GoodSearch.com is a search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results. It includes more than 100 great stores, so you can do your shopping online and a percentage of each purchase goes to the Humane Society.
This is also something that can be used by business owners, as there are many office supply stores to GoodShop with. A few of the more popular ones are Staples, Quill, Office Depot, Office Max, and more. Our cause would earn an average of 3% of these sales. So keep the Humane Society of Freeborn County in mind next time you need office supplies at work.
Just go to www.GoodSearch.com and be sure to enter “Humane Society of Freeborn County” as the charity you want to support.
Cans for Critters - We want your aluminum cans! Our drop off point is located beside our shelter at 101 James Ave. There is a chain link cage on the north side of the shelter, which we have designated for these. Remember, to give it the aluminum test. If a refrigerator magnet DOES NOT stick to it, it CAN be recycled through this program. So check more than just your pop cans.
Kwik Trip Card—With every purchase on your Kwik Trip Card, a donation will be made to our shelter. Once approved to participate in the program you’ll earn Kwik Rewards of 3 cents per gallon on every gallon of fuel you purchase with your Kwik Card. Designate HSFC to receive your account’s quarterly rewards and now you are helping the shelter! In addition, for every in-store purchase you make 3% will also be credited to the rewards program, AND Kwik Trip will donate an additional 1% of your in-store purchases to the reward program!
If you’d like to participate, please visit your local Kwik Trip for a Kwik Card application, apply online at kwiktrip.com or call 1-888-736-5945. If you already have a Kwik Card, request a Kwik Rewards Fund-Raising Designation postcard to request HSFC be the benefactor of your Kwik Rewards!
Kwik Trip Milk Moola – The HSFC earns 5¢ for every cap or bag top collected from Kwik Trip or Kwik Star's Nature’s Touch™, and Kwik Quencher® products. For every Glazers Dozen or Half-Dozen price oval we earn 10¢ each. These items can be dropped off at our shelter during hours open to the public.
Ole's East Side Shell at 2222 East Main Street, Albert Lea sells good-quality used paperback books. Stop in to buy a few, or if you have any gently used books you would like to donate, please drop them off at Ole's East Side Shell.
New To You consignment store at 123 N Broadway, Albert Lea accepts gently used items. They only take clothing that is related to the season and do NOT accept any holiday items. We currently hold an account with them and accept donated items from the public throughout the year. If you would like to donate items, please call New To You at 373-0388 to arrange a date. Let them know you would like these items sold under the Humane Society account.
Empties4Cash – The HSFC collects empty inkjet cartridges to be recycled and remanufactured. We can receive up to $4.00 for each cartridge turned in. These items can be dropped off at our shelter during hours open to the public.
Employer Matching Funds—Many businesses will match charitable contributions that their employees make. Contact the Human Resource department where you work to see if they have such a program in place or would consider implementing one. This is a great way to double your donation!