This November and December the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) is collecting donations for the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (SRAS). This is the 19th year the Library System will participate in donating to the shelter.
“SCLSNJ recognizes the importance of partnering with our community – especially during the holiday season,” said Edith Lit, SCLSNJ operations supervisor. “Animal shelters provide a variety of services for the community as well as temporary accommodations for animals in need of forever homes. I am proud to be the coordinator of SCLSNJ’s Holiday Wish List program since 1999.”
The shelter, which depends on volunteers and donations, are in need of the following items for the orphaned animals they took in this year from flood-ravaged Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, and the Carolinas:
- Dog, cat, and kitten food (canned and dry)
- Dog and cat toys
- Clay cat litter
- Dog leashes
- Martingale training dog collars
- Pet carriers
- Paper towels
- High efficiency laundry detergent
- Gift cards for any pet or grocery store*
- Postage stamps*
- Copy paper
- File folders/pendaflex
- Pens, pencils, and highlighters
- No. 10 self-seal envelopes
*All donated items must be new. Gift cards or stamps must be left with a library staff member at the circulation desk.
Donations will be accepted until December 14. Drop-off bins are located at the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, Mary Jacobs Memorial, North Plainfield Memorial, Peapack & Gladstone, Somerville, Warren Twp., and Watchung branches. For branch hours and locations: sclsnj.org/about/branch-locations.