With all of the holiday parties, Christmas cookies and shopping madness, it can be easy to forget that the holidays are really a time of giving. The holiday season affords us with the chance to give back to our local community, whether it is through collecting food or toys for those that are less fortunate or by volunteering your time. It is also a time to remember our four-legged friends at area animal shelters. The Worcester County Humane Society is a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter, serving all of Worcester County. The shelter relies primarily on donations from the public, which means there are endless opportunities to help out this holiday season.

Cause an Effect Chipotle Event

Tonight, December 9, from 4pm to 8pm, make your dinner a selfless act by joining the Worcester County Humane Society for dinner at Chipotle. Simply stop in the West Ocean City Chipotle for dinner from 4 to 8 and tell the cashier that you are there for the event and 50 percent of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to the Worcester County Humane Society. We can’t think of anything better than filling your belly while filling the coffers of our local humane society.

BJ’s on the Water 34th Annual Christmas Party

BJ’s on the Water invites you to their annual Christmas party this Wednesday, December 11 at 6pm. Simply bring a donation for the Worcester County Humane Society and enjoy a night of dinner and dancing. Donations will be accepted at the door and can include the following: Purina cat and dog food products, cat and dog toys, 6’ leashes, heavy duty choker chains, blankets, cleaning supplies, etc…Your donation will entitle you to the Christmas Buffet Dinner. Entertainment will be provided by the “Thin Ice” Dance Band.

3rd Annual SantaCon Ocean City

The 3rd Annual SantaCon Ocean City will be held on Saturday December 14, from 2pm until 2am. Don your holiday gear and join Santa for a day or merriment. The reindeer will deliver Santa to the 28th Street Pit & Pub where the event kicks off at 2pm. This year, SantaCon is giving back, with gifts and donations dedicated to the Worcester County Humane Society and Assateague Coastal Trust. Please bring your donations for the animals to the 28th Street Pit-n-Pub.

Deck Party for a Cause

This Saturday, December 14, the Worcester County Humane Society is hosting their 2nd Annual Raffle Ticket Drawing Fundraiser at Fager’s Island. The Deck Party for a Cause runs from 4pm to 8pm and will feature a raffle, silent auction, Chinese auction, and music by DJ Groove. Raffle ticket prizes are as follows: 1st Prize, $3,000; 2nd Prize, $1,500; 3rd Prize: $500. Entry fee is $20 at the door plus a Wish List Donation for the Humane Society.

Wish List

If you can’t make it to any of the aforementioned events, the WCHS has a wish list chocked full of ways to help our furry friends. Donate today:

  • Purina puppy chow with no coloring
  • Purina cat chow or Purina Naturals
  • Purina dog chow
  • Purina Kitten chow
  • Mighty Dog of Pedigree canned food
  • Friskies canned cat food
  • Canned kitten food
  • Small dog treats/cat treats
  • Kitty litter (non scoopable)
  • Used blankets, quilts or towels
  • Kitchen trash bags
  • SmartCat scratching posts
  • Cat and dog toys
  • Libman mops
  • Power towels/toilet paper
  • Brooms/dust pans
  • Dish soap/liquid laundry detergent
  • Cotton balls/Q-tips
  • Scotch Brite kitchen sponges
  • Band-aids
  • Contractor size trash bags
  • Rubbermaid totes