Racine & Me: Ways to Give with Wisconsin Humane Society

Racine & Me: Ways to Give with Wisconsin Humane Society

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Stephanie Nespoli is the philanthropic advisor for the Wisconsin Humane Society. She joined us in studio to discuss the different ways we can give back to the WHS. 

There are a number of ways to support the humane society. Many generous employers in the Milwaukee area encourage charitable contributions by matching your gift dollar for dollar. Companies like Harley Davidson, Assurant Health, Johnson Controls and many others participate in matching gifts programs.

Many employers also sponsor annual workplace giving campaigns. Employees can elect to make payroll deductions to selected charities while other companies will make a gift in honor of an employee's volunteer service hours. You can check with your employer to find out if they participate in these wonderful programs.

And don’t forget about Giving Tuesday – a global day dedicated to giving back! It takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and all across the world, people are encouraged to make a donation to a cause that’s near and dear to your heart. If that’s animals, know that your gift to the Wisconsin Humane Society will go directly to animals in need.

WHS serves an incredible 40,000 animals and the people who love them every single year, and they depend on the generosity of the community for all those lifesaving services.

In December, the Wisconsin Humane Society will be lit with thousands of holiday lights in honor of beloved animals. You can purchase a light in honor of a pet, a wild animal, or you can donate in memory or honor of a loved one.

A gift to Hope’s Lights means animals in the care of WHS have the chance to heal, thrive, and have a shot at a happy life.

The Wisconsin Humane Society also participates in a cellphone recycling program where they can earn up to $100 per recycled phone.

If you’re interested in donating, you can drop off your used cellphone at any of their campuses during business hours.

You can also consider donating your used vehicle to their Autos for Animals program. It’s not just for cars – the program also takes trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and most other motorized vehicles. The vehicle doesn’t have to run to be accepted – and you don’t even need to bring it in. They'll pick it up for you.

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