7 Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day

This Friday, March 5, marks Employee Appreciation Day—a day to honor staff achievement and contributions across all industries. And what amazing contributions so many of your teams have made since last March! We asked your colleagues in the field what they were planning, and here’s a quick rundown. 


Box lunches of choice delivered by Panera and an appreciation $100 bonus on payday
Kathleen M Olson, Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary and Adoption Centers, Arlington, WA

Custom-decorated “thank you” cookies for staff and thank you posts on social media channels
Melanie Coulter, Windsor/ Essex County Humane Society, Windsor, ON

$50 gift cards to local restaurants
Kim Brown, Animal Protective Association of Missouri, Brentwood, MO

Onsite catered lunch on two different days to cover work teams, and an all-staff raffle for three different prizes
—Valerie Robbins, Marin Humane, Novato, CA

Coffee gift cards for everyone (and then asking staff to take selfies enjoying their treats to post in a Slack channel)
—Darlene Duggan, Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago, IL

A treat cart, new staff shirt, and personalized cookies
—Kimberly Washington, KC Pet Project, Kansas City, MO

Goodies from Edible Fruit for all locations, and staff appreciation featured in leadership’s weekly videos 
Michelle Thevenin, Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, D.C.

Leave a comment and let us know what your org is doing on Friday.


The Association

The Association is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies.


'7 Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day' have 2 comments

  1. Avatar

    March 4, 2021 @ 11:37 am Janelle Dixon

    Snack boxes with a movie theme and a coupon to purchase a movie on line were sent to all employee’s homes.
    Animal Humane Society, Twin Cities, MN

  2. Avatar

    March 8, 2021 @ 2:35 pm Logan Lapointe- Ulster County SPCA Kingston NY

    We had a local bakery cater breakfast! We have an annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast and the staff enjoy it.


Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

2020 Copyright The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement