Project SANTA stands for Supporting Animal Needs Through Action.
This project provides needed supplies (cleaning, office, and pet), food, toys, and monetary donations to the animals of Henderson, Polk, and Buncombe counties through the no-kill shelters of Foothills Humane Society and the Blue Ridge Humane Society.
To work with local and national businesses, volunteers and the community in an effort to acquire for the needs of Foothills Humane Society and Blue Ridge Humane Society, to establish public drop-off points through sponsoring businesses, and to create a vast network for which the public can donate supplies during each winter holiday season (November/December).
In 2011 we had 19 drop off locations and collected 1210 lbs of food and $500. In 2012, with only 9 locations, we brought in more than 1290 lbs of food and $639 ($514 of that coming from our fans at The Hendersonville Community Co-op). With half as many locations, that's still 15% more than the previous year. In 2013 we collected 1240 lbs of food and treats from 12 locations. In 2014 we more than doubled our intake with just 11 locations at 2640 lbs. We collect leashes, collars, toys, cleaning and office supplies, treats, food, crates, pet houses, and more. Project-Santa was inspired by Pinky, a Catahoula-Pitbull mix adopted from BRHS in 2009. Wanting to give back for the joy she's brought without being able to schedule volunteer time (due to unpredictable day jobs), we created a donation drive that has grown into so much more. Most of our volunteers have similar scheduling conflicts and volunteer on projects that allow them to schedule PS work whenever it's convenient to them.
That's great! We currently have four hosts that accept donations for us, year-round.
Pet Source -
1927 Spartanburg Hwy Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792 Pet Source NC.com
Etowah Valley Veterinary Hospital -
6570 Brevard Rd Etowah, North Carolina 28729 EVVH.com
Blue Ridge Pets Supply -
102 WNC Shopping Center Dr Black Mtn, North Carolina 28711 BlueRidgePetsSupply.com
You Work, I'll Play Dog Daycare & Training -
677A Brevard Rd Asheville, North Carolina 28806 YWIPDogDayCare.com
Check out our SPONSORS page to see what businesses and individuals support the program. If you are interested in having your business participate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's constant updates and interactivity on our FaceBook page. Whether its volunteering to help make toys, be a voice for Project Santa by helping spread the word, or getting involved at one of our shelters or their events, there's always ways to get involved. Just Ask.
If you'd like to volunteer, email us at email@example.com
We are currently looking for a Twitter savvy individual to run our twitter account.
In the summer months we need volunteers to coordinate and run our adoption fairs.
Next winter we will need volunteers to be more active in our donation drive. This position requires more trust so if you are interested, let us know now.
If you would just like to donate monetarily, you can make checks out to "Foothills Humane Society" or "Blue Ridge Humane Society" and either mail them to us at
PO Box 462
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Or send them directly to the shelters. Currently our ability to take checks written to Project Santa is on hold.
Check out our store. Buy a gift for yourself or someone else and you'll be helping us by spreading the word. 100% of the profits of each sale will be split between FHS & BRHS.