Press Release

Green Acres Announces Fundraising Effort for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank

BANGOR, Maine — Green Acres Kennel Shop will be holding its annual fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank now through December 21st. Customers will be asked for a donation when making purchases. New this year is the ability for anyone to donate online through our website: http://www.greenacreskennel.com/community-projects/furry-friends-food-bank-fall-fundraiser.html OR http://bit.ly/1jbPZGG.

Additionally, between Sunday December 8th and Saturday December 21st, when someone in the store makes a donation to the Furry Friends Food Bank, either cash or food, we will give them a 20% discount on all non-food items purchased that day. That includes; collars, leashes, toys, supplements, grooming tools, shampoos, coats/sweaters, ID tags, dog treats, cat treats and chewables like bully sticks and rawhide.

Once we have raised $1000 Green Acres Kennel Shop will donate an additional $1,000. All funds raised will be used to buy pet food, at wholesale prices, for distribution by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank. Due to the generosity of our clients and many others in the community, last year we raised a total of $3,345; this year’s goal is $3,500.

Green Acres Kennel Shop owner Don Hanson states: “Keeping pets and seniors together and healthy is what the Furry Friends Food Bank is all about. No one should have to choose between feeding their pet and feeding themselves or being able to afford heat or their medications. The pets in these homes play a vital role in the physical, mental, and emotional health of their human companions, especially those that are isolated and live alone. Sometimes a pet may be the only living thing a person interacts with on a daily basis. By helping people feed their pets, the Furry Friends Food Bank helps keep pet and person together and keeps both healthier. At this time of year when we reflect on all that we have to be thankful for, Green Acres wants to encourage everyone to consider the joy they can create by helping keep a pet and person together by donating to the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank.”

People may follow the activities of the fundraising drive on the FaceBook page for the Friends of EAAA Furry Friends Food Bank at (https://www.facebook.com/GAKS.FFFFB). Those that want to help spread the word can download a flyer/sign at (http://www.greenacreskennel.com/images/stories/pdf/FFFB_Poster-2013/furry%20friends%20food%20bank%20fundraiser-sign%20for%20community-as%20of%2016nov13.pdf People can learn more about the Eastern Area Agency on Aging and the Furry Friends Food Bank on the October 26th podcast from The Woof Meow Show where Kate and Don talk with the EAAA’s Carol Higgins-Taylor about these important programs (http://traffic.libsyn.com/woofmeowshow/WoofMeowShow-2013-10-26-Furry_Friends_Food_Bank_Fundraiser.mp3).

The Eastern Area Agency on Aging is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Washington counties dedicated to providing seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals. (http://www.eaaa.org).

In business since 1965, Green Acres Kennel Shop at 1653 Union Street is a Pet Care Services Association (PCSA) accredited facility offering boarding, daycare and grooming for dogs and cats, as well as pet behavior consultations and training classes. Voted Best Kennel every year since 2002, Best Pet Store every year since 2007, Best Dog Trainer every year since 2011, and Best Pet Groomer in 2013, the Green Acres retail store offers a wide variety of wholesome pet foods, treats and quality supplies. For more information, please call 945-6841 or visit www.greenacreskennel.com.

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