Staff at a Chula Vista business decided to forgo an employee gift exchange and instead collected supplies and funds to donate to the CVACF. A donation of blankets, beds, cat trees, and $225 was gratefully accepted!

And one local middle schooler worked all year to save up for her gift to the Shelter. She created her own animal donation jar, decorated it with photos of animals to remind her of the creatures her savings would help. She even applied duct tape to the jar so she would not be tempted to raid the funds. For 12 months she kept that jar in her room and any money she received from the Tooth Fairy, spare change, and donations from her friends went into the jar. The student also received donations of fleece blankets and pet food from friends and family. Her year-long collection fund reached more than $80!