More Than Money
Money makes things happen, but money is not the only thing we need. In fact, some of our most precious donations aren't cash, but time.
Friends of the Shelter is supported in a variety of ways. Some members provide unique talents (accounting or legal advice), while others give their time and effort at FOS events. Still others serve as contacts with the community, sharing information with local veterinarians, politicians, and businesses. Finally, we gain support from some businesses who donate as a percentage of purchases. All support is welcome.
Please feel free to contact us if you want to volunteer, and need to learn how!
Amazon Smile is a program that takes part of your purchase price and puts it back into the pockets of the FOS. You shop, Amazon gives, and we all smile.... Simply go to smile.amazon.com, and choose "Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter."
The Kroger community rewards program is changing but you can still use it to help raise money for FOS! Just register your usual KrogerPlus card on-line and pick the Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter as your organization to benefit, and every time you shop, we’ll earn apercentage. No more loading gift cards! Click on the link to find step-by-step instructions.
Buy the Spay/Neuter License Plate when you renew your vehicle license. The Kentucky Spay-Neuter Fund receives $10 for each initial license plate sold and $5 for every renewal. One hundred percent of the fund is awarded annually as grants to Kentucky animal shelters and humane non-profit groups for spay-neuter programs
FOS has recently partnered with Bissell as part of their "Partners for Pets" program. When making any online purchase at Bissell.com, you can choose the "ADOPT" option in the checket, then choose the FOS from the partner list, and we receive a percentage of the profit. As part of that partnership, we've also joined the Lost Pet USA program, helping re-unite lost pets with their owners!
Another easy way to help is to donate all your used computer inkjet and toner cartridges, iPods, mp3 players, digital cameras, laptops, GPS devices, and cell phones to FOS to be recycled through the Funding Factory. Each donation earns the FOS from 10 cents to $1.00. Just drop your items off at either Bell County library in the specially marked box!