Sophie Weigel moved to Minnesota from Iowa five years ago, right after college. She says, “I wanted to get involved in the community somehow. I went online to VolunteerMatch and saw that Can Do Canines had an event coming up and went to the website to check it out. I was in love with the mission right away!”
For five years, Sophie served on the planning committees for the Fetching Ball Gala and the Can Do Woofaroo. Throughout the year, she plans and carries out these very important fundraising events as part of a group of other dedicated event volunteers. “The amount of work, time and dedication that happens behind the scenes is truly amazing. Everyone from the staff to the volunteers put their heart into the mission and it really shows when a team comes together for the first time,” Sophie says about the planning process.
Regarding her favorite memory of her time volunteering, Sophie responds, “I am a sucker for doggie fashion shows. We have had a few in the past and there is nothing funnier than watching the dogs get dressed and ready for the runway!”
When asked about her hobbies, she says, “Is eating a hobby?! I love to explore local restaurants and enjoy cooking! You will mostly find me out and about trying new things and going to new places. Mini adventures are my favorite! Oh, and I can’t forget about crafts! I love creating in my spare time.”
A giant thank you to Sophie for all she has done to make these events amazing. We appreciate that you have chosen Can Do Canines to devote your time, skills, and energy to. Thank you!