Whatever your age, there’s always something you can do to help the SPCA . . .
Collecting items needed by your local SPCA is a great way of helping the animals at the SPCA and it’s a great way to get your friends and family involved too!
Parents and Teachers: please note that SPCA does NOT endorse door-to-door fundraising or collection activities.
Things to collect:
- Donations of money
- Canned pet food, particularly wet puppy or kitten food
- Old/clean towels, blankets and sheets
- Newspapers (standard size only)
- Pre-loved large sports balls (soccer, rugby)
- Pre-loved quality household items suitable to be sold through our SPCA Op Shops
Different SPCA centres may require different things, at different times of the year, so give your local SPCA a call and find out what they need.
The important things to remember are:
- Be safe
- Involve your family, classmates and friends
- Share animal care information with everyone you know who has an animal
- Make sure you have permission from parents/teachers before you start your collection ideas
- NEVER collect money or items going ‘door-to-door’
- Tell us about it
- HAVE FUN!
Remember - always have Parents or Teachers permission and help before you start, and NEVER collect money or products going ‘door-to-door’.
There are lots of everyday things you can do to help animals, for example:
- Encourage your family and friends to buy products (e.g. shampoo, soap and deodorant) that haven’t been tested on animals
- Go green and help save the planet – cycle or walk when you can instead of traveling in a car; try and buy things that have little or no packaging; recycle household waste such as paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, food tins, drink cans and glass; turn off taps and lights when you don’t need them to save water and electricity; don’t leave your computer and TV on standby, turn them off at the plugs to save energy
- Try and persuade the adults in your family to buy animal welfare-friendly food like SPCA Animal Welfare Certified.
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