Whole-y Cow

Shepherd’s Inn Annual Fundraiser Persists Despite Pandemic

Published online: Sep 25, 2020 Articles
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IDAHO FALLS – Shepherd’s Inn, our region’s long-established pregnancy support center, operates solely on grants, donations and fundraisers like their annual Win the Whole Cow Raffle. This year more than ever, there is an added level of community need relying on non-profits; with this in mind Win the Whole Cow organizers have decided to forge ahead with their fundraising efforts virtually this year.

“Every little bit helps, and moving the event to a virtual arena makes sense right now.” says Shepherd’s Inn Executive Director, Julie Zahn, “we can save the golf tournaments and spaghetti dinners until it’s safe to gather again. That being said we really need everyone’s help — to rally around our event and join us online in our raffle ticket sales efforts — bottom line is we still need to reach our $15,000 dollar goal to keep our services at the level our clients need.”

No-one really thought about how much this annual fundraiser relies on local 4-H clubs to raise the yearly beef in the past, until there almost wasn’t a 4-H auction this year! Luckily 4-H and county officials found a way to safely continue the sale. Shepherd’s Inn advocate and annual benefactor, Melaleuca’s founder and CEO, Frank VanderSloot, purchased one of those fine bovines and donated it directly to the Win the Whole Cow raffle. Thieman’s Meats stepped up again this year to provide the cutting, wrapping and storage of the beef until the Whole-y Cow winner is announced. The grand prize alone is valued at over $4,500.

To purchase raffle tickets to the Whole-y Cow — Win the Whole Cow Raffle Fundraiser which includes not only the chance to win an entire beef cow drawing, but ticket holders can win multiple themed gift baskets and other valuable prizes,  go to https://shepherdsinn.org/win-the-whole-cow/ select the amount of tickets you’d like to purchase, and click “Buy Now”. There will be a live Facebook drawing and announcement of the winners on November 1, 2020. To learn more about the raffle or to make a prize donation call 208-525-2014.

The Shepherd’s Inn is a Pregnancy Resource Center providing free and confidential pregnancy and parenting support to young parents having an unplanned pregnancy.

 

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