
Reach 25,000
Ticket Price $5
Metro Area San Diego, CA
Exempt Status 501(c)(3) (IRS Form 990 Filed)
Nonprofit Category D - Animal-Related
Attendee Gender Ratio 50% Male, 50% Female
Potential Item Uses Gift Bag Supply Drive Other
Promotion Event Signage Event Program Event Announcement Newsletter Printed Flyers Website Email Blast Facebook Twitter Instagram
Attendee Ages 0-4 Years 5-11 Years 12-17 Years 18-24 Years 25-34 Years 35-44 Years 45-54 Years 55-64 Years 65+ Years
Attendees' Children's Ages 0-4 Years 5-11 Years 12-17 Years 18+ Years
Special Populations Moms Adults Only Event (attendees over 21) Active People

** If you approve a donation, you will be welcome to set up a 10x10 booth at our event as a thank you!***


Save the Date for San Diego's largest and most fun Pet & Military Appreciation event of the year, VOTED SD's FAVE Event 2020!
About this event:

Bringing our community together to raise awareness of pet adoption and military appreciation with a FUN pet and kid-friendly holiday festival. Sponsored pet adoption fees for military & veteran families who are approved for a pet adoption with any participating 501c3 rescue, animal shelter, or center!


You and your family and pets will enjoy the following:

Musical Performance

Santa photos for you, your kids and pets, AND gifts from Santa too!

Holiday Vendor Village for Holiday Shopping with Military discounts

Santa's Workshop with fun craft activities for Kids & Adults

Face Painting by Bryan

Pet Costume Contest with Prizes!

Gifts for Military and Veterans in time for the holidays for adults & children



Since 2016, Traci's Paws has raised a grand total of $346,425.51 for 462 military families, which included holiday gifts and pet adoption fees which have saved over 150 homeless pets, that were united with some of these amazing military families!



CIVILIANS: We will have Welcome Bags with your $5 ticket. These can be ordered ahead of time through December 4th and may be picked up the day of the event. We will have a list with names and how many tickets to give at the Welcome Booth, please bring your ID with the name that you ordered with or a copy of your Eventbrite ticket.


If you order a Military Entry Ticket you must show proof of ID at the event in order to receive your Welcome Bag and Military Appreciation Gift Pass**. Welcome Bags for 18 years and up only. Kids will get Gift Bags from Santa. **2021 is different! You gave us feedback and we listened! This year we will have a Military Appreciation Gift Shopping Area! You will take your Pass to the Shopping Tent and pick out 1 item for each member of the family! You will "check out" your gifts with the Traci's Paws Volunteer! You may leave your bag with gifts and pick it up when you leave.


Each Military or Veteran individual and each family member WITH VALID ID will receive 1 Military Appreciation Gift each. If you have a family of 5, you will leave with 5 gifts. If you are a family of 2, you will leave with 2 gifts. You must be present for gifts, sadly we do not have the funding to mail gifts. GIFTS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! Come early to get the one you really want!

Each child including civilians will receive a gift bag from Santa in Santa's Village.

If you're interested in the Military sponsored pet adoption you must meet adoption requirements by the participating rescue organization, animal shelter, or center. Subject to limitations on the availability of animals and sponsored adoptions as long as funds are available. The military adoption sponsorship applies to active duty, reserve, and veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard, and/or immediate family members. Please bring your photo ID and one of the following to receive the Military Adoption Sponsorship:

• Military ID
• Dependent ID
• Veterans ID
• DD-214 and Driver’s License
• NGB Form 22
From 2016-2020, Traci's Paws has raised $53,858.41 to sponsor pet adoption fees for our local military and veteran community.
***This is a charity event supporting our local rescue organizations and military & veteran community. Sorry, there are no refunds for any tickets available with the event (as they are donations). This event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, proper cover and additional tents will be provided.
Sorry, due to San Diego Park Rules and Regulations, we are unable to have smoking or alcoholic beverages on-premises. (There are restaurants with alcohol right across the street.)
Uniting military & veteran families with homeless pets since 2016!


 If you’ve adopted a pet from one of our events in the previous years, please share your stories with us on Facebook! We’re looking to get a live video of the reunion of you and your adopted pet on the KUSI news segment! Contact us if you’d allow us to set up KUSI in your home to capture this reunion!


#UTHC21 #UnleashTheHolidayCheer #TracisPaws



NTC Park Liberty Station
2455 Cushing Road
San Diego, CA 92106-____