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2 hours ago
The HOWS Project

Round TWO (and final round) has begun!! 👟♻️

Time to do a lil spring cleaning 🧹of your sneakers!

If you haven't seen or heard of this fundraiser from the past few years, see below for a little more info on why we partner with them:

📣This sneaker drive fundraiser keeps sneakers out of landfills and reduces toxic chemicals from being released in our air and soil. All reusable sneakers from our sneaker drive fundraiser program are recirculated to secondhand markets so people can access quality, pre-owned footwear at affordable prices. All heavily used and damaged footwear is recycled to reuse materials or to convert waste into new energy.

Most people throw away their used sneakers every 125-200 days without ever thinking about recycling. Since sneakers are manufactured with materials that are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills or are incinerated, which leads to toxic chemicals in our air and soil.

The process of manufacturing sneakers produces large amounts of CO2 which contributes to the serious effects of climate change and global warming. Recycling and reusing sneakers keeps sneakers out of landfills, reduces the need for manufacturing new shoes and sneakers, and supports a growing circular economy. 📣

If you have a pair or more of sneakers to donate, please drop them off at the following locations:

👟Crate & Marrow (2035 Bond St - Shops at Stonefield/Charlottesville)

👟Local Eats (74 Joshua Lane, Palmyra)

👟Old Dominion Animal Hospital Crozet (1263 Parkview Drive, Crozet)

👟The Scrappy Elephant (1745 Allied St, Suite C, Charlottesville)

‼️ Reminder that this is for SNEAKERS ONLY, please tie all laces together and no bags in the bins

Have no sneakers to donate? No worries....

👟Help spread the word by sharing this post or sending email/texts to family and friends to let them know about the fundraiser.

👟Put a bin at/in your home/neighborhood or business. Then we can come and collect when bins are full

Happy Recycling! ♻️
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Round TWO (and final round) has begun!! 👟♻️
Time to do a lil spring cleaning 🧹of your sneakers!
If you havent seen or heard of this fundraiser from the past few years, see below for a little more info on why we partner with them:
📣This sneaker drive fundraiser keeps sneakers out of landfills and reduces toxic chemicals from being released in our air and soil. All reusable sneakers from our sneaker drive fundraiser program are recirculated to secondhand markets so people can access quality, pre-owned footwear at affordable prices. All heavily used and damaged footwear is recycled to reuse materials or to convert waste into new energy.
Most people throw away their used sneakers every 125-200 days without ever thinking about recycling. Since sneakers are manufactured with materials that are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills or are incinerated, which leads to toxic chemicals in our air and soil.
The process of manufacturing sneakers produces large amounts of CO2 which contributes to the serious effects of climate change and global warming. Recycling and reusing sneakers keeps sneakers out of landfills, reduces the need for manufacturing new shoes and sneakers, and supports a growing circular economy. 📣
If you have a pair or more of sneakers to donate, please drop them off at the following locations:
👟Crate & Marrow (2035 Bond St - Shops at Stonefield/Charlottesville)
👟Local Eats (74 Joshua Lane, Palmyra)
👟Old Dominion Animal Hospital Crozet (1263 Parkview Drive, Crozet)
👟The Scrappy Elephant (1745 Allied St, Suite C, Charlottesville)
‼️ Reminder that this is for SNEAKERS ONLY, please tie all laces together and no bags in the bins
Have no sneakers to donate? No worries....
👟Help spread the word by sharing this post or sending email/texts to family and friends to let them know about the fundraiser.
👟Put a bin at/in your home/neighborhood or business. Then we can come and collect when bins are full 
Happy Recycling! ♻️Image attachment
2 days ago
The HOWS Project

It was a hot one for Team HOWS 06/03/23 🥵🐾
Fortunately, for us, as well as the dogs we visited, there was ample shade available! 🙌

😃Gunner’s people finished his very large fence enclosure! Sadly, his friend, Bella, with whom he shared the space  and passed away recently. 🕊️
Gunner now goes in the house on occasion, so as not to be so lonely. No doubt he loves time inside with his people! 💟

