About Our Auction
Hold Your Breath...Make A Wish...Count To Three...
Each year, around this time, W.A.G.S. 4 Kids joins together with our generous contributors, volunteers, community partners and most importantly – the families we serve – to celebrate and support them in their ongoing struggle against developmental disabilities & mental health challenges through the early intervention service and support of a W.A.G.S. 4 Kids Service Dog!
This year - Willy Wonka, Charlie & the rest of the kids are opening the gates to the factory one more time to welcome you into an immersive cocktail reception full of "pure imagination" with enough sweet & savory snacks to fill your dreams, hosted by Wonka himself . Grab your Golden Ticket to a brand new experience and taste of Wonkaland in the city! Prepare to go up, down, sideways and every other which way you can think of going, all taking place in a secret Wonkaland garden!
In 2020, our virtual gala was viewed by over 300 of our friends and neighbors, and we look forward to you welcoming us into your homes once again this year at W.A.G.S.inCLE Night Out goes HYBRID. This transition will allow for all of our families, regardless of their current health situations, to join in our celebration of our kids, the generosity of our supporters, the dedication of our volunteers and staff, and the wide array of services and programming that we uniquely provide with your help.
This hybrid event will happen in person (SOLD OUT!) and online FRIDAY, October, 15th from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Ariel International Center! Join us for the livestream starting at 8pm!
We will begin streaming the virtual event at 8:00pm on all platforms. Bidding is NOW LIVE! The online auction will close following the virtual event at 9:30pm! https://www.32auctions.com/WIC2021
"Want to change the world? There's nothing to it....."
Since our founding in 2004, Working Animals Giving Service for Kids has partnered hundreds of kids with their service dogs, served 30 counties of NE & Central OH, hosted educational programming for nearly 15,000 children across 20 districts. In the coming year, we look forward to adding 12 more counties, expanding our geographic reach to include Southeast OH! This work in early intervention services has been proven to help change a child's developmental path and improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. Help a child, help a family! Make a wish come true and empower a future leader of tomorrow! Families benefit from early intervention by being able to better meet their children's needs from an early age and throughout their lives.
Your support of this event positively and directly impacts W.A.G.S. 4 Kids programs and services. All silent and live auction item proceeds will be used for mission critical services like food, housing, veterinary care, supplies and countless hours of professional training that go into preparing a Service Dog for placement with a child. (Did I mention that 4 of our service pups in training will be there?)
We are especially proud to announce this year - all fund-a-need proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to kids in need that, due to no fault of their own, are having a hard time meeting their fundraising goals. Let's place some dogs tonight!
We firmly believe that with the right people and your unwavering support, we are entering our sweetest year yet of events and gobstobbers of good that our organization, supporters and families have come to expect.
What a joy it will be to see you all as we celebrate you. Cheers to your innovation, inspiration, and pure imagination!
Until then, stay safe, be well, and thank you for all your support of W.A.G.S. 4 Kids.
Sera Nelson, Executive Director
About Working Animals Giving Service for Kids
Founded in 2004, Working Animals Giving Service for Kids (W.A.G.S. 4 Kids) is dedicated to providing mobility and autism service dogs for children throughout northeast and central Ohio utilizing an award-winning Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) accredited Cell Dog Training Program.