BEHUMANE Program 2017

The BEHUMANE program is a fundraising and education program in which the Humane Society of Yuma will spend a week at each school and conduct age specific animal welfare presentations in all classrooms. At the end of each week, the Humane Society of Yuma will be hosting a Walk-a-thon to showcase the student’s fundraising efforts and a few of the animals from the shelter. The Humane Society of Yuma hopes that students end the program more informed about their local animal welfare issues and will hold onto the values and lessons learned from the program. This program is a long-term investment for our community to address pet-overpopulation and animal cruelty.

Fundraising in the schools for a local non-profit, such as the Humane Society of Yuma, will have a meaningful impact in their community. Prior to the Humane Society of Yuma’s visit each student will receive a bracelet (to remind them of the cause), an envelope and instructions on how to launch their web-based fundraising page. 

This year, the Humane Society of Yuma’s BEHUMANE program will teach over 1,800 students, expose them to local animal welfare topics and hopefully engage them in local philanthropy.

The following schools will be participating in 2017:

Alice Byrne Elementary

Pueblo Elementary

HLS Elementary

Gowan Science Academy


Top 5 earners in school
VIP Behind the scenes Humane Society tour, lunch, & HSOY swag!

Top earning classroom
Pizza party

Top earners #1-25 in school
BOSE bluetooth speakers

Top earners #26-50 in school
BOSE in-ear headphones

$50 or more
BEHUMANE drawstring backpack

$20 or more
BEHUMANE t-shirt



  1. Go to
  2. Click on your school’s campaign “GET STARTED” button
  3. Create your account
  4. Personalize your page with a photo of you and/or your pet.
  5. Tell your story. You can customize your message; please share what BEHUMANE means to you!
  6. Launch your personal fundraising page.
    1. Email your personal page to friends and family.
    2. Post your personal page on social media.
  8. Be sure to thank your donors!
    For example: Handwritten letter, email, or phone call.


Important Dates:

Alice Byrne Elementary

Tuesday, October 31st: Pet Parade

Wednesday, November 1st through Thursday, November 2nd: In School Presentations

November 1st through November 14th: Fundraising

Tuesday, November 14th: ALL Funds are DUE and Envelopes will be collected.

Thursday, November 16th: Prize Distribution

Friday, November 17th: Walk-a-thon

Pueblo Elementary

Monday, February 5h – Friday, February 9th: In School Presentations

February 5th through February 20th: Fundraising

Tuesday, February 20th: ALL Funds are DUE and Envelopes will be collected.

Thursday, February 22nd: Prize Distribution

Friday, February 23rd: Walk-a-thon

HLS Elementary and Gowan Science Academy

Tuesday, January 16th through Friday, January 19th: In School Presentations

January 16th through January 23rd: Fundraising

Tuesday, January 23rd: ALL Funds are DUE and Envelopes will be collected.

Thursday, January 25th: Prize Distribution

Friday, January 26th: Walk-a-thon


Have you considered donating today? The Humane Society Needs Your Help. Add a One Time Donation to your cart:
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Other Donation Options:
Montly Recurring Donation
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