January Community Kudos
Thank you to the individuals, companies, groups and associations who have organized a community event or activity to raise money for Ottawa’s animals.
Whether big or small, private or public, the effort and passion that you put into each and every event is appreciated and has a positive impact on the lives of the animals we care for.
January 2016 Cool Kids & Community Kudos
Sophia G. knows that people love to hear her play violin. She also knows that Ottawa’s animals need her help. So this talented young lady raised this money by playing violin at the Schneider Electric’s Kids Christmas Party! She raised a HUGE $35 to help animals in the care of the OHS. Sophia – that’s music to our ears! Thank you!
AH2 Hockey Team
The young adults on the AH2 Hockey Team wanted to help Ottawa’s animals so they decided to sell DVDs they collected! It didn’t take long for these amazing youth to raise a whopping $125 for Ottawa’s animals – way to go AH2!
Heather W., age 14, made a holiday donation to the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society. This very generous young lady helped care of Ottawa’s animals by donating $100.00! WOW – that’s amazing Heather! On behalf of all the animals, staff and volunteers we say “Thank you!” for your donation!
Jane Kelly and the team at the City of Ottawa Social Services
A special mention goes out to Jane Kelly and the team at the City of Ottawa Social Services. This wonderful group of coworkers held an Amazing Race-style fundraiser over the summer. They brought in tons of treats and food, and raised much needed funds for the animals in the care of the OHS. The OHS wanted to give this special group a very special “Thank you!” on behalf of the staff, volunteers and animals in our care!
Liam M. wanted to celebrate the holidays in an extra special way – by giving back to Ottawa’s animals in need. This generous young man saved up all the money he was given over the holidays from relatives and donated $60 to the animals in the care of the OHS. What a special way to ring in the New Year, Liam! Thank you for your special donation!
Ms. Lois Elkins wanted to make a donation in memory of her special friend Molly, an adorable Maltese pooch. She sold Euchre blocks within the Ottawa community and raised $120 to help care for Ottawa’s animals. That’s what we call a winning hand! On behalf of all the animals we say “Thanks!” Lois!
Jessica Q. and Makenzie O.
Best friends Jessica and Makenzie, both 11 years old, wanted to help Ottawa’s animals. These two amazing young ladies decided to make and sell bracelets at their school’s White Elephant Sale. They must have worked very hard at making bracelets because these two amazing ladies raised $185 in support of the OHS! WOW! Thank you Jessica and Makenzie!
Mylie H. celebrated her eighth birthday on December 13 and do you know how she chose to celebrate? By helping Ottawa’s animals, of course! This amazing young lady asked for donation in support of the Ottawa Humane Society in lieu of birthday presents and raised a whopping $80 for the animals in our care. On behalf of all the animals, staff and volunteers at the OHS we say “Thank you Mylie and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”
Lizzy K. wanted to think of a way she could help Ottawa’s animals so this creative 13 year old decided to make bracelets and sell them to raise the much needed funds! And what a great idea this was because Miss Lizzy sold her bracelets to the tune of over $125! Wow! We think that helping Ottawa’s animals is the fashion trend of the season and Lizzy K. is a style leader!
Andie Carson celebrated a birthday in December and wanted a way to help Ottawa’s abused, homeless, neglected and injured animals so she decided to ask for donations in lieu of birthday presents. Andie collected $75 in funds and food for the animals in the care of the OHS! We want to wish you a very special “Happy Birthday!” and a big “Thank You!” on behalf of all the staff, volunteers and of course, the animals at the OHS!
Rory H. & Trinity H.
Siblings Trinity, age 12, and her brother Rory, age 8, wanted to help Ottawa’s animals in need. These generous young adults decided to give $20 each to help the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society. These generous donations will go a long way to helping Ottawa’s abused, neglected, injured and abandoned animals and we want to say “Thank You!” to Trinity and Rory!
1st Greely Cubs
The 1st Greely Cubs, a paw-some community group made up of eight to 10-year-olds, held a fundraiser in support of the animals at the Ottawa Humane Society and brought in a ton of toys, food, blankets, gloves and treats and $80 in monetary donations. The animals say “Thank You!” for your amazing efforts!
Lucie & Gabi
Best buddies Lucie (pictured) and Gabi held a lemonade stand in support of the animals at the Ottawa Humane Society over the summer. It might be snowy outside now but these lovely ladies warm all our hearts with their passion for helping Ottawa’s animals! And they raised over $60 to help the OHS! Way to go, girls!
Algonquin College Bartending Class
The Algonquin College Bartending Class held their annual fundraiser and this year they choose to support the animals at the OHS. These amazing students planned a fun night out for friends and family, secured a venue and worked the wood all in support of the OHS. They raised a HUGE $458.15!
Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
As a school project students Kekoa T. (pictured), Vincenzo F., Marie S. and Shalisa S. entered into a class-wide venture challenge where they had to own and operate their own business for an entire month. These amazingly entrepreneurial students came up with stellar business model, developed a website for their product and sold the item through an online store they developed with the help of Shopify. The best part? The donated ALL proceeds they made from this project to the animals at the OHS – to a tune of $1223! Looks like we have some future Steve Jobs working on our behalf!
You’re never too young to be a major supporter of the animals at the OHS – and Mae K. proves this to us every day! She has raised another $395.20 in support of Ottawa’s animals by selling her famous bracelets at the Fisher Park Community craft fair. This brings her running total to… wait for it… over $1407!! Amazing work Mae!
Hayden & Scarlett H.
Miss Hayden and Scarlett H. wanted to bring the animals at the OHS a very special Christmas present so they saved up all of their allowances. These wonderful young ladies generously donated over $135 to help Ottawa’s animals. What a special thing to do, girls!
Stittsville Public School
Big thanks go out to the students, teachers, staff and parents at Stittsville Public School. This generous group of supporters, lead by Cathy T., raised $1282 for Ottawa’s animals by holding a “Santa Seconds” fundraiser. This is a wonderful holiday gift to the animals and we say “Thank you!” for all your efforts!
Ms. Townshend is a long-time supporter of the animals in the care of the OHS. She regularly raises funds on our behalf by holding a garage sale and bottle drive. This year’s bottle drive raised $100 for Ottawa’s animals. What a great way to ring in the New Year!
Sarah Wright-Gilbert & Adam Gilbert
When Sarah and Adam heard about the Wiggle Waggle being washed out, and the fundraising shortage, they wanted to help. One of their cats, Oscar Wilde, is from the OHS. They held a charity poker tournament and donated all proceeds to OHS! This amazing couple raised $240 for Ottawa’s animals – THANK YOU!
Concierge Home Services
The #CHSCares social media campaign posts content about a chosen charity each month and then pledges $1 for every share and like on Facebook, and every retweet and follow on Twitter. Between their audiences on Facebook and Twitter this amazing company reached thousands of Ottawa residents to share with them the many ways the OHS helps animals in our community AND donated $100 to help us continue to care for these important animals.
W.F. Baird & Associates
In December 2015, W.F. Baird & Associates asked their employees for input on their annual corporate charitable donation and we are very thankful that Ottawa’s animals were chosen to be a recipient of this incredible generosity. This firm of coastal engineers and their support staff donated $400 to the animals in our care. Thank you very much W.F. Baird & Associates!
Community Event Resources
Want more information on running an event and have it listed on our calendar? Contact our events representative at 613-725-3166 ext. 238 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events we cannot support
- door to door canvassing
- selling coupon books or cards on your behalf
- events that require OHS financing
- events with a high risk of injury
How to Help
Gift by phone and tax receipts: Please call 613-725-3166 ext. 252 or send an email.