Spare Change Drive Benefiting the Hinsdale Humane Society
he Hinsdale Humane Society will host the 9th Annual Pennies for Paws spare change drive, April 10 - May 12, 2017. This is a program designed to bring Humane Education into school classrooms, while raising money for the homeless animals at the shelter. We would like to invite your school to participate.
Pennies for Paws is an important youth-led fundraiser that teaches charitable and educational lessons. To assist with the educational aspect of the penny drive, free animal related lesson plans promoting character, responsibility, math, and language arts are available, as well as classroom presentations about animal safety given by our Director of Humane Education.
In the past 8 years, area schools raised nearly $50,000 in spare change donations! Our goal is to invite and include additional area schools to help raise awareness of homeless pets, to educate hundreds of children, and to make a difference in our community. We hope that your school will join us. It is easy to sign up, rewarding to participate and we have some fun, educational programs to offer. In the past, we have had entire schools participate, groups by grade level or even an individual classroom or club. The level of participation can be as large or small as you wish.
Pennies for Paws Details:
- Participants will collect spare change for their specified time frame
- HHS will pick up spare change donations and present your group with a Thank You certificate
- Groups have the option of an HHS Humane Educator presenting to your group, detailing where donations go, who they’re helping, and all about HHS
- Top fundraisers will be mentioned in our Summer Newsletter
To sign up your school or classroom, simply complete the online Pennies for Paws 2017 Enrollment Form