Student Donation Drive & Additional Volunteer Hours Opportunities

Why donate items to help Humane Society Naples?

Humane Society Naples (HSN) is an independent nonprofit serving the public by providing care, shelter and placement into loving homes for orphaned animals in the Collier County area through pet adoptions. We never place a time limit on how long dogs, cats and other pets stay at our shelter. We are supported solely by private donations. Without the public’s support, we couldn’t offer our animals an opportunity for a second chance at life. Their second chances are made possible through generous gifts to our organization. 

Instructions and Requirements for Doing a Student Donation Drive for Service Hours (Please read all 7 steps below before beginning):

  1. If you are under 18 years old, ask permission from your parent/guardian.
  2. Decide what items you would like to donate and/or encourage others to donate. – See List of Items Needed below. You will receive the number of hours noted on the List of Items Needed for each item you donate, and for each item someone in your network (friends/family/other) donates. In addition, you will receive one service hour for completion of the required Reflection Questions. (See the Summary Form for the Reflection Questions.)
  3. Complete the Registration Form below. (If you are under 18 years old, parent/guardian must fill out the form.)
  4. Currently, due to the COVID-19 situation, the best way to conduct a Student Donation Drive is to purchase items online (i.e. from Amazon.com, Chewy.com or another retailer) and have the items shipped directly to: Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North, Naples, FL 34104. Please encourage friends, family members and other people in your network to support your Student Donation Drive by purchasing items from the List of Items Needed and having them shipped to HSN.
  5.  If you choose to ask friends, family and other people support your Student Donation Drive, be sure to share your story as to why you are doing this activity! Remember to send a thank you message when someone makes a donation. (Sample emails are included below, after List of Items Needed)
  6. Review Humane Society Naples website to learn more about us. Ensure you carefully read our Home page and About page: Our Mission and What We Do.
  7. Submit the Summary Form found below.

Instructions and Requirements for Creating Pet Fleece Beds for Service Hours (Please read all 6 steps below before beginning):

  1. If you are under 18 years old, ask permission from your parent/guardian.
  2. Complete the Registration Form below. (If you are under 18 years old, parent/guardian must fill out the form.)
  3. Review Humane Society Naples website to learn more about us. Ensure you carefully read our Home page and About page: Our Mission and What We Do.
  4. Click on the Create Pet Fleece Beds Tab and follow the instructions for making these items.
  5. Submit the Summary Form found below.
  6. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@hsnaples.org to schedule an appointment to deliver your completed fleece beds to Humane Society Naples’ main shelter.

It’s Kitten Season and we have a tremendous need for many of the items below so we can care for the homeless mother cats and hundreds of kittens whose lives we are saving this summer. Of course, we can always use dry dog food for our pet food pantry, as well. 

Dry Cat Food (any brand)

  • 10lbs & Under = 30 mins
  • 10-30 lbs = 1 hours
  • 30lbs + = 1.5 hours

Dry Dog Food (any brand)

  • 10lbs & Under = 30 mins
  • 10-30 lbs = 1 hours
  • 30lbs + = 1.5 hours

KMR ( Powder Kitten Milk Replacer)

  • 12oz = 30 mins
  • 28oz = 1.5 hours
  • 5lb bag = 3 hours
  • 3.5 lb. bag = 1 hour
  • 7 lb. bag = 2 hours
  • 15lb bag = 2.5 hours
  • 12 cans = 1 hour
  • Pack of 24 = 2 hours
  • 3.5 lb. bag = 1 hour
  • 7 lb. bag = 2 hours
  • 1 Bed = 30 mins
  • 1 Bowl = 30 mins
  • 4 Boxes = 30 mins

Miracle Nipple Mini

  • Nipple Syringe Included, Mini 10 pack = 2 hours

Snuggle Safe Warming Disk (Pet Microwaveable Heating Pad)

  • 1 Disk  = 1 hour

Thermo-Pet Heated Pads

  • 1 Pad = 1.5 hours
  • 3 Packs = 30 mins

Top Loading Pet Kennels (small-19”)

  • 1 Small = 1.5 hours

Pill Pockets for Dogs & Cats

  • 2 Bags = 30mins

Non-Clumping Clay Cat Litter

  • 25lbs & Under Bag = 1 hour
  • 25lbs + = 1.5 hours

Create Pet Fleece Beds

Our feline and canine residents really enjoy snuggling in the fleece beds/blankets that you will find pictured below. Given the large number of animals that we care for, we always need more of these items. Please note that you would need to purchase, at your own expense, the fleece material needed.
Number of volunteer service hours to be awarded for each cat or dog fleece bed:
  • First Cat Bed: 2 Hours; Subsequent Cat Beds: 1 hour each
  • First Dog Bed: 2.5 hours; Subsequent Dog Beds: 1.5 hours each

Instructions for Creating Cat and Dog Fleece Beds:

YOU NEED:

  • 2 pieces lightweight fleece material: 18” x 24” for cat bed; 30” x 42” for dog bed
  • Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Lay 1 piece of fabric on a flat surface and cut 4” fringe along all 4 sides
  • Repeat this for the second piece of fabric
  • Layer the first piece of fabric onto the second piece of fabric and lay flat on a table or the floor
  • Using a piece of fringe from the top layer and a piece of fringe from the bottom layer, tie a knot
  • Repeat knotting around all 4 sides
  • Finished cat bed should measure approximately 11” x 17”
  • Finished dog bed should measure approximately 23” x 35”

Sample Emails

Be sure to customize and personalize your messages to make them your own!

 

Sample Donation Request Email

Subject: I’m Doing a Donation Drive for the Animals!

Dear [NAME],

I am excited to announce that, as part of my volunteer service activities for school, I am launching my own Donation Drive for Humane Society Naples (HSN)! Helping homeless animals is very near and dear to my heart. I would really appreciate it if you would support me in helping these homeless animals.

Given the current COVID-19 situation, the best way to donate items is to purchase them online (i.e. from Amazon.com, Chewy.com or another retailer) and have them shipped directly to: Humane Society Naples, 370 Airport-Pulling Road North, Naples, FL 34104. You may purchase any of the items on the List of Items Needed below.

If you do support my Donation Drive, please send me an email letting me know what item/s you purchased and from which retailer you had them sent. I will notify Humane Society Naples so that I get volunteer service credit for these items.

If you want to learn more about HSN, please visit their website hsnaples.org. I hope you will consider donating and helping me to help the thousands of animals cared for by HSN every year.

List of Items Needed:  [INCLUDE LIST HERE]

Thank you so much!

[YOUR NAME]

 

Sample Thank You Email

Subject: Thank you for Supporting my Donation Drive for Humane Society Naples!

Dear [NAME],

I am so grateful for your support of my Donation Drive for Humane Society Naples (HSN)! Because of you and others who have participated, we have sent critical supplies to the shelter to enable HSN to continue its lifesaving work to rescue, heal, find adoptive homes and advocate for animals in need. Your donation will make a big difference in the lives of these animals. 

Thank you again for your generous contribution!

Yours truly, 

[YOUR NAME]