Ways to Help
We're so lucky to live in a time where generous companies provide so many ways to incorporate GIVING into daily activities. Even when you just do your normal shopping or walk your dog, you can contribute to the lives of homeless pets.
Don't throw it out! Most any type of pet product can be recycled at Simon's Rescue Pantry. We all volunteer and pay for pet supplies out of our own pockets so please donate your gently used - or new - pet supplies. We also use eBay to sell donated and consignment products to raise money to buy food at wholesale prices. Details below
donate new & used pet supplies
eBay - PayPal Giving Fund
Anyone who uses eBay can elect to have part of their sale benefit TampaPets - No More Homeless Pets in Hillsborough County. All eBay and Paypal fees are waived for whatever percentage of your final price you choose to give and you'll be surprised how your generosity boosts your auction interest.
...and check out our cool auctions at TampaPets on eBay. Any non-pet related donated goods and some useful products we recommend are sold here to raise money to buy food at wholesale prices for homeless pets.
Donate New & Gently Used Supplies
All volunteer rescue groups operate out of their own homes, providing foster care for thousands of dogs and cats every year. They are always in need of food, towels, pet beds, bowls, dog crates, cat carriers, cat litter, kitten formula, toys, treats, office supplies and veterinary services. Please encourage your Vet to contact us about donating samples and your local Pet Store to think of us when they have broken bags - we will pick up donations or you can drop them off at Simon's Pantry located inside Central Bark. Thousands of pounds of goods are collected and distributed to pets in need each year.
Because rescuers foster in their homes we do not have a shelter for volunteer opportunities. We do always need help with blog content and social media and we need lots of help for our big Woofstock Family Festival for Rescue in October. This qualifies for community service hours. See Events and Get in Touch HERE
If you can open your heart and your home to help a special pup or kitty in need from time to time we would love to hear from you.
Amazon's Smile program makes sure all of your shopping on their site contributes .5% to your charity of choice. This contribution comes from the Amazon Foundation and virtually everything qualifies, whether you're a Prime member or not. We never see who is contributing to this fund but we are always grateful to see this deposit growing every quarter. You wouldn't think such a small thing could make such a big difference but it does.
To join this program simply go to smile.amazon.com and sign in as usual. They will then ask you to designate a charity. Please choose TampaPets, No More Homeless Pets in Hillsborough County to help rescue groups throughout West Central Florida.
The iGive.com portal is a doorway for over 1700 popular retail stores to offer a percentage of their online sales to charity. It's an easy, free, way to help homeless pets just by shopping as normal. Simply sign up and choose No More Homeless Pets in Hillsborough County as your charity of choice.
Then, when you navigate to your favorite store, a small iGive note will let you know the percentage being donated from your purchase. Retailers also offer some pretty sweet specials through iGive. We post current promotions in our Blog.
shop and give
In addition to our eBay store, our artistic volunteers have created some Unique products for Pet Lovers for all occasions. We offer these through CafePress, a high quality production house to make sure our donation dollars are not tied up in inventory. The proceeds from every sale directly benefits Simon's Food Pantry for rescue. Please enjoy these unique creations.
There are many ways for your business to be recognized as an important contributor to our pet loving community. Check out our Events and read about our business partners in goodDeeds. Please visit our Business Sponsor Blog for details.
Love animals - have a little extra time to make a difference? If you have computer skills, either graphic, technical, internet or clerical, we need you! Are you a Writer, Photographer or Video Pro? Help share the incredible Adoption Expo experience at our many events.
Anything that keeps our cash free to directly care for the pets in our care is a greatly appreciated donation. Printing, computer equipment, office supplies, and advertising are always in demand. We also hold many fundraisers throughout the year and welcome product, travel, service and art donations for raffles and door prizes.
Become a Member
Come and join us in the fight to end the needless suffering of pets in our community - we want you on our side. CLICK HERE to join and receive great offers from our sponsors.
Walk, Run, Bike for rescue. ResQwalk is a GPS service that donates to us every time you exercise - your dog will think it's especially great when you take them with you! So download the App on your phone and turn it on next time you're heading out the door. The best part is you'll walk farther...
Are you hosting a fundraiser for Tampa Pets? For more information regarding grassroots fundraising (parties, special events, bake sales, lemonade stands, book sales, dog walks, dog washes, etc.) please Contact Us. See some great projects HERE.