We invite you to join the HSS Care Club x12…where your support is felt and makes a difference for the animals every month!
Having consistent, predictable income is critical to our ability to provide care for the hundreds of homeless, hurting, abandoned animals the Humane Society of Sedona cares for each year. Being able to rely on monthly donations helps us to manage our programs and services and plan for the future.
Please join our life-saving efforts throughout the year and become a member of the HSS Care Club x12 by signing up for a recurring monthly donation at the donation level that works for you.
Care Club Member Spotlight
Sandi Bargioni grew up with generosity. As children, she and her brother were always encouraged to give. And as a family, they volunteered with a Cub Scout pack at the nearby Shriner’s Hospital. Sandi still vividly remembers some of the special children she met through volunteering and notes that they didn’t realize how truly “special” their lives were. Her father, especially, modeled generosity. Sandi’s passion has always been for the defenseless – children and animals. She has jumped right in to help on more than one occasion when she learned of a special need.
Sandi’s involvement with the Humane Society of Sedona began when she wanted to make a gift but wasn’t able to do it online. A visit to the office led to a tour. The tour led to a monthly gift which Sandi has increased over time. She notes that when she received an unexpected inheritance, her immediate instinct was that she had to “do good with it.” And she has done that for the Humane Society of Sedona as well as several other animal-related causes.
Sandi’s thoughtful generosity has been returned to her through longtime friendships and the pleasure of seeing defenseless animals healed and homed. Sandi is living her father’s generous example and making a difference to animals every month with her gifts.
Care Club Member Spotlight
There is a mantra in the nonprofit world that volunteers give their time but not their money. That is certainly not the case for Michelle Snyder and her husband Gerry who are faithful monthly donors. For more than four years Michelle has managed the front desk every Saturday. If you have adopted a pet, called the Humane Society of Sedona, or bought an item from the gift shop on a Saturday, Michelle is likely the one who helped you. Michelle also volunteers for the Sedona Visitors Center. Gerry spends his free time doing photography.
Not only are Michelle and Gerry HSS monthly donors, they are also the proud parents of Pumpkin and Lulu, adopted from the Humane Society eight years ago. Pumpkin’s full name is “Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream” which makes perfect sense when you see her markings. Michelle grew up with dogs, but fell in love with felines when a guy she was dating brought her a kitten. And Gerry grew up with cats, so their house is ruled by the fur sisters.
From her front desk vantage point, Michelle keeps a close eye on the needs of the shelter. She buys paper towels every time she makes a Costco run. And because it is spring, bringing an influx of kittens, she has just received a big order from Chewy full of kitten needs that she is contributing to HSS. She noted that HSS has wonderful volunteers who foster the kittens until they are ready for adoption. And Michelle and Gerry Snyder give every month, quite simply, as Michelle states, “because we love the shelter.”
Thank you to our Care Club x12 Members!
We appreciate your support!