Join NSYMCA to help make pet blankets for local shelters
For the second year in a row, local pet lovers are invited to donate essential animal supplies and create their own fleece pet blankets for sheltered animals at the North Suburban YMCA's free Pet Blanket Making event from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 19.
The blankets and other pet supplies will be donated to Wright-Way Rescue, Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter and Heartland Animal Shelter.
Last year the event drew about 50 people, including several local families who viewed their volunteerism as the perfect opportunity to do something good for the community together. With participants ranging in age from 4 to 70 years, more than 70 blankets were made.
"By volunteering, we contribute to a cause we're really passionate about while simultaneously creating a better community to live in. It's so gratifying to see a fearful, sheltered animal made whole and thriving by your love, care and efforts," said Ellen Mirochnick, member of the Y's Social Responsibility committee and the Y's Special Services coordinator.
The NSYMCA is accepting donations for the following items for the Pet Blanket Making event and the animal shelters through February:
• One yard of fleece material needed per blanket
• Paper towels
• Cat litter (clumping, clay, recycled)
• Laundry detergent
• Mops, brooms, buckets
• Trash and bontractor bags
• Unopened pet food
• Office supplies (paper reams, pens, highlighters)
• Dog and cat toys
• Kongs and puzzle feeder toys
• Leashes, collars, and harnesses
• Royal Canin Baby Cat Kitten Food
Donations can be dropped off at the front desk of the NSYMCA, 2705 Techny Road, in Northbrook.
To register, visit nsymca.org or call (847) 272-7250.
For information about the Y's Social Responsibility activities. contact Karen Brownlee at email@example.com
The North Suburban YMCA services Northbrook and 14 surrounding communities with programs and tools that help its residents become healthier, more connected, and confident, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The NSYMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, inclusive and welcoming to all in the community. Learn more at NSYMCA.org.
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