🐕🐕 Noggy and Bullfrog’s mama had reached out for our assistance, but our visit revealed several challenges. Mainly, the requested dog houses would not fit in their tiny fenced enclosure, and we have great worry of Noggy, who is tethered inside the enclosure, possibly causing harm to herself should she jump on top of the doghouse and then out of the enclosure. There are also issues with the location of their current enclosure.
We hope to be able to assist them by possibly adding a much larger enclosure on the property. 🙏
But for right now things are on hold.😞

Lastly, we visited Arctic, Rosie, Apollo, Kujo, Ida, Pretty Girl, Flash, Cocoa, Buddy, and Blue
— all on the same property. 😯🐾
We are hoping to help rehome Blue, who they took in “off the streets“ a few months ago.
We are also looking to get Arctic groomed soon; and Cocoa and Buddy spayed/neutered, as they share a pen. 🏡✂️🩺

We handed out a lot of no-tip water buckets, walking leashes, pine shavings,  shade tarps, and about 45 doses (several month’s supply) of flea/tick preventative!!! 👍🙂

Major kudos to Melanie Kelley Moreland, , Gaby Ford, Mariah Steele, and Stacey Norris for all their help today! ☀️🐕💪

#howsproject #helpingoutsidedogsinneed
#fleaandtickseason #howsgals
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It was a hot one for Team HOWS 06/03/23 🥵🐾
Fortunately, for us, as well as the dogs we visited, there was ample shade available!  🙌
😃Gunner’s people finished his very large fence enclosure! Sadly, his friend, Bella, with whom he shared the space  and passed away recently. 🕊️
Gunner now goes in the house on occasion, so as not to be so lonely. No doubt he loves time inside with his people! 💟
🐕🐕 Noggy and Bullfrog’s mama had reached out for our assistance, but our visit revealed several challenges. Mainly, the requested dog houses would not fit in their tiny fenced enclosure, and we have great worry of Noggy, who is tethered inside the enclosure, possibly causing harm to herself should she jump on top of the doghouse and then out of the enclosure. There are also issues with the location of their current enclosure.
We hope to be able to assist them by possibly adding a much larger enclosure on the property. 🙏
But for right now things are on hold.😞
Lastly, we visited Arctic, Rosie, Apollo, Kujo, Ida, Pretty Girl, Flash, Cocoa, Buddy, and Blue
 — all on the same property. 😯🐾
We are hoping to help rehome Blue, who they took in “off the streets“ a few months ago. 
We are also looking to get Arctic groomed soon; and Cocoa and Buddy spayed/neutered, as they share a pen. 🏡✂️🩺
We handed out a lot of no-tip water buckets, walking leashes, pine shavings,  shade tarps, and about 45 doses (several month’s supply) of flea/tick preventative!!! 👍🙂
Major kudos to Melanie Kelley Moreland, , Gaby Ford, Mariah Steele, and Stacey Norris for all their help today! ☀️🐕💪
#howsproject  #helpingoutsidedogsinneed
#fleaandtickseason #howsgalsImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to all these precious furbabies! ♥️

Love you. I'd be foaming at the mouth at what you encounter so gracefully. xox

3 days ago
The HOWS Project

📣📣 New Merch Alert!! 📣📣

🛍️🛍️ Check out our new Grocery Totes! 🛍️🛍️

Kick those plastic bags and avoid the bag tax and grab yourself one of our new grocery totes!

All our merchandise is has been on sale at Crate & Marrow since March. Go grab your pups 🐕 or kitties 🐈‍⬛ some food/treats 🦴 and then pick up some HOWS Project gear! 👚🧢👕🛍️

Can’t make it to the store, email 💻 (thehowsproject@gmail.com) us your order and we will either deliver 📭 or ship 📦it!

