Monday, March 26, 2012
Day 86: Donated Old Towels/Blankets To An Animal Shelter
When I was going through my t-shirts yesterday, and decided that I was going to donate them, it got me thinking about what else I had around the house that could be easy to donate. So the theme for my random acts this week is going to be to take everyday household items and to donate them to different causes. I am sure there are plenty of organizations or people who could use things that we all barely use, never use or even appreciate the importance of.
One of the biggest challenges for animal shelters is to try to make animals feel at home and comfortable with their surroundings. There was a study done by The Compassion Action Institute in New York City which found that animals who were given used blankets and towels seemed to be more relaxed, happy and secure in their surroundings. Having an animal that is more relaxed and personable dramatically increases the chances that the dog or cat will be adopted. So today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to be donating some of my family's used blankets and towels to the local animal shelter/adoption facility. Although I would like to, I know I can't adopt all of the dogs and cats there, so I will try to do my part to ensure that they end up in a home as soon as possible. If you have any new or used blankets that are just sitting around, collecting dust, I bet an animal shelter near you could use them.