Monday, December 12, 2011

What Can I Do?

'Tis the season for sharing, caring, loving, and stress. Wait, no, I meant to say trees... just typed it incorrectly (suuure, you say). After spending some time this past Sunday at the KSC fund raiser which included Stella and Dot jewelry, wine, nibbles and treats, I realized how much blood, sweat and tears go into this organization by all the amazing volunteers. Even when they are on their own personal time, they are thinking about the cats and what they can do to help them in every way they can. One volunteer opened up her lovely home and laid out an amazing spread of human treats to encourage donations to cover whatever KSC expenses may arise. A second volunteer carries around pamphlets and cards in her purse to hand out or post in various stores at random interval opportunities. Another volunteer carries around a kitty harness, cat treats, catnip and a small blanket in her backpack so if she sees a cat outside, she has ways to bring them to a warm space at any given moment. This same volunteer also treks out with her husband in tow to place cash donation boxes all over the Old Town area and lovingly talks store managers to help KSC in their own small ways. A fourth volunteer journeys over to total stranger's houses to clip sharp kitty nails in pursuit of donations. Yet another patroness waltzed into the party in all her glamorous splendor and handed over a significant check. Ladies and gentlemen, I am in total awe in their ingenuity and determination to make KSC what it is today and even better tomorrow.

All in all, there are three main ways people can help King Street Cats: Time, money, or connections. Some volunteers have the money to help while no time to do so.  Others have time but little money.  The third group has the connections to bring about all three categories. We truly appreciate all three in each and every way possible. If you would like to know how you can help KSC, please feel free to post questions or comments. If you can think of ways to help KSC, feel free to post as well! A more significant listing of volunteering opportunities will be posted some time in January so keep an eye out for it!

Once again, I am in awe of all our volunteers for all they do. Thank you.

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1 comment:

Melissa Murphy said...

Thank you for this great post. When I am out on mobile adoptions for KSC people often say "oh thank you for what you do" but I tell them, I get so much more back from doing this than I would ever have imagined. Volunteering is such a rewarding experience!