Holiday “Rescue Pet Project” for Holliston’s Community Action Fund

Rescue Pet Progress at the Holiday Workshop

The Holliston Community Action Fund (HCAF) is conducting a unique and interesting fundraiser this holiday season. HCAF is taking “slightly used but very loved” stuffed animals and packaging them with a unique individual story and placed into a holiday box and lovingly gift wrapped.

These rescue pets will be donated to several toy-collecting organizations to be given to children in need in ours and surrounding communities. This is our “Holiday Rescue Pet” Project. This week, the Rescue Pet Holiday Workshop will be open on Monday December 4th , Tuesday December 5th , and Friday December 8th from 3-5pm. Stop by and see our progress at 747 Washington Street!

This project is all being done by our Holliston Community Action Fund “Student Division” which is our dedicated group of students from both the middle school and the high school who shoulder the work of HCAF. As this is a fundraiser for the Holliston Community Action Fund, we are looking for people in our community to SPONSOR a rescue pet. Sponsorship for a rescue pet is $30 and all proceeds go to the Holliston Community Action Fund. Sponsor a pet today at Our goal this holiday season is to donate 200 rescue pets to children in shelters, foster homes and temporary housing situations, thanks to the help of Hopkinton’s “Project Just Because.”

Throughout the year, the HCAF works hard to provide short term emergency financial assistance
to residents requesting assistance through the town department, Holliston Youth and Family
Services. The type of assistance that has been awarded over the past year includes paying of
utility and phone bills, heating bills, car payments, etc. How does a resident ask for assistance?
There is a determination of need, performed by the Youth and Family Services Office of

If you are a community member in need of emergency assistance, please contact ,
Allegra Denehy, LICSW,Holliston Youth and Family Services at (508) 429-0620 or at

Donations are gratefully accepted in any amount at any time, online at!

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1 Comment

  1. Jackie winer on December 5, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    Love it!

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