A Dollar for the Cause
-by Gemini Creason (HSCC Volunteer)
As an avid animal lover and HSCC volunteer, I strive to support the animals in any way that I can. As Christmas is the time of giving, I especially try hard to give to those charities that are near and dear to my heart. Last Christmas, I had a simple thought: what if everyone donated just one dollar this holiday season to the furry creatures at HSCC? What kind of impact would it have? I expanded my idea to come up with the following plan: I asked people to donate $1 per family member (furry creatures included) in their household. Since I had six cats and myself, I donated $7. Since my grandparents had a dog, a cat, and themselves, they donated $4. 2013 was the first year that I did this. I was able to raise about $25 and following the fundraising, I went and bought supplies for the animals. This past Christmas, I was able to raise twice that, and therefore I was able to buy twice the supplies! It was a success in my eyes, which is why I encourage others to do this as well. This idea is a simple one to implement and on a wide scale, it could have quite the impact. Of course, with any charity, make sure who you are giving the money to is actually going to give it to the intended recipients. Keep in mind the furry critters this next Christmas and remember, even just a dollar can create a purr-fect holiday for these homeless pets!