What better way to support animal charities at Christmas time than to buy cards and calendars online – so get cracking, there’s only 16 more sleeps til the big day…
Most major animal charities have online shops where you can buy Christmas cards and calendars to support their fundraising efforts. If you want to go a step further you can volunteer to sell their cards at work, school, in the local community etc. And a number of them have Christmas events like carol singing, a visit to Santa or Santa’s workshop that you can support.
We’ve compiled a list of prominent charities below (in alpha order). If you’d prefer to support a local cause that doesn’t sell online you could always give them a call to see how they’re taking donations this Christmas. Go on, it’ll give you a warm and cuddly feeling!
ASH Animal rescue www.ashanimalrescue.com
They sell cards and calendars online, but also ask that you contact them if you can help them out by selling at work: http://ashanimalrescue.com/ash/?page_id=58
DAWG – Cork Dog Action Welfare Group www.dogactionwelfaregroup.ie
They don’t sell online but you can contact them to see where their cards and calendars are on sale: http://www.dogactionwelfaregroup.ie/cards-calendars-ready/
Dogs Trust Ireland www.dogstrust.ie
You can meet Santa Paws at a Christmas workshop on the 14th December or just visit Santa if you’d prefer. You can buy cards or calendars online here:
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind www.guidedogs.ie
Gloria for Guide Dogs is happening from the 6th to 21st of December, where choirs of all types (professional, youths, church choirs, children/school choirs) are carol singing in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs. Visit their website to see locations or to sign up!
You can also visit Santa and his Rein-dogs, and buy Christmas cards and calendars online.
Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals www.ispca.ie
MADRA (Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue & Adoption) www.madra.ie
MADRA is selling calendars in lots of locations throughout Galway and Mayo. See here for locations: www.madra.ie. You can also contact them if you want to stock calendars in your shop or premises.
Click, click, click …Merry Christmas!