“Pawtners” are the compassionate people who make monthly donations to the shelter so that the basic supply cabinet will be full at all times.
It’s a win-win situation!
During calm periods, you’ll be the foundation upon which advanced programs can build, because you can’t have dog playgroups without dog food, or a feline-leukemia adoption program when the cat litter is always low.
And during hectic times, whether it’s a piece of equipment breaking or a complicated health issue, you’ll be the port in the storm, making sure no one has to worry about the day-to-day details.
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PS: Many employers are eager to support the causes that their workers give back to! Notable local companies that match employee donations include ARAG, Costco, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, General Mills, Meredith Corp., Pella, US Bank, Voya, and Wellmark.
Ask your HR department about whether your workplace offers matching donations, automatic payroll deductions, and/or volunteerism grants, or check this list of the most-charitable companies.