Saturday, December 28, 2013

Spreading Smiles on Sadieday

Happy last Sadieday of 2013!  Since our Mommy will soon be turning into the full-time tax kind of CPA (blech) instead of the full-time CPA (Cat's Purrsonal Assistant) that we enjoy most of the year, it's a good time to remind everyone that there's only a few days left to maximize your income tax deductions while bringing smiles.  Curious?
Well, of course we're talking about donating to charities.  Even if you don't itemize or need any deductions, cash donations or donations of non-cash items like cat food, dog food, toys or other helpful items to shelters, the charities would be very appreciative and your heart will be happy and a smile will be on your face!
There are ways to donate that don't require cash outlay such as cleaning out your closets and taking gently used clothes and household items to a charity run thrift shop or even taking old blankets and towels to animal shelters.  Dogs would love to sleep on your old blankets this winter!
Feel free to give us other ideas in the comments!
We hope you find plenty to smile about this Sadieday!  Be sure to spread those smiles around since you never know who's day you'll brighten with a smile!

Enjoy your Sadieay and have a great weekend!

PeeS:  If you are donating for the tax benefits, remember to get a receipt!  Your CPA will be grateful!

27 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

So glad that you reminded us of this today...I do have several bags I wanted to donate before the end of the year!! I also have to make a stop at our local shelter to drop off stuff for our furry friends!! Happy SadieDay! xo Chloe and LadyBug

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human just dropped her annual Huge Wad of Money on Best Friends today! She only donates to animal causes (and occasionally to disaster relief), although someday she hopes to help with film preservation, which is a passion of hers. She likes that when she gives money, she gives her heart too.

Ann said...

excellent reminder. hope you have a great day

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How about the charity that places khats with khanines in need of a good meal - I mean PAL!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Angel Sadie! I'm sorry - I khan't help myself sometimes!

Marg said...

Those are such good ideas. We need to do that too. Sadie, those are such good pictures of you. We really like the first one. You were such a pretty lady. Hope all of you have a super week end.

Catherine said...

The thought of tax season is depressing! LOL! But alas it comes with the New Year doesn't it?
Happy Sadieday!
xo Catherine

The Florida Furkids said...

Great post!!! Happy Sadieday!

The Florida Furkids

Lin said...

Good suggestion!

And while you are dropping off donations, why not peruse the aisles and take someone home for the new year?

Grace said...

Oh what a pretty girl! (I'm still waiting for receipts/acknowledgements from the rescues I donated to - some don't bother...)

Katie Isabella said...

Hi beautiful little girl! We all love you and always will. xxoo

Sandee said...

I've done all my donating already so we're good here.

What a great collection of Sadie photographs. Some of the best I've seen.

Have a purrfect day. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

Patty Woodland said...

Your mommy is so smart

Laura said...

Thanks for the great advice on this pawsome Sadieday!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

That's a good reminder! We love those pictures of Sadie. She's such a pretty girl.

Alice Marie said...

Happy Sadie Day!
We've actually been cleaning out all the closets, etc...and have a box for the local shelter's thrift store, plus a box of old towels for the shelter!!

Kjelle Bus said...

Happy Sadie Day !
Not time for taxes until may here in Sweden :)
XOXO

HOOTIN ANNI said...

First off, sweet, sweet photo!!!

If I may, I've done this before and it may work for someone else. I pledged to donate/match the adoption fees for the first adoptee each month at our shelter. It's a feel good thing, and a kinda pay it forward for our two adopted kitties...if I can help someone else get a fur baby then...by all means, donate!!!

Happy New Year.

The Island Cats said...

What good suggestions!

Pssssst! We're having a commentathon to celebrate our blogoversary tomorrow. We'll be donating to an animal charity!

BeadedTail said...

Hootin Anni, that's a great idea! Thank you for sharing it!

We'll be sure to stop by Island Cats!

Katnip Lounge said...

You can help TWO ways...buy blankets and towels from charity shops and donate to the animal shelters!

::grins::

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Those are some wonderful ideas. AND some of the best pictures of Smiling Sadie.

Happy weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Mariodacat said...

Excellent ideas friends. We do that at this time of the year too.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Really good post and I loved al the Sadie photo's. She was so beautiful. I take clothes etc as often as I can and have several charities that I help. think we are the same the world over thankfully x

Reeni Pisano said...

We loved seeing Sadie's sweet face! And can't believe it's that time of the year already! It went so fast! Enjoy your last few days before the craziness starts! Love, Moon xoxo

Sushi said...

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Memories for Life said...

Towels and blankets are a great idea for the shelter...had never thought of that! Trying to get last minute deductions figured out!

AntiquityTravelers said...

I love seeing that Sadie smile! shelters are such a great way to find a wonderful new family member for their forever home!