It’s All About the Animals

It’s All About the Animals has joined #GivingTuesday to celebrate the giving spirit of our community and to raise much needed donations for our felines.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

The goal is to collect funds and supplies for our feline shelter, and to encourage cat lovers to volunteer their time on an ongoing basis. To accomplish this goal, It’s All About the Animals asks the community to consider one of the following:

  1. Drop off a much needed supply on #GivingTuesday at the shelter (103 Marion Road, Rochester). The shelter will be accepting donations on November 27th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Clumping litter, Lysol spray (this brand works best), and canned kitten food are most needed.
  2. Make a monetary donation via the link on their website or in person on #GivingTuesday. Your donation will be pooled with others to keep the lights on!
  3. 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.

New this year, It’s All About the Animals has teamed up with Old Rochester Regional School District for #GivingTuesday! Donation boxes are in the lobbies of each of the six schools in the district (Old Rochester Regional High School, Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, Center School, Old Hammondtown School, Rochester Memorial, and Sippican School) from November 12th through November 27th to help fuel donations to the shelter, and to encourage and instill philanthropy in the youngest members of our community. “The mission of the school system (per their website) is to inspire all students to think, to learn, and to care. What better way to teach children to care than by helping their local animal shelter? The students can feel great about their donations and the shelter will receive items that are always in need. It’s a win-win for the community when the community comes together!” states Pam Robinson, director of IAAA.

IAAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer shelter founded in 2009. Its mission is to give homeless, abused, and abandoned adult cats and kittens the opportunity to receive the love, care, and shelter they need until they find the loving homes they deserve. The shelter is free roaming with access to a safe, enclosed outdoor area, and operates solely on donations. 100% of all donations go directly toward helping felines in need. Each and every donation is greatly appreciated and makes a world of difference in our cats’ lives!

Those who are interested in joining It’s All About the Animals’ #GivingTuesday initiative can visit, Facebook page @itsallabouttheanimalsinc, or email For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit, Facebook page or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.

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