3 Barkin’ Good Reasons to Buy a HIP Brick Today!

TALES BLOG /3 Reasons to Buy a HIP Brick

Have you stopped by Hand in Paw’s campus recently? With the weather beginning to heat up, it’s a great time to pop by and stroll through the gardens. Our brick pathways filled with custom tribute and memorial bricks will guide you each step of the way!

These custom bricks were purchased through Hand in Paw’s Barkin’ Brick Campaign – a continuous fundraiser designed to help cover expenses associated with the upkeep of our beautiful campus which was expanded and renovated in 2019 to better serve the community.

As you stroll the brick walkways leading to the Jim & Katie Lasker Training Center and John 3:16 Memorial Gardens, you will see touching messages dedicated to past and present Therapy Teams, beloved family members (furry family included!), and friends. Here are 3 reasons you should add your mark to Hand in Paw’s campus and buy a HIP brick today!    


1. They make great gifts


Buying gifts for friends can be tricky! Take away all the guesswork by purchasing a custom brick in their honor instead! And don’t worry about the gift wrap – we will be sure to send the person you are honoring a custom certificate notifying them of their special present.  

Get inspired: Try including your friend’s favorite quote, name, or nickname on the brick!  


2. Remember a friend or family member



One very special part of Hand in Paw’s campus is our John 3:16 Memorial Gardens which was created to honor those who have passed away. The memorial brick pathway takes you to the top of the garden where there are benches to sit and reflect. Any brick purchases made in memory of a loved one (human or furry friend) is placed within this pathway leaving a permanent legacy. To let another friend or family member know about your brick purchase, we are happy to send a custom certificate notifying them of your memorial.  


3. Brick purchases support Hand in Paw


Every brick purchase made helps Hand in Paw continue to provide Animal-Assisted Therapy free of charge to our community! With the expansion of our campus complete, Hand in Paw is able to fully recruit, train and evaluate new Therapy Teams on site. This streamlined process means that teams can be trained faster, resulting in more people receiving the hope, healing and love our Therapy Teams provide. Your brick purchase will help HIP continue to make improvements and grow!    


It’s easy to support Hand in Paw with the purchase of a brick! Simply visit our online ordering website and fill out the form. OR if you would rather talk to a Hand in Paw staff member, please contact Amanda Puskar at amanda@handinpaw.org. Standard 4x8 bricks cost $100 and can be customized with up to 3 lines to text! Large 8x8 paver bricks cost $250 and can be customized with up to 6 lines of text.