Strack & Van Til Pet Project Raises $22K and Supplies for Local Animal Organizations
During one weekend in August, Strack & Van Til store locations went to the dogs (and cats, bunnies, and wildlife). Donations made at 23 of the company's store locations, including Ultra Foods and Town & Country stores, throughout the Chicagoland region benefited local animal organizations August 19 through 21.
Overall, $22,238 and more than $20,000 in merchandise was donated across all locations for animal non-profits. Each store displayed pre-filled bags containing much-needed supplies for the animal organizations that customers could purchase and donate to the designated non-profit for that location.
Representatives from each benefiting organization were on site at most locations to collect the donations and share information about their services. Some groups brought adoptable animals and 38 pets were able to find homes during the weekend.
Participating animal groups included ABRA, Alsip to the Rescue, American Greyhound, CPR Fund K9 Rescue, Dogahowlicks Rescue, Happy Tails Rescue, Humane Society Calumet Area, I Wanna Go Home Rescue, Lakeshore PAWS, Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Naperville Area Humane Society, Open Arms Rescue, River Valley Animal Rescue, South Suburban Humane Society, Treasured Friends Rescue and Will County Humane Society.