Santapaws Shoebox Appeal 2017

Santapaws Shoebox Appeal 2017

Following the success of the 2016 Santa Paws Shoebox Appeal, we are once again working with local rescue centres collecting food, toys and gifts in a shoebox for the homeless animals of Newport and surrounding areas. There are thousands of animals in their temporary home, shelters and rescue centres at Christmas, if you are unable to offer a home, how about a gift?

Join SantaPaws Facebook group to take part in competitions and raffles in the lead up to Christmas.

This years recipients will be;

  • Dogs; Newport city dogs home (in conjunction with four paws animal rescue South Wales)+ Bluecross Newport Hub
  • Cats; Mittens cat rescue + Usk new start
  • Swans and Hedgehogs; Swan Rescue
  • Rabbits and guinea pigs; Friends of the animals
  • Larger animals; Dean farm trust
  • Birds; Caerphilly Bird Rescue

You can donate by dropping off at one of the local pickup points on the map..

Answers to a few FAQs:

  • Cut off date this year will be 8th December which gives the co ordinators the weekend of the 9th and 10th to collect from all the drop off points for the final time.
  • Shoeboxes can contain a mix of items for different charities, if you do a mixed box leave it open for us so we can split the items.
  • You can still xmas wrap and decorate the box as we’ll use it to make up full boxes for each charity.
  • If you’d like your box to go to a specific charity then wrap it closed with a label so we know where to deliver it.
  • Donations do not need to be in shoeboxes, we’re happy to make up boxes ourselves from different items. We had some very generous larger donations last year, namely sacks of dog food, and we welcome these donations 🙂
  • Unfortunately none of the charities are able to use new or used duvets and pillows, but donations of towels are very welcome.
  • For anyone who would like to help but may not live locally we will be holding a raffle this year for cash donations, details coming soon with a VERY cute prize!

Once again, thank you so much for your continued support this year. One of the highlights last year was reading the little notes and messages you left in the boxes, this year at least we’ll be prepared with tissues on hand! x

Contact: Tel: 07708961024

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