Until Friday: Fundraiser lets you send a baby goat to someone's door
TRI-CITIES, Wash. -— A Spokane non-profit is running around town delivering kids, baby goats, to unsuspecting Tri-Citians this week to raise money for charity.
The yearly tradition sends volunteers from the Wishing Star Foundation, baby goats in-tow, to someone nominated (or goated) by friends.
Volunteers say a typical "goating" lasts 15 minutes but each one is helping the dreams of sick kids become a reality.
A financial donation to Wishing Star sends the goat and its groupies packing, but you can "goat" someone else for $50.
Wishing Star volunteer Trever Fehrenbacher said folks are usually amused, not annoyed, when his team and Talulah stop by for a “goating”.
“They really get excited,” he said. “They think pretty hard, ‘Alright, who can I send a goat to? Who’d like this the most?’ Or even sometimes, ‘Who really would not like this? This is going to be fun for me to send’."
Fehrenbacher said so far this week, Baby Talulah and her team have visited banks, schools, and even television stations.
He said you can send a baby goat anywhere in the Tri-Cities through Friday, May 11.
To donate, volunteer, send a goat, or buy "goat insurance”, at the fundraiser website.