Houses of Wood & Straw

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”  -- Nelson Mendela


How and When to Donate to The HOWS Project


The HOWS Project is now a project of Voices for Animals, a 501c3 tax deductible charity (Tax ID # 54-1418303). And 100% of all money collected for the HOWS Project are used to directly impact the animals in need in our area.

Donations are much appreciated at any time of the year. The bulk of the construction materials is collected at the end of summer and distributed in the month of September, and bales of straw, “important extras”, and transportation are most needed for the months of October through April.

If you are a state employee, or know someone who is, please help spread the word that the HOWS Project (through Voices for Animals) is participating in the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), a statewide employee-giving program that facilitates donations to more than 1,300 charities. Our CVC code is #03585.


For monetary donations to the HOWS Project, you may send a check, payable to The HOWS Project, to our PO Box address, or make your donation through Paypal using the link below.
If you have materials that you would like to donate to the HOWS Project, please contact Stacey and she can arrange for them to be picked up.
If you would like to donate your time or services to the HOWS Project, please contact Stacey to discuss the current needs of the project.
If you would like to report a possible dog in need, please contact Stacey; all reports are investigated and your personal information is kept confidential.
Consider the HOWS Project when estate planning. And certainly when deciding what to do with your gently used truck.
If you are looking for someone to help you buy or sell a home, consider the services of Paul McArtor with Montague Miller Realtors. Paul’s experience will get the job done, and he is committed to donate 10% of his net proceeds to the HOWS Project. Just let him know that you support the HOWS Project and he will too.
You can contact Paul at (434) 305-0361.
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