Most events have changed in format this year because of COVID-19, and the same is true for Bone Appetit, a fundraiser that helps defray the costs of Helping Hands Humane Society while celebrating the human-animal connection.
Grace Clinton, director of business development and special events at Helping Hands Humane Society, answered questions about this year’s event.
Could you share Bone Appetit’s history along with its purpose and goals?
Since 2001, Bone Appétit has been our annual dinner and gala fundraiser to help the homeless animals in the Shawnee County community and the greater area of northeast Kansas. This essential fundraiser helps our organization care for over 6,000 animals who come through HHHS’s doors each year, and allows us to celebrate the human-animal bond with our supporters. These funds are vital to continuing our lifesaving mission.
When does this year’s event take place? How has COVID-19 changed this year’s event?