LITTLE THINGS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE!
There are many little things that people can do that would make
a BIG difference in the lives of our animals while waiting for a
One person's trash may be a treasure for AHF!
Are you doing some spring cleaning and finding things you just don’t need or use anymore? Are you looking at the stack of DVD’s and CD’s and thinking - when are we going to watch that again or listen to that again? Have you been looking at the same towels year after year? Do you need new blankets because yours are getting little fluff balls on them? Do your sheets have stains on them and you want to throw them out? Don’t throw any of these things away! Almost Home Foundation can use them. Here is a list of household items that AHF could use for the animals (stained bedding/towels are fine – they are used for the kittens/puppies and for dogs in local kennels waiting for
a temporary or forever home)!
|Blankets||Empty Ink Cartridges, including small ones from home printers|
|Towels||Baby gates – past the baby stage, we could use them!!|
|Sheets||Dog / Cat items you no longer use (leashes, collars, beds, crates)|
These items are things that you might have around the house that you may be getting rid of. Or do you have unused gifts that we could resell at an online auction site? Why not donate them to AHF? These kinds of items can be dropped off at the Adoption Shows at Petsmart, 162 South Gary Ave., Bloomingdale, from 11am - 3pm on Saturdays.
Need an idea for a service project for your child?
A great way for children to get involved in helping out rescue animals is to have a food/supply drive or fundraiser for the animals! A fundraiser such as "Spare Change for Change" can have the children ask for "spare change" to "change the plight of a homeless dog or cat". Then a trip to the local PetSmart® store so that they can purchase a gift card for AHF or some of the items that we
need! For a food/supply drive, collecting our Wish List items are a great way to help the animals! See how children and teens have helped our animals! Click here.
Tickets? A Night Out?
Do you have unused tickets to plays, sporting events, music events, dining or more? Donate these at Tix 4 Cause and indicate Almost Home Foundation for the contribution!
Likewise, the next time you plan a hot date or game day out, check Tix 4 Cause first! The sale of the ticket can benefit AHF. Do the things you love while helping AHF!
Favors? Do AHF a favor!
Favors are often given out at bridal showers, baby showers or weddings. These favors are often cute - but never used. How about considering donating to AHF instead of giving out favors. Simply tell your guests that in lieu of favors - a donation has been made to AHF to support the homeless cats and dogs.
Have a few hours a week or have a special area of interest?
Maybe you can give of your time and talents? Perhaps…
- Help at an adoption show
- Help at a specific event
- Help at our Luv-a-Pet center
- Write a story - and post on our AHF Blog!
- Donate time and talents to bath/groom dogs in the kennel
- Many, many more! To see some of our volunteer positions - click here
- Have an interest or talent that you think may benefit AHF, tell us here
Something for everyone!
Another way to do something small that can go a long way, attend an AHF event – we have something for everyone throughout the year. Our fundraising events range from a Walk/Run Event to a Music Event, from a Fashion Show to a Bingo Event, a Spaghetti Dinner to our Hogs for Dogs Motorcycle event! Our largest event is our December GALA with silent and live auctions. There is something for everyone! To see our events photo recaps, click here
So, the next time you think your gift, donated item, talent, time or attendance won’t make a difference, remember….
LITTLE THINGS DO
MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE!
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