ASPCA Unveils New Grassroots Program
* Work with local businesses to support the ASPCA by encouraging them to donate a percentage of sales for a day, a week, or a month to the ASPCA.
* Participate in a marathon, bikeathon, walkathon, hike or other sports-oriented event and ask friends and family to sponsor your efforts on behalf of the ASPCA.
* Encourage neighbors to recycle their bottles and cans and donate the proceeds to the ASPCA.
* Wash cars, babysit, mow lawns, shovel snow, pet-sit—you name it—and donate a portion of your earnings.
* Ask a local bar or restaurant to support homeless animals by donating a night’s cover charge or a percentage of sales.
* Hold a dress-down day at your school or office and ask people to contribute a dollar amount to participate.
Those who register their events, thereby becoming an ASPCA Ambassador, will also receive a 15 percent discount off a selection of orange merchandise from the ASPCA online store. The ASPCA will also be running a contest for two weeks on the ASPCA Ambassadors Web site – everyone who registers during the two week contest period will be eligible to win a flip video camera.
For more information about the ASPCA Ambassadors program, and how you can be a voice for animals, please visit www.ASPCAAmbassadors.org.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first humane organization established in the Americas, and today has more than one million supporters throughout North America. A 501 [c]  not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in animal-assisted therapy, animal behavior, animal poison control, anti-cruelty, humane education, legislative services, and shelter outreach. The New York City headquarters houses a full-service, accredited, animal hospital, adoption center, and mobile clinic outreach program. The Humane Law Enforcement department enforces New York’s animal cruelty laws and is featured on the reality television series “Animal Precinct” on Animal Planet. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org.