Yesterday, I made the last of my donations to the Chester County SPCA, and boy were they excited along with me for doing it. For those that may not be aware of the March Madness Drive I completed during the month of March, I will explain all that I did.
In the beginning of March I emailed my clients along with posting it on Facebook that I wanted to do something for certain area shelters and collect donations to assist them. So I started the March Madness Blanket and Towel Drive. This was the first time I did this and I was more than pleased by the number of donations I received.
The shelters that were recipients of these donations were: Cat Angel Network, La Mancha Animal Rescue, Main Line Animal Rescue and the Chester County SPCA. All of these shelters depend upon individual donations either monetary or material items to run their organizations. All of these animal rescues and shelters have on their website “wish lists” that states all that they are looking for, so I sent that out with my email to my clients and the response that I received was fantastic to say the least!
I was overwhelmed by the donations I received: cat food, dog food, kitty litter, rawhides, towels, blankets, sheets, dog beds, dog crates, kennels, dog toys, cat toys, litter boxes and various cleaning supplies and I could go on and on.
You may be thinking well that isn’t that much, but I filled my spare room with all I received.
I collected over 100 pounds of kitty litter, 50 pounds of dog food, at least 8 dozen towels, 5 large comforters and over 48 rolls of paper towels.
I filled my truck up 4 times to deliver all the donations to the organizations which all were very thankful and happy to receive them.
I am just a small business, one person, with one mission; to help those in my own community, those that are speechless and need our help the most.
It didn’t take much time, or much effort. But the feeling of gratitude I received from those organizations and those that donated was what made this a success and to those that are my readers that did donate, I want to send a personal Thank You! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!
I also did this to inspire others to reach out to your own communities, start something in your church, in your neighborhood, the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, or any group that you may be involved in. It took an email, collecting the items, and giving to those that needed those items the most.
My personal donation that I gave to all the organization was each shelter or rescue group received coupons for 6 free visits to give to those individuals that adopt from them.
Reach out to your community and maybe You can also do something to help those that are speechless and have no choice other than to be born with 4 legs and end up in a shelter or rescue waiting for a forever home of their own. Every pet; dog or cat, deserves a second chance. Donate or volunteer, we can all make a difference.
Thanks again to EVERYONE who donated!
Have a Happy Pet Day Everyone!