Peaks for Pigs: Celebration Lunch/Pick Your Prize Raffle at Green in Tempe!

  • April 12, 2014 · 12:00 PM

Join us for the Fourth Annual Peaks for Pigs Fundraiser to benefit Ironwood Pig Sanctuary. Ironwood is home to 600 potbellied pigs who had nowhere else to call home. The sanctuary works tirelessly to educate and advocate on behalf of these intelligent animals.

You can participate in the fundraiser in multiple ways:

1. Gather sponsors for individual or partner hikes. Please RSVP on the separate meetup page for the Celebration Hike at Papago Park.

2. Support others who hike by sponsoring them.

3. Purchase/sell raffle tickets for incredible prizes.

Bring your friends and join us for the celebration lunch and raffle on Saturday, April 12th at Green in Tempe. We will collect hike sponsorships and raffle ticket pre-sales and we will sell "Pick Your Prize" raffle tickets from 12pm-1pm at this event.


Prizes include:  Two prime tickets to the Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry & Plain White T's at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, The Boulders Resort golf package, gift card to Lady Luck Tattoo, professional photo shoot with Tara O. Photos, doTERRA Wellness First essential oils gift kit, Ironwood Pig Sanctuary Swag, gift card to Fresh Mint Vegetarian Restaurant, Pangea The Vegan Store gift certificate, Strawberry Hedgehog gift certificate, Vegan Zombie Cookbook, (4) Strung Custom Handbags gift certificates, Susan Nichole LOVE  handbag in black, (2) Changing Hands Bookstore gift card, signed copy of Veganomics by Nick Cooney, Sprouts Farmers Market gift card, Pinot's Palette gift basket and gift card, original photo prints by Kris Haley, Treehouse Bakery gift card, The Potter and the Pig original framed tile art, Foods Alive gift basket... also, more prizes are being confirmed each day!

BONUS ― Raise $75.00 in sponsorship dollars and receive a stylish Fourth Annual Peaks for Pigs t-shirt created by ACME Prints!

HOW TO GET STARTED: When you RSVP "Yes" to this Celebration Lunch and Raffle meet-up, we'll e-mail you sponsor and raffle ticket sales forms.

E-mail questions to: [masked]

Event host: Melody 

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  • Susan


    2 · April 16

  • Susan

    A ton of fun -- lots of laughs!

    2 · April 14

    • Veronica

      Hi Susan, it was fantastic to get to work with you again. The animal advocacy community has a true friend in you. Hope to see you soon! :)

      April 14

    • Melody

      Susan, thank you so much for your hard work at the event! You are incredible!!!

      2 · April 16

  • Cathy

    Wow, what an awesome, fun & rewarding time on Saturday at the 4th Annual Peaks for Pigs celebration and fundraiser at Green. It was great to see everyone. Congrats to Melody, Kirby, Veronica and all who put this successful, fun event on. Way to go!!

    2 · April 14

    • Veronica

      It was so great to see you, Cathy! Thank you for all your efforts, and for doing such a great job at the raffle ticket table! :)

      1 · April 16

    • Melody

      I don't know what we would have done without you, Cathy! Thank you so much!

      1 · April 16

  • Veronica

    What an awesome event! Such great people getting together to make a positive difference for the rescued pigs at Ironwood. Melody Hodges is an AMAZING event organizer, thank you Melody for your tremendous efforts. A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that helped out! Folks - Green and Nami are selling the refreshingly delicious Ironwood tSoynami (with homemade apple pie filling & organic peanut butter) until ingredients run out, and 100% of proceeds go to Ironwood. Get yours before this special is over. Can't wait for the grand total tally!

    1 · April 13

    • Melody

      Thank YOU, Veronica, for your incredible efforts!

      1 · April 16

  • Melody

    Also, a HUGE thank you to Veronica, Kirby, Cathy, Greg, Susan, Kim & Amie for all of their help! Seriously, this group is the DREAM TEAM!

    1 · April 13

    • Kim S.

      Glad to help out :) ... what an amazing event: great food, a chance to hang with friends and make some new ones too, and a BIG TIME WIN for the Ironwood piggies!

      2 · April 13

  • Melody

    Thank you so much for coming out to support Ironwood Pig Sanctuary! Between our online donations, our raffle ticket sales and our t-shirt sales, we've raised $3,333 so far! Green and Nami are selling the Ironwood tSoynami until the ingredients run out, then we'll know the total donation from the fabulous Green! We still have t-shirts for $15.00, and 100% of that goes to Ironwood! If you're coming on the tour, you can get a t-shirt there. If you're not coming on the tour, and you would like a shirt, please message me for arrangements. Thanks, again, everyone! We're already looking forward to the Fifth Annual Peaks for Pigs!

    2 · April 13

  • Bobbi J.

    Hi, All... I'm sorry that I let my asthma get the best of me this morning. Not feeling well and still shaky. I'll definitely be at the sanctuary next week. Melody, I'm looking for the online link now to make my donation.

    1 · April 12

    • Veronica

      I'm so sorry you weren't feeling well, Bobbi! You and Bradley were definitely missed at Green. I'm so happy you'll be going on the tour! Take good care. :)

      1 · April 12

    • Melody

      Hi Bobbi! No need to apologize, girl! Just happy to hear you're feeling better! Can't wait to see you at Ironwood! You are welcome to bring your donation to the tour! :)

      1 · April 13

  • Susan

    Yay piggies!!!

    2 · April 11

  • Melody

    Hope everyone is getting as excited as we are! The prizes just keep rolling in! Please check out our complete list on the Meetup summary, and comment or e-mail if you have any questions! We'll see you Saturday!

    2 · April 10

  • Veronica

    Hello everyone! Green has a unique and delicious 100% vegan menu, including their very own ice cream creations: tSoynamis! For this meetup event, Green has created the "Ironwood tSoynami" filled with mouth-watering organic apple pie filling and organic peanut butter. ALL proceeds from the sale of the Ironwood tSoynamis go to the rescued pigs at Ironwood!

    3 · March 11

    • Kristin

      (The Ironwood Tsoynami)

      1 · March 12

    • Melody

      Good question, Kristin! I believe they started the special for the Celebration Lunch & Raffle, and they will keep the special going until all of the ingredients are gone. I will double check with the crew and confirm! :)

      March 17

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