Pennies for Paws 2017

April 10 - May 12, 2017


Spare Change Drive Benefiting the Hinsdale Humane Society

The 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:

Getting Started:

To sign up your school or classroom, simply complete the online Pennies for Paws 2017 Enrollment Form

Drive Materials:


Contact our Humane Education Coordinator at 630-323-5630 x33 or email