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How to participate in Boise Kind Day, June 22nd!

Boise Kind Day is June 22nd and if you’re interested in participating in a service project, we have several to choose from. Some of the projects are geared towards children with fun activities that you can do in the comfort of your own home!

ALUMINUM CAN DONATIONS: This Boise Kind Day, we’re looking for volunteers to drop off aluminum cans for recycling to benefit shelter animals! Donations are encouraged to be dropped at our shelter on this day, but you can drop off aluminum cans year-round at our shelter (in the gated enclosure out front) or at any Treasure Valley Zamzows. Sign up here to let us know you’re participating.

ALUMINUM CAN SORTING: We are in need of volunteers to help us sort and crush cans. We’re looking for 3 people to fill two shifts: 8am and 10am on Boise Kind Day. We will provide disposable gloves, be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. Sign up here.

AT-HOME ACTIVITIES: We have several activities that kids can complete year-round at home. Check out the videos below to learn more. Sign up here to let us know you’re participating.

  • DOG TREATS: We are always looking for enrichment activities for our shelter animals while they are waiting to find their forever homes. Dogs really enjoy getting an occasional treat throughout the day and it gives them something positive to look forward to with the people walking through the kennels. These dog treats can be made at home and brought into the shelter to be given to our dogs! You can even ask for our staff to pass along the treats to the dogs waiting for medical work in our holding areas before they make their way onto the adoption floor. This is an easy project and is great for children and adults of all ages
  • CATNIP TOYS: We are always looking for enrichment activities for our shelter animals while they are waiting to find their forever homes. Cats really enjoy catnip, and it gives them several hours of enjoyment. These catnip treats can be made at home and brought into the shelter to be given to our cats! You can even ask for our staff to pass along the toys to the cats waiting for medical work in our holding areas before they make their way onto the adoption floor. This is an easy project and is great for children and adults of all ages.
  • Bird feeders offer a great way for people to get up close and personal with wildlife. This pinecone bird feeder can be made with supplies at home (you can even use the inside tube of a toilet paper roll if you don’t have a pinecone). After the bird feeder is complete, you can strategically place the feeders so that animals and people inside your home can view them in their natural habitat. This is an easy project and is great for children and adults of all ages.