December 2022

Thyme & Season Natural Market has chosen Gimme Shelter as a recipient for its community-minded program; Tokens for Charity. Just look for the wooden tokens by each register and deposit them in 1 of the 4 corresponding receptacles. All 4 organizations will receive something, but the group that gets the most tokens receives the largest donation. Tokens For Charity picks new recipients each quarter, so you may support Gimme Shelter with your free token(s) through December 31st.

Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies will donate 15% of your online order to Hamden’s Animal Shelter Gift Fund. Just enter the code HAMDEN at checkout and taste why they were voted BEST Cookies in CT!

Animal Shelter Gift Fund 
Gimme Shelter inspired the creation of this municipal account in December 2017. We started with 2022 with $24,060.78. The account stands at 33,682.78 today. We believe that this is a testament to the support for a new Animal Shelter. Note that there is a “virtual lock’ on this account, meaning that these donated funds may not be reappropriated to another project.

Giving Tuesday is this Tuesday, November 29th. Mayor Garrett informed us last week that a digital link for online donations to the Animal Shelter Gift Fund is now available. To make a donation online, go to, click Donate, then choose the Animal Shelter Building/Facility option – or click here.

Happy Holidays
If you are in a position to – and plan on donating during this Holiday Season, we hope you will consider supporting a facility for our local abused & abandoned pet population. If donating is not feasible this year, you can still help us establish a new animal shelter by sharing our Facebook post to help get the word out. 

Looking Ahead
Thyme & Season’s Tokens for Charity and the Moon Rocks Cookies offer are both ongoing. With those two promotions and a good showing for Giving Tuesday & the Holiday Season, we should be able to start 2023 with $35,000.

Have a Safe & Warm Holiday Season,
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Gimme Shelter

Dian Viesselman
Cheryl Castellano
John Zaleski
Lenny Young