Established in 2012, The Helping Hand Fund understands the strength of the special bond between humans and their pets and recognizes the many benefits that flourish from that bond. Helping Hand Fund cares for animals by providing pet care education to pet owners, and providing funds for veterinary services to animals in need. Helping Hand Fund also supports local service and rescue organizations of the Treasure Valley.

The Helping Hand Fund Fun Run and Walk
1900 North Records Avenue
Meridian, Idaho 83642


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5K Fun Run, Pet Walk & Pet Fair - Kleiner Park
On May 2nd, 2015, The Helping Hand Fund presents their second annual 5K Fun Run, Pet Walk & Pet Fair at Kleiner Park from 9:30am - 2pm. Events include the "Beat the Doc" 5K run and the 1 mile Pet walk, a Pet Fair with contests, a raffle and silent auction. There will be demonstrations throughout the day as well as a variety of food and pet-care vendor booths. Proceeds of this fun family event will benefit three local organizations that are dedicated to helping people and their pets: the Meridian Valley Humane Society, Genesis Service Dogs, and Helping Hand Fund.

Support - Ways You Can Give
There are several different ways for you to get involved and support this great community event. You could sponsor yourself as an individual participant, or form a pack with friends, family, and coworkers in a joint effort to raise money at the Fun Run. Volunteers are always appreciated and should contact Dr. Beede at Intermountain Pet Hospital for volunteer information. If you're not able to attend the event, donations are also gladly accepted at the Helping Hand Fund, Meridian Valley Humane Society or Genesis Service Dogs.


  • Raffle
  • Food Vendors
  • Pet Adoptions
  • Silent Auction
  • Adoption Booth
  • Band Shell Music
  • Pet Picture Booth
  • Kids Face Painting
  • Canine Fashion Show
  • Pet MicroChip Station
  • Agility Demonstrations
  • Pet-Care Vendor Booths
  • Service Dog Demonstrations