Nominations for the 2018 Pure Hearts Awards are now open!

In celebration with Camden County Animal Shelter’s 20th Anniversary, the Pure Hearts Awards are designed to present the Top 20 Leadership Awards to ground breaker individuals or organizations that have displayed outstanding acts of heroism, persistent effort and active involvement in making changes for the lives of homeless pets in our communities, as well as a Lifetime Pet Achievement Award. (The top four nominations in each category will comprise of the Top 20 Pure Hearts Award Recipients)

Click on each category below to learn more  about the criteria that must be met in order for a nomination to be made.

Public Servant

Eligible nominations in this category will be made for public servants of the community including, but not limited to: State or Government Officials residing in Camden County (examples include: Emergency services, [e.g. Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, etc…]; Education, [e.g. state (public) schools, public universities, etc…]; healthcare, military, postal service, Social services, [e.g. public housing, social welfare, food subsidies, etc…]; Environmental protection)

Young Hero

Eligible nominations in this category will be made for individuals of the community that are at least ten years of age up to 18 years old. The nominee can have a project that is developed in or outside of the classroom, in conjunction with an organization, or can be an initiative or organization they started on his or her own or with their friends. Projects can provide a direct service, be philanthropic, or raise awareness or advocacy around the mission of Camden County Animal Shelter.

Humane Business

Eligible nominations in this category are for businesses that have made a significant impact on the welfare of animals in our community. They can have made generous contributions of monetary donations, supplies, or volunteer teamwork on an organizational level. They can have met a substantial goal in a program that is in existence or created a new program to help efforts in conjunction with the mission of Camden County Animal Shelter.

Noteworthy Volunteer

Eligible nominations in this category are for volunteers who go above and beyond the standard effort for the wellbeing of animals in our communities. Volunteers are the heart and spirit of our cause. They could be a committee chair that helped accomplish its goals, someone who started a group that didn’t previously exist but was needed by the community, or any individual that has demonstrated excellent service in furthering the mission of Camden County Animal Shelter through their volunteer efforts.

Lifetime Pet Achievement

Eligible nominations in this category are for pets that have made an impact in the community by raising awareness and helping to support the efforts of Camden County Animal Shelter and its mission. They can be “celebrity” pets, pets that have overcome life altering odds, pets that have made a direct impact by increasing contributions, or pets that have made a heroic act in helping someone in need. This award is open to companion, shelter, fosters, and service pets (examples include: Law Enforcement/Public Safety, Search and Rescue, Therapy/Service, Guide/Hearing, etc…)

Nomination Guidelines

All nominees must have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, significant heroism, persistent effort and active achievement in making changes for the lives of homeless pets in our communities.

Submit a nomination for an individual, organization or pet in one of the 5 categories and they will have a chance to win a Pure Hearts Award from Camden County Animal Shelter.

The Pure Hearts Awards nominations are open to residents of Camden County at least 18 years of age (Young Hero nominations are open to Camden County residents at least 8 years of age.) Only one nomination can be submitted per household. You may not nominate yourself for an award. You may not nominate a business or organization if you are the owner or manager. All entrants and nominees must sign a waiver stating they have the legal authority to submit any and all information pertaining to the nomination process, including photograph submission. Nominations will remain open until Friday, April 20th, 2018. The nominee will be contacted and must accept the submission prior to approval and listing on the awards website. If there are any questions about your nomination form, a member of our Committee will reach out to you.

Please complete the online nomination form in its entirety and a confirmation email will be sent to you. We highly recommend that you complete the submission through the online portal however if you are unable to do so you may also send your submission via mail to the address below. Submissions may also be emailed to outreach@ccasnj.org or faxed to (856) 352-6295. Please note: mailing, faxing or emailing your submission may delay the nomination acceptance process for up to 10 business days. If you have any questions please call (856) 401-1300 ext. 117. Click here to download the Manual Nomination Form.

Address:
Camden County Animal Shelter
Attn: Pure Hearts Committee
125 County House Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Sponsorship Opportunities

Leadership Sponsor

$1,000

  • Sponsor for nominations in the Public Servant category
  • Logo placement on nominations page for the Public Servant Awards
  • Logo placement on CCAS website and CCAS e-mail blasts (5,000 recipients)
  • Logo on social media, including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (25,000 followers)
  • Recognition on all press releases
Heroism Sponsor

$750

  • Sponsor for nominations in the Young Hero category
  • Logo placement on nominations page for the Young Hero Awards
  • Logo placement on CCAS website and CCAS e-mail blasts (5,000 recipients)
  • Logo on social media, including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (25,000 followers)
  • Recognition on all press releases
Volunteer Service Sponsor

$500

  • Sponsor for the nominations in the Noteworthy Volunteer category
  • Logo placement on nominations page for the Noteworthy Volunteer Awards
  • Logo placement on CCAS website and CCAS e-mail blasts (5,000 recipients)
  • Logo on social media, including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (25,000 followers)
Pet Achievement Sponsor

$250

  • Sponsor for the nominations in the Lifetime Pet Achievement category
  • Logo placement on nominations page for the Pet Achievement Awards
  • Logo placement on CCAS website and CCAS e-mail blasts (5,000 recipients)
  • Logo on social media, including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram (25,000 followers)
Charitable Business Sponsor

$150

  • Sponsor for the nominations in the Charitable Business category
  • Logo placement on nominations page for the Charitable Business Awards
  • Logo placement on CCAS website and CCAS e-mail blasts (5,000 recipients)
Other Donation Amount

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  • All contributions directly benefit the lives of pets at the animal shelter
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