This is Lulu.
So in the spirit of the season now upon us, here are some easy, great ways you can help animal rescue groups and charities in need.
IAMS Home 4 the Holidays
Iams/ Eukanuba has an annual effort to get the community to help local charities, and provide large support to two particular charities in dire need.
All you have to do is go to the Iams Home 4 the Holidays site. There you'll find a list of participating shelters, broken up by state. Find a local shelter or rescue to donate to. You can also go to their website, and find a wish list of items they need. Many you can pick up at the grocery store (laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, that sort of thing). Then do a shelter drive-by. Just stop by the shelter and drop the items off.
I did that Monday. I picked up a big bottle of laundry detergent and some towels (don't want to spend too much money on towels? Check the end caps at Target!) , and took them to SPCA of Central Florida.
Bissell Pinning for Pets
Are you on Pinterest? Here's an easy way to help pets in need.
Bissell, the vaccuum cleaner company, is running Pinning for Pets. Just create a pin board called Pinning for Pets, choose two animals from Petfinder.com who need to be adopted, and two Bissell products and pin them to the board. Then fill out the form on the Pinning for Pets page and include the URL for the board. That's it. Bissell will donate up to $50,000 to the Petfinder Foundation.
Petco Crazy About Giving
It's a simple form. But with it, you can help a shelter win a Petco gift card and food from Hill's Science Diet.
Just go to Petco's Crazy About Giving website, fill out the entry form and pick a shelter or rescue group near you. That's it!
There you go! Three easy ways you can help pet charities this holiday season. If I find more, I will add them!
Petco also has its own Pinterest contest!
From now until Dec. 14, repin a pin on the Petco 12 Days of Pinterest board, and have the chance to win a gift card for yourself, and one of the shelter of your choice. For more details, go to the Petco Facebook page.