Other Ways to Help HAWS

 

Are you looking for an idea for a service project? Or, are you just trying to find out what you can do to help animals? With our limited resources – both in personnel and finances – it means a great deal when members of our community take on a project or fundraiser on our behalf!

There are many things you can do to help HAWS help animals of our area. Some things you can do on your own, while others require the effort of a group, troop, organization, school or neighborhood.

Need some ideas? Here are just a few possibilities:

  • Organize a Fundraiser: Groups have done everything from penny drives to bake sales to car washes to lemonade stands – there are limitless ideas! Stop by for a tour of the shelter so you know all about us before you start. Don’t be afraid to champion your own event! We’ll be happy to post your results on this website, on social media and in our newsletter!
  • Be an event Sponsor: We have several opportunities throughout the year for sponsorships as an individual, group or business. Special events, such as the Pet Walk or fall fundraising gala, as well as programs like the Kids ‘N Critters day camp need financial support and allow you to advertise at the same time. Contact our Development Office for additional information and details.
  • Get a Speaker: Whether it’s for a group or class, a member of our Education Department will be happy to come to talk about what we do, responsible pet-ownership, or a variety of other topics.
  • Be a Responsible Pet Owner: Lead by example! Have a collar and tag on your animals, keep them on a leash or in your yard, and make sure they get the exercise and vet care they need. Report animal abuse to the Waukesha County Humane Officers.
  • Collect Supplies: Check out our Wish List of needed items and collect items we need. Needs change with the temperatures – check back for seasonal supply needs.
  • Educate Yourself and Others: See if any of your school projects can be about animal shelters, pet overpopulation, animal cruelty and neglect, or animal welfare. We can even help with information and handouts! Be sure to send us a copy – we love to see what kids who care about animals are doing…and we can even post your project!

Contact HAWS at 262-542-8851 and we’ll get you started on the right track.

Kids Who Make a Difference!

Kids are giving back to their community in a big way. Send us pictures of your fundraising efforts for HAWS, and we’ll
post them! Show or tell us how you’re helping the HAWS cause and help us encourage more kids to join the ranks of the HAWS’ Caring Kids!

Click here to read about the amazing kids who make a real difference to HAWS and their communities.

Email us at:
[email protected]

OR snail mail us at:
HAWS Caring Kids
P.O. Box 834
Waukesha, WI53187-0834

Earn Money for HAWS While You Shop!

Several local grocery stores have fundraising programs in which HAWS receives a 1% credit for receipts that are submitted to the shelter. Be sure to send your receipts to HAWS every three months, because they do expire!

SENTRY STORES (Ask for a FUNDS FOR FRIENDS sticker at the check out.)

  • Fox Run – 2304 W. St. Paul Ave., Waukesha
  • Albrechts – 3255 Golf Road, Delafield

OTHER AREA GROCERS WITH DONATION PROGRAMS

  • Piggly Wiggly – Hartland and Oconomowoc

Give Great Gifts and Support HAWS

Gifts of Love
One of the most meaningful ways to help animals is to make a gift in honor or in memory of a special person, animal or occasion. We acknowledge your donation to us by sending a beautiful card to the giftee in your name. Our thoughtful memorial cards let grieving loved ones know that you are thinking of them.

Clean your Closets for HAWS
The pets at HAWS are always in need of blankets and towels – and they’re not picky if the linens are new or gently used! Drop off your old and unused washable blankets and towels at any time at HAWS. And, when those items are finally worn out, the Friends of HAWS have teamed up with St. Vincent de Paul of Waukesha for an ongoing textile drive/fundraiser.

“Can” You Top This Fundraiser?
Bring your empty aluminum cans to the shelter for recycling. We’ll do the rest!

Shop and Support HAWS
Many local and online retailers have donation programs for HAWS. Simply ask about the possibilities, and mention that you would like your donation to go to HAWS when you place your order!

Kids Who Make a Difference!
Kids are giving back to their community in a big way. Send us pictures of your fundraising efforts for HAWS, and we’ll post them! Show or tell us how you’re helping the HAWS cause and help us encourage more kids to join the ranks of the HAWS’ Caring Kids!

Click here to read about the amazing kids who make a real difference to HAWS and their communities.

Email us at:
[email protected]

or snail mail us at:
HAWS Caring Kids
P.O. Box 834
Waukesha, WI53187-0834

Donate to HAWS Today!

General donations help us provide shelter 24/7 365 for lost, abandoned, unwanted or stray companion pets.
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