GHHS is no-kill animal shelter in Huntsville, Alabama.

National Nonprofit Day

August 17 is National Nonprofit Day!

Check out these awesome ways to get involved with your favorite nonprofit to help animals in need - GHHS!

But first, a little trip down memory lane to learn the history of the importance of nonprofit organizations.

National Nonprofit Day is the anniversary of when the Tariff Act was signed in 1894 and gave tax exemptions for charities and nonprofits. Sherita Herring, a prominent public speaker, started the day to bring awareness to the benefits that Nonprofits give to their communities. So much so, that nonprofits were even responsible for 5.4% of the annual GDP following the 2012 Recession.

The holiday became annually recognized in 2017.

But how can you celebrate with your favorite nonprofit organization?

The three easiest ways to help are to bring awareness to your favorite organization by talking with friends and family members about what they do, volunteering with them, or donating to their needs.

Did you know that one in four American adults will volunteer at some point in their lives? How about that nearly 10% of donations to nonprofits come from mobile devices?

Our amazing volunteers help us to keep things running smoothly here at GHHS!

We operate in many ways here to serve the greater Huntsville community with the Three Tails Resale thrift store, King’s  Community Kitchen, adoptions and more.

If you aren't available to volunteer at the shelter, here are some convenient ways to help and be involved:

Amazon Smile

We all shop at Amazon! Now you can support GHHS while you shop online. Click the link below to get started!

Amazon Smile allows you to donate a percentage of your Amazon purchases to GHHS; downloading the Google Chrome extension Smilematic automatically turns your Amazon shopping into a donation to GHHS.

Amazon Wishlist

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

Support rescue and drink coffee at the same time!

Use coupon code HUNTSVILLEHUMANE  to receive 15% off your order of some of the BEST coffee we’ve ever had! GHHS receives 10% of every order as well. It’s a win all the way around!

Join the Litter for Good

Buy a GREEN JUG of cat's Pride litter to help make more forever home possible.

Cat’s Pride®’s Litter for Good™ program helps shelters like ours find more cats forever homes. Every GREEN JUG™ of Cat’s Pride cat litter you buy donates a pound of litter to animal welfare organizations across the country. This year alone, as many as 5 million pounds of litter could be donated to help shelters nationwide!

ResQWalk App

Raise money and resources for GHHS and all you have to do is walk!

If you are a runner, a hiker, or even just a casual wanderer, you can make every step count! Track your mileage through Best Friends Animal Society’s FREE app, ResQ Walk, and be sure to select GHHS as the shelter you’d like to support.

Finally, you can set your PayPal account's favorite charity to GHHS.

Choosing your favorite charity will prompt you with a chance to donate to GHHS every time you make a purchase using your PayPal account.

If you click the options button from your profile’s main menu, select “support a charity,” and select Greater Huntsville Humane Society as your favorite charity. This will give the option to donate at any time or prompt a $1.00 donation with your purchases through PayPal.