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Compassion in the Community – December 2020

The holiday season is here, and the Virginia Beach SPCA has a lot of exciting ways to celebrate while helping our animals! We’ve got the ultimate gift guide for all of the animal lovers in your life – both the VBSPCA and members of our community have a wide variety of gifts that give back to the shelter pets. Youth are invited to participate in a fun reading event, and a local business is collecting donations on our behalf all month long. Plus, we’re very thankful that our shelter feels like a winter wonderland thanks to some donated decorations! Thank you for your support of the VBSPCA throughout 2020!

#GivingTuesday 2020 – December 1st
Mark your calendars – #GivingTuesday is December 1st! The VBSPCA is joining organizations around the world to encourage people to do good. This year all of your #GivingTuesday donations will be used for our Miracle Medical Fund, which provides the VBSPCA animals with the medical treatment they need. And thanks to a generous donor, all funds donated that day will be matched up to $12,500!

Our goal is to raise a total of $25,000 this year. Every dollar counts, so please save the date for #GivingTuesday and donate here.

 

 

 

Home for the Holidays Adoption Event – Begins December 5th
Priority Automotive is back again with the 12th annual Home for the Holidays adoption promotion. Beginning December 5th, Priority Automotive will cover half of adoption fees for canines and felines at the VBSPCA and three other local shelters. This partnership aims to find all of the animals in our shelter system a home for the holidays. Discounted adoption fees run through New Year’s, or when funds run out.

 

 

 

Math Story Time with Mathnasium – December 6th
Learn a little about math and some of the adoptable animals of the VBSPCA with Mathnasium! During this virtual event, participants will enjoy the story of “Measuring Penny” and meet some of the VBSPCA animals. The event will take place on December 6th at 1:00pm. Proceeds will benefit the VBSPCA. You can register for the event here.

Team Eddie’s Auto VB – All Month Long
All December long, Team Eddie’s Auto is collecting donations for the VBSPCA. You can drop off food, toys, blankets, or cash donations at the auto repair shop at 5040 Virginia Beach Blvd, Unit 103B.

Caroline’s Prints for Paws
Young philanthropist and artist Caroline is creating prints to raise money for the animals of the VBSPCA. For a donation of $5 or more, 8-year-old Caroline will send you a unique drawing and the digital version of the print. Learn more about her fundraiser and the available prints here.

Community Gifts that Give Back

Holiday Light Boxes
Steven Kabath’s custom light boxes make great gifts and give back to the VBSPCA. You may recognize his work as he donated wooden light boxes for our Mutt Masquerade costume contest winners. Steven can customize the design and color of your light box. To purchase a light box, text Steven at 540-589-0716. Light boxes start at $35, and 25% of sales will be donated to our shelter animals.

Send a Holiday Gift Box through Puppy Love
Looking for the perfect present for your pooch? Puppy Love has a variety of gift boxes for the canine in your life. Select the VBSPCA at checkout and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our shelter animals. Check out the gift boxes here.

VBSPCA Gifts that Give Back

Visit our Retail Store
Our retail store has something for every animal lover on your holiday shopping list! Proceeds from each purchase go directly back to the VBSPCA animals. We have VBSPCA calendars, gift cards, apparel, pet toys, and more! Stop by the shelter today to wrap your holiday shopping up early!

While you’re at the shelter to pick up your holiday gifts, be sure to check out our beautifully decorated building courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives!

Sponsor a Day in Honor of Your Loved One
Looking for a more meaningful gift idea? Consider giving the joy of helping the animals in our care by honoring your loved one on a day that is special to them with the Virginia Beach SPCA’s 365 Days of Compassion Fundraiser. Their name will be displayed on our Wall of Compassion both in our shelter and on our website. Click here to sponsor a day to support our animals!

Gift a Membership
Giving the gift of VBSPCA Membership allows the recipient to become part of our mission. That means your loved one will be part of every adoption, every pet we treat in our clinic, and every child we reach with our human education initiatives. For an affordable monthly donation, members receive exclusive perks and discounts. Learn more about our membership levels here.

All Year Long – Sustainable Support

Kroger Plus
You can help homeless animals anytime you buy groceries at Kroger! Simply sign up, swipe your Plus Card when you shop, and a portion of the sale will be donated back to the VBSPCA! Sign up to participate here.

Host a fundraiser through Bonfire
Create a t-shirt to benefit the animals of the VBSPCA! Bonfire makes it easy – upload your design, select the VBSPCA as the nonprofit, and they take it from there. This is a great way to support the animals while also putting some style out there in the community. Learn more here.

Nextdoor
Paypal Giving Fund has partnered with Nextdoor in order to bring charities a new way to gain support from their communities. With Nextdoor’s Sell for Good, neighbors can support charities by simply buying and selling items on the For Sale & Free marketplace. Sellers will now have the option to donate proceeds to benefit nonprofits like the VBSPCA through the PayPal Giving Fund. Click here to get started today!

Become a Member
As a VBSPCA Member, every adoption we complete, every wildlife animal we rescue, every child we reach, and every pet we treat in our clinic connects back to you. YOU make our mission possible, and all it takes is $10 a month. Plus, VBSPCA members receive exclusive perks and discounts in gratitude for their dedication to sustaining our mission! Interested? Click here to become a VBSPCA Member.

#VBStrong
In solidarity with our two legged and four-legged community, VBStrong T-shirts and tanks are available at the VBSPCA shelter, located at 3040 Holland Road. 100% of the proceeds from these VBStrong shirts will go to families of those who were lost on May 31st, 2019.

The Virginia Beach SPCA is incredibly grateful for the continued support from our local community. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser or event supporting the VBSPCA, please contact our Outreach Department at outreach@vbspca.com.