Happy Shopping!! 🛍️
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📣📣 New Merch Alert!! 📣📣
🛍️🛍️ Check out our new Grocery Totes! 🛍️🛍️
Kick those plastic bags and avoid the bag tax and grab yourself one of our new grocery totes! 
All our merchandise is has been on sale at Crate & Marrow since March. Go grab your pups 🐕 or kitties 🐈‍⬛ some food/treats 🦴 and then pick up some HOWS Project gear! 👚🧢👕🛍️
Can’t make it to the store, email 💻 (thehowsproject@gmail.com) us your order and we will either deliver 📭 or ship 📦it! 
Happy Shopping!! 🛍️Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment
6 days ago
The HOWS Project

☀️🐾🇺🇸The weather was kind to cooperate for Team HOWS 05/29/23 -- Andrea Horne Denton, Darlene Hinton, Mark Mehlin, and husband/wife team Al and Melanie Kelley Moreland!💪💪💪💪💪

Sweet old boy Heartbeat💓 received a doghouse that Nancy Burr graciously made handicap-accessible for his tired legs.
🐾Low-rider Riley also got a custom house with an easy access door. We transferred Riley's previous house, which we had delivered a few weeks ago, to his friend Bandit (…an appropriate name for this little heart-stealer!) ❤️
While there, we also checked in on Stella, who was added to our spay/neuter list a few weeks back. ✂️Unfortunately, Stella is currently in heat. With the best of intentions, as her family didn't want to end up with unexpected puppies, they repurposed part of an old chicken coop to keep the neighborhood boys away from her. Thank goodness for our spay and neuter program, so she doesn't have to go through this again!🙏🩺
We then visited Kia and Razor, who both received HOWSes with no-tip water buckets. Kia was a little nervous about us being there, but Razor was thrilled to have visitors. ❤️❤️He received a durable new tether and collar, and both dogs got Nylabones to chomp on.
When we first met Kia, she appeared to be pregnant. A recent HOWS-sponsored vet visit confirmed this, and she'll be having her first litter in the next couple weeks. Fortunately, this will also be her last litter, as she will be spayed through HOWS as soon as it's safe. Her people are committed to moving her inside for this chapter in her life.
Her boyfriend, Razor, will be getting neutered soon, too, to prevent another accident. ✂️😉
We left several months’ worth of flea and tick preventative for Razor, but we'll need to special order some mama-safe meds for Kia.
📣A big shout out to all of our donors, who make it possible for us to provide any of these supplies and services; and to our dedicated volunteers for spending their days off helping our four-legged neighbors. It truly takes a village, and we appreciate all of you!🤗😘🐾

#howsproject #helpingoutsidedogsinneed #volunteersmaketheworldgoround
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☀️🐾🇺🇸The weather was kind to cooperate for Team HOWS 05/29/23 -- Andrea Horne Denton, Darlene Hinton, Mark Mehlin, and husband/wife team Al and Melanie Kelley Moreland!💪💪💪💪💪
Sweet old boy Heartbeat💓 received a doghouse that Nancy Burr graciously made handicap-accessible for his tired legs. 
🐾Low-rider Riley also got a custom house with an easy access door. We transferred Rileys previous house, which we had delivered a few weeks ago, to his friend Bandit (…an appropriate name for this little heart-stealer!) ❤️
While there, we also checked in on Stella, who was added to our spay/neuter list a few weeks back. ✂️Unfortunately, Stella is currently in heat.  With the best of intentions, as her family didnt want to end up with unexpected puppies, they repurposed part of an old chicken coop to keep the neighborhood boys away from her. Thank goodness for our spay and neuter program, so she doesnt have to go through this again!🙏🩺
We then visited Kia and Razor, who both received HOWSes with no-tip water buckets. Kia was a little nervous about us being there, but Razor was thrilled to have visitors. ❤️❤️He received a durable new tether and collar, and both dogs got Nylabones to chomp on.
When we first met Kia, she appeared to be pregnant. A recent HOWS-sponsored vet visit confirmed this, and shell be having her first litter in the next couple weeks.  Fortunately, this will also be her last litter, as she will be spayed through HOWS as soon as its safe. Her people are committed to moving her inside for this chapter in her life. 
Her boyfriend, Razor, will be getting neutered soon, too, to prevent another accident. ✂️😉
We left several months’ worth of flea and tick preventative for Razor, but well need to special order some mama-safe meds for Kia.
📣A big shout out to all of our donors, who make it possible for us to provide any of these supplies and services; and to our dedicated volunteers for spending their days off helping our four-legged neighbors. It truly takes a village, and we appreciate all of you!🤗😘🐾
#howsproject #helpingoutsidedogsinneed #volunteersmaketheworldgoroundImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Awesome job!!! ❤️

Thanks for all you do!!!

