Shopping is something we do all year around, not only during the holidays. Whether there is a need to shop for birthdays, an anniversary, or even just for the fun of it, why not support animal rescue at the same time. Animal rescue organizations rely on fundraising and donations to support their efforts in caring for neglected, abused, and homeless animals. There are two ways to help your local animal thrift stores, either by purchasing items from the store or donating your gently used items. Either way a portion of your purchase or donations will help a local animal rescue or shelter. There are also many local book sale fundraisers where you can purchase new and used books. This is another great way to give to the animals while buying something for yourself.
The Sacramento SPCA Thrift Store is a great place to find great deals on new and gently used clothing for children and adults, furniture, household items. books, antiques, jewelry, and more! All proceeds go directly to benefit homeless animals housed at the Sacramento SPCA. This store will gladly accept donations, but please go to their website to view the list of accepted items before you drop off your donations You can visit their website at http://www.sspca.org/how-you-can-help/thrift-store/ for store hours and location. This store also offers senior discounts on Wednesdays for seniors 60 years of age and older. You will receive 10% off of your purchase with valid ID.
The Placer SPCA Thrift Store is another great place to shop for new and gently used items and all of the proceeds go to the Placer SPCA. This store also offers a senior discount of 10% for seniors 62 and older every Monday and Tuesday. Placer SPCA Thrift Store gladly accepts donations at their stores rear entrance. Please visit their website for location, hours, and a list of accepted donation items at http://www.placerspca.org/thrift.htm
In addition to some fabulous animal thrift stores in the area, there are also many book stores benefiting animals in need. There is a wonderful used book sale and boutique store located in Auburn which is open daily 10AM-6PM. This is a great place to find thousands of paperback and hardcover books, CD's, DVDs, and audio books. There is also a boutique in the back where you can find a nice assortment of gently used items. This store benefits the Humane Society of Sierra Foothills. Visit their website at http://www.animalplace.com/booksale
There are numerous book sale fundraisers, throughout the year, benefiting animals. The best way to find these fundraisers and other animal thrift shops is to go to your favorite search engine and enter keywords such as, "book sales benefiting animals Sacramento", or "animal thrift shops Sacramento". You will find a wider range by searching Northern California, and there are many shops and book sale events in Placer County. Happy shopping!
I end my writing for the day with a quote; "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. " ~William James (http://www.quotegarden.com/helping.html)