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Helping Hands Compassion Mission for our Senior Citizens

SHBHU Ambassadors and Small Handers have formed a NEW Compassion Mission volunteer opportunity! Will you help them help our Partners at the SPCA of Wake County and also at Meals on Wheels? Did you know that for the 1 out of 4 seniors who live alone, their pets provide a vital source of love and companionship for them? For some of the Seniors in our area, their pets are the only family they may have! Did you know that the SPCA of Wake County supplies Meals on Wheels with pet food so that their furry companions receive the meals they need too! SHBHU Ambassadors and Small Handers have now formed a compassion mission to help out too!
There are 2 unique ways you can help!
#1 We will be packing breakfast bags for our Seniors in need in partnership with Meals on Wheels. If you can volunteer to pack and decorate any amount of breakfast bags that would be fantastic! If you would just like to donate the food items that is great too! Meals on Wheels are requesting a juicebox, a fruit, a package of instant oatmeal and a granola bar in each bag. DATE TO BE DETERMINED
#2 We also have here is a list of specific items the SPCA and Meals on Wheels are requesting for their Senior’s furry companions who bring them so much joy. See list below.
Lastly, we have also provided a list of accessible SHBHU family drop off locations if you would like to donate any of these items. Our hope is to make this compassion mission as accessible as ever so all can participate.

Needed SPCA items:
GIFT CARDS NEEDED! These can be in any amount at all! The SPCA says gift cards are ideal as they have little space to store donations.
Small breed dry dog food, All flavors, all brands *** 10-lb bags or smaller please!
Senior formula dry dog food, All flavors, all brands ***10-lb bags or smaller please!
ALS (All Life Stages) formula dry dog food, All flavors, all brands ***10-lb bags or smaller please!
Dental care type dog treats (Greenies Dental Bones preferred)
Clumping cat litter – any brands and any size!
DRY CAT FOOD, especially Purina Cat Chow DRY CAT FOOD (all sizes!)
Cat treats, especially Greenies!
Over-the-counter flea and tick preventative (for dogs and for cats)
Non-toxic pet shampoo and other grooming products (for dogs and for cats)
NEW CAT AND DOG TOYS. Big ones, little ones, squeaky ones, fluffy ones, ones that move and ones that have feathers.

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