Posted on 12/28/2012
More and more needs are identified and our wonderful community is responding with donations of time, money and other resources to help meet those needs! We could not be more proud of our community and all our wonderful volunteers and generous donors!
Thanks to you, we are delivering 12,000 pounds of food every month to food banks and meals on wheels programs! While this is truly amazing, there are still hungry pets and families facing the dread of giving up beloved pets due to financial hardships.
We have plenty of volunteer opportunities- whether you want to help one time, or help meet ongoing needs, we can use your help!
One Saturday every month we meet at Brownell Library from 1-4 to make pet toys and no-sew pet beds. Contact us for upcoming dates (which we also post on our Facebook page). Bring a friend and make a fun afternoon of it! And, if you have clean, stray socks, bring those too- they are perfect for making catnip sock toys!
Other opportunities to help:
1. Event planning: We need help developing, organizing, and setting up events to fund raise for Lucy’s House. Our goal is to hold 4 events/ year.
Events for 2013:
MLK day January 21 12-4 Brownell Library- Monday event due to MLK day community service- we are partnering with Essex CHIPS on this event
Need help organizing a dinner/dance to support Lucy’s House or other event for fundraising in March, 2013
Walk for dogs in Essex in May,2013 Need help organizing and setting up this event
Need help developing an event to involve cat owners for 2013 in September, 2013
Silent Auction in November, 2013 Need help getting silent auction items and promoting event
2. Help making dog and cat toys/pet beds
Make tennis ball rope toys, catnip sock toys, fleece tug toys, no-sew fleece pet beds of all sizes
One Saturday a month at Brownell Library
Lucy’s House also works with school groups and community service youth need to complete at local schools.
3. Help organizing bottle and pet food drives in the community throughout the year
4. Support tabling events at Petco once a month in South Burlington, Vermont
Help provide information about Lucy’s House to public through table top display and our partnership with Petco.
Time committment: 1 hour to 1.5 hours once a month