Solar Project

Want to help the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe (HSTT) and the Town of Truckee reduce their carbon footprint and save money?

Here’s an opportunity to do just that. My name is Bella Bono, and with the support of many, I’ve started a project to install a 5.5 kw solar system on the roof of the new HSTT building this summer. My two favorite things in life are the outdoors and animals, and I wanted to find a way to give back to Truckee and HSTT with a lasting gift.

  • Installing solar panels will provide clean energy to HSTT for 25+ years, and it will benefit an organization I could not be more proud of.
  • Over the lifetime of the system, the solar panels are expected to save HSTT $42,000!

Thanks to donations from local vendors,  we now have most of the solar equipment donated at no charge and we’re thrilled to say that local contractor, Mike Nethersole, from MD Construction will be completing the installation.

  • That leaves us with about $4,000 that we still need to fundraise to cover the cost of engineering, permitting and electrical equipment.
  • The goal is to have the necessary funding completed by mid-August and have the system installed by the end of the summer.

We’d be delighted to have your participation at one of our upcoming fundraisers as either a guest or a volunteer! Please see dates and contact details below.

Financial donations are also very welcome. You can donate directly at:


Upcoming fundraising events:

Babysitting for Date Night(s)
Cost - $10 per hour per child at The Lodge at Tahoe Donner*
Reservations - Email Bella at or call/text (925)-518-2086. There will be room for fifteen kids on each night, ages 3-11.
Location - The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Dates - Monday, June 27th & Monday, July 11th
Time - 5:00 to 8:00 pm
* This is not a Tahoe Donner sponsored event nor a fundraiser for Tahoe Donner. This event is a fundraiser for the Humane Society’s Solar Panel Program.

The Haircut-A-Thon
For an entire day, men, women and children can have their haircut for a special discounted price. Reservations required.
Cost -    
$30 for women
$20 for men and
$?? for children
Hairdresser - Carrie Bono
Location – tbd
Date - tbd

Truckee Thursday Treats
Come find us at the Humane Society booth at Truckee Thursdays selling dog treats and people treats!
Dates - July 7th, 14th and 21st

Pet Walk-A-Thon
30-minute dog walks for $10
Reservations - All you have to do is text or call (925)-518-2086 to schedule a dog walk.
Times - Timing will vary. Call ahead for availability.
Dates - June 20th- July 20th

Bella Bakes It, You Take It
Prepare to be blown away by all the fantastic baked goods we will be selling at various events throughout the summer.

HSTT’s Barn Dance Party
12215 Prosser Dam Rd.
Saturday, July 16th
5:00 - 9:00 pm

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest at The Village at Squaw Valley
August 13th and 14th
2:00 - 8:00 pm

7th Annual Peaks & Paws at The Village at Squaw Valley
August 27th
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Get involved!

I would love your participation in helping me reach my fundraising goal. You can help and have fun at the same time! Email Bella Bono at or call (925)-518-2086 and see what else you can do to make this happen.

We appreciate everyone who is willing to support us and look forward to seeing those shiny new panels on the roof of HSTT as soon as possible.