Woof! Attend Hand in Paw’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Picasso Pets, on August 17.

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What a smile! Photo via Hand in Paw

August 17 marks one of Birmingham’s most beloved and unique fundraisers—Picasso Pets benefitting Hand in Paw. Read on for details about this paw-sitively paw-some event!

About Hand In Paw

Photo via Hand in Paw

Hand in Paw is a nonprofit organization, and is Alabama’s premier animal-assisted therapy provider. Their mission: to improve human health and well-being through animal-assisted therapy.

Sweet friends. Photo via Hand in Paw

Their services help a variety of people, including:

  • Children with special needs
  • At-risk youth
  • Struggling students
  • People with chronic and terminal illnesses

Hand in Paw has even been recognized as one of the most innovative and best animal-assisted therapy programs in the country. Talk about paw-some!

A Unique Fundraiser

Fun on the playground. Photo via Hand in Paw

Picasso Pets is Hand in Paws largest annual fundraisers. All proceeds from the event go to a great cause—helping Hand in Paw carry out their mission to improve human health and well-being through animal-assisted therapy. The fundraiser allows them to continue providing their services free of charge.

“Animal-assisted therapy brings such joy to our patients and families during what can be and is a very difficult time for patients and families. It is an added layer of comfort. It is true ‘therapy’, not only for our patients and families but the staff as well.”

Jackie Palmore, Palliative Care Coordinator, UAB

The Event

Comforting care. Photo via Hand in Paw

During Picasso Pets, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Bid in a silent auction
  • Mingle with star special therapy animals
  • Sip craft beer, wine and signature cocktails
  • Dine on a delicious seated dinner
  • Take part in an exciting live auction

But the night gets even cooler with the debut of paintings created through the collaboration of local artists and the pets of Hand in Paw supporters.

Artists working alongside kitty paws and puppy dog tails to create artwork? It couldn’t get any sweeter!

Interested in taking part in the silent auction? Online bidding will begin August 12. Be sure to mark your calendar or it’ll be dog biscuits for you!

Event Details

Location: The Grand Bohemian Hotel. 2655 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223.
Date: August 17
Attire: Colorful cocktail
Price: $250 per person. (Tables available through sponsorships.)Tickets

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