It’s All About the Animals, Inc. has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Their goal is to raise much-needed funds and supplies for their feline shelter, and to encourage cat lovers to volunteer their time on an ongoing basis. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
To accomplish their goal, It’s All About the Animals asks the community to consider one of the following:
- Drop off a much-needed supply on #GivingTuesday at the shelter (103 Marion Road, Rochester) between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm. Clumping litter, Lysol spray (this brand works best), and canned kitten food are most needed.
- Make a donation of $10 via the link on their website, www.ItsAllAboutTheAnimals.org, or in person on #GivingTuesday. Your donation will be pooled with others to keep the lights on!
- Volunteer at the shelter and feel the spirit of #GivingTuesday all year long! A long-term commitment of a couple of hours per week from a self-sufficient, cat-loving volunteer with their own transportation would be of tremendous help to the shelter.
“We are a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit with no one on payroll. One hundred percent of all donations go directly toward helping felines in need. Each and every donation is greatly appreciated and makes a world of difference in these cats’ lives!” explained Pam Robinson, director of IAATA.