15 Compassionate Gifts for All the Good Humans in Your Life

“Giving gifts that give back is the best! Here are some gifts that shelter pets AND their 2 legged friends can enjoy!” – Doggie, spcaLA’s Gifting Expert

1. An spcaLA donation with e-card – available in dog & cat with Happy Holiday and Thank You messages – because, let’s face it, your friends are awesome, they want to help abused animals, and they like cute pictures of shelter pets.

Get spcaLA e-cards when you donate $5 and more.

2. An autographed copy of Designer Dogs: An Exposé: Inside the Criminal Underworld of Crossbreeding by spcaLA President, Madeline Bernstein.

Get yours for $19.99 (+tax & shipping) HERE. Limited quantity available at the spcaLA Marketplace.

3. An spcaLA Donor Tile – can be placed in South Bay or Long Beach – because you want a more permanent way to honor the special pets and people in your life.

Order now and we’ll send a certificate – suitable for framing – the next business day. Available HERE ($50-$500).

4. An spcaLA travel coffee mug, because you want to help shelter pets while also being kind to the environment.

Available HERE for $9.99. While you’re there, pick up a cute “Ears & Whiskers” t-shirt, a tote bag, a super-soft hoodie, and more spcaLA gear.

5. A donation with a PAPER card, because sometimes you want to be fancy.

Make a gift of $15 or more in honor or memory of a loved one, and spcaLA will send them an elegant card via USPS.

6. Literally anything from the spcaLA Marketplace – though, if you’re also shopping for pets, consider picking up “Christmas Dinner” by Merrick.

The “>spcaLA Marketplace is located inside the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center (7700 E Spring St Long Beach CA 90815). 100% of proceed benefit shelter pets!

“Oops that’s not 15… I just remembered I don’t know how to count. But look below for more ways to do good!” – Doggie

Shop at Ralphs
Register (or re-register) your Ralphs card. When you shop at Ralphs, you can make your weekly grocery bill work for spcaLA! Just select spcaLA as your charity of choice when you register your Ralphs club card online (NPO number: 82162).

Use Amazon Smile
Use Amazon Smile. When you use Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of qualifying purchase to spcaLA! Do a double good deed, use Amazon Smile to purchase items on spcaLA’s Amazon Wish List!

Party!
Turn your holiday party into a fundraiser! Consider collecting needed items instead of host gifts, or adding a donation link to your Evite (we are Los Angeles SPCA).

Donate Your Vehicle
Is a new car, boat, or truck in the cards for you this season? Consider donating your used vehicle to spcaLA!

Donate Wisely!

Keep in mind these donor tips as you give to charity this holiday season!

Check!
Check that a charity is legitimate. Make sure they are registered and in good standing with the IRS and the California Attorney General.
Ask Questions!
Not sure what a cause does? Give them a call or pay them a visit.
Give locally.
While many organizations fundraise nationally, not all organizations help your community. For example, there is no “national” spca or humane society – spcaLA is not a “chapter” of any group.

Thank you!

spcaLA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization. There is no national spca or humane society, nor is spcaLA a government agency. Since 1877, donations have fueled animal cruelty investigations, violence-prevention programs, pet adoptions, and a host of programs and services, right here in our community. Tax ID 95-1738153.