Have you travelled recently and have leftover foreign notes?
Have you got a stash of cash that you are saving for when you may visit again (but you probably won't)?
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of adorable animals?
You're in luck! This October, RSPCA ACT and Commonwealth Bank Australia's Canberra team are working together to help animals with YOUR foreign currency.
You can donate your foreign currency and Australian money through 'Donation dogs' set up in the foyer areas of participating CBA branches. Your leftover foreign notes (including AUD) will go to desexing and microchipping 260 felines this financial year. This is just one-third of the felines we anticipate to come through our doors! It's a big job, and we need your help.
If you want to help right away, please click the donation button above right meow.
Where can donations be made?
Donations of foreign currency can be made at major Commonwealth Bank branches as well as our Weston Shelter. Locations include:
- RSPCA ACT - 12 Kirkpatrick Street, Weston
- Commonwealth Bank Civic - London Circuit, Canberra City
- Commonwealth Bank Belconnen - Westfield Belconnen, Benjamin Way, Belconnen
- Commonwealth Bank Woden - Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip
- Commonwealth Bank Tuggeranong - 175 Anketell Street, Tuggeranong
RSPCA ACT is open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except for Wednesdays. Wednesday hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Opening hours for CBA locations can be viewed here.
How will the donations help?
Our $20,000 goal will help pay for the desexing and microchipping of 260 felines and will cover the costs of:
- The vet team's time to prepare and perform surgery
- The medical equipment involved in performing the surgery
- Aftercare provided by staff to ensure the surgery is a success
- Plenty of cuddles and love by RSPCA ACT staff and volunteers!
All donations made in foreign notes and AUD will go towards helping unwanted kittens. Unfortunately, foreign coins are unable to be converted to assist these furry felines.
When is this running?
Currency 4 Creatures will commence on Monday 1st October, running through until 31st October.