Transportation company Metrogistics raised over $24,000 this year at its halloween event for local animal welfare organizations—the most the annual charity event has raised yet.
Metrogistics’ Monster Mash Halloween Party raised $24,148 to be distributed evenly between Helping Strays – The Humane Society of Monroe County, Ill., and the Humane Society of St. Clair County SNAP (spay, neuter, adopt, protect) in China, Mich.
Helping Strays is a charitable organization promoting responsible pet ownership, and The Humane Society of St. Clair County SNAP is a nonprofit organization that developed out of a community-wide need to help keep an unwanted animal population under control.
The event — which had around 150 attendees — was held on Oct. 14 at the St. Louis Zoo’s Living World building.
Attendees, many of which were in costume, were privy to music, prizes, a fortune teller and a palm reader.
Metrogistics shared that local sponsorships from Crowe Horwath, McCarthy Leonard & Klaemerer, A&M and Hot in the Kitchen allowed for all ticket sales revenue to go to the two animal welfare groups.
“This year’s total was the most money ever raised at our annual Monster Mash party, which will allow us to make our largest donations yet to our designated charities,” said managing partner William Billiter. “Thank you to our attendees, sponsors and staff. We truly appreciate your generosity.”