Dec. 20, 2012
-- The Pet Project for Pets announced today that they have been selected by the Petco Foundation to receive an “Extraordinary Gift “grant of $55,000. This grant is awarded to an organization for capital projects that exemplify the mission of the Petco Foundation to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them.
The Pet Project for Pets, a local South Florida Non-Profit organization helps individuals who suffer from a life threatening or disabling condition and the elderly to maintain & care for their animal companions. They do this by operating two monthly pet food banks where they distribute pet food or provide delivery for clients with limited mobility. Founded in 2002, the Pet Project is proudly celebrating 10 years of serving the residents of South Florida. In that time the Pet Project has helped hundreds of clients and over a thousand animals to live a better life.
The Pet Project will use the $55,000 to purchase a medium size box truck that will help the organization with delivery of pet food for its Miami food bank, purchasing pet food, support community outreach programs and strengthening their local presence. Also, the new box truck will enable the organization to pick up donations and make deliveries from their soon to reopen thrift store. The organization will be presented with the grant check at a special ceremony held on December 20, 2012 at 1pm at the Petco store in the Northridge Shopping Center, located at 1009 East Commercial Boulevard, Oakland Park, Florida 33334. “This grant would not have been possible without the support and endorsement of Petco General Manager Rick Fustin” says Sue Martino, Executive Director for the Pet Project. “The Pet Project is fortunate to have a long standing relationship with both the Petco store and Mr. Fustin”, adds Martino.
The truck is scheduled to be delivered around the end January 2013 and a ribbon cutting ceremony will be scheduled at that time. The Pet Project for Pets in a registered 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible. Donations can be mailed to: The Pet Project, 1164 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 300, Oakland Park, FL 33334. For additional information please visit our website: PetProjectForPets.org