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Tattoos for a Cause to help raise funds and awareness for Spokane Humane Society April 19

Tattoos for a Cause to help raise funds and awareness for Spokane Humane Society April 19

A perfect event for those who love both tattoos and animals will be happening in Spokane on Sunday, April 19th.

 

The Spokane Humane Society is teaming up with On The Level Tattoo to host “Tattoos for a Cause”. The event is meant to raise funds for the shelter as well as awareness about the importance about spaying and neutering animals.

 

From 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On The Level Tattoo will offer special animal related flash tattoo designs ranging from $70 to $100 each. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the mission and animals of the Spokane Humane Society.

 

Tattoo designs will be released the day of the event at the tattoo shop.

 

Gabe's Avengers Against Brain Cancer work to raise funds for Freeman 6th grader

Gabe's Avengers Against Brain Cancer work to raise funds for Freeman 6th grader

If you ask Gabe Tesch's teachers about him, you're sure to hear words like "sweet," "kind," "caring," "thoughtful," and "brave." You'd also be surprised not to hear of his contagious smile.

 

Gabe is a 6th grader at Freeman Middle School who back in September of 2014 had surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. At the beginning of November, Gabe and his mother moved to Seattle for 8 weeks so he could undergo both radiation and chemotherapy.

 

At the end of December, Gabe underwent another surgery to install a port to receive his next round of chemo. He began that 46 week cycle of chemotherapy at the end of January, and is expected to complete the treatment sometime in December of 2015.

 

Spokane Humane Society needs donations, volunteers as they prepare for kitten season

Spokane Humane Society needs donations, volunteers as they prepare for kitten season

 

Spring is the time of year when the snow melts and the flowers bloom. For the Spokane Humane Society, Spring is also a time when 300-400 additional animals, mostly kittens, come in seeking care and new homes.

 

To help with the care of this influx of animals, the Spokane Humane Society (SHS) has placed donation bins at both Northwest Seed and Pet locations to collect supplies for the hundreds of homeless kittens who will need care this season. These bins will remain at Northwest Seed and Pet through Thursday, April 16th.

 

According to SHS Executive Director Dave Richardson, the shelter depends heavily on these donations to keep its operation running.

 

Humane Society needs help preparing for an abundance of kittens

Humane Society needs help preparing for an abundance of kittens

 

Spring is the time of year an abundance of kittens arrive at the Spokane Humane Society. To prepare themselves for the hundreds of homeless kittens that will need their help this season, the Spokane Humane Society has planned ways to raise funds and interest throughout the month of April.

 

From April 1st through April 16th, the Spokane Humane Society will have donation bins at both Northwest Seed and Pet locations.

 

According to the Humane Society, items needed for for the care of these foster kittens are as follows:

  • Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR)
  • Heating Pads
  • Pate` style wet kitten food
  • Bottles
  • Small Litter Pans
  • Nutrical
  • Mineral Oil
  • Pure Lemon Juice
  • Small Blankets Recycled plastic containers (for pet food)
  • Karo Syrup
  • Baby Rice Cereal
  • Small dishes
  • Powdered Goats Milk
  • Laxatone
  • Gallon zip lock bags

 

Library fines can be paid with food donations April 12-18 at Spokane County Libraries

Library fines can be paid with food donations April 12-18 at Spokane County Libraries

 

Residents of Spokane County who have been avoiding the library due to accumulating fines will have a chance to redeem themselves during the Spokane County Library District's 3rd Annual Food for Fines event. The event will take place April 12th-18th in celebration of National Library Week.

 

For every non-perishable item of food donated, $1 will be forgiven from the cardholder's account, up to $10.00 per card. Fees eligible for the program include those accumulated for overdue and damaged items.

 

Last year, staff welcomed hundreds of members who donated thousands of pounds of food to 2nd Harvest Food Bank and other regional food banks serving Spokane County. In many cases, cardholders even contributed more to the food barrels than needed to pay their fines. Those who have no overdue fines are also welcome and encouraged to donate food items to any of the SCLD locations throughout National Library Week.

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) announced Wednesday that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the keynote speaker for their annual Spokane Community Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, March 27th at noon at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

 

GSEWNI Community Leadership events, held in many communities throughout the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region, feature an engaging leader who is a role model for all Girl Scouts. The annual fundraising event in Spokane celebrates the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women in the community.

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

 

Those interested in helping area Big Brothers Big Sisters program now have the opportunity raise money through the Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign.

 

Participants of the campaign are asked to register their teams with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), and then recruit their bowling team. Every team is asked to raise or donate a minimum of $100 to the BBBS program.

 

Once that money is raised, teams are invited to a celebratory bowling party that will include free bowling, pizza, soda, and prizes. Additionally, each participant will receive a limited edition 2015 BFKS t-shirt, that was designed by a Chase Middle Schooler.

 

BBBS says 100% of the money raised from this program will stay in the team's community. That money will carry out the work of matching the 80 children BBBS has on their waiting list with adult mentors, and provide ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor, and child's family.

 

The 2015 bowling parties will be: