While nervously awaiting Elsa's new cousin (a.k.a. my new foster dog), I've been researching different ways to support local charities. Now that I will have a second furbaby, I am going to be limited in the money that I can donate outright. I will continue to volunteer at the Humane Society, but I also started researching simple ways to support the rescue I am fostering through. Here are a few really easy tips for giving back without investing a large portion of your time or
1. Amazon Smile: When shopping on Amazon, use smile.amazon.com and choose your favorite charity through their site. Each purchase you make, they donate 10% to the charity you pick.
2. Woof Trax: Download the Walk for a Dog app and choose your local shelter. Every mile you walk, they donate a certain amount.
3. Keep a shelter donations box: Old towels and blankets, bowls, newspaper, papertowels, coupons for pet items... there are a thousand different items that your local shelter can use that you would have otherwise thrown away.
4. BOGO and other sales: watch Publix and other stores with really good sales. Every once in awhile they will put cat and dog food, treats, or toys on a very good sale. Pickup a bag of food or a toy to add to your shelter box.
5. Follow them on social media: start "liking" and sharing their posts. Invite friends to their fundraising events. Share a post with a newly adoptable animal.
6. Bookmark GoodSearch: use Goodsearch every time you search for something online and gain a penny for your rescue each time! They also have surveys and other things you can use to raise money.