This year many rabbits will be enjoying Christmas with their families. They will get gifts and lots of love and kisses on Christmas morning.
Unfortunately there will be many more bunnies sitting in rescues and shelters on Christmas morning with no family to love them. These bunnies are very well taken care of by the rescues who saved them, but funds are tight and many times only the necessities can be provided.
Baskets for Bunnies has again decided that this Christmas season shelter bunnies should receive Christmas presents too.
Baskets for Bunnies is a non profit organization that collects donations of food, supplies, toys, or money to aid these already overwhelmed rescues.
Three years ago the founder, Gretta Parker, adopted a rabbit from a local shelter. This inspired her to start a Facebook page as a way to tell the public about the alarming number of rabbits that are bought then abandoned each year. Through the page she met several rescues who always go above and beyond their means to rescue.
They inspired her to start her own nonprofit called Baskets for Bunnies, Inc. Her goal is to provide bunnies and other small animals in these rescues with the toys and supplies they need. She sends supplies, money and toys to dozens of rescues every month.
2 Christmas' ago Baskets for Bunnies put in place a program called "Toys for Hops". The purpose of this program is to send Christmas Toys to rabbits in rescues. If they receive enough donations they will also send toys to other rescues who are on their waiting list or who have asked for help.
So last year HappyRabbitToys.com and ILoveMyHouseRabbit.com, with your help, sent over $3000 worth of toys to Gretta which where then distributed to over 2 dozen different rescues!
This year the Toys for Hops goal is to send 5000 toys to rabbit rescues in the US, Canada, and even Europe!
And of course we want to make sure she reaches her goal!!!
You can send Baskets for Bunnies a donation of fun, interactive rabbit toys directly from HappyRabbitToys.com. Baskets for Bunnies will use those toys in their Toys for Hops program by redistributing them to the rescues in the most need. Then the rescues will give each bunny in their program their very own present on Christmas morning.
But the best part is HappyRabbitToys.com will MATCH your donation AND cover all shipping costs to get these toys to Baskets for Bunnies!
So if you purchase a $40 toy donation for the Toys for Hops program, HappyRabbitToys.com will send $80 worth of toys! This is the perfect way to give homeless buns across the country the Christmas they deserve.
We will be working hard the next two months making sure the toys get to the bunnies in time. Packages being sent internationally can take a long time and we don't want toys arriving late. Making your donation now and getting these toys to Gretta early will ensure even bunnies overseas will have a present on Christmas morning
Rescue bunnies have so few people to speak up for them and who look out for their needs. This Christmas you have the opportunity to help those whom our society normally over looked.