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Not sure what to do with unwanted gift cards? Give them to the Heritage Humane Society

This Williamsburg nonprofit is collecting unwanted gift cards

The Heritage Humane Society in Williamsburg is collecting gift cards this holiday season.

The nonprofit uses these gift cards from everything from kitten supplies to gas cards for transportation expenses.

“Every animal store in town is pretty helpful,” said Kimberly Laska, executive director for the Heritage Humane Society. “If we can’t use it for our programs…we use it for other events.”

Laska said they use gift cards from Walmart, Target and even Amazon, noting the nonprofit is “pretty open” to any gift card, not just “traditional animal places”.

Other retailers include the Tractor Supply, Home Depot and Lowe’s.

She said the nonprofit doesn’t just use gift cards for the animals but for shelter repairs as well.

“Honestly we go through all of those,” Laska said. “Cash is the number one biggest need always.”

Those interested in donating gift cards can mail or drop them off at the Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Road.

Monetary donations can be made here.

For more information about the Heritage Humane Society, visit their website or social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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