We love the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry. It is one of the organizations that we serve with every year. We love their mission. We love the cause. We love pets. We love the people. For the second year in a row, we volunteered at the annual Summer Pup-nic and Ice Cream Social.
The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry’s mission is to keep pets at home with their families. They provide pet food at no cost to pet owners who are struggling to feed their pets. The inability to provide food leads individuals and families to surrender their beloved animals to local shelters. Over the course of time, shelters become overcrowded and many animals are euthanized. Not only does the FWPFP save the lives of animals, but they also reduce the stresses of not being able to provide for your pet while preserving the loving relationships that exist.
Last year’s Pup-nic was a huge success. We managed the children’s area where we hosted games for the children. This year, we participated in a different way. First, we acted as greeters at the main entrance of the event. We welcomed each person who attended and handed out goodie bags filled with dog toys and coupons. It was a simple task. Anyone can smile and make others feel welcome. That is really all it takes. A warm greeting goes a long way with people.
We also set up a table and sold copies of our first children’s book LINNIE MAE’S NEW FRIENDS. We donated 100% of the proceeds from each book sold during the event to the Pet Food Pantry. We didn’t set the world on fire so the donation was not a large sum of money. We do know, however, that it will buy a few bags of pet food and/or treats.
Volunteering is always an awesome experience. It is even better when you serve with an organization that values you, your family, and your time. We have served with over 130 organizations since we began this journey. The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry is near the top of our list of favorites.
What is your favorite organization and what makes them great?