While making a donation is the easiest and fastest way to help our cause, there are many other things you can do to help pets in need. We are always looking for members of our community to help us in any way that they can. Here are just some of the ways you can help us:
Community Benefit Event – A community benefit event is an event to benefit the Lake Humane Society which is held by a third party. These events are fully planned and promoted by the third party. In order to hold a benefit event, one must first get permission from Lake Humane Society. With ample notice, we will assist with promoting the event, and will have a presence at the event if possible. To start planning your community benefit event today, please contact Anna Marie Velazquez!
Adoption and Informational Events – In order to give our adoptable pets more exposure and increase their chances of finding a home, we try to have mobile adoption events and informational booths as often as possible. We have local businesses that reach out to us and invite us to set up an informational booth with adoptable animals, shelter information, and items for sale in order to get our name out there and get our animals adopted! We promote the event and invite our supporters to come along for the event! Can't have animals in your business? No problem! We can set up an informational booth with our information and volunteers will answer any questions that come about! To find out our availability for events, please contact Anna Marie Velazquez!
You can shop online using AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchases will benefit our pets when you select LHS as your benefitting charity. How simple is that?! You can double your impact by purchasing items on our Amazon Wish List while using AmazonSmile, too! You can search, shop, and dine and GoodSearch will donate to our organization! You can choose to register for an account or search without registering. It's so easy!
This is a great way to get all of your animal loving co-workers involved! You can simply set up a donation box somewhere within your office and encourage your staff/co-workers/students to gather up donations found on our Wish List to be donated to our shelter over a set period of time. These donation drives help us tremendously as we are always going through supplies very quickly. Please contact our shelter and make us aware of this donation drive!
Organize an event for all your friends, and donate the proceeds to the shelter. Any kind of social event – a birthday party, a bridal shower, wedding reception, holiday celebration - is a great way to make new friends and raise money for the animals in need. Please be sure to contact the shelter and get permission prior to collecting donations in our organization's name.
We look for businesses in our community to promote our shelter in order to reach more people within Lake County and the surrounding areas. This is as simple as displaying our brochures, flyers for upcoming fundraisers, and dog house donation boxes! Volunteers and staff of the shelter will drop off the needed supplies, so all you have to do is contact them when you’re running low! This seems like such a small way to help, but it really helps us grab the attention of all different audiences.
If you've got a helpful skill, think of ways to use it! Are you a great photographer? Spend an hour or two every couple of weeks taking pictures of adoptable dogs — a great picture really increases the odds of an animal being adopted. Are you handy or artistic? Ask about ways you can donate your time to sprucing up the facility. Or if you've got something else in mind, just give us a call - you never know how you can help. To become a volunteer today, please click here!