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.