Miranda Lambert teams up with SCRAPS for donation drive

Miranda Lambert teams up with SCRAPS for donation drive

One of country music’s biggest stars, Miranda Lambert, is heading to Spokane, but before she gets here, she wants you to donate to SCRAPS.

Lambert has a passion for helping animals, which is why she started the organization MuttNation. In every city on her tour, Lambert partners with a local animal shelter for the “Fill The Red Wagon” donation drive.

There’s no better place to “fill the red wagon” than right here in Spokane, though the Lilac City had nothing to do with the name of the drive. It’s actually named after Lambert’s hit song “Little Red Wagon.”

“I was like this is incredible. What a coincidence that I have a giant red wagon and you want to fill it,” said Janet Dixon, the special programs manager for SCRAPS.

Dixon said SCRAPS got an email from Lambert’s reps saying the country music sensation wanted to partner with the shelter for her donation drive. And Dixon is hoping Lambert’s name is a big enough draw to get crowds to donate much needed animal supplies.

“For us to be able to use Miranda Lambert’s name to be able to say ‘hey everybody you love her, come love us as well, and give us donations,’ this is going to be wonderful for us,” she said.

But, if you need even more incentive, a donation could get you face-to-face with Lambert.

Three people will be chosen to win a pair of tickets to the concert. One will also get a pair of meet-and-greet passes.

“For you as a fan to actually stand there with her, and talk with her right before she goes on stage… I would think that would be invaluable to anyone who really loves Miranda Lambert,” Dixon said.

The donation drive runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the red wagon in Riverfront Park or until 6 p.m. outside the Spokane Arena.

Donations can be dog food, cat food, non clumping cat litter, treats and toys.