|Welcome to the Green Acres Kennel Shop donations page|
Green Acres Kennel Shop Fundraising Page for
the EAAA Furry Friends Food Bank
Click on the Gold button to donate or look below for more information.
What Is it?
The Furry Friends Food Bank (FFFB) is a program of the Eastern Area Agency on Aging ( https://www.eaaa.org/furry-friends-food-bank/ ) that helps low-income seniors in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington counties, feed their pets. It is also one of the Green Acres Kennel Shops' favorite non-profit charities.
Our end of the year fundraising effort for 2019 will run from Monday, November 25th through Tuesday, December 31st. Our goal is to raise $6000 from the community in this timeframe. If we are successful, Green Acres Kennel Shop will donate an additional $1000.
The entire team at Green Acres Kennel Ship is very passionate about this cause because of its importance to seniors and their pets. Please forgive us if in our enthusiasm we ask you for a donation too many times. Thank you!
How Can You Help?
If you need to know more about this effort before helping, please continue reading or listen to this podcast from the Woof Meow Show which aired on WZON AM620 Retro Radio on November 23rd, 2019 < Click here to listen to podcast >
How Does It Work?
Green Acres Kennel Shop will be collecting online donations through this website via our secure PayPal account throughout the year. Additionally, from Monday, November 25th, 2019, through Tuesday, December 31st we will be collecting donations via cash, check, or credit card in our store. All donations will be used to purchase pet food and cat litter for distribution by the Furry Friends Food Bank.
Green Acres also serves as a drop-off point for food donations to the Furry Friends Food Bank throughout the year. Any time you want to donate food, whether purchased here or elsewhere, drop it off, and we’ll see that it gets to the Furry Friends Food Bank.
Why Is This So Important?
Many of the seniors in our community, as well as others on a fixed income often have to make choices between feeding their pets or feeding themselves, purchasing medication or heating their homes during Maine’s long winter. The bond between people and their pets plays a vital role in the physical and mental health of both, especially those that are isolated. Sometimes a pet may be the only living thing a senior interacts with on a daily basis. By helping seniors feed their pets, the Furry Friends Food Bank helps keep recipients and their pets together.
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.”
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). The EAAA service area covers 13,000 square miles; Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington counties. The Furry Friends Food Bank is just one of several EAAA programs. They accept and redistribute dry and canned pet food, pet treats and cat litter. Their highest demand is for dry cat food. They also provide $50 vouchers from local veterinarians to assist in veterinary care when they can.