Awesome team work!!! Thank you!!!

Thanks for all of your hard work! I can’t do manual work so contribute!

Thanks to all of you

🤗😘💟🐾

Thank you for working so tirelessly to improve the lives of these sweet pups ❤️

Awesome work

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1 week ago
The HOWS Project

One more week left to donate/recycle your 👟 sneakers! 👟

If you haven't seen or heard of the GotSneakers fundraiser from the past few years, see below for a little more info on why we partner with them:

📣This sneaker drive fundraiser keeps sneakers out of landfills and reduces toxic chemicals from being released in our air and soil. All reusable sneakers from our sneaker drive fundraiser program are recirculated to secondhand markets so people can access quality, pre-owned footwear at affordable prices. All heavily used and damaged footwear is recycled to reuse materials or to convert waste into new energy.

Most people throw away their used sneakers every 125-200 days without ever thinking about recycling. Since sneakers are manufactured with materials that are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills or are incinerated, which leads to toxic chemicals in our air and soil.

The process of manufacturing sneakers produces large amounts of CO2 which contributes to the serious effects of climate change and global warming. Recycling and reusing sneakers keeps sneakers out of landfills, reduces the need for manufacturing new shoes and sneakers, and supports a growing circular economy. 📣

If you have a pair or more of sneakers to donate, please drop them off at the following locations:

👟Natural Pet Essentials & Dog Wash (3440 Seminole Trl, Charlottesville)

👟Old Dominion Animal Hospital Crozet (1263 Parkview Drive, Crozet)

👟The Scrappy Elephant (1745 Allied St, Suite C, Charlottesville)

‼️ Reminder that this is for SNEAKERS ONLY, please tie all laces together and no bags in the bins

Have no sneakers to donate? No worries....

👟Help spread the word by sharing this post or sending email/texts to family and friends to let them know about the fundraiser.

👟Put a bin at/in your home/neighborhood or business. Then we can come and collect when bins are full

Happy Recycling! ♻️

Stay tuned for the next round of locations for June!
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One more week left to donate/recycle your 👟 sneakers! 👟
If you havent seen or heard of the GotSneakers fundraiser from the past few years, see below for a little more info on why we partner with them:
📣This sneaker drive fundraiser keeps sneakers out of landfills and reduces toxic chemicals from being released in our air and soil. All reusable sneakers from our sneaker drive fundraiser program are recirculated to secondhand markets so people can access quality, pre-owned footwear at affordable prices. All heavily used and damaged footwear is recycled to reuse materials or to convert waste into new energy.
Most people throw away their used sneakers every 125-200 days without ever thinking about recycling. Since sneakers are manufactured with materials that are not biodegradable, they remain in landfills or are incinerated, which leads to toxic chemicals in our air and soil.
The process of manufacturing sneakers produces large amounts of CO2 which contributes to the serious effects of climate change and global warming. Recycling and reusing sneakers keeps sneakers out of landfills, reduces the need for manufacturing new shoes and sneakers, and supports a growing circular economy. 📣
If you have a pair or more of sneakers to donate, please drop them off at the following locations:
👟Natural Pet Essentials & Dog Wash (3440 Seminole Trl, Charlottesville)
👟Old Dominion Animal Hospital Crozet (1263 Parkview Drive, Crozet)
👟The Scrappy Elephant (1745 Allied St, Suite C, Charlottesville)
‼️ Reminder that this is for SNEAKERS ONLY, please tie all laces together and no bags in the bins
Have no sneakers to donate? No worries....
👟Help spread the word by sharing this post or sending email/texts to family and friends to let them know about the fundraiser.
👟Put a bin at/in your home/neighborhood or business. Then we can come and collect when bins are full 
Happy Recycling! ♻️ 
Stay tuned for the next round of locations for June!Image attachmentImage attachment
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