Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals Recap

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HTThriftBenefitButtonGraphicThrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals Recap

What:  An event to help bring awareness to thrift shops that sponsor animal shelters.

Why:  Humane Societies depend almost exclusively on donations to fund their operations.  Donations can be few and far between.  Opening a thrift shop is an additional way to receive steady donations.  Many people do not realize that thrift shops might be a sponsor of the organizations who provide care to sheltered and rescued animals.

How:  Shop in the thrift shops that sponsors a shelter or animal rescue.  Online bloggers write about their thrift shop treasures.

When:  First Saturday in October.  Online events continue throughout October.

Who:  Anyone can participant by shopping their local thrift shop that sponsors a shelter.  Donate items to shelter thrift shops.  Follow the online events.  Donate to your favorite shelter.

I’m working on making this a holiday!

To find a thrift shop that sponsors a shelter you can click Animal Based Charities and enter the name of your town or call your local shelter.


On the first Saturday in October, I invited a group of friends to go shopping at our local Humane Society Thrift Shop.  Click to read about the Thrift Benefit Lunch and Shopping.


If you need savings on pet care, click Coupon Chef – Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Pets.

Hometalk Highlight Video

Hometalk helped promote the online event.  It is the largest home and garden information based website on the internet.  It brings homeowners, professionals and home and garden bloggers together.  Click here to see the Hometalk Highlight Thrift Benefit video.

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DIY Blog Tour

The blog tour was filled with inspiring bloggers, creative and unique thrift shop treasures and do it yourself projects.

Here are links to some of the thrift shops that were on the blog tour.

Humane Society of Central AZ Thrift Shop
Second Life Atlanta
Golda’s House
Animals in Distress
Humane Society Thrift Store
Helping Hands for Animals
Angels Wish
Fur Kids

Of course, the best of the blog tour was the sweet animals.  Boomer, Quigley, Sadie Bo, Cinnamon, Boo Bear, Molly and Moose, Tebow, Nellie, Homer, Lucky Charm, Kitty, Emmett, Cinder Ella {love that name} Aria {who has now found her permanent home} a flock of chickens, 3 Bellas, and Gabby Girl.

Here’s the recap of the blog tour.  I would love to thank each blogger for joining the tour.



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  1. this was great I have been cleaning my house for 54 years and never came up with such good suggestions-mine has consisted mostly of intense muttering about sloppy people who don’t pick up ANYTHING- argghhhh! the music and dancing is going to be a lot more fun-
    thanks again

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