Wall Of Hope

Humane Society teams with JRE students to help animals in need

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by Sarah Hock, Humane Society of Central Arizona

The Humane Society of Central Arizona has teamed up with third- and fifth-graders at Julia Randall Elementary to design the 2013 Wall of Hope fund-raising murals. This display of four boards holds 200 envelopes. Each envelope has been designed by a student and contains a number that represents a possible donation amount of $1 to $200.

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Photo courtesy of Humane Society of Central Arizona

The Wall of Hope project will be on display at the Humane Society of Central Arizona shelter through Nov. 20. Stop by and choose an envelope designed by a JRE student and leave a donation from $1 to $200 for the homeless animals of Rim Country.

The Wall of Hope project is a simple fund-raising effort to hopefully offset some of the financial needs of operating the shelter as we head into the winter months. With envelopes for sale beginning for one dollar and going up to a maximum amount of $200.

HSCAZ’s Kindred Spirits Committee will host a holiday open house at the shelter from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 16. Cider and cookies will be served.

The Wall of Hope project was put on display Oct. 1 and is running through Nov. 20. The envelopes may be viewed and chosen during regular shelter hours. Envelopes may also be claimed over the telephone or through www.humanesocietycentralaz.org.

Shelter hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Founded in 1972, the mission of the Humane Society of Central Arizona is to provide shelter and compassionate care for animals who are lost, abandoned or homeless; to place animals into loving homes through adoption; to improve the lives of animals through education and example; to promote spay and neuter of companion animals; and to provide a shelter where animals are nurtured in a loving space while healing from fear, physical or emotional trauma, mistreatment or loss of a caregiver. HSCAZ considers non-human animals to be partners in the human life journey and strives to develop and implement programs to make the community a more humane place for all.

The Humane Society of Central Arizona is non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization located at 605 W. Wilson Ct., Payson, AZ 85541. The telephone number is (928) 474-5590.

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