“What kind of difference could we make if we all worked together to help the dogs of Stray Rescue?” That was the question that KolbeCo Art Director Erin Celuch posed five years ago. Each of us was serving the organization individually, yet as the holidays rolled around that year, we realized that we could make an even bigger impact together.
That was the conversation that led to the birth of Frills For Furbabies, KolbeCo’s annual drive, presented by our Board of Dogrectors, to benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis.
Over the last five years, we’ve gained partners and supporters who are just as passionate about the pups as we are. That outreach and teamwork has resulted in over $20,000 collected in food, supplies, and monetary donations to support the shelter.
We kicked off Frills For Furbabies 2013 this week, delivering collection barrels and posters to the drop locations around St. Louis, St. Charles, and the Metro East. This year, we are blessed to have a team of great Stray Rescue volunteers who will help with logistics and weekly delivery of donations to the shelter. Stray Rescue, led by Randy Grim, has a wonderful staff and huge, great group of volunteers who help with everything from walking shelter dogs, fostering dogs in need, socializing shelter dogs through the enrichment program, running buddies program, and hiking program. These volunteers make it possible to serve – and save – so many dogs from the streets of St. Louis. We are so proud to have these volunteers as a part of Frills For Furbabies.
So you may be wondering: How can I help? There are many things that you can do to contribute to the Frills For Furbabies campaign:
- Have any old sheets, towels, blankets, or other linens? Donate them to Frills! The shelter is always in need of these types of items.
- Heading to the store for household goods this weekend? Grab an extra bottle of bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels…You name it! Cleaning supplies are always in demand at Stray Rescue and goes very quickly.
- Have your own pets outgrown any crates or beds? Are there toys, bowls, leashes or collars sitting around they no longer use? The dogs of Stray Rescue could use them!
- Ask your employer about having a mini drive at your workplace. The more we can collect, the longer we can help care for the pups in need.
- Make a monetary donation. Right now, there is a campaign going on at Stray Rescue where a donor has pledged to match every donation, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.
As you can see, there are many ways you can help, and as I mentioned at the beginning of this piece, together we can all make a big impact!
Thank you for your support, and thank you to all of our partners and drop locations for this year’s drive.