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Holiday Donation Drive Toolkit

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Want to support the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland during the season of giving? Host a Donation Drive at your office, neighborhood, church or school and help us stock our shelves this holiday season.

And, we make it easy with all the tools you need, below. You can download our letter-sized donation drive signs to post with collection bins and boxes. Print and distribute (or email!) our wish list PDF to co-workers, friends and family. We’ve also made a handy donation drive checklist with tips and tricks to help make sure your drive has tails wagging!

When you’re done, we want to make a big deal of your support! We’d love to schedule a time for you to drop off your items at the ARLGP (socially distanced, of course). We’ll take a photo of your drive’s success and share on our social media. To schedule a time to drop-off: connect with Jeana Roth, Director of Community Engagement, at jroth@arlgp.org / (207) 517-3932 or Zoe Scott, Director of Development, at zscott@arlgp.org / (207) 517-3931.


8.5X11 Holiday Food Drive Sign (holiday-themed)
8.5X11 Holiday Food Drive Sign (dog-themed)
8.5X11 Holiday Food Drive Sign (cat-themed)
8.5X11 Holiday Supply Drive Sign (holiday-themed)
8.5X11 Holiday Supply Drive Sign (dog-themed)
8.5X11 Holiday Supply Drive Sign (cat-themed)


8.5X11 Wish List (full, detailed list for printing or emailing)
4.25X5.5 Wish List (shortened list for printing and dispersing, comes with two wish lists per sheet to cut in half)
And, don’t forget our donation drive CHECKLIST FOR SUCCESS for helpful tips!


Want to shop for your donation drive online? Check out our buy local wish list with The Fish & Bone here, as well as our Amazon wish list here.

FAQ’s about donation drives

What is your most commonly needed item?
Wet cat food and wet dog food are always our top priority. We use more than 150 cans of wet food a day. And, we use brands easy to grab at the grocery or big-box store: Friskies, 9 Lives, Fancy Feast, Iams, Purina.

What else does the ARLGP need?
Dog toys and cat toys! We are always in need of toys for cats and dogs to enjoy during their stay at the ARLGP.

We would like to provide you with gift certificates. What stores are most helpful?
Gift certificates are incredibly appreciated, as it allows us to purchase supplies dependent on current and urgent needs. Stores like Hannaford, Target or Walmart are very useful, and cover a range of products used at the ARLGP. VISA gift cards are most useful and allow us to purchase supplies at the most appropriate store at the best price.