Baldwin Wallace Students Lend a Hand
Baldwin Wallace Leadership in Higher Education students were presented a Certificate of Appreciation for their volunteering on Sunday, November 20. The students spent time cleaning the shelter, hanging up dog coats for sale and cutting out catnip pierogies to be sewn and then sold at the shelter. Rachel, holding the certificate, who had adopted a cat with her family from us, was so impressed she spear-headed this project. Many thanks to all for their time and dedication for choosing the Parma Animal Shelter as their service project.
University Schools Helps Out
University Schools doesn’t just have a high standard for academics. For their community service project for 2 days, groups of 15-16 students and 2 teachers volunteered at the Parma Animal Shelter raking leaves, washing walls, disinfecting furniture, moving cages. They filled our dumpster so much it was starting to overflow. Many thanks to these fine young men and staff from the University Schools for us helping us to complete many projects that we don’t have the people power for!!! You really rock! And yes, they did get a reward with some kitten time!
Trails for Spooky Tails
On October 9th, Parma Animal Shelter and West Creek Conservancy partnered to present an event for the whole family, including a 1 mile dog walk!
For more pictures, visit www.sportsandmorephotography.com (click on West Creek Reservation, then click Dog Walk 2016).
Royal Redeemer Lutheran Volunteers
Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church sent 10-12 volunteers to the Parma Animal Shelter on Saturday, October 1. It was their “Servant Saturday”. Parma Animal Shelter Trustee, Trudy Bebenroth directed the volunteers to cut out catnip pierogies and cleaned the cat exercise cages and all plastic furniture and toys, the cat adoption room, bathroom, etc. Many thanks to the church volunteers to keep our shelter clean and help with projects we just don’t have time to get to!!
Great Lakes Brewing Company Donates $2,500 to PAS
On Friday, June 17, 2016, the Parma Animal Shelter received a $2,500 donation from the Great Lakes Brewing Company.
PAS Volunteer Jennifer G. works for Great Lakes Brewing Company and she nominated the shelter for the company’s 2016 Month of Service program [an employee volunteers during a particular month or throughout the year at a nonprofit]. The shelter was chosen as the “nonprofit for the month of April” and received $2,500.
Thank you to everyone at the Great Lakes Brewing Company and Jennifer G. for nominating the shelter!
Parma Youth Commission Check Presentation
On Monday, June 27, 2016, City of Parma Council President Sean Brennan presented the Parma Animal Shelter with a $1,500 grant from the Parma Youth Commission.
Brennan said, “Awarding the grant today represented my last official act as adviser for the Parma Youth Commission. The members of the Commission raised funds which were matched by the Magnified Giving Program – a program out of Cincinnati that is devoted to teaching young people about the importance of philanthropy. After much deliberation, the students selected the Parma Animal Shelter as the recipient of their $1,500 grant after reviewing several other local non-profits.”
Target Employees Help Out at PAS
Parma Target employees lend a hand at the Parma Animal Shelter on Friday, June 24.
Classic Car Show
On Sunday, June 5, 2016, the Parma Animal Shelter held its Annual Classic Car Show. Sponsors included Custom Color & Collision Center and Baird Wealth Management: The Crandall, Jarzabek & Cox Group – Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. Festivities included entertainment, food and raffles. Prizes included trophies / dash plaques, two Best of Show, and Best of Class by Year: Pre WW II ~ 1946 to 1954 ~ 1955 to 1960 ~ 1961 to 1965 ~ 1966 to 1970 ~ 1971 to 1980 ~ 1981 to 1990.
We’d like to thank Jack and Joyce Pinchot for organizing the event, sponsors, the PAS fundraising team and volunteers, and attendees who made this event successful.
On Sunday, June 5, 2016, Broadview Multi-Care Center held their 4th Annual Pierogie Palooza. Festivities included food, live entertainment, and celebrity judges. Proceeds benefited the shelter and All Faith’s Pantry.
KeyBank Employees Volunteer at PAS
KeyBank employees volunteered at the Parma Animal Shelter with Neighbors Make-A-Difference Day and helped cut out fabric catnip pierogies!