BIM’s Annual Richmond Food Bank & SPCA Drive

Posted by Jennifer Booton in Training
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It’s that time of the year again! For the entire month of December we will be collecting cash and in kind donations for the Richmond Food Bank and BC SPCA Richmond Education & Adoption Centre.

Last year your generous donations helped us raise over $600 and a couple car fulls of goods for both of these organizations! Below are each organization’s wish lists. Help us make the holiday season a little merrier for those in need. 🙂

 

Richmond Food Bank

  • Canned and Powdered Milk
  • Rice
  • Chunky Soup
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter (all sizes)
  • Canned Beans and Lentils
  • Diapers (size 4, 5, & 6)
  • Toiletries and Personal Hygiene items

 

Monetary donations are also welcomed. They allow the Richmond Food Bank to purchase perishable food items, like fresh fruits and vegetables and milk.

 

BC SPCA: Richmond Education and Adoption Centre

With the nutritional needs of the BC SPCA’s dogs, cats, puppies and kittens now met through the Hill’s Science Diet, “Second Chance for Love” program, their shelters no longer require donations of regular dog and cat food.

However, they warmly welcome donations of Hill’s® wet pet food for dogs and cats, Hill’s® special diet and senior food, and food for rabbits, birds and other small animals.

Here is the BC SPCA’s Holiday Wish List:

Animal Care Supplies

  • Cat and dog toys
  • Grooming accessories
  • Pet carriers
  • Leashes and collars
  • Non-spill stainless steel dog dishes
  • Heat and basking lamps
  • Blankets
  • 12″ x 16″ litter boxes
  • Dog shampoo and conditioner
  • Rodent/rabbit water bottles
  • Cat litter
  • Kongs (medium size and larger)
  • Rabbit or guinea pig pellets
  • Small animal food
  • Aspen or CareFRESH (bedding material)
  • Timothy hay
  • “Firemaster” wood-stove pellets 40 lb. bag (for litter boxes)

 

Cleaning Supplies

  • Latex, vinyl and rubber gloves
  • A kettle
  • Vinegar
  • High-efficiency laundry liquid (“Ecos brand” or similar preferred.)
  • Mop heads (“Furgale” brand, #624)
  • Dish sponges/scrubbing brushes
  • Sears Kenmore vacuum cleaner bags (model #50403)
  • Toilet bowl cleaning liquid

 

Investigation Supplies

  • Digital cameras

 

Office Supplies

  • Toilet paper
  • Photocopy paper
  • Printing services
  • 2″ and 3″ binders
  • Pens
  • Post-It notes
  • Staplers
  • Packing tape
  • Colour paper
  • Colour markers
  • Highlighters
  • Pens

 

Medical Supplies

  • Bandages (vet wrap, gauze)
  • Hibitane
  • Peroxide
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-tips
  • Polysporin salve
  • Rubbing alcohol

 

We will be collecting donations at the studio all month long. Let’s help those in need and give even more this December than the last! All of your donations are greatly appreciated 🙂