HORSHAM charities are ramping up their call for people to get into the generous spirit ahead of Christmas.
An international campaign, called Giving Tuesday, follows the Black Friday sales.
Horsham PAWS committee member Vicki Johnstone was at Horsham Plaza on Tuesday taking donations and selling 2020 calendars and Christmas cards.
The calendars are $20 and are also available from the Horsham PAWS shop and Redrock Books and Gallery.
"It's kitten season at the moment, so we need to raise as much money as we can to assist with adoptions," she said. "Our costs include vaccinations and desexing as well as supplies for foster carers."
Ms Johnstone said Horsham PAWS had received "a couple of dozen" kittens born in the past couple of months and were always looking for more foster carers.
"A lot of people say they couldn't do foster caring because they wouldn't be able to give the animals up," she said. "But you know it would go to a good home and you would then get new animals to fill that space."
Wimmera Lions clubs are also calling for donations to provide emergency support for people impacted by bushfires.
Horsham Lions Club are running a raffle to raise money, with tickets available at Horsham Plaza.
Australian Lions Foundation chairman Tony Benbow said people could also donate directly to their local Lions Club or to the Australian Lions Foundation to support community projects across Australia such as bushfire recovery.
Mr Benbow said to make a donation visit givenow.com.au/australianlionsfoundation.
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