I spent about two and a half years volunteering at a local shelter. It was the best time and if I didn’t move too far away I would still be spending time volunteering. It is where I met Seamus. That crazy little nugget stole my heart and I was forever smitten.
The work that the volunteer’s do daily is astounding. There is usually a cat group, a dog group, medical staff, and administrative group. Some wear many hats and fit in multiple groups. On any given day we would do laundry, clean cages, cuddle pets, give shots, sort donations, do temperament tests and walk the dogs. The list of tasks are endless but the animals were always the most important thing to all the volunteers. I mean you aren’t there for the money! Yes, some shelter staff get paid but most are doing it for the love of animals.
Either way like the saying goes it takes a village….
So this week I decided to check out a local shelter’s website and see if they listed any items that they needed for donation. This one happened to mention paper towels and plates among other things. Most people donate food so I wanted to go out of the norm since those items are less likely to get donated, but remember every little bit helps.
Remember not all Acts of Kindness have to cost money. You can donate your time too.
Are you considering doing your own Act of Kindness? If not, what is stopping you? Grab a button if you would like to spread the word. The change that we seek in others has to first come from within. This year I hope you decide to Be the Change You Seek.