Holiday season hopes for Rochester shelter
Rochester — With the holiday season comes the spirit of giving, and this season the It’s All About the Animals shelter in Rochester is asking the community to pitch in to support felines in need.
On Nov. 27, the day dubbed Giving Tuesday, the cat shelter will participate in global day of giving that urges individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
It’s All About the Animals hopes that people will feel inspired to donate, provide supplies and volunteer their time on an ongoing basis. To fulfill these goals, the shelter wants to encourage people to consider these options.
To give supplies, residents can drop them off at the shelter at 103 Marion Rd. Donations on Nov. 27 will be accepted from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The items that top the list of needs for the shelter are clumping litter, Lysol spray, and canned kitten food.
Monetary donations can be made at ItsAllAboutTheAnimals.org or in person on Giving Tuesday. Cat lovers who wish to make a long-term commitment to the shelter can volunteer a couple hours of time per week.
Also this year, the shelter has teamed up with the Old Rochester Regional School District to collect donations in the lobbies of each school until Nov. 27.
“The mission of the school system 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!” said Pam Robinson, director of IAAA.
It’s All About the Animals is a non-profit, no-kill shelter founded in 2009 with the mission of providing homeless, abused or abandoned cats the chance to find a home.