Animal Aid Foundation
Spring Clean-Up Book Drive
We’ll find a new home for your books.
You’ll help us find a new home for an animal.
Donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, comic books, video games, sheet music, and rare books (1949 and older) needed for our upcoming book sales.
Donation drop off locations are:
In Port Credit: Queen Spectacle, 102 Lakeshore Road
In Clarkson: Please call our volunteer drop off directly at 289 814-3048
In Meadowvale: Please call (647) 558-PETS (7387)
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In Streetsville: Queen Spectacle, 201 Queen Street South
In Oakville: Please call our volunteer drop off directly at 289 814-3048
Thank you for your continued support. Animal Aid Foundation Read For Pets® Charity Used Book Sale is the Foundation’s signature special event. Proceeds from the book sale help to fund spay/neuter and veterinary medical programs of local animal charities. Visit our Grants page to learn more.
* We regret that we cannot accept donations of encyclopedias, textbooks, Harlequin Romance novels, Reader’s Digest condensed books, VHS tapes, magazines, or audio cassettes.
Get More than You Give
-- Volunteer with Animal Aid Foundation!
Volunteering your time with Animal Aid isn't just about what you give to the charity. It's also about what you get back.
"It's an amazing feeling knowing that what I do helps to save the lives of lost, abondoned and homeless animals. You can't top that" says one of our long-term volunteers.
"I am an accountant by profession" says another volunteer "so I can bring those skills to the group. But I'm also learning new things -- like how to motivate people".
"I started volunteering to earn my 40 hours for high school graduation. But I keep coming back because I'm learning a lot and I feel like the work I do is making a difference" says one of our student volunteers.
Volunteering with Aimal Aid will also allow you to support a cause you believe in, meet new people and make new friends and to feel the personal satisfaction of helping the animals.
Animal Aid holds fundraising events year-round. And we offer both short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities.
For more information please visit our Volunteer page or call 647 558-PETS (7387).
Ready to volunteer? Submit the Volunteer Form.
Our mission is to address the issue of animal overpopulation and homeless animals by financially supporting the projects and activities of local animal charities.
We hold community special events year-round. Join us for our next book sale, holiday fundraisers, and online auction.
We are always looking for adult volunteers, or students interested in coordinating a fundraiser on our behalf. Visit our volunteer page or call 905-990-PETS (7387) for more info.
How the Auction Works!
1. Register & Create an account
We have added more functionality to the Fall 2012 auction. For these features to work, users must register and create a username in order to place bids.
Registering for the auction and creating a username will enable you to:
- Place bids and keep track of your bids (the username you choose will appear on the auction site beside each item where you are the highest bidder)
- Add items to your "Watch List"
- Receive e-mail notifications if you are outbid on an item
- See your winning bids after the auction closes
You can also edit your information and keep your username and password so that you don’t have to register again for the April 2013 auction.
2. Bid on the items you want
Bid on as many items as you like by:
- Choosing an item and clicking on the “Bid Now” button
- Entering your bid amount
- Clicking "Place your Bid"
3. Pick Up Your Prizes
Items can be picked up on the following days & location:
Saturday December 1, 2012
Starbucks, Sherwood Forest Plaza, 1900 Dundas Street West, Mississauga
1:30 to 3:00 pm
Saturday December 8, 2012
Starbucks, Sherwood Forest Plaza, 1900 Dundas Street West, Mississauga
11:00 to 12:30 pm
Rules & Procedures
The Fall 2012 Animal Aid Foundation On-line Charity Auction is completely automated. On-line bidding is available 24/7 from the time the auction opens until closing time at 8 pm on November 28, 2012. Contact email@example.com with any questions about the Fall 2012 auction.
At the close of the auction, the highest bidder will be declared the winner as determined by the system, automatically. Only highest bidders will be contacted after the auction closes. Contact will be via e-mail. The e-mail will list your item(s) and the dollar amount owing.
All items have a starting bid and a reserve bid. Animal Aid Foundation has the right to withhold sale of an item if the reserve bid is not met.
Payment Methods and Deadline
Payment must be received within two weeks of the auction closing date (December 12, 2012) before an item can be released. If payment is not received within the allotted time period, the bidder will forfeight their right to the item(s).
Payment can be made by:
- E-mail money transfer
- Credit card through PayPal
Cash will be accepted on the Auction Pick Up days.
E-mail money transfer
Payment may be sent directly from your bank account via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Items will not be released until payment is received.
A cheque in the amount owing may be mail to:
P.O. Box: 6 - 2400 Dundas Street West, Suite #114
Mississauga, Ontario L5K 2R8
Items will not be released until cheques have cleared.
Credit Card through PayPal
Payment using a credit card or transfer through PayPal may be sent to email@example.com. Items will not be released until payment has been received.
Tax Receipts Are Available
Tax receipts will be provided should you decide to pay more for the item than the amount of your winning bid.
The Retail Value of an item is $50. Your winning bid is $40, but you decide that you would like to pay full-value for the prize. Animal Aid can provide a tax receipt for $10.
The Animal Aid Foundation Online Auction is a charity fundraiser. Prizes supplied by companies are offered in good faith. Should a company or business cease operating and leave you unable to use your gift certificates, gift cards, passes, or tickets, Animal Aid will reimburse you the full amount that you paid for the item. Animal Aid will not reimburse the actual value of the prize.
Items that are not picked up in person can be shipped to you. Winning bidders are responsible for mailing/shipping costs. Mailing/Shipping is FOB Animal Aid premises. Animal Aid is not responsible for an item once it has left our premises.
Shipping costs can be avoided by picking up items on one of the two Auction Pick Up days.
All proceeds from the on-line charity auction fund spay/neuter and veterinary medical care programs of local animal charities through Animal Aid Foundation Grants. Animal Aid Foundation is a 100% volunteer-based charity. The Foundation does not have paid staff and does not receive government funding. It relies on volunteer contributions, public donations and corporate support. Learn more about Animal Aid Foundation.
Donate A Prize for the Next Auction
Animal Aid is happy to accept donations of products, services, and gift certificates for future auctions. Please contact us to make your donation.