Pennsylvania Order of the Eastern Star Forms Philanthropic Partnership with Canine Partners for Life

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - May 21, 2024 - PRLog -- The Pennsylvania Order of the Eastern Star (PA OES), a Masonic fraternal organization that welcomes both men and women and is known for its commitment to charity, community service, supporting our veterans and investing in our youth, has proudly established a new partnership with Canine Partners for Life (CPL). CPL is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that breeds, raises, trains, and matches Service and Companion Dogs with those who are in varying situations of need. This alliance is celebrated with a $30,000 donation to the service dog program and the honor of naming two service dogs, Robert and Marshal, after esteemed members of the Pennsylvania Order of the Eastern Star.

PA OES Worthy Grand Matron Joyce Plonka remarked, "Supporting the mission of Canine Partners for Life is a privilege that aligns perfectly with our values. We are thankful for this partnership that allows us to contribute meaningfully to the communities across Pennsylvania."

Robert Trimble, PA OES Worthy Grand Patron added, "This new relationship enhances our 20-year relationship with Susquehanna Service Dogs and allows us to extend our reach, sharing the spirit of the Pennsylvania Order of the Eastern Star with more people around the world."

Janie Cramer, CPL's Executive Director, shared, "Canine Partners for Life is so blessed to begin this partnership with the PA Order of the Eastern Star. They have been so generous to provide this wonderful gift, which allows CPL to provide well trained Service and Companion Dogs to increase the independence and quality of life for individuals with disabilities and others in situations of need."

"For more information about Canine Partners for Life and the service dog program, please visit [Canine Partners for Your Independence | CPL (].

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